Gloria Monty

TV producer, Acting teacher
Gloria Monty will forever by remembered as the legendary and innovative producer who changed the face of soap operas forever by infusing ABC's ailing "General Hospital" (1963-) in 1978 with faster-paced storytelling ... Read more »
Born: 08/16/1921

Filmography

Producer (8)

Mary Higgins Clark's Let Me Call You Sweetheart 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Mary Higgins Clark's Moonlight Becomes You 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer

The Imposter 1987 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Imposter 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Hamptons 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Confessions of a Married Man (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Mary Higgins Clark's Remember Me (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer

Mary Higgins Clark's While My Pretty One Sleeps (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer
Actor (3)

The Soap Opera Hall of Fame Special 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor
Director (2)

One Day At A Time 1969 - 1972, 1975 - 1984 (Tv Show)

Director

Bright Promise 1969 - 1972 (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

Gloria Monty will forever by remembered as the legendary and innovative producer who changed the face of soap operas forever by infusing ABC's ailing "General Hospital" (1963-) in 1978 with faster-paced storytelling, and innovative production values. She is also the creative genius who helped dictate the scandalous adventures that introduced the world to Luke and Laura, the legendary daytime couple du jour who still remain the benchmark by which all other soap couplings are measured.

Relationships

Joseph Montemuro

Father

Concetta Montemuro

Mother

Norma Montemuro

Sister

Robert O'Byrne

Husband
married c. 1952, until his death in 1991

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York

Columbia University

New York , New York

Academy of Holy Angels (high school)

Fort Lee , New Jersey

University of Iowa

Iowa City , Iowa

Milestones

1996

Inducted into the Soap Opera Hall of Fame

1992

Left her position as executive producer of "General Hospital"

1990

Returned to helm "General Hospital" after a four-year absence

1981

Produced Luke and Laura’s wedding for "General Hospital," which featured guest star Elizabeth Taylor, a fan of the show

1978

Hired by ABC to save ratings-plagued "General Hospital" from the brink of cancellation

1950

Became associate director of the first TV soap opera, "The First Hundred Years"

Taught acting to students Bea Arthur, Walter Matthau and Marlon Brando

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