The Curtis Family

Angelica Devereaux Curtis

Portrayers: Jane Elliot 1987-1989, Shelley Taylor Morgan 1989, Judith Chapman 1989-1990
Date of Birth: Unknown
Parents: Unknown
Entrance onto Show: 1987 Had a brief affair with Justin Kiriakis
Marriages: Harper Devereaux, Neil Curtis married and divorced in 1989
Romances: Had an affair with Justin Kiriakis
Children: Alexander Kiriakis by Justin (February 24, 1989)
Occupation: Rich Bitch
Crimes/Incarcerations:
Other Interesting Facts:
Date of Death: Still Alive

Angelica was the second wife to Harper Devereaux, but there was little love between them. Angelica became infatuated with Justin Kiriakis, and had a brief affair with him while he was separated from his wife Adrienne. Angelica assumed the child was Harper's, but when she learned he was sterile she realized the baby was Justin's. After her husband Harper was arrested for being the Riverfront Knifer, Angelica revealed Harper was not the father of her child, she also told Justin he was not as well.

Victor Kiriakis suspected the child was Justin's and he proposed to Angelica in hope of passing the baby of as his own. Victor went through elaborate measures to try and marry Angelica but never did. Instead she wed Neil Curtis. Victor tried to ruin their marriage by luring Neil back into his old habit of gambling. Neil eventually went into debt and had to sell Blondies. Angelica quickly left him when he was near broke.

Angelica decided to go after Justin in hope's he would marry him and take care of his son. In an attempt to break Justin up Angelica allowed Adrienne to learn that Alexander was Justin's son. However that didn't break them up. Angelica then agreed to marry Justin's uncle Victor because she knew Justin wouldn't allow his uncle to raise his son. Justin stopped the wedding and put Angelica up in a penthouse of her own. In a last ditch effort to hold onto Justin Adrienne pretended to be pregnant. When Angelica learned that Adrienne wasn't pregnant she exposed her to Justin, and Adrienne and Justin eventually agreed to divorce.

Angelica tried to eliminate Adrienne once and for all by having a site that Adrienne's's construction company was working on bombed. As a result, Adrienne was caught in the blast. Justin rescued Adrienne and took the blame for the bomb, but Angelica knew it was only a matter of time before the truth was revealed. Angelica, with Alexander, fled Salem and vowed to return. She also let Salem believed she and Alexander had died in a plane crash. Eventually Angelica returned Alexander to Justin and hasn't been seen since.


Liz Chandeler Curtis

Portrayers: Gloria Loring 1980-86
Date of Birth: Unknown
Parents: Kellam Chandler
Entrance onto Show: 1980 Returned from Paris after being called by her father
Marriages: Tony DiMera divorced in 1983, Don Craig married and divorced in 1981, Neil Curtis 1984 (Divorced 1986)
Romances: Had an affair with Don Craig in 1980, Had an affair with Carlos Forenza in 1984
Children: Noel Curtis
Occupation: Singer, clothing designer, Owned Blondie's
Crimes/Incarcerations: Shot Marie Horton Curtis, unknowingly delivered drugs and porn
Other Interesting Facts:
Date of Death: Still Alive

In 1980 Liz Chandler came to Salem after her father Kellam had called her to come. Soon after arriving Liz met and fell for Don Craig, and the two had an affair in 1980. After the affair was over Liz fell in love with Neil Curtis, but Neil would turn her away after Kellam Chandler strongly disapproved of their relationship.

In 1981 Liz married Don Craig, but after Tony DiMera returned to Salem he told Liz they were still married, and her marriage to Don wasn't valid. Tony then kidnapped Liz and forced her to live at the DiMera Mansion. Stefano forced Liz to spy on Doug, and threatened Neil if she didn't.

In 1982 Liz threatened to leave Tony if he didn't give her a divorce, and Tony then raped and beat Liz. Later to show her who was in control Stefano planted a bomb in Neil's room, which almost killed him. Don Craig promised to help Liz prove the DiMera's tried to kill Neil.

Around the same time Liz Chandler became pregnant with Neil's child, though Tony believed it was his. Tony agreed to grant Liz her divorce after the baby was born, but wanted the baby. Neil tried to pursue a relationship with Liz, though she turned him away, fearing what Stefano or Tony may try to do to Neil.

Liz tried to force Tony to grant her a divorce by taking photographs of him with Renee, but he wouldn't grant her the divorce she so wanted.

In 1983 Stefano had Liz and Marlena kidnapped and used them as hostages so he could escape Salem. Roman and Abe rescued them, but Liz went into labor and gave birth to Noel Curtis, though she never told Neil that Noel was his daughter. When Tony found this out he quickly divorced Liz.

