Eileen and Robert Mason Pollock

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Eileen "Mike" Pollock (March 22, 1926 – December 5, 2012) and Robert Mason "Bob" Pollock (March 19, 1917 – July 11, 2016) were an American married couple who worked as television screenwriters and producers. They are best known for their work on the 1980s series Dynasty and its spin-off series The Colbys, the latter of which the Pollocks co-created with Dynasty creators Richard and Esther Shapiro.[1]

The second-season additions of the Pollocks and actress Joan Collins (in the role of Alexis) are generally credited with Dynasty's subsequent rise in the ratings;[2] it became the number one series in 1985.[3] According to The Soap Opera Encyclopedia written by Christopher Schemering, the Pollocks "soft-pedaled the business angle" of the show and "bombarded viewers with every soap opera staple in the book, presented at such a fast clip that a new tragedy seemed to befall the Carrington family every five minutes."[2]

The Pollocks brought the daytime series The Doctors its highest ratings in the early 1970s.[2] They also wrote for General Hospital from 1976 to 1977. In 1997, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to them.[4]

On December 5, 2012, six months after Eileen Pollock "suffered a massive stroke", her obituary was published in The Desert Sun of Coachella Valley.[5][6][7]

Robert Pollock died on July 11, 2016 in Palm Springs. He was 99 years old. His obituary is published in The Desert Sun. [8]


This page was last edited on 15 May 2018, at 14:52 (UTC).
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