‘All My Children’ star Ruth Warrick dead

New York:

Ruth Warrick, the darling of the 1970 daytime soap opera “All My Children” who launched her career in Orson Welles’ classic “Citizen Kane,” has died, ABC-TV said Monday. She was 88. Warrick died at her New York home Saturday of complications from pneumonia, said ABC.

In the soap, Warrick played Phoebe Tyler Wallingford, the meddlesome and over-the-top grande dame of the fictitious affluent town of Pine Valley. Twice nominated for an Emmy for the role, Warrick often talked about how Phoebe Tyler had become an integral part of her life. — AP