Elizabeth Hubbard (Lucinda Walsh on As the World Turns)

Current Character: Lucinda Walsh

Birthday: 1933-12-22

Birthplace: Born in New York City

Marital Status: Divorced David Bennett from 1970 to 1972. 1 child, Jeremy Bennett, born 1971.


Born in New York City, Hubbard graduated summa cum laude from Radcliffe College, and later went on to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, where she was the first American to receive the school’s silver medal. No stranger to daytime drama, Hubbard began her career by playing Anne Fletcher on Guiding Light (1962) and Carol Kramer on Edge of Night (1963). But it was her role of Dr. Althea Davis on NBC’s The Doctors (1964-1969 & 1970 – 1982) that got her career really rolling, as well as the first Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (1974). She followed the award two years later with another Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Actress, this time for her role as Edith Wilson in First Ladies’ Diaries (1976).

Later, Hubbard went on to play Estelle Chadwick on One Life to Live and eventually landed in the role she currently plays as Lucinda Walsh on As the World Turns(1984 – present). She has been nominated for Daytime Emmys for her role as Lucinda Walsh 9 times. In addition to her work on television, Hubbard has played in multiple Broadway plays and musicals, and has appeared in many movies, including Never Sang for my Father (1970), Ordinary People (1980), and Center Stage (2000), and has appeared on the sitcom Hope and Faith as well as Law and Order.

On a personal front, Hubbard likes to write, travel, and garden, and is a passionate supporter of charities. She currently lives in Connecticut and New York City, and has one son, Jeremy Bennett.

Career Highlights

As the World Turns - Lucinda Walsh (April 1984 - Present)
Law & Order - Mrs. Cleary (1992)
One Life to Live - Estelle Chadwick (1983-1984)
First Ladies Diaries - Edith Wilson (1975)
PBS's Ceremony of Innocence (1972)
The Doctors - Dr. Althea Davis (1964-69; 1970-74)
The Virginian - Mary (1970)
Edge of Night - Carol Kramer (1963)
General Hospital - Anne Benedict Fletcher (1962)

Awards & Acclaim

Daytime Emmys Winner - Outstanding Lead Actress (1973)
Daytime Emmys Winner - Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Special, for "First Ladies Diaries" (1976)
Daytime Emmys Nomination - Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series (1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1999)
Soap Opera Update Winner - Four MVP Awards
Soap Opera Digest Awards Nomination - Ten-time nominee Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Winner, Silver Medal