Lynda Myles

Playwright, TV Writer

1939 –


Who is Lynda Myles?

Lynda Myles is a television writer, an actress, playwright, memoirist, and short fiction writer. She has been nominated for six Daytime Emmy awards, winning twice, for writing for the long-running TV show Santa Barbara. She also won several Writers Guild of America awards for scriptwriting. She has written for General Hospital, Guiding Light, As the World Turns, Loving, and One Life to Live. Ms. Myles was the recipient of the John Gardner Memorial Prize for fiction in 2007 for her short story "The Blue Dress," and is an editor and contributor to Her short story "A Lucky Man" was featured in the inaugural issue of The Creative Writer, the book series from J.D. Vine Publications. As a playwright, her play "Thirteen" has been performed in New York and at the ACT Theatre in Seattle. Her first play "Wives" was selected for the prestigious Eugene O'Neill National Playwright's Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in 1979 and was performed at Theatre Row. As an actress, Ms. Myles was featured as George Washington's friend Sally Fairfax in the David L. Wolper TV drama "The World Turned Upside Down" opposite her first husband Jan Leighton, the celebrated historical impersonator. She made her Broadway debut in Neil Simon's "Plaza Suite" with Maureen Stapleton and George C. Scott. She lives in Manhattan.

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Jul 22, 1939
  • United States of America

on July 23, 2013


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