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Francesca James
James

Birthdate

January 23, 1949

Birthplace

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Occupation

Actress; Director; Producer

Years Active

1970-2013

Francesca James' career in daytime started as an actress in 1970 on One Life to Live as Marcy Wade. In 1972, James joined All My Children as Kitty Tyler and James would eventually take on the role of Kitty's sister Kelly in 1979. James began directing at AMC in 1980 and took on writing duties in 1988. In 1989, James joined the directing staff of Loving. James than tired to producing at General Hospital in 1990 and would go on to produce at Santa Barbara and Days of our Lives. In 1996, James rejoined AMC as the show's executive producer. From 2001-2003, James was on the directing staff of Port Charles. From 2003-2008, James would occasional direct episodes of AMC.  James returned to AMC as a new character named Evelyn Johnson when the show premiered online in April 2013.

SoapographyEdit

  • Marcy Wade on One Life to Live (1970-1971)
  • Kitty Tyler on All My Children (1972-1978)
  • Kelly Tyler on All My Children (1979-1980; 1981; 1983-1984; 1986; 2005; 2008)
  • Director at All My Children (1980-1987; 2003-2008: occasional)
  • Breakdown writer at All My Children (1988)
  • Director at Loving (1989)
  • Producer at General Hospital (1990-1991)
  • Producer at Santa Barbara (1991-1992)
  • Producer at Days of our Lives (1992-1993)
  • Supervising Producer at General Hospital (1994-1996)
  • Executive Producer at All My Children (1996-1998)
  • Director at Port Charles (2001-2003)
  • Evelyn Johnson on All My Children (04/29/2013-08/26/2013)

Awards and NominationsEdit

Daytime Emmy Awards

YEAR CATEGORY CHARACTER/SERIES W/N
1980 Supporting Actress Kelly Tyler, All My Children W
1983 Directing Team All My Children N
1984 Directing Team All My Children N
1985 Directing Team All My Children N
1987 Directing Team All My Children N
1995 Drama Series All My Children W
1996 Drama Series General Hospital W
1997 Drama Series All My Children N
1998 Drama Series All My Children W
1999 Drama Series All My Children N
2005 Special Class Series Starting Over W
2006 Special Class Series Starting Over N
Preceded by
Suzanne Rogers (1979)
Supporting Actress Winner
1980
Succeeded by
Jane Elliot (1981)

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