ATWT Legend dies
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|Mon, 05-03-2010 - 7:46am|
Helen Wagner, who starred on "As the World Turns" for more than half a century, has died.
Wagner, 91, passed away on Saturday (May 1), a rep for "As the World Turns" says. Wagner played Nancy Hughes on the CBS soap from its beginning in 1956 -- in fact, she had the first line in the show's first episode -- and holds the Guinness world record for the longest time in a single role on television, 54 years.
"All of us at 'As The World Turns' are deeply saddened by Helen's passing," executive producer Christopher Goutman says.
"She is loved by generations of fans and while we will miss her greatly, Helen will always remain the heart and soul of 'As The World Turns.'"