Source of Wealth:TV
Birth Place:Milwaukee, WI
Marital Status:Steve Sohmer (1991-2006), Michael Dubelko (1987-1989), Keith Barbour (1972-1977), William Hudson (May 6, 1966 – 1970)
Full Name:Deidre Ann Hall
Date of Birth:October 31, 1947
Children:David Atticus and Tully Chapin (Sohmer)
About Deidre Ann Hall
American actress Deidre Hall was born Deidre Ann Hall on October 31, 1947 in Milwaukee, WI. She and her twin sister, Andrea Hall, were raised in Lake Worth, FL. She was elected Junior Orange Bowl Queen at the age of 12. She graduated from Lake Worth High School in 1965. She studied psychology before she decided to go into acting.
Hall is one of America’s most beloved actresses. She is best known for her portrayal of Dr. Marlena Evans in Days of our Lives, NBCs daytime drama. She portrayed the role for almost 40 years. The character was considered an icon to the soap opera that created a furor and a fan following seldom seen on television. It has also experienced some of the most outrageous storylines in soap opera history.
Hall’s portrayal of Marlena had earned her many awards. She has won three Soap Opera Digest Awards as an outstanding lead actress in 1984, 1985 and 1995. She also won the Outstanding Contribution by an Actress/Actor in 1986. She has received the prestigious America Woman in Radio and Television (AWRT) award in 1994. She has also received an award with Drake Hogestyn in 2005 for Favorite Couple: John and Marlena. She has been nominated numerous times for a Daytime Emmy but she has never managed to achieve one.
Deidre Hall broke a new ground for daytime stars when she appeared as guest on shows like The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962), 20/20 (1978) and Night of 100 Stars II (1985-TV). In 1990, Hallmark Co. chose her as a celebrity spokesperson for a new card line called To Kids with Love. She became the sole spokesperson for Dexatrim the following spring. She is also an ambassador for Operation Smile.
Because of her elegant fashion statements, TV Guide and Satellite Orbit had named Hall as the Best Dressed Woman twice in a row aside from naming her as one of America’s ten most beautiful women. She has also graced the covers of regional and national magazines such as People, Woman, Woman’s Own, TV Guide, Woman’s World, McCalls, Family Circle, Shape, Los Angeles Magazine, Beverly Hills(213), Orange Coast and First for Women.
Hall has been married four times. Her husbands were William Hudson (May 6, 1966 – 1970), singer Keith Barbour (1972-1977), producer and writer Michael Dubelko (1987-1989), and author and screenwriter Steve Sohmer (1991-2006). Sohmer and Hall have sons David Atticus and Tully Chapin both born via a surrogate mother.
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