Deidre Hall
American actor
Deidre Hall
Deidre Ann Hall is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Dr. Marlena Evans on NBC's daytime drama Days of our Lives, which she played for almost 40 years. The character is considered an icon to the soap, and has experienced some of the most outrageous storylines in soap opera history. She is also an ambassador for Operation Smile. Hall has won many awards for her portrayal of Marlena.
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Part II of the chat with Drake Hogestyn, aka John Black - Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
When Deidre Hall and I were let go a few different media outlets said this was a shot across the bow and that daytime is in trouble. Other soaps called their actors in and made massive budget cuts. Shows started to get cancelled
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Drake Hogestyn aka "John Black" talks baseball, the eye brow & the return to ... - Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
They made hard choices to put this show on time and under budget, which included letting go of myself and Deidre Hall. They were trying to get younger demographics and they tried this and that and for some reason it didn't work
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Coming Tuesday: An interview with the great Janine Turner - Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Despite the growing list of haters who insist that The Big Mac Blog won't last long as Magic Johnson's late night talk show, it keeps getting the guests such as David McCullough, Deidre Hall and ... Pee wee Herman. Tomorrow I will post my interview
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'Days of Our Lives' Gets New Look - Gather.com
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Days of Our Lives fans are excited about the return of John and Marlena, played by Drake Hogestyn and Deidre Hall. In addition to these returning Salemites, Jack, Austin and Carrie will also find their way home. A new promo is running now,
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Christie Clark and Patrick Muldoon Dish on Their Return to Days of Our Lives - TV Guide
Google News - over 5 years
The highly anticipated romantic reboot of NBC's Days of Our Lives will not only see the return of fan faves Deidre Hall (Marlena), Drake Hogestyn (John) and Matt Ashford (Jack) but also a wildly popular, much-missed duo we haven't seen together on
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'Days of Our Lives'--John and Marlena's Return - Gather.com
Google News - over 5 years
That's right--Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn will be back in Salem and assuming their roles as John Black and Dr. Marlena Evans. According to a report from JimHalterman.com, John and Marlena will be welcomed back to Salem in time to dedicate a new
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Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn talk return to 'Days of Our Lives' - Entertainment Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn are back! Well, not yet. But they're looking forward to Sept. 26, which will mark the pair's return to Days of Our Lives and, they say, hopefully a return to the reality-based storytelling that once
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Bruceblog: NBC, the Playboy Club and Sioux City's 'Days' connection - Sioux City Journal (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
And then, I talked with Drake Hogestyn and Deidre Hall -- John and Marlena from "Days of Our Lives." They both left the show two-and-a-half years ago and will return in September. Producers decided they wanted to bring the show back to its roots so,
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ABC Family Wants More Melissa & Joey - TV.com
Google News - over 5 years
Speaking of people I haven't really heard of, Deidre Hall is returning to Days of Our Lives after two years away from the soap. She was dropped from the program in 2009 due to budget cuts. [EW] ... If you missed the first run of Friday Night Lights,
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Deidre Hall returns to 'Days of our Lives' - CNN International
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Deidre Hall will reprise her role as Dr. Marlena Evans on "Days of Our Lives." Hall will reprise her role as Dr. Marlena Evans on September 26 (EW.com) -- Marlena's coming home! A spokeswoman for "Days of Our Lives" has ... -
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Hollywood 411: Is Soaps Vet Deidre Hall Returning to Days of Our Lives? - TV Guide
Google News - over 5 years
by TV Guide Network News Days of our Lives actress Deidre Hall stopped by TV Guide Network's studios Friday to chat with Hollywood 411's Audrey Cleo. In the exclusive sit-down interview airing Sunday at 7/6c, Hall shares her feelings about the demise
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Patrick Muldoon and Christie Clark Return to Days of Our Lives - Seattle Post Intelligencer
Google News - over 5 years
Muldoon joined Days in 1992 and stayed until '95, then moved on to a run on Melrose Place as baddie Richard Hart and films such as the Oscar-nominated sci-fi hit Starship Troopers. Look for other former Days faves, including Deidre Hall (Marlena),
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Erica tries to escape - TheChronicleHerald.ca
Google News - over 5 years
... and off since 1983 in September before the soap goes off the air. Days of Our Lives fans are thrilled that several favourite blasts from the past will be back in Salem including Deidre Hall (Marlena), Drake Hogestyn (John) and Patrick Muldoon (Austin)
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Deidre Hall: Avoid "Food Porn" For Healthy Living - NBC Washington
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The Emmy-nominated soap star, who played Dr. Marlena Evans on "Days Of Our Lives," has traded producing drama for preparing healthy meals with her new book, Deidre Hall's Kitchen Closeup. She shares tips on eating right such as avoiding cookies,
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Casting Shockers continue on 'Days of our Lives' - Gather.com
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Drake Hogestyn (John) and Deidre Hall (Marlena) will return to the show this summer and could ultimately stay on longer if things go well. Corday also told Digest that fans will be treated to some familiar faces. Obviously Marlena and John are two of
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American Soap News Wrap: General Hospital and Days of our Lives - ATV Today
Google News - over 5 years
Actors Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn are reprising their fan favourite roles over years after they were written out of the NBC soap. In 2008 Ken Corday, executive producer, shocked many when he decided to axe the two from the cast
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Deidre Hall
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 66
    Hall will receive a star on the Walk of Fame in 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Hall donated $1,000 to the campaign of Representative Dennis Kucinich for President. She has been married four times. Her husbands were: In between her marriages to Barbour and Dubelko, Hall dated Louisiana State Senator Ned Randolph in the early 1980s. She made several campaign appearances during Randolph's run for a seat in the United States House of Representatives in 1982, which he lost to incumbent Gillis William Long. She is close friends with General Hospitals Jane Elliot. Daytime Emmy Awards Soapy Awards Soap Opera Digest Awards TV Land Awards
  • 2011
    Age 63
    She and Drake Hogestyn reprised their roles as Marlena Evans and John Black on September 26, 2011.
