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Gloria Monty

Executive producer

Gloria Monty, executive producer on ABC Daytime’s “General Hospital” for more than a decade, died of cancer Thursday March 30 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. She was 84.

After directing shows including “The First Hundred Years,” “The Secret Storm” and “Bright Promise,” she took over the reins of “General Hospital” in 1978, when it was struggling in the ratings.

During the time she served as exec producer, “General Hospital” netted five daytime Emmy noms and won two, once in 1980-81 and again in 1983-84.

“She created the legacy that we continue to uphold while producing ‘General Hospital,’ ” said Brian Frons, president, ABC Daytime.

Emmy-winning actress Jane Elliot (“GH’s” Tracy Quartermaine) added: “In the late 1970s, Gloria Monty transformed soap opera viewing from a housewives’ pastime to ‘the’ cool thing to do.”

After “General Hospital,” she exec produced several TV movies based on books by Mary Higgins Clark, including “Remember Me,” “While My Pretty One Sleeps” and “Let Me Call You Sweetheart.”

Monty is survived by a sister.

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