She created both shows along with her late husband, William J. Bell.
“Our mother was a loving and supportive wife, mother and grandmother. Gracious and kind, she enriched the lives of all who knew her. We will miss her tremendously,” said her children, William James Bell, Bradley Phillip Bell and Lauralee Bell Martin, in a statement.
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In addition to co-creating soaps, Bell had a career as a broadcast journalist which began in Chicago, where she hosted and produced her own CBS afternoon talk show, “The Lee Phillip Show,” for 30 years. She also produced and narrated specials and documentaries on topics such as foster children, rape, children of divorce, and