17 Facts About Agnes Nixon


Agnes Nixon was an American television writer and producer, and the creator of the ABC soap operas One Life to Live, All My Children, as well as Loving and its spin-off The City.


Agnes Nixon won five Writers' Guild of America Awards, five Daytime Emmy Awards, and in 2010 received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.


Agnes Nixon attended Northwestern University, where she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.


Agnes Nixon began her career in soaps working for Irna Phillips.


Under her tutelage, Agnes Nixon was a writer on Woman in White and As the World Turns, and was head writer for Search for Tomorrow, Guiding Light, and Another World.


Agnes Nixon wrote it into Guiding Light by having the lead character, Bert Bauer, experience a cancer scare.


Agnes Nixon helmed the writing team for over a decade, until 1983, and again introduced many social issues into storylines, including the Vietnam War, the anti-war movement, homosexuality, the AIDS epidemic, and American television's first onscreen abortion.


Agnes Nixon continued to be involved with the show, but wanted to take a step back from the grueling day-to-day task of being a head writer.


Broderick and Agnes Nixon went on to accept three consecutive Daytime Emmy awards for Outstanding Writing Team.


In early 1999, McTavish was dismissed for the second time and Agnes Nixon was again asked to take over the headwriting reins at All My Children.


Agnes Nixon again wove social issues into the show, by having a major character "come out".


In 1983, Agnes Nixon began another series called Loving, which she co-created with Douglas Marland.


Agnes Nixon was given co-creator credit for Loving's continuation series, The City.


Agnes Nixon appeared in her shows on a number of occasions.


Agnes Nixon played the characters Aggie on All My Children and Agnes Dixon on One Life to Live.


Agnes Nixon was married to Robert Henry Adolphus Nixon from April 6,1951, until his death in 1996, and had four children.


Agnes Nixon died in Haverford, Pennsylvania, on September 28,2016, at age 93.