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Deidre Hall

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Birthplace:   Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Some actors and actresses remain forever associated with one memorable role that outshines all others; that is particularly true of beautiful and glamorous Deidre Hall, better known as Dr. Marlena Evans on the NBC daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives -- a part that Hall held for years. A native of Milwaukee, WI, Hall was born in the autumn of 1947 as an identical twin, and raised by her parents (a postal worker father and a high-school secretary mother) in Lake Worth, FL. She experienced her first brush with fame by vying for -- and winning -- the title of Junior Orange Bowl Queen at age 12, and subsequently attended a local junior college before moving to Los Angeles and kick-starting a modeling and acting career. Hall made her first several dramatic appearances as a television guest star, on episodes of such programs as Adam-12 and The Streets of San Francisco, then landed the lead role of ElectraWoman on the Saturday-morning children's program ElectraWoman and DynaGirl.It was Days, however, that brought Hall her broadest recognition; producers enlisted her to play Evans in 1976, and she remained with the program until 1987, when she temporarily withdrew from the part to focus all of her attentions on a much different prime-time role: Jesse Witherspoon, a widow raising several children with the assist of her lovable and slightly cantankerous father-in-law (Wilford Brimley), on the Sunday-night family-oriented drama Our House. That series lasted two seasons, and in the years that followed, Hall focused her energies solely on prime-time work, in telemovies such as Take My Daughters, Please (1988) and Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin (1989). By 1991, however, Hall opted to re-join Days of Our Lives with a much-publicized return of Dr. Marlena Evans, and remained with the iconic series over the ensuing decades.Off-camera, Hall made headlines as the mother of two children born to a surrogate, experiences dramatized for viewers when she played herself in the ABC made-for-television feature Never Say Never: The Deidre Hall Story (1995). Hall received numerous laurels over the years for her acting work, including Soap Opera Digest awards and multiple Emmy nominations.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet My Christmas Dream
  • Victoria
2016
No Score Yet Lucky in Love
  • Erin Billings
2014
No Score Yet Saturday Morning with Sid and Marty Krofft
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Tom Clancy's 'Op Center'
  • Kate Michaels
1995
No Score Yet For the Very First Time
  • Mrs. O'Neil
1991
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin
  • Linda Horton
1989
No Score Yet Special Delivery
  • Gloria
1976

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
76% Great News
2017
  • Actor
  • 2017

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