Liz was angry to learn Neil had married Marie Horton. One day Liz broke into Neil's apartment and waited for him to return home. Neil came home and was angry with her, but they soon made love. Neil was then called away to the hospital, and when Liz heard someone downstairs she grabbed a gun and shot the person, who she thought was a prowler. The prowler ended up being Marie. Marie was hospitalized after the shot but recovered. Liz was eventually found, arrested, and sentenced to five years in jail.

While in jail Neil and Marie divorced, and Neil planned to marry Liz. However, at the wedding some of the other prisoners tried to escape, and Liz was shot. When Liz finally came to she had amnesia and thought she was still married to Don Craig.

Liz was released from prison in 1984 on parole, but she still had amnesia. When she tried to holdup Doug's place her memory came flooding back at the site of a gun, when she flash backed to Marie's shooting. Later that year Liz and Neil were married.

Liz opened up her own clothing designing business once out of prison, and soon became a client of Anna DiMera and Alex Marshall's fashion company.

In 1984 Alex, Anna, and Tony picked Haiti for a photo shot for their newly formed fashion company. On board the plane flying to Haiti was Eugene Bradford, Calliope Jones, Bo Brady, Hope Williams, Anna DiMera, Liz Chandler, Carlo, Daphne DiMera, Andre DiMera, and Tony DiMera. On the way to Haiti Andre DiMera surprisingly popped up, and when he threatened the pilot to change his course the pilot died of a heart attack, and the plane crashed on a remote island. As a result of the plane crash Daphne DiMera died in Andre's arms. When Tony learned about this the to fought, and Andre met his demise in a patch of quicksand. Tony gave the necklace with the prism to and island girl, but Stefano managed to get the prism back. Roman Brady showed up, and fought with Stefano atop of a nearby cliff as Bo watched from below. Roman eventually fell, and died on the beach in Bo's arms. When Bo left Roman to get help, Roman's body was gone when he returned. Eventually the Coast Guard arrived, and everyone was rescued.

After Liz returned Neil accused Liz of having an affair with Carlos Forenza. Liz had not had an affair, but his constant accusations and spying sent her into his bed fir a one night stand. Neil and Liz made up, but he told her that in his past he used the alias Alan Jackson and owed a large sum of money to a crime boss. Carlos was out to destroy Neil, because Neil and his father turned state's evidence to keep out of prison. Mario died, and Carlos was out to avenge his father's death by destroying Neil. When Neil and Liz tried to flee Salem they were confronted by Carlos. Neil and Carlos fought, and in the process Neil accidentally shot Carlos with his own gun.

In 1985 Liz's brother Tod came back to Salem to help his sister. He signed her to a record contract promising her stardom, but what she didn't know was that her brother was using her to smuggle drugs and porn to places through her cassette recordings. Tod's use of his sister put her in harms way when Liz was shot in the throat by a cop during a drug bust.

As a present Neil bought Doug's place and renamed it Blondies as a gift to Liz.

Liz's voice returned, but her marriage to Neil suffered many problems. In 1986 Liz divorced Neil and left Salem.


Marie Horton Curtis

Portrayers: Marie Cheatham 1965-68; 1970-73; 1994; 1996, Kate Woodville 1977, Lanna Saunders 1979-85
Date of Birth: 1942
Parents: Tom and Alice Horton
Entrance onto Show: On from the begining
Marriages: Craig Merritt 1966; Neil Curtis married and divorced in 1983,
Romances: Involved with Tony Merritt in 66 but he left her; Had a romance with her twin brother Tommy who she believed was Mark Brooks at the time; Had a romance with Alex Marshall and became pregnant
Children: Miscarried first child by Tony Merrit; Jessica Blake Fallon (by Alex Marshall)
Occupation: Lab Technician, Nun, Nurse
Crimes/Incarceration: none
Other Interesting Facts: none
Date of Death: Still Alive

Marie is the youngest of the Horton children and was born in 1942. Marie's siblings include Mickey, Bill, Tommy Jr., and Addie Horton. She was engaged to marry Tony Merritt, but when the engagement was suddenly called off by Tony. After an attempted suicide Marie married Tony's father Craig in 1966. Marie soon became pregnant with Craig's child but unfortunately miscarried it. Craig divorced Marie when it became apparent that his son Tony still loved Marie, and he decided to leave Salem to allow them to be together. Marie tried to work things out with Tony, but when it became apparent the spark was no longer their Tony left Salem and Marie returned to her job as a lab technician at the hospital.

In 1967 when Dr. Mark Brooks joined the Salem University Hospital Marie became his research assistant and soon fell in love with him. However, when it was reveled that Mark was in truth her brother Tommy Jr., Marie was so devastated that in 1968 she ran off to Africa, and eventually became a nun.

