Richard J. Allen

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Richard J. Allen (born November 13, 1959 in New York, New York, USA) is an American television soap opera writer. He is professor and former chair of the department of Film, Television and Digital Media at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. Allen is also a playwright whose produced plays include "The Man Who Killed Rock Monnenoff," "Seducing Sally" and "Starbright & Vine." He has also published "Parashah Plays" -- a collection of children's plays covering every portion of the torah.

Positions held[edit]

Another World

As the World Turns

  • Script Writer: 1999 - 2001

Days of Our Lives

  • Co-Head Writer: 1990 - 1991, 1992
  • Breakdown Writer: 1986 - 1989
  • Occasional Script Writer: March 2003 - June 2003

General Hospital

  • Script Writer: 1992 - 1993

One Life to Live (hired by Michael Malone)

  • Script Writer: 1993 - 1995

Awards and nominations[edit]

Daytime Emmy Award

  • Win, 2002, Best Writing, As the World Turns
  • Win, 2001, Best Writing, As the World Turns
  • Nomination, 1987, Best Writing, Days of our Lives

Writers Guild of America Award

  • Nomination, 1997, Best Writing, Another World
  • Nomination, 1991, Best Writing, Days of our Lives
  • Nomination, 1987, Best Writing, Days of our Lives

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Preceded by
Anne Howard Bailey
Head Writer of Days of Our Lives
Anne Schoettle (co-head writer)

1990-1991
Succeeded by
Gene Palumbo
Preceded by
Gene Palumbo
Head Writer of Days of Our Lives
Beth Milstein (co-head writer)

1992
Succeeded by
Sheri Anderson