Soapdom is saddened to report that prominent advertising executive and daytime drama writer, Jerry Birn, died on December 5, 2009 of natural causes.
Born in Chicago, Illinois on March 23, 1923, Birn was extremely proud of his Chicago roots and upbringing. He attended DePaul University on a scholarship. After graduating, he moved to New York to pursue a career in acting, but soon found himself back in Chicago and working as a copy-writer for the advertising agency McCann Erickson. It was there that he met fellow Chicagoan and young copy-writer, William J. Bell, who would later create the two