Pam Long

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Pam Long in 1974

Pamela K. Long (born c. 1954 in Huntsville) is a former actress and television screenwriter, and the winner of the 1974 Miss Alabama pageant.

Long is the daughter of Robert and Jewell Long of Huntsville. While a student at the University of North Alabama, Long won the state competition and competed in the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Her talent, which she had polished on local television commercials, was a ventriloquist act with "Draggles the Dragon". After graduating, she moved to New York and landed the role of Ashley Linden Marshall on the NBC daytime soap opera Texas in February 1981.

During that season, Long submitted a few well-received story ideas and became a writer for the series. She won the job head writer in a story competition held in 1982. While popular in Canada, Texas had dismal ratings in the United States and was canceled at the end of that year. Long moved on as head writer for Guiding Light, and helped the show climb to the number one spot ahead of General Hospital during the summer of 1984. She created some of the show's more noteworthy female characters such as Reva Shayne, Alexandra Spaulding and Harley Davidson Cooper.

Long accepted a consulting position for Search for Tomorrow in 1986, but returned to Guiding Light full time in 1987. After leaving again in 1990 she wrote for Santa Barbara in 1992, Her Hidden Truth in 1995 and One Life to Live in 1998. She was a producer of the short-lived ABC prime time program Second Noah.

Long had two sons with her first husband, fellow actor Jay Hammer. She is currently married to Stephen Brackley.

Preceded by:
Jane Rice
Miss Alabama
Succeeded by:
Susie Vaughan


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