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Overview (4)

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Birth NameDeidre Ann Hall
Nickname Dee
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Deidre Hall has emerged as one of America's most beloved actresses, who delighted her fans in August 1991, when she returned to NBC-TV's number one daytime program, Days of Our Lives (1965). Hall created the role of "Dr. Marlena Evans" in 1976, a character whose popularity has created a furor and a fan following, seldom seen on television. The favorable regard in which Hall is held has spanned all demographics and regions. She was named Best Television Role Model; won the prestigious America Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) award in 1994; garnered five Best Actress awards from Soap Opera Digest (1982-85,1995), and broke new ground for daytime stars when she guested on shows such as The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962), Night of 100 Stars II (1985) and 20/20 (1978), at the birth of her surrogate son. Recognizing her continuing appeal, in 1990, the Hallmark Co. chose Hall as celebrity spokesperson for a new card line called, "To Kids with Love". The following spring, Deidre became the sole spokesperson for Dexatrim. Deidre's elegant fashion statements have not gone unnoticed in the press. Twice naming her the "Best Dressed Woman", she was also named one of America's ten most beautiful women by TV Guide and Satellite Orbit. Hall has graced the covers of national and regional magazines such as People, Woman, Woman's Own, TV Guide, Woman's World, McCalls, Family Circle, Shape, Los Angeles Magazine, Beverly Hills (213), Orange Coast and First for Women.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Natasha Hall <magrio@ibm.net>

Spouse (4)

Steve Sohmer (31 December 1991 - 2006) ( divorced) ( 2 children)
Michael Dubelko (17 October 1987 - 1989) ( divorced)
Keith Barbour (1972 - 24 August 1978) ( divorced)
William Hudson (6 May 1966 - 1970) ( divorced)

Trivia (11)

Has an identical twin sister, Andrea Hall, who has played her "evil" twin, Samantha Evans, on Days of Our Lives (1965).
Has two sons: David Atticus Sohmer (born August, 23, 1992) and Tully Chapin Sohmer (born January 19, 1995). The surrogate mother is Robin B.
Attended and graduated from Lake Worth Community High School (1965), and studied psychology before sidetracking into acting.
Many insiders thought she had her best year ever on Days of Our Lives (1965) in 2004 and was considered a lock-up for a Daytime Emmy Award nomination. To the surprise of everyone, she was not nominated in what many are calling the biggest oversight by the Emmy Awards in many years.
Best known by the public for her role as Dr. Marlena Evans on Days of Our Lives (1965).
Her acting mentor was the late Frances Reid.
Deidre and her identical twin, Andrea Hall, are actually "mirror twins". Only by looking at them, face-on, can you see that their hair parts naturally on opposite sides. They can see this by looking in a mirror, then the parts match.
Attended the private memorial for actress Frances Reid, after her passing in 2010.
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on May 19, 2016.
Ex-stepmother of Ilisa Sohmer.
Even though, she became famous for starring in the soap opera "Days of our Lives", she actually started in another daytime serial "The Young and the Restless". In fact, she was in the very first episode that premiered on March 26, 1973. In 2013, "Entertainment Weekly" magazine looked back at the 40 year old episode and wrote of Hall: "Some actors in the premiere episode (which was only a half hour) may not be recognizable to today's younger Y&R fans, but you'd have to live in a hovel with no access to soap opera rags to NOT recognize the gal at episode's end who continues to reign as a daytime diva.".

Personal Quotes (1)

[In 1999, recalling her role in "The Young and the Restless" that she first played in 1973] I played Nurse Barbara. Ha Nurse Barbara! And Barbara was the girlfriend of the lead character who had a child with him, and the child died, and he left town. That was the beginning of the show, and I was his backstory. I was on the show off-and-on for three years, more off than on.

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