Bess Shelby
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Ryan's Hope
Portrayed by: Gloria DeHaven
Duration: 1983-1987
First appearance: 1983
Last appearance: 1987
Cause/reason: Left town
Created by: Claire Labine
Paul Avila Mayer
Gender: Female
Occupation: Unknown
Residence: Unknown
Parents: Unknown man
(father, deceased)
Unknown woman
(mother, deceased)
Siblings: None/unknown
Marital status: Single
Past marriage(s): Unknown man
(dissolved) [19??-19??]
Children: Jillian "Jill" Coleridge
(daughter, with Ed)
Margaret "Maggie" Shelby
(daughter, with Unknown man)
Benjamin "Ben" Shelby
(son, with Unknown man)
Grandchildren: Edmund Coleridge II
(grandson, via Jill, deceased)
Mary Ryan II
(granddaughter, via Jill)
Olivia Coleridge
(granddaughter, via Maggie)
Romances: Edmund "Ed" Coleridge
(affair/lovers, deceased)

Bess Shelby is a fictional character on the ABC daytime soap opera Ryan's Hope.

Actress History:Edit

  • Gloria DeHaven (1983-1987)

Character History:Edit

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