In all the turmoil of its later years, the main reason for the show's demise may have been CBS's choice to buy the show from the original sponsor/packager, American Home Products, in 1969.
After CBS purchased the show, it suffered from numerous headwriter and producer changes.
Other actresses in the role included Beverly Lunsford, June Carter (not the well-known musical performer and actress), and Lynne Adams.
Actress/writer Stephanie Braxton and actor Dan Hamilton met while performing on the show. Lori March, who played Valerie Hill Ames for many years, later played the wife of her real-life husband Alexander Scourby.
The Secret Storm is an American soap opera which the CBS television network transmitted from February 1, 1954, to February 8, 1974.
It was created by Roy Winsor, who also created the long-running soap operas Search for Tomorrow and Love of Life.
However, Ellen was killed in the first episode and subsequent stories focused on Peter raising his three children.
The Secret Storm moved from black and white to color broadcasts on September 11, 1967.Despite Susan's and Pauline's efforts to derail any new romances in Peter's life, he eventually remarried two more times.His first remarriage was to Myra Lake (June Graham), one of Amy's teachers, but that ended in divorce.CBS eventually decided to put in stronger competition at the pm ( Central) slot, and returned the show to its mid-1960s pm time on March 26, 1973.Although The Secret Storm faced reruns on ABC and the serial Somerset on NBC when it returned to pm, its audience share and ratings failed to keep it afloat in an increasingly cost-competitive network daytime scene.