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Also Known As: Deidre Hudson Died:
Born: October 31, 1947 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Profession: actor, producer

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Undeniably beautiful, yet able to exude a certain everywoman appeal, actress Deidre Hall became one of the most beloved and recognizable faces on television in a career that spanned more than 40 years. After getting her start as a model for print and commercials, Hall began appearing regularly on such series as "Emergency!" (NBC, 1972-79) in the early 1970s. She later gained a modicum of notoriety as the campy super heroine Electra Woman on the children's program, "The Krofft Super Show" (ABC, 1976-78). As Dr. Marlena Evans on "Days of Our Lives" (NBC, 1965- ) Hall and costar Drake Hogestyn became one of the most popular, long-lasting onscreen couples in daytime drama history. Eventually the actress segued into primetime for the family drama "Our House" (NBC, 1986-88) and TV movies like the based-on-fact crime drama, "And the Sea Will Tell" (CBS, 1991). Hall thrilled her fans when she returned to "Days" in 1991 and soon became the epicenter of some of the show's most outrageous and controversial storylines in the years that followed. A brand name unto herself, she produced and starred in her own biopic, "Never Say Never: The Deidre Hall Story" (ABC, 1995) and published her own cookbook, Deidre Hall's...

Undeniably beautiful, yet able to exude a certain everywoman appeal, actress Deidre Hall became one of the most beloved and recognizable faces on television in a career that spanned more than 40 years. After getting her start as a model for print and commercials, Hall began appearing regularly on such series as "Emergency!" (NBC, 1972-79) in the early 1970s. She later gained a modicum of notoriety as the campy super heroine Electra Woman on the children's program, "The Krofft Super Show" (ABC, 1976-78). As Dr. Marlena Evans on "Days of Our Lives" (NBC, 1965- ) Hall and costar Drake Hogestyn became one of the most popular, long-lasting onscreen couples in daytime drama history. Eventually the actress segued into primetime for the family drama "Our House" (NBC, 1986-88) and TV movies like the based-on-fact crime drama, "And the Sea Will Tell" (CBS, 1991). Hall thrilled her fans when she returned to "Days" in 1991 and soon became the epicenter of some of the show's most outrageous and controversial storylines in the years that followed. A brand name unto herself, she produced and starred in her own biopic, "Never Say Never: The Deidre Hall Story" (ABC, 1995) and published her own cookbook, Deidre Hall's Kitchen Closeup. A true icon of daytime television, Hall managed to continually entertain even as she inspired legions of fans on a personal level.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 Lucky in Love (2014)
4.
 Woman on the Ledge (1993) Quinn
5.
 For the Very First Time (1991) Mrs O'Neil
6.
 Columbo Cries Wolf (1990) Dian Hunter
8.
 Take My Daughters, Please (1988) Nell Page
9.
 Reason To Live, A (1985) Delores Stewart
10.
 Million Dollar Face, The (1981) Barbara Sanderson
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Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Moved with family to Lake Worth, Florida
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Appeared as a nurse on "Emergency!" (NBC)
1973:
Cast as Barbara Anderson on the CBS soap opera "The Young and the Restless"
1976:
Played Dr. Marlena Evans on the NBC soap opera "Days of Our Lives"
1976:
Starred in live-action children's series "Electra Woman and Dyna Girl" (ABC)
1981:
TV-movie debut "The Million Dollar Face" (NBC)
1987:
Left "Days" to appear on the prime time show "Our House" (NBC)
1991:
Co-starred in the CBS miniseries "And the Sea Will Tell"
1991:
Returned to "Days of Our Lives" as Dr. Marlena Evans
1995:
Hosted Daytime Emmy Awards telecast
1995:
Produced and starred in "Never Say Never: The Deidre Hall Story"
2005:
Co-hosted and presented at The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
2011:
Reprised her role as Dr. Marlena Evans on NBC's "Days of Our Lives"
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Education

Palm Beach Junior College: Palm Beach , Florida -
Los Angeles Community College: Los Angeles , California -

Notes

In the 1980s, Hall was partnered with TV host Mary Hart (of "Entertainment Tonight") and producer Cheri Ingram in a production company that created edited reels (i.e., video resumes) for actors.

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husband:
Mike Dubelko. TV executive. Divorced in 1989.
husband:
Steve Sohmer. Producer, executive, novelist. Married December 1991.

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sister:
Andrea Hall. Identical twin, played the twin sister of Hall's character on "Days of Our Lives".
son:
David Atticus Sohmer. Born August 23, 1992; born via surrogate.
son:
Tully Sohmer. Born in 1995; born via same surrogate.

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