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Lela Swift
Lela Swift
Gender: Female
Roles: Director; Producer
Date of birth: February 1st, 1919
Place of birth: New York City, New York
Date of death: August 4th, 2015
Notable works: Dark Shadows
Ryan's Hope
First: Studio One: The Blonde Comes First

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  • Lela Swift was the only female director of drama television during the 1950s. [1]
  • Lela Swift won four Daytime Emmy awards for the category of Outstanding Direction for a Daytime Drama for her work on Ryan's Hope. She won the Emmy in 1977, 1979 and 1980 and was nominated for an Emmy in 1978.
  • Lela Swift has the distinction of directing both the first and final episodes of Dark Shadows. Joining her in this accomplishment are Joan Bennett and Louis Edmonds, the only two actors from the series to appear in both the first and final episodes (albeit as different characters).

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