SOAP LEGEND JEAN ROUVEROL DEAD AT 100


Legendary actress and soap opera writer Jean Rouverol died in a New York nursing home on Friday, March 24th. Rouverol was known to be blacklisted from Hollywood in 1950s. This was due to her husband and herself registering under the Communist political party. In hiding, the couple wrote and collaborated on several screenplays.

In 1970, Jean joined the writing team of NBC’s soap opera Bright Promise. After Bright Promise, Jean went to CBS’ Guiding Light. She would later win a Writers Guild Award in 1980. She would also rack up two Daytime Emmy nominations in 1976 and 1978. She also wrote for other daytime dramas such as, Search For Tomorrow and As The World Turns.

In the 1990s, Jean wrote a book titled Writing For Daytime. The book gave away numerous secrets about working for the genre. It became an instant hit book with soap opera fans and writers alike.

Jean is remembered fondly for her writing abilities in the soap opera genre.


IN OTHER NEWS:
Former Guiding Light actor Erik Howell died on March 18th. He was 75. Howell played the role of Johnny Fletcher from 1967 to 1972. He made one more appearance in daytime on ABC’s General Hospital. However, that role was a role in which he only spoke through a telephone. Howell would never return to daytime again. He is survived by his husband, Randy.

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