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    In 2011 Hall guest starred on the season finale of Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva.
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  • 2010
    Age 62
    In 2010, Hall and her writing partner Lynne Bowman wrote "Deidre Hall's Kitchen Closeup."
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  • 2009
    Age 61
    However, Hall remained on contract with the show for eighteen more years until January 24, 2009, when she was terminated because of budget cuts mandated by NBC.
    More Details Hide Details Her salary on Days of Our Lives was in the range of $60,000.00 per month, much higher than most other daytime serial actors. Hall has appeared in more than 3,800 episodes.
  • FORTIES
  • 1995
    Age 47
    In 1995, Hall produced and starred in Never Say Never: The Deidre Hall Story, a made-for-TV movie about her personal struggles to become a mother.
    More Details Hide Details Longtime Days co-star Suzanne Rogers is featured in the program. Since at least early 2009, Hall has occasionally guest-hosted Clout, a talk radio program syndicated through Air America Media.
  • 1991
    Age 43
    Instead, Hall continued to make guest appearances on a variety of prime time shows until March 1991, when she made a return to Days of our Lives.
    More Details Hide Details This decision was a result of a request by producer Ken Corday, who hoped her return would have influence on the low ratings. According to the actress, she was approached to play a new character, but she refused and insisted on portraying Marlena, with a contract for six months only. Producers were reluctant to give into Hall's requests, fearing that the fans would leave after six months when Hall left.
  • 1988
    Age 40
    Our House was cancelled in 1988, though she did not immediately return to the soap opera.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1987
    Age 39
    However, Hall exited Days of our Lives in 1987 when it became too difficult to co-ordinate her prime time and daytime schedules.
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  • 1986
    Age 38
    In 1986, Hall began playing Jesse Witherspoon on the family drama, Our House, which ran for two seasons on NBC.
    More Details Hide Details Wilford Brimley, who is thirteen years older than Hall, played her father-in-law in the series; Chad Allen, her son; Shannen Doherty, her older daughter. Hall initially reacted without concern on playing on two television series at a time, explaining that she filmed Our House on weekdays while taping Days of our Lives on Saturdays.
  • 1983
    Age 35
    Two separate daytime television magazines named Hall the best soap actress of 1983.
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  • 1979
    Age 31
    Hall was cast, though, and the role skyrocketed her to fame, which was proved by fan protests when a 1979 NBC promo hinted that Hall's character would be killed off.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1976
    Age 28
    Hall appeared on a number of shows, including Emergency! (as Nurse Sally Lewis in the first two seasons), and The Young and the Restless (as Barbara Anderson), before joining Days of Our Lives in 1976 as Dr. Marlena Evans.
    More Details Hide Details In an interview, Hall said that she thought that she would have no chance, considering that she was uncertain to pursue a career in soap operas, as well as having had to compete against established soap opera veterans for the role.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1952
    Age 4
    Along with her sister, Andrea, Hall appeared in press materials for the 1952 Hudson Twin-H-Power engine.
    More Details Hide Details In her late teens, Hall traveled to Los Angeles for the summer - while attending Palm Beach Junior College - and there she landed some modeling jobs and commercials through an agent. Quickly, she began appearing in television shows, thinking it was temporarily until landing a serious career as a psychologist. In a later interview, she recalled that one day, she realized that acting was her serious career. In the 1970s, she portrayed the superheroine Electra Woman in Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, a Sid and Marty Krofft children's show that aired on Saturday mornings.
  • 1947
    Born
    Born on October 31, 1947.
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