Ken Corday

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Ken Corday
Born
Kenneth Robert Corday

(1950-06-16) June 16, 1950 (age 70)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of California, Santa Cruz
San Jose State University
OccupationProducer, music composer
Known forDays of Our Lives
Spouse(s)
Sherry Williams
(m. 1987)
Children3
Parent(s)Ted Corday
Betty Corday

Kenneth Robert Corday (born June 16, 1950) is an American television soap opera producer and music composer.[1] He is the son of Ted Corday and Betty Corday, the co-creators of Days of Our Lives. His production company Corday Productions owns 1% of "The Young and the Restless" while Sony Pictures Television owns the majority of the serial.

Early life[edit]

Corday graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1977 with a master's degree in music composition.[2]

Positions held[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Corday has been nominated for 16 Daytime Emmys. Corday won the Daytime Emmy Award for Music Direction and Composition For a Drama Series in 1990 and 1997, and was nominated in the same category in 2006 and 2007. He was nominated for the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Daytime Drama Series in 1983, 1984, 1985, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2009 and 2012. He won the 2007 Film & TV Music Award for Best Score for a Television Daytime Drama for his work on the series. In 2017 he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He married Sherry Williams in 1987; the couple has three children.[4]

Executive producing tenure[edit]

Preceded by
Betty Corday
Al Rabin
Executive Producer of Days of Our Lives
(with Betty Corday: May 12, 1986 - December 31, 1987)
(with Al Rabin: May 12, 1986 - March 6, 1989, December 1989 - April 20, 1992)
(with Shelley Curtis: March 7, 1989 - December 1989)
(with Tom Langan: April 21, 1992 – March 28, 2002)
(with Stephen Wyman: March 29, 2002 – August 29, 2007)
(with Edward J. Scott: August 30, 2007 – September 16, 2008)
(with Gary Tomlin: September 17, 2008 – September 2, 2011)
(with Noel Maxam: September 6, 2011 – January 27, 2012)
(with Greg Meng: September 6, 2011 – September 7, 2020)
(with Lisa de Cazotte: January 30, 2012 – July 31, 2015)
(with Albert Alarr: August 3, 2015 – present)

May 12, 1986 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maloney, Michael. "'Days of Our Lives' Producer Ken Corday Reflects on Walk of Fame Star". variety.com. Variety Media, LLC. Retrieved October 16, 2020.
  2. ^ Rappaport, Scott. "New UC Presidential Chair to strengthen screenwriting program at UC Santa Cruz". ucsc.edu. REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA. Retrieved October 11, 2020.
  3. ^ "Upcoming Star Ceremonies - Hollywood Walk of Fame". www.walkoffame.com.
  4. ^ "Producer Ken Corday, wife Sherry Williams and their kids attend the ceremony honoring Corday with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, on May 15, 2017, in Hollywood, California". gettyimagmes.com. Getty Images, Inc. Retrieved October 11, 2020.

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