Marie returned to Salem in 1970 when problems arose in the Horton family. In 1979 when Alex Marshall came to Salem it stirred up feelings in Marie she thought were behind her. Marie had known Alex and his brother Haley when she spent time in New York during the years she was out of Salem. While in New York Marie and Alex Marshall had a fling, and Marie became pregnant. However when she joined the convent she was forced to give up her child after it was born. When Marie was called back to her convent she was delighted and prepared to leave Salem.

In 1980 Marie left the convent to return to Salem to locate her long lost child. Angelique Horton, and found her under the name Jessica Blake, though she never revealed to Jessica that she was her mother. Marie found out that Alex had become found of the young girl, and the two quarreled over her, but she never revealed to him that she was his daughter.

In 1981 Alex legally adopted Jessica Blake, and soon after Marie Horton told Alex the truth about Jessica, but made him promise not to tell her. Alex wanted to re-kindle his romance with Marie, but she refused to break her vows. Alex and Marie went on a trip to Canada to learn more about Jessica, but on the way their plane crashed. The two were forced to spend the night in a nearby cabin, and re-kindled their relationship.

Later that year Alex eventually told Jessica that he was her father, and she accepted him, but hated Marie for giving her up and keeping Alex from knowing the truth. Alex and Marie planned to marry after Marie left her convent, but their wedding was delayed when Jessica ran off to join a convent. Marie eventually straightened things out, Mary Anderson would pose a threat to Alex and Marie's relationship. Mary still wanted Alex back, so she tried every trick in the book to make Marie think Alex was having an affair with her, and Marie eventually fell for it. Marie left Alex, and shortly after Alex was shot, and David Banning was arrested when he was seen by Renee Dumonde holding the gun. Alex fell into a coma, and when he awoke he had no memory of who shot him and he was paralyzed from the waist down. Marie moved back in to take care of Alex, but would not sleep with him, or marry him just yet.

Marie and Alex eventually parted ways, and in 1982 Marie comforted Neil, who was rejected by Liz Chandler. In 1983 after dating Neil for many months Marie and Neil married.

Liz hated Marie for marrying Neil, and Marie hated Liz because she knew Neil still loved her. The two fought bitterly over Neil. One day Liz snuck into their apartment and slept with Neil. Later after Neil was called to the hospital Marie returned home. Liz thought Marie was a burglar so she shot Marie. Marie recovered, but Liz was sentenced to five years in jail. After her recovery Marie divorced Neil.

Marie left Salem in 1985, and returns occasionally for family events.


Neil Curtis

Portrayers: Ben Archibek 1973, Joseph Gallison 1974-91
Date of Birth: Unknown
Parents: Unknown
Entrance onto Show: 1973 New Intern on Staff at Salem Hospital
Marriages: Phyliss Anderson 1976, Marie Horton (married and divorced in 83) Liz Chandler (1984 - Divorced 1986), Angelica Devereaux married and divorced in 1989
Romances: Had an affair with his patient Amanda Howard in 1974, Had an affair with Linda Patterson Anderson in 1978, had an affair with Maggie Horton in 1990
Children: Noel Curtis, Sarah Horton
Occupation: Doctor
Crimes/Incarcerations: Gambler, Accidentally killed Carlos Forenza, impregnated Maggie with his sperm
Other Interesting Facts: none
Date of Death: Still Alive

Neil Curtis was a new intern doctor on staff at the hospital when he asked Dr. Greg Peters to join his practice. Neil was also a compulsive gambler, and when his debts began to mount he proposed to a wealthy Amanda Howard. Amanda accepted, but on the night they were to marry she found him in bed with a prostitute. Amanda then attempted to commit suicide, but failed. Neil and his partner Greg Peters would eventually fight over Amanda.

Neil would attempt to go to gamblers anonymous, but he was not set on recovering. With rising debits Neil proposed marriage to the wealthy Phyliss Anderson. Phyliss did love Neil, but insisted he sign a prenuptial agreement before marriage.

In 1976 Neil would learn that Amanda Howard still loved him, but she had a brain tumor and was given six months to live. Amanda was afraid to undergo surgery because her mother had died from the same operation. Neil and Greg Peters eventually encouraged her to have the surgery, and as a result she lost her temporarily lost her memory and was unsure who she loved. Neil stepped aside and encouraged Amanda to pursue a relationship with Greg because he was already married.

Later in 1976 Phyliss became pregnant, but attempted to have an abortion when she thought Neil didn't want the child. Phyliss was told she was to far along to have an abortion, and attempted to overdose on pills when Neil found her. However Phyliss would eventually lose the baby while trying to pick up a drunken Neil one night. The baby was born prematurely and died a few days later.

In 1978 Linda Patterson Anderson began to have an affair with Neil, but later broke it off.

In 1980 Neil met and fell in love with Liz Chandler, however he was forced to break his relationship off with her when Kellam Chandler disapproved of the relationship. After losing Liz Neil continued to gamble and sank himself deeper in debt.

