All our best to daytime superstar Deidre Hall (Marlena, DAYS OF OUR LIVES), who celebrates her birthday today!
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After various guest roles on primetime series in the early ‘70s, Hall landed on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS from 1973-75 as Barbara Anderson. But it was when she joined DAYS in 1976 as Dr. Marlena Evans that the actress became a soap legend.
Hall had to leave DAYS in 1987 when it became too difficult to appear on the soap at the same time as primetime series OUR HOUSE, but she returned in 1991 and stayed until 2009. IN 2011, Marlena returned again to Salem with John Black, and has remained ever since.
Over the years, Hall has racked up three Daytime Emmy Award nominations, two for Lead Actress, and one for Supporting.
Hall loves her DAYS castmates so much she's taken tons of selfies with them — check out some of her best in the fun backstage gallery below!
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