Despite having one of the busiest careers in Hollywood, talented Actress and Dancer, Susan Lucci was blessed with a loving husband who knew how best to make her smile. He once gifted her ceiling decorations in their exquisite ocean view home.
Susan Lucci's bright smile and baby doll voice made her performances sensational. The "All My Children" star also had an exciting love life involving her husband of more than five decades.
Lucci met the Austrian-born Helmut Huber before becoming a TV star. She worked as a waitress in Golden City Hotel, where Huber was the hotel's chef and head of the food and beverage service.
[Left] Actress Susan Lucci and husband Helmut Huber at the 2009 Child Protection Agency's Gala at 583 Park Avenue on October 26, 2009 in New York City; [Centre] Susan Lucci and Helmut Huber's magnificent residence; [Right] Susan Lucci in an interview. | Source: YouTube.com/TLC Getty Images YouTube.com/Open House TV
At first, they were friends, even though they were attracted to each other. At the time, the waitress was engaged, and her parents invited Huber to the engagement party.
Eventually, things changed, and their friendship blossomed into a relationship that stood the test of time. The couple tied the knot in 1969 and remained married until Huber's death.
They supported and loved each other unconditionally throughout their marriage, as expected from a real power couple.
Susan Lucci and Helmut Huber during The 20th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City, New York, United States. | Getty Images
Huber worked closely with his wife, becoming her manager. He also maintained his passion for cooking as an extended chef while running Pine Valley Productions.
Apart from being a supportive husband looking out for his wife's career, Huber is noted for saving her life. In 2019, Lucci dealt with seasonal chest pain, which she often made excuses for and dismissed.
Eventually, after seeing a doctor, she realized that her heart was in danger and had to be scheduled for heart surgery.
Susan Lucci with her Daughter Liza Huber & Husband Helmut Huber. | Getty Images
Thankfully, after a full recovery, Lucci felt lucky about her sound health, especially since she had a shoulder to lean on.
The dancer admitted that she never gave much concern to her health; instead, she was consumed with work. However, Lucci wanted to share her story to inspire her audience on the need to pay attention to the most subtle body discomfort.
Since then, Lucci has experienced sound health and manages to look youthful at 74. Her husband also enjoyed a sound mind and health until his death in March 2022.
Actress Susan Lucci with her son Andreas Huber and husband Helmut Huber at the Gray Line New York's Ride Of Fame Honors Susan Lucci at Pier 78 on November 19, 2013 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images
The Austrian native died peacefully in Long Island, New York. He was 84 years old, survived by his radiant wife, their two kids, his two kids from a former marriage, and his grandkids.
Lucci is grieving her long-term partner and has asked the public for some privacy. Upon his death, his family released an official statement labeling him "a family man" and "a loyal friend." Before his passing, Huber saw his two kids with Lucci grow into successful and responsible adults.
Outside ocean view house of Susan Lucci and Helmut Huber. | Source: youtube.com/Open House TV
Their daughter, Liza Huber, now 47, inherited her mother's acting skills. Like the veteran, she began her acting career as a young lady in the soap opera "Passions," which ran for nearly a decade.
After that, she married and started a family. Liza has four sons, Royce, Brendan, Hayden, and Mason. While looking after her family, the mother of four also runs a business known as "Sage Spoonfuls."
A mature-looking dressing room overlooking a blue water pool. | Source: youtube.com/Open House TV
Her younger brother, Andreas, represents his "Locality Media" brand but is also a golf lover like papa! Andreas' love for golf helped his school's team to the championship.
During his time at Georgetown University, he won the Big East Championship for himself and the team. Before retiring to entrepreneurship, he played for the Canadian PGA Tour and European Challenge Tour.
The master bedroom with overwhelming ocean view with its center-pleat curtains. | Source: youtube.com/Open House Tv
LUCCI'S PARADISE, WHERE SHE CREATED MEMORIES WITH HUBER
Lucci and Huber spent most of their years in a 10,622-square-foot residence that sits on 1.4 acres with an ocean view. In this magnificent residence, they created many memories that could last a lifetime.
The property, estimated at $20 million, was a custom-built house in Quogue in 1989. Eugene Futterman, the architect, employed the Shingle Style design standard in the area but added some unique features.
While it possesses a hexagonal tower, there are several structures like porches, decks, and corridors that compliment the oceanfront location.
A sweet painting with a magnificent chandelier. | Source: youtube.com/Open House TV
During her feature on "Open House TV" five years ago, the "All My Children" actress treated her interviewer to a warm and cheerful atmosphere.
Lucci opened up her castle-like home featuring a striking glow from the lighting within the home. Then, the women headed to the room where visitors often gathered.
It showcased a center rug, tabletop decorations, a few pieces of paintings, neatly arranged chairs with wooden legs and fine cushions/ pillows, and a center table that matched the chandelier.
The room where visitors often gathered which showcased a center rug, tabletop decorations, a few pieces of paintings, neatly arranged chairs with wooden legs and fine cushions/ pillows, and a center table that marched the chandelier. | Source: youtube.com/Open House TV
While moving around the house, the actress explained that the brightness was from natural light, as the house possesses uncovered double-height windows. Their decision to leave the window bare was simple. She said:
"We didn't want to put anything on the window. We didn't want to do anything to distract from that beautiful view."
The couple was impressed with the brightness that they brought a little of it inside the house, giving it a more homely feel. Lucci revealed that she was away when her husband contracted an artist to paint the ceiling with soft colors, portraying the coolness of the sky.
The library laced with an animal-like print floor design, cushion chairs and high bookshelves. | Source: youtube.com/Open House TV
Her husband's surprising yet outstanding gift was this sweet painting with a magnificent chandelier draping below. In her words:
"I went away to do a movie for TV, I came home, and Helmut had an artist come in and paint all of that on the ceiling. He took my breath away."
Lucci's home also has a spacious dining room with green and white floor marbles derived from her inspiration from Scandinavian drawings and pictures of the house's era.
The spacious dining room with green and white floor marbles. | Source: youtube.com/Open House TV
The dining room takes about twelve to fourteen people, and its large glass doors offer diners the chance to resume outside on a patio when swung open.
Another fascinating feature about this building is its library laced with an animal-like print floor design, cushion chairs, high bookshelves, and a lovely reading atmosphere for winter: there is a fireplace.
There is also a mature-looking dressing room, spacious with the right amount of light peeping in through the large windows overlooking a blue water pool.
Lucci's heavenly abode has seven rooms and seven and a half baths. The master bedroom grants an overwhelming ocean view with its center-pleat curtains.
Indeed, this home provides the right atmosphere for the welcome needed by a busy woman like Lucci. Although the property was put on sale, it holds a special place in her heart since this was where she created lots of memories with her heartthrob.