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Born in Allenhurst, New Jersey, USA
Died in Rancho Mirage, California, USA  (cancer)
Birth NameGloria Montemuro
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Gloria Monty was born on August 12, 1921 in Allenhurst, New Jersey, USA as Gloria Montemuro. She was a producer and director, known for General Hospital (1963), The Wide World of Mystery (1973) and The Secret Storm (1954). She was married to Robert O'Byrne. She died on March 29, 2006 in Rancho Mirage, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Robert O'Byrne (1952 - 1991) (his death)

Trivia (3)

Took over as Executive Producer of the low rated General Hospital (1963) in 1978 and turned it into an international phenomenon. She changed the face of daytime television with her adventurous story lines, and was responsible for the highest ratings in daytime history - Luke and Laura's Wedding. She served as executive producer from 1978 to 1986.
Was the model for the motherly soap opera producer in the film _Tootsie (1982)_.
Retired and living in Rancho Mirage, California. [March 2005]

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