Little-Known Facts About The Secret Storm You’ll Never Believe

Besides having one of the most melodramatic soap opera titles ever, The Secret Storm was exceptionally dark and gloomy, beginning with the death of a main character in the very first episode. In its 20-year run from 1954 to 1974, the show constantly revealed astonishing family secrets, explored forbidden passions, and delved into the disheveled lives of the residents of the imaginary town of Woodbridge, New York. The family with apparently endless woes was the Ames family, whose siblings and in-laws faced personal and professional challenges on a daily basis. To find out more about the characters and actors who played them, read on.

Behind The Scenes


The Secret Storm had some great talent on board and behind the scenes from day one. The soap opera was created by Roy Winsor, who also conceived and produced two other long-running daytime dramas, Search for Tomorrow and Love of Life. At the time that The Secret Storm had come out, there were no other serials like it. Winsor had created a show that explored “the secret storms” raging inside all of us, which is what had viewers hooked in the first place. But the popularity wouldn’t last forever as plot lines were getting more and more ridiculous…