Douglas Marland: May 5, 1935 – March 6, 1993
By Patrick Erwin
As part of our celebration of Douglas Marland’s work, we want to share the thoughts and memories of some of the actors and actresses who performed his work day in and day out. We’re posting these remembrances here to share with you, along with a brief outline of their “Marland Moments” — the stories that Doug wrote for these talented performers to play.
MARLAND MOMENT: Dolan played Maureen Reardon when Doug was head writer of Guiding Light, and came to As The World Turns in 1989 to play cop Margo Hughes. Dolan played two of Doug’s most dramatic storylines — a euthanasia story, in which Margo pulled the plug on her dying father-in-law, and the intense rape storyline, in which an HIV-positive criminal raped Margo, who had come across a robbery in progress.
DOLAN SAYS: “Doug Marland WAS daytime TV. He gave us so much. The Snyder farm, the Reardon clan, and Luke and Laura. Laura’s last moments [Read more…]