Saturday, September 10, 2011
Mary Fickett (original Ruth Martin) has passed away Thursday at her home in Callao, VA. She was 83 years old. Mary had been ill for some time and bedridden for several years. A true legend, Mary paved the way for soap stars, being the first ever daytime actor to win an Emmy. Her hometown newspaper has a beautiful tribute to Mary that I highly recommend. She will be greatly missed. AMC ends it run on ABC on September 23 and the September 21 show will be dedicated in Mary's memory.