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Monty, Gloria 1921(?)–

MONTY, Gloria 1921(?)


Original name, Gloria Montemuro; born c. 1921, in Union City (some sources cite Weehawken), NJ; daughter of Joseph and Concetta M. (maiden name, Mango) Montemuro; married Robert Thomas O'Byrne (a freelance travel writer), January 8, 1952. Education: New York University (some sources cite University of Iowa), B.A., drama and speech; Columbia University, M.A., drama.

Addresses: Office Gloria Monty Productions, 3550 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 840, Los Angeles, CA 90010.

Career: Producer, director, and writer. Old Towne Theatre, Smithtown, NY, director, 195256; Abbey Theatre Workshop, New York City, director, 195256; Twentieth CenturyFox, executive producer in development for primetime television, 198790; Gloria Monty Productions, Los Angeles, president. New School for Social Research, director, 195253.

Member: Directors Guild of America (member of executive committee), Women in Film, Stuntman's Association (honorary member), Thunderbird Country Club (Rancho Mirage, CA), Bel Air Country Club.

Awards, Honors: Award from American Society of Lighting Directors, 1979; Emmy awards, best daytime drama series, 1981 and 1984, and Emmy Award nominations, best daytime drama series, 1982, 1983, 1985, and 1986, all for General Hospital; award for most successful show in the history of television, ABC, 1982; named Woman of the Year, Paulist Choristers of Southern California, 1986; inducted into Soap Opera Hall of Fame, 1998; Special Editor's Award, Soap Opera Digest.


Television Work; Series:

Director, The First Hundred Years, CBS, 19501952.

Director, Secret Storm, CBS, 19561972.

Director, This Child of Mine, 1969.

Director (with Dick Franchot), Bright Promise, NBC, 19691972.

Producer, then executive producer, General Hospital, ABC, 19781987 and 19901992.

Executive producer, The Hamptons, ABC, 1983.

Television Work; Movies:

Sorority Kill, 1974.

Executive producer, Confessions of a Married Man, ABC, 1983.

Executive producer, The Imposter (also known as The Snowman ), ABC, 1984.

Director, The Screaming Skull, 1993.

Coexecutive producer, Mary Higgins Clark's "Remember Me " (also known as Remember Me and Souvienstoi ), CBS and The Family Channel, 1995.

Coexecutive producer, Mary Higgins Clark's "While My Pretty One Sleeps " (also known as While My Pretty One Sleeps ), The Family Channel, 1997.

Coexecutive producer, Mary Higgins Clark's "Moonlight Becomes You " (also known as Moonlight Becomes You ), Fox Family Channel, 1998.

Television Director; Episodic:

One Day at a Time, CBS, between 1975 and 1984. General Hospital, ABC, beginning 1978.

Also director of numerous episodes of The ABC Wide World of Entertainment, ABC.

Television Work; Specials:

Producer of entertainment specials for ABC, beginning in 1972.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Soap Opera Hall of Fame Special, E! Entertainment Television, 1998.

Interviewee, Intimate Portrait: Donna Mills, Lifetime, 1998.

Interviewee, Intimate Portrait: Genie Francis, Lifetime, 2001.

Interviewee, Intimate Portrait: Emma Samms, Lifetime, 2002.


Television Series:

(With others) General Hospital, ABC, beginning c. 1981.

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