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Sam Hall (writer)

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Name  Sam Hall
Role  Screenwriter
Shows  The Adams Chronicles

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Died  September 26, 2014, United States of America
Spouse  Grayson Hall (m. 1952–1985)
Movies  House of Dark Shadows, Night of Dark Shadows
Awards  WGA Award for Best Daytime Drama - Television
Similar People  Grayson Hall, Dan Curtis, Louis Edmonds, David Henesy, David Selby

Allison Samuel Hall (March 11, 1921 – September 26, 2014), known as Sam Hall, was a screenwriter known for his work in daytime soap operas, particularly Dark Shadows (from 1967 to 1971) and One Life to Live (from 1978 to 1984).


Personal life

He was born at Carrollton, Ohio in 1921 to Samuel and Beatrice Hall. He was married to actress Grayson Hall, an Academy Award nominee who appeared on both shows, as Dr. Julia Hoffman on Dark Shadows, and as Euphemia Ralston on One Life to Live.

Dark Shadows

Hall and his writing partner, Gordon Russell, were best known for their work on Dark Shadows and One Life to Live.

One Life to Live

After Dark Shadows wrapped, the two then took over One Life to Live for Agnes Nixon who began to focus more on her other soap All My Children.


Hall died on September 26, 2014 at the age of 93.

Awards and nominations

Daytime Emmy Awards


  • (1980, 1981, 1982 & 1983; Best Writing; One Life to Live)
  • (1990; Best Writing; Santa Barbara)
  • Writers Guild of America Award


  • (1986 season; One Life to Live)
  • (1991 season; Santa Barbara)

  • (1979 season; One Life to Live)
  • References

    Sam Hall (writer) Wikipedia