Actress Elizabeth Hubbard, an 11-time Daytime Emmy nominee known for her work on As the World Turns, has passed away at the age of 89.
Hubbard’s son, Jeremy Bennett, shared the sad news in a Facebook post on Monday: “I’m sorry to say with a broken heart mi mum passed over the weekend,” he wrote. “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.”
Of her 11 Daytime Emmy nods, Hubbard earned eight for her turn as Lucinda Walsh on CBS’ As the World Turns, a role she played from 1984 until the soap opera’s swan song in 2010. Though she never won for that portrayal, Hubbard did take home trophies in 1974 (for her work as Dr. Althea Davis on NBC’s soap The Doctors) and 1976 (for the TV movie First Ladies Diaries: Edith Wilson).
Hubbard’s TV credits also included episodes of Guiding Light, One Life to Live, Hope & Faith and Law & Order, among others. She most recently appeared in the soap opera web series Anacostia, which earned the actress her final Daytime Emmy nomination in 2016.
On the big screen, Hubbard appeared in films such as I Never Sang for My Father, Ordinary People, The Bell Jar and the cult classic Center Stage.
What a amazing powerful actress and woman. Nobody else could have played Lucinda Walsh the way she did. Not a villain and not a saint but always holding your attention,never boring. Thank You Elizabeth for making As The World Turns my favorite daytime soap.
She was a force as Lucinda Walsh! May she rest in peace.
LOVED Lucinda Walsh! She was right there with Katherine Chancellor and Stephanie Forrester. RIP.
Yes..one of the truly GREAT ladies of the soap world. I met Eiizabeth in the mid ’70s in L.A….I knew her husband. She was charming and funny.
LOVED her! Very sad to hear this news.
She was one of the best parts of As the World Turns.
I tuned into ATWT toward the end because of the Luke and Noah storyline and really enjoyed her character. She was definitely a highlight of the show and I missed seeing her after they canceled the series. May she rest in peace.
Same. Started watching for Luke and Noah and ended up loving Lucinda and many other characters/actors.
Lucinda was one of the best characters ever on daytime tv.
I loved Lucinda and Elizabeth! RIP, dear lady.
As The World Turns had an amazing troupe of actors in the late 80s that were every bit as talented as the cast of any Broadway play – people like Kathleen Widdoes, Larry Bryggman and Lisa Brown among others.
And, of course, Elizabeth Hubbard. She gave the producers and some fellow cast members hell – scripts were a suggestion and ad-libbing was an art form in Liz’s capable hands. But it was all a joy to watch from the cheap seats at home.
An amazing body of work. May she rest in peace.
I’m sorry for your loss, it;s hard to lose your mother, there is nothing like a mother.
I was single-digit years old and remember watching her in The Doctors. I would watch The Doctors then Days of Our Lives with my Mom. This OG remembers when the shows were actually worth watching!
It’s a true shame that she never won an Emmy for Lucinda because she was amazing in the role. And not only just her character’s dramatic moments, of which there were too many to count, but because she and Larry Bryggman were often hysterically funny, especially while Lucinda was married to his character, John Dixon.
She may be gone from this world, but some of her best performances still live online…
One of the all-time greats! She created a character that really changed the face of daytime TV. She blazed a path for so many fierce actresses that came after her.
She made Lucinda Walsh the best daytime character of all time, what an actress
It was Dr. Althea Davis that I remember her in. The Doctors was one of my favorite soaps back in the day. I watched all of the NBC soaps in a row in those days, it was DAYS, The Doctors, and Another World, all in a row. I certainly couldn’t be dragged away from my shows, with Althea being a pleasant break from some of the really traumatic things going on with the rest of the characters in the other soaps. I stopped watching soaps a long time ago, even my beloved DAYS, but I always remembered the calm and steady, Dr. Althea Davis.
Elizabeth Hubbard, Kathryn Hays, & Lisa Brown. Three great actresses lost within the past two years and all three helped make As The World Turns great.
Oh no, I hadn’t heard that Lisa Brown passed. I did a search and came across a tribute to her from Matha Byrne, who played her character’s daughter Lily on ATWT, and I’m not ashamed to say it moved me to tears. How sad that now Liz Hubbard has passed, as she played Lily’s adopted mother on ATWT. Why do I suspect there are probably more tears in my future once I come across Martha’s tribute to her…