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Date of Birth 1 July 1901Chicago, Illinois, USA
Date of Death 23 December 1973Chicago, Illinois, USA

Mini Bio (1)

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.

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Was a member of Phi Sigma Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
She lived in Chicago, Illinois and commuted by telephone to New York City regarding her shows. She also dictated her writing to her secretaries and assistants.
She adopted two children in her forties. A son, Thomas Dirk Phillips, and a daughter, Katherine Louise Phillips.
She began her teaching career as a junior college speech and drama instructor in Fulton, Missouri in 1924. She was a teacher in Dayton, Ohio from 1924 until 1929. She was hired by WGN Radio Station in Chicago, Illinois as a writer.
She was the youngest of ten children. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Illinois in Chicago, Illinois in 1923.

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