Douglas Marland: May 5, 1935 – March 6, 1993
By Marlena De Lacroix
Can it really be 15 years since the light was turned off?
Those were the words of my friend, soap historian Leona Barad when I wrote to her telling her we were planning a special week of articles here at marlenadelacroix.com to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Douglas Marland’s death on March 6, 1993, at age 58.
Because Doug was a light not just in the lives of people he worked with on soaps, but also to the millions of viewers who loved the shows he served as headwriter over the years, we celebrate his life and work this week with a series of special articles, reminiscences and critical analyses of his soaps.
We start today with a series of interviews with a group of the actors on his shows, some of the many he especially enjoyed writing for and who [Read more…]