All My Children
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Erica Kane on the ABC Television Network's "All My Children"
In January 2005, Susan Lucci received her Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This incredible honor is the icing on the cake of an astonishing career playing the role of Erica Kane on "All My Children." In fact, she has been honored with many awards over the course of her career for her tireless work with children, her passionate dedication to her community and in celebration of her work as an actress. When VH-1 named her one of their "200 Top Icons of All Time," she was thrilled and honored by the reference.
As the most famous face in daytime television history, Ms. Lucci has held audiences spellbound for years as the sexy, sassy, beautiful "woman you love to hate," Erica Kane, on ABC's "All My Children." In May 1999, all of America stood and cheered when she won the Emmy Award for Best Actress, an historic moment not only for Ms. Lucci, but for all of television. In 2003 she again wowed audiences in her guest-star turn on the successful ABC series "Hope and Faith," which showcased the lighter, humorous side to the dramatic turns on daytime television.
Ms. Lucci's artistic excellence has allowed her the opportunity to expand to luminous careers in theater and cabaret. For the last three years, her sensational nightclub performances opening for Regis Philbin have dazzled audiences, as she graced the stage to sold-out crowds and performed solo concerts across the country. In October 2001, she debuted her cabaret act at "Feinstein's at the Regency," working with director John McDaniel and Shawn Gough. In his review of Ms. Lucci, Rex Reed stated, "This is a gal that sends you home smiling."
During her 1999 Broadway debut starring as Annie Oakley in the revival of Irving Berlin's "Annie Get Your Gun," Ms. Lucci not only received a standing ovation from the entire house, but had lines of fans around the block, both old and new, waiting for an opportunity to catch her either on stage or upon her departure from the stage door for autographs. Said Michael Logan of TV Guide: "Susan Lucci didn't just take Great White by storm: She took it by tornado, hurricane and tsunami too."
Acting and singing are only two of Ms. Lucci's many passions. She has also become a successful entrepreneur. In 1991 she launched the Susan Lucci Collection of hair care products. She created a sensual fragrance, Susan Lucci Invitation, and a fresh, sparkling fragrance, LaLucci. Both fragrances were finalists for the renowned Fifi Award. The year 2001 brought her more inspiration and success, as she proudly introduced her own clothing, jewelry, shoes and accessory lines - all inspired by offering apparel for women of all shapes and sizes. In 2003 she introduced a lingerie line for "beauty of all ages." Her head-to-toe collection is a constant sell-out and available on the Home Shopping Network (HSN), HSN.com and through Ms. Lucci's own personal website, www.susanlucci.com. In June 2002, she also introduced a personal microdermabrasion system with Guthy-Renker, Youthful Essence(r) by Susan Lucci, which has sold over 1 million kits since its debut.
Ms. Lucci always makes finds time for what she believes to be most important -- children. She supports Little Flowers Children's Services of New York, the largest child care agency in the state of New York, providing foster care and adoption services to all five boroughs, as well as Long
Island. She also served as the March of Dimes' National Ambassador in 2000, and as a celebrity spokesperson for AMDeC (Academic Medicine Development Company) and The New York Cancer Project. She was presented with the Linda Dano Heart Share Award for her commitment to children in 2003, and in 2004 accepted an award from Albert Einstein Medical Center. Ms. Lucci received the 2005 Gracie Allen Award from the American Women and Radio and Television (AWRT). Most recently, she has led her fellow ABC Daytime co-stars in producing two benefits to support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which raised nearly $500,000. In 2006 she received The United Cerebral Palsy's "Women Who Care" Award and was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Ms. Lucci has been honored by the City of New York by being presented with a "Key to the City" by former Mayor Rudy Giuliani. She also received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and joined 1,000 Broadway legends as her caricature became immortalized on the walls of New York's famous Sardi's Restaurant. She has been named one of E! Entertainment's "Top Entertainers of the Year," as well as one of Barbara Walters' "Ten Most Fascinating People," and her "Lifetime Intimate Portrait" aired on the Lifetime cable network in May 2003. Her accomplishments and contributions to the world of television and the performing arts have truly made Susan Lucci an icon.