Meg Bennett is an American television soap opera writer and occasional actress. She is married to ex- General Hospital head writer Robert Guza Jr.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico. The State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U.S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The extremely diverse geography, climate, and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
A soap opera is an ongoing drama serial on television or radio, featuring the lives of many characters and their emotional relationships. The term soap opera originated from radio dramas being sponsored by soap manufacturers.
General Hospital is an American daytime television medical drama. It is listed in Guinness World Records as the longest-running American soap opera in production and the second longest-running drama in television in American history after Guiding Light. Concurrently, it is the world's third longest-running scripted drama series in production after British serials The Archers and Coronation Street, as well as the world's second-longest-running televised soap opera still in production. General Hospital premiered on the ABC television network on April 1, 1963. General Hospital is the longest-running serial produced in Hollywood, and the longest-running entertainment program in ABC television history. It holds the record for most Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series, with 13 wins.
Bennett's real name is Helen Bennett. She is the eldest daughter of a printing company executive and a psychologist. She grew up in Pasadena, California. She majored in drama at Northwestern University, acted in summer stock during college breaks, and worked as a model (including an appearance in Life magazine,She changed her first name Helen to Meg, because there was already a "Helen Bennett" registered with Screen Actor's Guild.
Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, located 10 miles northeast of Downtown Los Angeles.
Northwestern University (NU) is a private research university based in Evanston, Illinois, United States, with other campuses located in Chicago and Doha, Qatar, and academic programs and facilities in Miami, Florida; Washington, D.C.; and San Francisco, California. Along with its undergraduate programs, Northwestern is known for its Kellogg School of Management, Pritzker School of Law, Feinberg School of Medicine, Bienen School of Music, Medill School of Journalism, and McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Life was an American magazine published weekly until 1972, as an intermittent "special" until 1978, and as a monthly from 1978 to 2000. During its golden age from 1936 to 1972, Life was a wide-ranging weekly general interest magazine known for the quality of its photography.
In 1971, she was hired as the "Cadillac Eldorado convertible girl" for a New York auto show, which prompted her to move to Manhattan. There, she appeared on the game show Three on a Match , where she won $10K in prizes and was an undefeated champion. She also was part of the original cast of the Broadway production Grease , which led to her being cast on the daytime soap opera Search for Tomorrow in 1974. She played the role of the good girl, Liza, for three years, when she decided to leave New York for California for better career opportunities. Bennett appeared as a panelist on Match Game in 1977.
Manhattan, often referred to locally as the City, is the most densely populated of the five boroughs of New York City and its economic and administrative center, cultural identifier, and historical birthplace. The borough is coextensive with New York County, one of the original counties of the U.S. state of New York. The borough consists mostly of Manhattan Island, bounded by the Hudson, East, and Harlem rivers; several small adjacent islands; and Marble Hill, a small neighborhood now on the U.S. mainland, physically connected to the Bronx and separated from the rest of Manhattan by the Harlem River. Manhattan Island is divided into three informally bounded components, each aligned with the borough's long axis: Lower, Midtown, and Upper Manhattan.
Three on a Match is an American television game show created by Bob Stewart that ran on NBC from August 2, 1971 to June 28, 1974 on its daytime schedule. The host was Bill Cullen and Don Pardo served as announcer on most episodes, with Bob Clayton and NBC staffers Wayne Howell and Roger Tuttle substituting at times.
Broadway theatre, commonly known as Broadway, refers to the theatrical performances presented in the 41 professional theatres, each with 500 or more seats located in the Theater District and Lincoln Center along Broadway, in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Along with London's West End theatre, Broadway theatre is widely considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world.
She suffered from a bout of hepatitis, and once she recovered, she was cast as Julia Newman on The Young and the Restless in 1980. She played the role on-and-off for six years, during which time, she impressed Bill Bell, the creator of the show, with her on-the-set script doctoring skills. He asked her to write for the show in 1981, and she did double-duty by writing and acting on the show.Her writing career would eclipse her acting career, as she shared an Emmy award with the rest of the writing staff for General Hospital in 1995. She still occasionally acts, such as in the villainous role of Allegra on General Hospital.
Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver tissue. Some people have no symptoms whereas others develop yellow discoloration of the skin and whites of the eyes, poor appetite, vomiting, tiredness, abdominal pain, or diarrhea. Hepatitis may be temporary (acute) or long term (chronic) depending on whether it lasts for less than or more than six months. Acute hepatitis can sometimes resolve on its own, progress to chronic hepatitis, or rarely result in acute liver failure. Over time the chronic form may progress to scarring of the liver, liver failure, or liver cancer.
The Young and the Restless is an American television soap opera created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell for CBS. The show is set in a fictionalized version of Genoa City, Wisconsin. First broadcast on March 26, 1973, The Young and the Restless was originally broadcast as half-hour episodes, five times a week. The show expanded to one-hour episodes on February 4, 1980. In 2006, the series began airing encore episodes weeknights on SOAPnet until 2013, when it moved to TVGN. As of July 1, 2013, Pop still airs the encore episodes on weeknights. The series is also syndicated internationally.
William Joseph "Bill" Bell was an American screenwriter and television producer, best known as the creator of the soap operas Another World, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful.
She was fired in 2011 by Garin Wolf after he was promoted as Head Writer.
Garin Wolf is an American television writer and playwright.
She met her husband Robert Guza Jr. when they were both hired to write for a soap opera. They have partnered together and written for several soap operas.
Robert Guza Jr. is an American television writer and producer, and formerly held the position as head writer on the ABC Daytime soap opera General Hospital.
They also bought a $2.8 million house formerly owned by Boris Karloff and Gregory Peck in Beverly Hills, California in 2003.
The Bold and the Beautiful
General Hospital: Night Shift
Generations (hired by Sally Sussman Morina)
The Young and the Restless
Daytime Emmy Award
Writers Guild of America Award
James E. Reilly was an American soap opera writer. He was the head writer of NBC's Days of Our Lives and creator/head writer of Passions, Reilly won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series Writing as co-head writer for Guiding Light in 1993.
Eileen Marie Davidson is an American actress, author, television personality and former model, best known for her performances in television soap operas. Davidson is best known for her roles in soap operas as Kristen DiMera on NBC's Days of Our Lives, and Ashley Abbott on CBS's The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful.
Jill Farren Phelps is an American television producer. She is known for her work with American soap operas, having served as executive producer of Santa Barbara, Another World, Guiding Light, One Life to Live, General Hospital, and The Young and the Restless.
Millee Taggart is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Janet Bergman Collins on Search for Tomorrow. She portrayed the character from 1971 to 1982. Her other acting roles on soaps include Gerry McGrath Pollock #3 on The Edge of Night and Millie Parks on One Life to Live.
Richard Culliton is an American television writer known for his work on soap operas. He has won four Writers Guild of America Awards, including one as a head writer, and three Daytime Emmy Awards. He is an alumnus of Northwestern University. His wife, Carolyn Culliton, is also a veteran writer for soap operas.
Priscilla Kay Alden is an American television writer and the former head writer for the soap opera, The Young and the Restless.
Michele Val Jean is an American television writer on the CBS Daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.
Charles Pratt Jr. is an American television writer, producer and director.
Patrick Mulcahey is an American television writer who graduated from Yale University.
Christopher Whitesell is an American television soap opera writer. He has served as either co-head writer, associate head writer, or a breakdown writer on the shows he has worked. In April 2012, he was named co-head writer of Days of Our Lives with Gary Tomlin, replacing Marlene Clark McPherson and Darrell Ray Thomas who had been let go.
Courtney Simon is an American writer and actress. Simon is sometimes credited as "Courtney Sherman" or "Courtney Sherman Simon".
Joe Shelby "Josh" Griffith is an American soap opera writer and producer.
Karen Harris is an American television writer for the ABC Daytime serial General Hospital.
Sally Sussman Morina is a Documentary Filmmaker and an Emmy Award and WGA Award-winning television Writer and Producer. She is based in Santa Monica, California.
Thom Racina is an American television writer and novelist.
Tracey Thomson is an American television soap opera writer for CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless. She is sharing head-writing duties with Charles Pratt Jr. who originally hired her to be a script writer on All My Children.
Maralyn Thoma-Dougherty is an American television soap opera writer.
Anne Schoettle is an American television soap opera writer.