Margaret DePriest
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Margaret DePriest
Margaret DePriest
Born (1931-04-19) April 19, 1931 (age 88)
Years active1955-present
Paul Price

Margaret DePriest (born April 19, 1931) [1] is a retired American actress and daytime serial writer. She was nominated for 5 Daytime Emmy Award awards for her writing and in 1965 won an Obie Award for Best Actress for her performance in The Place for Chance.

Life and career

She began her career as an actress both onstage and on television. Her acting credits include a contract role as Abby Cameron #1 on The Edge of Night from 1965-1966. She also played social worker Mrs. Berger on the NBC serial The Doctors.

In the mid-1960s, she began writing The Edge of Night. In 1969, she co-created and was co-head writer of CBS Daytime's Where the Heart Is.

She has served as head writer for several serials, including General Hospital, Days of Our Lives, All My Children, Another World, One Life to Live, and Sunset Beach.

She is married to writer Paul Price.[2]

Positions held

The Doctors

  • Head writer: 1976

All My Children

  • Head writer: 1989

Another World

  • Head writer: March 1986 - January 1988, May 1996 - January 1997

Days of Our Lives

  • Associate head writer: October 21, 1981 - April 19, 1982
  • Head writer: April 20, 1982 - September 21, 1984
  • Co-head writer (with Sheri Anderson and Thom Racina): September 24 - October 25, 1984

General Hospital

The Edge of Night

  • Co-head writer (with Lou Scofield): mid-1960s

One Life to Live

  • Associate head writer: 1990 - 1991

Sunset Beach

Where the Heart Is

  • Co-Creator (with Lou Scofield)
  • Co-head writer (with Lou Scofield): 1969 - 1970

Awards and nominations

Daytime Emmy Award

  • Nomination, 1992, Best Writing, One Life to Live
  • Nomination, 1990, Best Writing, All My Children
  • Nomination, 1985, Best Writing, Days of our Lives
  • Nomination, 1984, Best Writing, Days of our Lives
  • Nomination, 1985, Best Writing, General Hospital

Writers Guild of America Award

  • Nomination, 1998, Best Writing, Another World


External links

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