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Jill Farren-Phelps filmography and biography

Date of birth: 7 July 1952, New York City, New York, USA

Jill Farren-Phelps biography

Phelps studied at Carnegie Mellon University, where she received a BFA in directing. She stage-managed at New Jersey's McCarter Theater before becoming a production assistant for various New York stage productions, including shows directed by Mike Nichols (I) and Bob Fosse. She began her television career in 1974 as a production assistant on The Guiding Light. From 1977-84 Phelps became an Emmy Award-winning music director on the ABC Daytime drama General Hospital. In 1984 she joined Santa Barbara where she ultimately rose to the position of executive producer. During her tenure the show garnered three consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series. From 1991-95 Phelps returned to her first stomping grounds, taking the helm of the longest-running Daytime soap The Guiding Light. Then, she served as executive producer of Another World where she split viewers opinions but along with the creation of a dynamic new opening and innovative new sets she managed to achieve a sharp ratings increase. Afterwards Phelps returned to ABC Daytime serving as executive producer of One Life to Live from December 1997 through December 2000 before switching to General Hospital in the same capacity. So far the show received numerous Emmy awards under her tenure.

Jill Farren-Phelps trivia


- Mother of Courtney Phelps.

Jill Farren-Phelps filmography

Name Year
The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2006
The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2005