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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 17 May 1933Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Date of Death 11 June 2007Palm Springs, California, USA
Birth NameWilliam Earl Glenn

Mini Bio (1)

Born in 1933 in Ottawa, Glenn was the only child of a railway engineer. He started acting in his teens and joined the Canadian Repertory Theatre before directing children's shows for the Canadian Broadcasting Co.

In the late 1960s, Glenn directed the CBS soap opera Where the Heart Is (1969) in New York before moving to Los Angeles. When The Young and the Restless (1973) debuted on CBS in 1973, Glenn was credited with giving the soap a distinctive look that emphasized beautiful sets, imaginative lighting and lush orchestral scores. He stayed with "The Young and the Restless" for nine years, and later joined the same creative team for the 1987 debut of CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful (1987)

Bill Glenn died at age 74 on June 11 at his Palm Springs home.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Torsten B. Tomaschek

Personal Quotes (1)

On the initial success of "The Young And The Restless": It was a big turnaround in soap operas because we went very elegant with one of the top designers in Hollywood. It was a grandest.

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