Thursday, April 18, 2024

RIP Elizabeth Hubbard, 89, 11 Time Emmy Nominated Star of “As the World Turns,” “The Doctors” Soap Operas


The great Elizabeth Hubbard has passed away at age 89. Her son, Jeremy, posted a notice to Facebook today: “I’m sorry to say with a broken heart mi mum passed over the weekend. Thank you for being an unmovable rock that guided me through life. I will try to honour your memory for as long as I live.”

She was nominated 11 times for Daytime Emmys for playing Dr. Althea Davis on “The Doctors” in the 60s and 70s, and Lucinda Walsh on “As the World Turns.” She was a powerhouse actress who chewed all the scenery and spit it out. Whatever scene she was in, it was hers. She came from the legacy generation of soap actors with extensive theater training, and it showed. She appeared on Broadway in 14 separate productions until joining “As the World Turns,” where she remained until the last day in 2010.

Aside from smaller roles in other New York soaps, Hubbard also appeared in some key movies, like “Ordinary People” and “The Bell Jar.” She will be sorely missed. Condolences to her family and friends.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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