Fickett won the first Emmy given to a daytime actress for her role as nurse Ruth Brent Martin.
Fickett played the character from 1970-1996. She left the series and was replaced by veteran actress Lee Meriwether. After departing the series, Fickett only returned to 'All My Children' once in 2000.
Aside from 'All My Children,' Fickett is known for her roles on 'The Edge of Night' and her Broadway work. She appeared in 'Tea & Sympathy' and was nominated for a Tony in 1958 for playing Eleanor Roosevelt in 'Sunrise at Campobello.'
Fickett and ABC made TV history when the character of Ruth Martin publicly protested the Vietnam War. It was a TV first and earned Fickett her Emmy.
'All My Children' producers will dedicate the Sept. 21 episode to Fickett.
The series goes off ABC on Sept. 23 and will move online in 2012.
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