Nancy Curlee

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Nancy Curlee is an American soap opera writer. She was head writer of Guiding Light from 1990 to 1994. Her time at the helm of GL is often considered a golden period for the show.

Curlee is married to fellow soap opera writer Stephen Demorest. She retired to be a full time mother. She has been nominated for several Daytime Emmy Awards. In 1993, Curlee and her GL writing team won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team.[1]

Her last GL writing team consisted of Stephen Demorest, Lorraine Broderick, James E. Reilly, Nancy Williams Watt, Michael Conforti, Bill Elverman, James Harmon Brown and Barbara Esensten, Roger Newman, Trent Jones, N. Gail Lawrence, Pete T. Rich, Sally Mandel, Patrick Mulcahey, Dorothy Ann Purser, Peggy Schibi, Courtney Simon, and Wisner Washam

Positions held[edit]

Guiding Light

  • Co-head writer: 1990 - 1994
  • Breakdown Writer: 1987 - 1990
  • Script Writer: 1985 - 1990

ABC Daytime

  • Story Consultant: 1996 - 1998

Awards and nominations[edit]

Daytime Emmy Awards


  • (1986, 1990 & 1993; Best Writing; Guiding Light)


  • (1989 & 1992; Best Writing; Guiding Light)

Writers Guild of America Award


  • (1992 season; Guiding Light)


  • (1989 & 1995 seasons; Guiding Light)

Head writing tenure[edit]

Preceded by
Pamela K. Long
Head writer of Guiding Light
(with Stephen Demorest)
(with James E. Reilly: 1990 – 1992)
(with Lorraine Broderick: 1992 – 1993)

1990 – 1994
Succeeded by
Stephen Demorest
Patrick Mulcahey
Nancy Williams Watt


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