Ann Marcus

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Ann Marcus
Born Dorothy Ann Goldstone
(1921-08-22)August 22, 1921
Little Falls, New York, USA
Died December 3, 2014(2014-12-03) (aged 93)
Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States,
Cause of death Bladder cancer
Spouse(s) Ellis Marcus (11 June 1944 - 23 June 1990; 3 children)

Ann Marcus (August 22, 1921 – December 3, 2014) was an Emmy Award-winning American television writer and film producer.

She graduated from Western College for Women, worked for the New York Daily News and Life, where she worked with famed photographers such as Alfred Eisenstadt. In 2007, she was executive producer of the independent feature film, For Heaven's Sake.[1]

Television writing credits[edit]


Marcus was elected to the Board of Directors of the WGAe seven times and served as Secretary/treasurer from 1992-94. She published her memoir, Whistling Girl in 1999.[2]


She and her husband, Ellis Marcus, also a television writer, had three children.[2]


On December 3, 2014, Ann Marcus died in Sherman Oaks, California at the age of 93, from bladder cancer.[2]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Nominated for multiple Daytime Emmys and Primetime Emmys. Her first Daytime Emmy nomination was in 1978 for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.[3] Marcus was also presented with the Morgan Cox Award for distinguished service to the WGA in 2000.[2]

Head Writing Tenure[edit]

Preceded by
Pat Falken Smith
Head Writer of Days of Our Lives
April 20, 1977 - February 26, 1979
Succeeded by
Elizabeth Harrower
Preceded by
Jean Halloway
Head Writer of Love of Life
1979 - February 1, 1980
Succeeded by
series ended
Preceded by
Pat Falken Smith
Norma Monty
Head Writer of General Hospital (with Norma Monty)
January 1987-1988
Succeeded by
H. Wesley Kenney (WGA strike)
Preceded by
H. Wesley Kenney (WGA strike)
Head Writer of General Hospital (with Norma Monty)
1988 - December 1988
Succeeded by
Gene Palumbo


  1. ^ For Heaven's Sake,; accessed December 8, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d Notice of death of Ann Marcus,; accessed December 8, 2014.
  3. ^ Ann Marcus interview video at the Archive of American Television


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