Never Say Never: The Deidre Hall Story
Diedre Hall, popular star of the NBC daytime drama Days of Our Lives, plays herself in this made-for-TV biopic. Although she outwardly appears to "have it all"--beauty, fame, money, adulation--Deidre Hall lives in a state of constant torment because of her inability to conceive a child. "I will do anything in the world to have a family," declares Hall to her husband and, ultimately, the world. The actress' problem (exacerbated by six unsuccessful in-vitro fertilization procedures) not only causes the breakup of her marriage and her decision to forsake her soap-opera stardom at the height of her popularity, but also compels her to investigate the possibility of surrogate parenthood. Then, in 1991, she has a fateful meeting with a young and eminently fertile woman named Robin (Eve Gordon. In addition to the titular star, the film also features guest appearances by Hall's twin sister Andrea Hall-Gengler and several of her Days of Our Lives colleagues. Never Say Never: The Deidre Hall Story originally aired December 10, 1995.