Veteran Soap Scribe Barbara Esensten Dead at 75

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The soap opera community is mourning the loss of prolific writer Barbara Esensten. She was 75. Esensten, who alongside James Harmon Brown, wrote for Dynasty, All My Children, Days of Our Lives, One Life to Live, Port Charles, Guiding Light and Loving died on Nov. 14. Esensten and Brown also created the Loving spinoff The City, which ran on ABC during 1995-97.


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