Dorothy Ann Purser
|Dorothy Ann Purser|
|Notable works||Days of Our Lives, Guiding Light|
Dorothy Ann Purser is a screenwriter who was born in Hammond, Louisiana. Purser is best known for her work on the television series Days of Our Lives as the head writer and co-writer, and on the television series Guiding Light as head writer. She has been nominated for seven awards, and has received two including a Daytime Emmy.
During the 1950s, Purser wrote episodes for the television series Guiding Light. She served as both the head writer and co-writer for the television series Days of Our Lives during the 1960s, receiving several Daytime Emmy nominations and two awards for episodes she wrote. She also wrote for the series One Life to Live.
Awards and recognition
As a television writer, Purser won two major awards and was nominated for seven others. The first of her two major awards came in the form of a 1993 Daytime Emmy for "Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team" for a 1952 episode of The Guiding Light. Purser also received a 2000 WGA Award in the category of "Daytime Serials" for a 1965 episode of Days of our Lives, which she helped to write. She was unsuccessfully nominated for six Daytime Emmys for "Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team": a 1990 nomination of a 1968 episode of One Life to Live, a 1992 nomination for an episode of The Guiding Light, and nominations in the years 1994, 1997, 1998, and 1999 Days of our Lives episodes from the 1965 season. Purser was also nominated for the 2002 WGA Award for a 1965 episode of Days of our Lives.
- Head Writer: 1983 - June 1984
- Co-Head Writer: 1983 (with Robert Soderberg)
- Story Consultant: 1982
- Writer: 1979 - 1980
- Writer: 1960s, 1988–1991, 1994–2001
- Head Writer: 1952 - 1958
- Writer: 1992 - 1994
- Writer: 1968
- Writer: 1980 - 1982
- Writer: 1985 - 1987
- Writer: 1970's