Agnes Nixon, creator of 'All My Children,' 'One Life to Live,' dies at 93

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Soap opera pioneer Agnes Nixon dies at age 93.

Daytime Drama Queen Agnes Nixon, writer, producer and creator of iconic television soap operas, has died. She was 93.

The longtime Main Line resident was the creative mind behind ABC's 'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live' - she even had both stories set on Philadelphia's Main Line.

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In this Feb. 10, 2012 file photo, actor Max von Sydow poses at the International Film Festival Berlinale, in Berlin.
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Agnes Nixon was the winner of a Lifetime Emmy award for her beloved creations.

Her shows were icons during the golden years of daytime dramas.

She will be remembered for her storylines, her contributions, and the enjoyment she brought to millions of television viewers.

The soap opera world is mourning her death.

Montgomery County native, Kristen Alderson who played Starr Manning on 'One Life to Live' spoke to Action News via Skype.

"I had a few opportunities to meet Agnes over the years, she was always so sweet and soft spoken, just a delight to be around," Alderson said.

Statement on behalf of Robert A. Iger, chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company:

"It is with a heavy heart I mourn the passing of television pioneer Agnes Nixon, someone I was proud to call a friend. Agnes' impact on daytime television and pop culture is undeniable. She was the first to champion socially relevant topics, and the towns and characters Agnes brought to life leave an indelible imprint on television that will be remembered forever. On behalf of Walt Disney and ABC, I want to extend our deepest condolences to her family."