as Ellen Bishop Grant
The warm, good-natured daughter of Judge Brad Bishop, Ellen lived in Somerset with husband Ben Grant, twin children David and Jill, and snotty sister India.
Seldom given a story of her own, Ellen mostly lent a sympathetic ear to other doom-prone denizens of Somerset and bravely coped with a steady stream of crises that befell her friends and family: best friend Lahoma's faltering marriage, daughter Jill's decision to runaway to Europe with enigmatic Mitch Farmer, son David's involvement with the murderous Moore family, and ancient father Brad's engagement to sexy, single mom Eve Lawrence.
In late 1974, Ellen faced widowhood when husband Ben died in a car accident. Suddenly single, she tore a page from her father's book, embarking upon a wild May-December love affair with Dale Robinson, a hunky college student renting a room in the Grant home. Regrettably, ever practical Ellen decided the relationship wasn't fair to Dale, who still had a lot of living to do. She quickly dumped him for geriatric sculptor Luke MacKenzie, with whom she planned to raise little Brian Gammage, the orphaned son of a dead arsonist. Shortly thereafter, Somerset was canceled, sparing poor Ellen from terminal boredom with Luke and more hand-wringing over the future trouble that was surely to come.
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