Gene Palumbo

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Gene Palumbo (November 10, 1945 – October 10, 2000)[1] was an American television producer and writer.


Palumbo served as the head writer of the CBS Daytime soap opera Guiding Light with L. Virginia Browne from 1982 to 1983, where he won a 1982 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series Writing.[2]

He later co-created Rituals, which ran from 1984 to 1985.

Palumbo was the head writer of the ABC Daytime serial General Hospital from 1989 to 1991, replacing Ann Marcus after the 1988 Writers Guild of America strike. He was himself replaced in 1991 with Norma Monty, the sister of Executive Producer and former head writer Gloria Monty, who had returned to the series in 1990. Palumbo then served as head writer for NBC Daytime's Days of Our Lives from June 19, 1991 to August 6, 1992. He was hired by Ken Corday in March 1991.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Daytime Emmy Awards


  • (1982; Best Writing; Guiding Light)

Writers Guild of America Award


  • (1992 seasons; Days of Our Lives)

HW history[edit]

Preceded by
Pat Falken Smith
Head writer of Guiding Light (with L. Virginia Browne)
1982 - 1983
Succeeded by
Carolyn Culliton
Preceded by
H. Wesley Kenney (WGA strike)
Head writer of General Hospital (with Norma Monty and John Whelpley: 1991)
January 1989 - 1991
Succeeded by
Norma Monty
Preceded by
Richard J. Allen
Anne Schoettle
Head writer of Days of Our Lives
June 19, 1991 - January 30, 1992
Succeeded by
Richard J. Allen
Beth Milstein
Preceded by
Sheri Anderson
Head writer of Days of Our Lives (with Sheri Anderson)
July 10, 1992 - August 6, 1992
Succeeded by
Sheri Anderson


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