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The denizens of Pine Valley signed off from network television Friday with ABC’s final episode of All My Children. The Agnes Nixon-created show ran for 41 years and was notable for addressing social issues such as war, homosexuality, race, rape, incest and AIDS — taboo subjects on other soaps.
It also was the starting point for numerous actors including Sarah Michelle Gellar, The Fighter‘s Melissa Leo and Mischa Barton.
PHOTOS: Famous Alums of ‘All My Children’
Susan Lucci, Michael E. Knight, Debbie Morgan and David Canary are among the drama’s longtime cast members who may or may not participate in the show when it moves online for a web series produced by Prospect Park.
With four decades under its belt, All My Children racked up a number of Emmys and impressive stats which are compiled here from goldderby.com and The Hollywood Reporter.
41 Seasons: Time Susan Lucci played Erica Kane
3: Times All My Children earned best drama series at the Emmys.
30: Best drama series Emmy nominations.
1970: All My Children premiered on Jan. 5 of that year.
1990: Year Kelly Ripa joined All My Children. The end of the show is “like losing a member of your family,” she said.
28: Combined Emmy acting wins for the cast.
18: Number of times Susan Lucci was nominated for best actress before finally winning. By 2011, she had been nominated 21 times.
1999: Year Lucci finally won her first Emmy. “There’s something to be said for anticipation. It’s not all bad,” she joked.
2: Emmy wins for Darnell Williams for portraying Jesse Hubbard. One prize was for supporting actor and the other was for lead actor for the same character.
1: The only African-American actress to ever win a Daytime Emmy is Debbie Morgan, who played Angie Hubbard.
5: Number of Emmys won by David Canary for doing double duty as ruthless tycoon Adam Chandler and his simple-minded twin brother Stuart Chandler.
1: Primetime Emmy win for Mary Fickett. The actress won the prize in 1973 for an episode in which her character expressed her misgivings about the Vietnam War. Fickett died Sept. 8 of Alzheimer’s.
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