William J. Bell

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William J. Bell
Birth name William Joseph Bell
Born March 6, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois
Died April 29, 2005 in Los Angeles, California from complications from Alzheimer's disease
Notable Shows Another World:
Creator
Writer
Days of Our Lives:
Writer (1966/1975)
The Young and the Restless:
Creator
Writer
Executive Producer
Co-Executive Producer
Senior Executive Producer
Executive Story Consultant
The Bold and the Beautiful:
Creator
Writer
Executive Producer
Awards 10 Daytime Emmy Awards, USA
2 Soap Opera Digest Awards, USA

Contents

Producer

Series Producer

Series Year(s) Credit Season(s)
The Young and the Restless 1973 –1976 Executive Producer
The Bold and the Beautiful 1987 –1996 Executive Producer

Writer

Series Creator

Series Premiere Date Creation Credit
Another World May 4, 1964 Creator
Our Private World May 5, 1965 Creator
The Young and the Restless March 26, 1973 Creator
The Bold and the Beautiful March 23, 1987 Creator

Head Writer

Awards and Accolades

Daytime Emmy Awards

(22 Nominations/10 Wins)

  • Nominated: Outstanding Writing for a Daytime Drama Series (1973)
The Young and the Restless and Days of Our Lives
  • Nominated: Outstanding Daytime Drama Series
Another World
Shared with Paul Rauch, Joe Rothernberger, Mary S. Bonner and Irna Phillips
  • Won: Outstanding Daytime Drama Series
The Young and the Restless
Shared with John Conboy and Lee Phillip Bell
  • Nominated: Outstanding Writing for a Daytime Drama Series
The Young and the Restless
Shared with Kay Alden
  • Won: Outstanding Writing for a Daytime Drama Series
Days of Our Lives
Shared with Kay Leonard, Patricia Falken Smith, Bill Rega, Margaret Stewart, Sheri Anderson and Wanda Coleman
  • Nominated: Outstanding Writing for a Daytime Drama Series
Days of Our Lives
Shared with Patricia Falken Smith, Bill Rega, Kay Leonard and Margaret Stewart
  • Nominated: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Days of Our Lives
Shared with Kay Leonard, Bill Rega, Patricia Falken Smith and Margaret Stewart
  • Nominated: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
The Young and the Restless
Shared with Kay Alden and Elizabeth Harrower
  • Nominated: Outstanding Daytime Drama Series
The Young and the Restless
Shared with Wes Kenney and Ed Scott
  • Won: Outstanding Daytime Drama Series
The Young and the Restless
Shared with Wes Kenney and Ed Scott

Nominated: Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team

The Young and the Restless
Shared with Kay Alden, John F. Smith, Sally Sussman Morina, Eric Freiwald, Randy Holland, Meg Bennett and Enid Powell
  • Won: Outstanding Drama Series
The Young and the Restless
Shared with Wes Kenney, Ed Scott and Tom Langan

Family

Trivia