Marie Masters

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Marie Masters
Born (1941-02-04) February 4, 1941 (age 76)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Years active 1966-
Spouse(s) Jay Harris (divorced)
Robert Lipton (divorced)

Marie Masters (born February 4, 1941) is an American actress.

Early years[edit]

Born Marie Mastruserio[1] in Cincinnati, Ohio, Masters attended Marian College in Indiana. After graduation worked at the city desk of the publication Women's Wear Daily.

Acting career[edit]

As the World Turns[edit]

Although she has played roles on Love of Life and One Life to Live, her most famous role has been Dr. Susan Stewart on As the World Turns, a role she played from 1968 to 1979 and from 1986 to 2010.[2] The character of Susan was an alcoholic "homewrecker" during the show's heyday in the 1970s.[3] The character again was featured as the troublemaker in 1990 when the show featured a storyline with Susan having an affair with the show's cornerstone male character, Dr. Bob Hughes. The storyline was unusual in that all of the actors were over 50, yet the affair became a popular, attention-grabbing storyline for nearly a year. Masters was reduced to recurring basis in 2002 but was still seen often during ATWT's final years. She was prominently featured in the 50th anniversary episode of the show in April 2006 and participated in the serial's final episode September 2010.

Other roles[edit]

Masters has been featured on several primetime programs, including Kate and Allie, Law & Order, and Our Group. Masters has been involved with the New York City theater group New Group since its inception in 1993, and has been a director or assistant director for many productions. In 1982, she played District Attorney Helen Murdoch on "One Life to Live", prosecuting Victoria Riley for refusing to reveal a source.

She is also an accomplished writer, having co-written the films Mad Money, "The Special", "Played Out" and "Loveland". For several years, Masters was a member of the writing team at As the World Turns.

Personal life[edit]

Masters is the mother of Grammy award-winning musician Jesse Harris[4] and Jenny Harris, Executive Producer of Lou Dobbs Tonight and wife of CNBC market analyst David Faber.[5]


  1. ^ Kiesewetter, John (September 16, 2010). "The World Ends Friday". 
  2. ^ As The World Turns, Julie Poll, 1996, General Publishing Group
  3. ^ The Soap Opera Encyclopedia, Christopher Schemering, 1987, Ballantine Books
  4. ^ Friedman, Roger (February 24, 2003). "Grammy Upset: Another Case of Dangling Chads?". Fox News. Retrieved 20 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "WEDDINGS; David Faber and Jenny Harris". The New York Times. January 16, 2000. Retrieved 20 November 2009. 

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