Paradise Bay (TV series)

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Paradise Bay
Genre Drama
Created by Ted Corday
Written by Irving Vendig
Story by Murder
Directed by Dick Darley
Starring Marion Ross, Heather North, Keith Andes, K. T. Stevens, and Walter Brooke
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes Unknown
Executive producer(s) Ted Corday
Producer(s) Oliver Barbour
Distributor NBC

Paradise Bay is an American daytime serial which aired on NBC Daytime from September 27, 1965,[1] to July 1, 1966. The show was created by Ted Corday who later created the serial Days of Our Lives.

The show aired in the morning at 11:30 a.m.; it was paired with Morning Star which aired before it and also was created by Ted Corday. Paradise Bay was one of the first soap operas to air in color. Among the writers was Irving Vendig who had written Search for Tomorrow, Three Steps to Heaven, The Edge of Night, and The Clear Horizon.


The show had many famous actors appear on it during its short run.

Keith Andes as Jeff Morgan.


see List of US daytime soap opera ratings

1965-1966 Season


The main storyline during the series' run was a murder. The body of a murdered girl washed up on shore during the first episode. Other storylines included the goings on at a local radio station, run by Jeff Morgan (Keith Andes), who was married to Mary Morgan (Marion Ross). Their daughter, Kitty, was played by Heather North, and the story of a local band run by the teens. Paradise Bay used contemporary music, and was one of the first soap operas to do so.

Marion Ross (Mary Morgan) would later become best known for her long-running role of Marion Cunningham on the long-running situation comedy, Happy Days.


  1. ^ "Tv Highlights". The San Bernardino County Sun. September 27, 1965. p. 19. Retrieved April 20, 2015 – via  open access publication – free to read

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