Millee Taggart

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Millee Taggart is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Janet Bergman Collins on Search for Tomorrow. She portrayed the character from 1971 to 1982. Her other acting roles on soaps include Gerry McGrath Pollock #3 on The Edge of Night and Millie Parks on One Life to Live.

She is also known for writing both comedic and dramatic series, which first started when the executives at Search for Tomorrow hired her as a writer in 1980, while she was still playing the role of Janet. From there, she wrote sitcoms such as The New Odd Couple and Joanie Loves Chachi. She was co-creator and Co-Executive Producer of The Thornes, which starred Tony Roberts, who had played her husband Lee Pollock in the 1960s on the soap opera The Edge of Night (where she herself played Gerry McGrath Pollock). She briefly wrote for Santa Barbara in 1984. She then joined As the World Turns from 1984 - 1985. She served as head writer of Ryan's Hope from 1985 - 1987. She later served on the All My Children writing team from 1996 - 1997. Her most famous writing achievements have been a three-year stint on Loving from 1988–1991 and a recent stint for Guiding Light from 2002 - 2003. Taggart was also Co-Executive Producer of the reality TV series, Starting Over. She is also sometimes credited as Millee Taggart-Radcliffe.

Taggart and novelist Barbara Taylor Bradford wrote a "bible" for a new daytime serial which was titled, Saints And Sinners. Ms Taggart-Ratcliffe is currently Co-Ep of Emmy Award winning series, Born This Way, on AE.

Positions held[edit]

All My Children

As the World Turns

  • Head Writer: 1984–1985

The City

  • Writer: 1995–1996

Guiding Light

  • Co-Head Writer: 1994 - November 1994, 2002–2003


  • Script writer: 1994–1995
  • Head writer: 1988–1991, 1992–1993

Ryan's Hope

  • Head writer: 1985–1987

Santa Barbara

  • Writer: 1980s

Search for Tomorrow

  • Writer: 1980–1981

Starting Over

Awards and nominations[edit]

Daytime Emmy Awards


  • (1997; Best Writing; All My Children)
  • (2005; Outstanding Special Class Series; Starting Over)


  • (2003; Best Writing; Guiding Light)
  • (2006 & 2007; Outstanding Special Class Series; Starting Over)

Writers Guild of America Award


  • (1987 season; Ryan's Hope)
  • (1994 season; Loving)
  • (1997 season; All My Children)


  • (1993 season; Santa Barbara)
  • (1995 & 2003 seasons; Guiding Light)
  • (1998 season; All My Children)

Head writing tenure[edit]

Preceded by
John Saffron
Head writer of As the World Turns
(with Tom King)

1984 – November 1984
Succeeded by
Cynthia Benjamin
Susan Bedsow Horgan
Preceded by
Pat Falken Smith
James E. Reilly
Head writer of Ryan's Hope
(with Tom King)

March 1985 – February 1987
Succeeded by
Claire Labine
Eleanor Labine
Preceded by
Ralph Ellis
Head writer of Loving
(with Tom King)

1988 - 1991
Succeeded by
Mary Ryan Munisteri
Preceded by
Addie Walsh
Head writer of Loving
(with Robert Guza Jr.: 1992-1993

Succeeded by
Addie Walsh
Laurie McCarthy
Preceded by
Stephen Demorest
Patrick Mulcahey
Nancy Williams Watt
Head writer of Guiding Light
(with Stephen Demorest, Leah Laiman and Nancy Williams Watt)
(with Patrick Mulcahey: 1994 - August 1994)

1994 - November 1994
Succeeded by
Stephen Demorest
Preceded by
Lorraine Broderick
Head writer of All My Children
(with Lorraine Broderick)

September 1996 - January 1997
Succeeded by
Lorraine Broderick
Preceded by
Lloyd Gold
Head Writer of Guiding Light
(with Carolyn Culliton)

November 2002 - September 12, 2003
Succeeded by
Ellen Weston
Donna Swajeski

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