Roy Winsor

USA flag (1912 - 1987)

Roy Winsor was born in Chicago Illinois in 1912. He is most famous for creating some of the longest running soap operas in television history. Before he created television soap operas he wrote for many radio serials. He also produced the Western Have Gun - Will Travel for the radio. In 1951 he created the long running soap opera Search for Tomorrow (1951-1986). For Search for Tomorrow, he first worked with fellow soap opera writer Agnes Nixon. The same year he created Love of Life (1951-1980). 3 years later he would create another long running soap opera The Secret Storm (1954-1974). The same year The Secret Storm ended he would take over as head writer of the NBC soap opera Somerset, he wrote for the show from 1974 to 1975. In 1981 after a long break he returned to soap operas and co-created (with Bob Aaron) the soap opera Another Life (1981-1984) for CBN.