Susan Lucci may be a glamorous daytime celebrity who’s walked red carpets and performed on Broadway, but when she stepped into the recently, the memories that came flooding back were of what she considers her most important role of all – motherhood.
With a house on Dune Road in Quogue, Lucci, her husband Helmut Huber, and their children, Liza and Andreas, have spent many happy summers in the Hamptons.
Lucci recalled trips to the Quogue Library when her children were growing up.
“When my son was two and a half, we went to the museum in the back and he wanted to throw the cannon balls,” she remembered, laughing.
Years have passed, and Lucci, now a grandmother of three, has won an Emmy for her work on “All My Children,” wowed on “Dancing With The Stars,” and had a dream come true when she starred on Broadway in “Annie Get Your Gun.” But for rejuvenation and sanctuary, Lucci says she and her family have always returned home to Quogue.
In fact, Lucci said at her , which celebrated her new autobiography, “All My Life: A Memoir,” written with Laura Morton, that when it was time to hunker down and get the book written, she headed to her Quogue beach house, where memories mixed with the sound of the surf.
Lucci said she spent “four or five hours a day, for five or six days a week” working on her memoir.
In her book, Lucci shares photos of walking on the beach in the Hamptons with her husband.
And, she said, when the family is spending time in Quogue, Lucci, who said she loves to eat and never misses a meal, heads to favorite eateries including in Westhampton Beach, in Quogue, and Pierre’s in Bridgehampton.
When asked by her fans how she manages to maintain her petite frame, Lucci said while she has a penchant for veal meat balls and pasta, she has learned to embrace a Mediterranean diet that includes lots of fresh fish and vegetables.
“It’s all about balance,” she said.
Remsenburg resident Dorothy Labowski said while she is a longtime “All My Children” fan, the Lucci she has come to recognize around the area is seen doing all the things a regular wife and mother does while enjoying a Hamptons summer.
“I see her driving behind me on Dune Road, and at eight o’clock mass at in Westhampton Beach,” she said.
Lucci shares a love of the Hamptons with her fellow residents.
“Aren’t we lucky to be part of such a wonderful community?” she asked.