So Unlucky To Be Lucci

Erica may behave like a queen, but she remains simply Citizen Kane. Last week, for the 14th time, Susan Lucci, the wicked Erica Kane on ABC's "All My Children," failed to win the Emmy award for best daytime actress. Though Lucci, who has played the role for 23 years, is the undisputed monarch of the soaps, the crown eludes her. Backstage at the awards show (televised in prime time), wearing a remarkable off-the-shower-rack dress, she admitted that she was "disappointed, certainly. I would have loved to have won." Still, her salary, now a reported (and extremely royal) $1 million, should be some solace.