Collection consists of various versions of scripts for soap operas such as "The Bold And
The Beautiful," "Days Of Our Lives," and "The Young And The Restless." Also includes
production material and correspondence.
William and Lee Phillip Bell were born and raised in Chicago, IL; the couple married in
1954; William J. began his writing career (1956) on "Guiding Light," wrote for "As The
World Turns," co-created "Another World" (1964) with Irna Phillips, and began writing for
"Days Of Our Lives" (1966); he is executive producer, co-creator and head writer for both
"The Bold And The Beautiful" and "The Young And The Restless"; Lee Bell graduated
Northwestern Univ. with a BS in Microbiology, 1950; she began hosting her own afternoon
talk show (1954) and went on to co-create "The Bold And The Beautiful" and "The Young And
The Restless"; she is the recipient of numerous awards and is president of Bell-Phillip
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to the Arts Special Collections Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf
of the Arts Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to
include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
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