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Irna Phillips (1901–1973)

Irna Phillips was born on July 1, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is known for her work on Guiding Light (1952), As the World Turns (1956) and Days of Our Lives (1965). She died on December 23, 1973 in Chicago. See full bio »

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 1965-2006 Days of Our Lives (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.10364 (2006) ... (co-creator)
- Episode #1.2 (1965) ... (co-creator)
- Episode #1.1 (1965) ... (co-creator)
 1964-1985 Another World (TV Series) (86 episodes)
- Episode dated 11 January 1985 (1985) ... (creator)
- Episode dated 10 January 1985 (1985) ... (creator)
- Episode dated 9 January 1985 (1985) ... (creator)
- Episode dated 8 January 1985 (1985) ... (creator)
- Episode dated 7 January 1985 (1985) ... (creator)
 1967 Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (TV Series) (creator) / (head writer)
 1966 As the World Turns (TV Series) (head writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 22 February 1966 (1966) ... (head writer)
 1965 Our Private World (TV Series) (co-creator)
 1964 Peyton Place (TV Series) (co-creator)
 1958 Young Dr. Malone (TV Series) (creator)
 1954 The Brighter Day (TV Series) (creator) / (head writer - 1950 - 1952, 1958)
 1954 The Road of Life (TV Series) (creator)
 1953 Guiding Light (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode dated 9 April 1953 (1953) ... (creator)
- Episode dated 5 March 1953 (1953) ... (creator)
 1949 These Are My Children (TV Series) (creator)
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 1969 A World Apart (TV Series) (story editor)
 1966 Days of Our Lives (TV Series) (story editor - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.216 (1966) ... (story editor)
 1964 A Flame in the Wind (TV Series) (story consultant)
 1964 Peyton Place (TV Series) (creative consultant)
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 1972 The David Frost Show (TV Series)
- Episode #4.126 (1972) ... Herself
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 1994 50 Years of Soaps: An All-Star Celebration (TV Movie)

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Other Works:

Radio serials; Painted Dreams (local Chicago, WGN), Today's Children (2 versions), Woman in White (2 versions), Masquerade, the Right to Happiness (a spin-off of the Guiding Light), Lonely Women (A WW II propaganda serial and precursor to the second version of Today's Children).

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She adopted two children in her forties. A son, Thomas Dirk Phillips, and a daughter, Katherine Louise Phillips. See more »

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