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Ann Marcus

Ann Marcus

American screenwriter
Ann Marcus
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American screenwriter
Was Screenwriter
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 22 August 1921, Little Falls (city), New York
Death 3 December 2014, Sherman Oaks (aged 93 years)
Spouse: Ellis Marcus
The details (from wikipedia)


Ann Marcus (August 22, 1921 – December 3, 2014) was an Emmy Award-winning American television writer (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman) and film producer.
She graduated from Western College for Women, worked for the New York Daily News and Life, where she worked with famed photographers such as Alfred Eisenstadt. In 2007, she was executive producer of the independent feature film, For Heaven's Sake.

Television writing credits

  • Lassie
  • The Hathaways
  • Please Don't Eat the Daisies
  • The Debbie Reynolds Show
  • Gentle Ben
  • Peyton Place
  • General Hospital
  • Love Is a Many Splendored Thing
  • Search for Tomorrow
  • Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
  • Fernwood 2-Nite
  • All That Glitters
  • Julie Farr, M.D.
  • Days of Our Lives
  • Love of Life
  • Falcon Crest
  • Knots Landing
  • Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac
  • Flamingo Road
  • L.A.T.E.R: The Life And Times of Eddie Roberts


She and her husband, Ellis Marcus, also a television writer, had three children.


On December 3, 2014, Ann Marcus died in Sherman Oaks, California at the age of 93, from undisclosed causes.

Awards and nominations

Nominated for multiple Daytime Emmys, and Primetime Primetime Emmys. Her first Daytime Emmy nomination was in 1978 for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. Marcus was also presented with the Morgan Cox Award for distinguished service to the WGA in 2000.

Executive Producing Tenure

Preceded by
Pat Falken Smith
Head Writer of Days of Our Lives
April 20, 1977 - February 26, 1979
Succeeded by
Elizabeth Harrower
Preceded by
Jean Halloway
Head Writer of Love of Life
1979 - February 1, 1980
Succeeded by
series ended
Preceded by
Pat Falken Smith
Norma Monty
Head Writer of General Hospital (with Norma Monty)
January 1987-1988
Succeeded by
H. Wesley Kenney (WGA strike)
Preceded by
H. Wesley Kenney (WGA strike)
Head Writer of General Hospital (with Norma Monty)
1988 - December 1988
Succeeded by
Gene Palumbo

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