Edith Sommer

Edith Rose Sommer (August 21, 1917 - February 1, 1991) was an American screenwriter, playwright, and TV writer active from the 1940s through the 1970s. She worked with director Jean Negulesco on several films, and later worked extensively on soap operas, forming a writing team with her husband, Robert Soderberg.[1][2] She and Soderberg—who may have met while working on the script for Nicholas Ray's Born to Be Bad[3]—were nominated for several Daytime Emmys.[4]

Edith Sommer
Edith Rose Sommer

(1917-08-21)August 21, 1917
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
DiedFebruary 1, 1991(1991-02-01) (aged 73)
Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
OccupationScreenwriter, TV writer
Spouse(s)Robert Soderberg

Selected filmographyEdit



  • A Roomful of Roses (Broadway; 1955)



  1. ^ Browne, Ray Broadus; Browne, Pat (2001). The Guide to United States Popular Culture. Popular Press. ISBN 9780879728212.
  2. ^ Ellett, Ryan (2017-10-25). Radio Drama and Comedy Writers, 1928–1962. McFarland. ISBN 9781476665931.
  3. ^ "Ingenious Doings". The Los Angeles Times. September 22, 1950. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
  4. ^ "Daytime Division Emmy Nominations Told". The Valley News. April 24, 1977. Retrieved January 20, 2019.