Deidre Hall

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Deidre Hall
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Birth name Deidre Ann Hall
Born October 31, 1947 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Sometimes credited as Deirdre Hall,
Diedre Hall,
Deidre Hudson
Notable Roles Dr. Marlena Evans in Days of Our Lives
Notable Episodes



Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
ElectraWoman and DynaGirl ElectraWoman 1976–1977 1
Days of our Lives Marlena Evans 1976-1987, 1991-2009, 2011- 
Our House Jesse Witherspoon 1986–1988 1 2

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
San Francisco International Airport 1x02 - We Once Came Home to Parades November 4, 1970
Night Gallery Blonde 2x34 - An Act of Chivalry December 1, 1971
Adam-12 (1968)
(credited as Diedre Hall)
Nurse 5x04 - Lost and Found October 4, 1972
The Streets of San Francisco 1x08 - In the Midst of Strangers November 25, 1972
Emergency! Nurse Sally Lewis 2x03 - Show Biz September 30, 1972
Emergency! Nurse Sally Lewis 2x04 - Virus October 7, 1972
Emergency! Nurse Sally Lewis 2x06 - Saddled October 21, 1972
Emergency! Nurse Sally Lewis 2x10 - Dinner Date December 2, 1972
Emergency! Nurse Sally Lewis 2x11 - Musical Mania December 9, 1972
Emergency! Nurse Sally Lewis 2x14 - School Days January 13, 1973
Kung Fu Luise 3x18 - Barbary House (1) February 15, 1975
Karen (1975) Janet Bartel 1x08 - I Gave at the Office March 20, 1975
S.W.A.T. Diane 2x09 - Courthouse November 1, 1975
Joe Forrester 1x13 - Fire Power January 6, 1976
Hot Pursuit 1x03 - Home Is the Heart (1) October 20, 1984
Hot Pursuit 1x04 - Home Is the Heart (2) October 27, 1984
Hotel Maggie Dawson 2x04 - Transitions Novembr 14, 1984
Wiseguy Claudia Newquay 2x14 - And It Comes Out Here March 8, 1989
Wiseguy Claudia Newquay 2x15 - The Rip-Off Stick March 22, 1989
Wiseguy Claudia Newquay 2x16 - High Dollar Bop April 5, 1989
Wiseguy Claudia Newquay 2x17 - Hip Hop on the Gravy Train April 12, 1989
Murder, She Wrote Claudia Carboni 6x22 - The Sicilian Encounter May 20, 1990

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Adventures In Nick Carter Ivy Duncan February 20, 1972 ABC Sunday Night Movie
The Million Dollar Face Barbara Sanderson March 12, 1981 NBC Monday Night at the Movies
A Reason to Live Delores Stewart January 7, 1985 NBC Monday Night at the Movies
Take My Daughters, Please Nell November 21, 1988 NBC Monday Night at the Movies
Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin Linda Horton November 19, 1989 Perry Mason
And the Sea Will Tell Muff Graham February 24, 1991 CBS Sunday Night Movie
For the Very First Time Ms. O'Neil April 22, 1991 NBC Monday Night Movie
Night Sins Marlena Evans February 26, 1993 Days of our Lives
Woman on the Ledge Quinn March 15, 1993 NBC Monday Night Movie
OP Center Kate Michaels February 26, 1995 NBC Monday Night Movie
Never Say Never: The Deidre Hall Story Herself December 10, 1995 ABC Sunday Night Movie
Days of our Lives' 35th Anniversary Marlena Evans November 8, 2000 Days of our Lives
Lucky In Love Erin April 5, 2014 Hallmark Hall of Fame

Awards and Accolades

Daytime Emmy Awards

  • Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1980)
  • Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (1984, 1985)
Days of our Lives


  • Is the third of five children
  • Has a twin sister, Andrea
  • Was raised in Lake Worth, Florida
  • Graduated from Lake Worth Community High School in 1965
  • Studied psychology before turning to acting
  • Has been married four times
  • Has two sons born through a surrogate: David (born in 1992) and Tully (born in 1995)