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"See that moon up there?
You can reach that high.
Never be afraid because you can be anything you want to be."
Susan Lucci was only five years old when her father shared
these encouraging words with her. They inspired the highly
imaginative child who loved make-believe to craft one of the
most enduring characters in television history, an
achievement that would earn her a record twenty-one Emmy
nominations—the most for an actor in the award's history—and
the crown as "Leading Lady of Daytime."
When Lucci and All My Children were introduced to the world
in 1971, American television changed forever. Susan's
character, the beautiful, spirited, and mercurial Erica
Kane, was an original—the first vixen viewers loved to hate.
But while millions have enjoyed getting to know Erica's many
sides—and have been awed at how this character has
continually remade herself—the woman who plays her has
remained a mystery.
In her long-awaited memoir, this very private actress, wife,
mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, friend, and
entrepreneur pulls back the curtain to reveal her story.
Susan, like Erica Kane, has undergone a metamorphosis many
times. All My Life shares the stories of those
transformations: starring in roles on television and stage,
where she took Broadway not just by storm but "by tsunami"
as one critic raved about her performance in Annie Get Your
Gun; mounting successful cabaret acts (solo and with Regis
Philbin); bringing art and joy back to New York in the wake
of 9/11; conquering the tango with Tony Dovolani on ABC's
hit show Dancing with the Stars; and building a successful
career as an entrepreneur with a signature line of products.
Susan goes beyond her success to talk about the darker
moments, too, including the childhood guilt she harbored
over the death of her dear grandmother, the car accident
that nearly took away her career and her eyesight, her
newborn son's life-threatening illness, coping with her
husband's cancer, and the pain of miscarriage—one of the
many parallels between her Erica Kane.
As charming, down-to-earth, and compelling as the woman
whose story it tells, All My Life shines a spotlight on one
of our most popular stars and reminds us of the power of
dreams and how we can find the courage and tenacity to make
them come true.
Rachael Ray - February 1, 2012
Morning Edition - September 24, 2011
Today - September 24, 2011
CBS Sunday Morning - September 18, 2011
Nate Berkus - July 26, 2011
The View - May 11, 2011
Extra - April 16, 2011
Extra - April 14, 2011
Live with Regis and Kelly - March 29, 2011
Good Morning America - March 28, 2011
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