In 1981 Maggie and Mickey decided to have a child. Maggie went to Neil and agreed to be inseminated by an anonymous donner. Neil preformed the procedure, and Maggie soon became pregnant. Later that year Dr. Evan Whyland came to Salem, and Neil knew he was the anonymous donner of Maggie's.

In 1982 Neil and Liz tried to pursue a relationship, but it was put to an end when Tony refused to give Liz a divorce. Later Stefano planted a bomb in Neil's room, but Neil survived the blast and vowed to make the DiMera's pay.

In 1982 when Liz became pregnant Neil realized the baby could be his. Neil tried to continue a relationship with Liz, but she pushed him away because she still feared for him life. Rejected, Neil sought comfort in the arms of Marie Horton. In 1983 Neil married Marie Horton.

Even though Neil married Marie, he still continued to love Liz. When Neil came home and found Liz in his bed he was angry, but then professed his love for her and to two made love. Neil was then called to the hospital, and Liz would eventually shoot Marie, who she thought was a burglar. Liz was arrested and sentenced to serve five years in jail.

Shortly after Marie was shot she and Neil divorced. Neil and Liz planned to marry while she was in prison, but during the wedding their was a prison break and Liz was shot.

Liz was released from prison in 1984 on parole, but she still had amnesia. When she tried to holdup Doug's place her memory came flooding back at the site of a gun, when she flash backed to Marie's shooting. Later that year Liz and Neil were married.

In 1984 Neil accused Liz of having an affair with Carlos Forenza. Liz had not had an affair, but his constant accusations and spying sent her into his bed fir a one night stand. Neil and Liz made up, but he told her that in his past he used the alias Alan Jackson and owed a large sum of money to a crime boss. Carlos was out to destroy Neil, because Neil and his father turned state's evidence to keep out of prison. Mario died, and Carlos was out to avenge his father's death by destroying Neil. When Neil and Liz tried to flee Salem they were confronted by Carlos. Neil and Carlos fought, and in the process Neil accidentally shot Carlos with his own gun.

As a present Neil bought Doug's place and renamed it Blondies as a gift to Liz.

In 1986 Neil and Liz divorced after many problems.

In 1989 Neil married the pregnant and extravagant Angelica Devereaux. Victor Kiriakis was furious that Angelica had not married him and he plotted to ruin Neil's marriage to her by luring him back into gambling. Neil eventually went into debt and had to sell Blondies. Angelica quickly left him when he was near broke.

Neil Curtis began a torrid love affair with Maggie Horton in 1990. Maggie's daughter, Sarah, caught Maggie and Neil and took pictures of them together in bed. Sarah was ready to expose them when Maggie and Neil revealed a shocking secret to her, Neil was Sarah's true father. Sarah still exposed them and the news devastated her adopted father, Mickey. Though Mickey was hurt, he felt he was partly to blame for Maggie's infidelity. Mickey and Maggie patched up their marriage and Dr. Neil Curtis left Salem.


Noel Curtis

Portrayers: Samantha Barrows 1984-86, 1988
Date of Birth: 1983
Parents: Neil Curtis and Liz Chandler
Entrance onto Show: Born onto the show
Marriages: none
Romances: none
Children: none
Occupation: none
Crimes/Incarcerations: none
Other Interesting Facts: none
Date of Death: Still Alive

Noel was born to Liz Chandler and Neil Curtis on 1983. After Liz and Neil divorced Noel stayed with her mother half of the year and her father for the other half.


Pete Curtis

Portrayers: Meegan King 1978-1979
Date of Birth: Unknown
Parents: Unknown
Entrance onto Show: Unknown
Marriages: none
Romances: Engaged to Donna Craig in 1979
Children: none
Occupation: Unknown
Crimes/Incarcerations: none
Other Interesting Facts: none
Date of Death: Still Alive

Pete Curtis, Neil's cousin, came to Salem and began dating Donna Craig. When Donna became pregnant and refused to have an abortion Pete fled town. Pete was later found and brought back by Don Craig, and Pete agreed to marry Donna. When Donna suffered a miscarriage in 1979 Pete left Salem town.


Phyllis Anderson Curtis

Portrayers: Nancy Wickwire 1972-73, Elizabeth MacRae 1977, Corinne Conely 1973-82
Date of Birth: Unknown
Parents: Unknown
Entrance onto Show: 1972 Bob Anderson's wife
Marriages: Bob Anderson, Neil Curtis 1976
Romances: none
Children: Mary Anderson
Occupation: unknown
Crimes/Incarceration: Shot her daughter Mary while trying to kill Julie
Other Interesting Facts: none
Date of Death: Still Alive

Phyliss was married to Bob Anderson and had one daughter with him, Mary Anderson. When Julie Olson Bannings' husband Scott was killed accidentally on the job Julie moved in with the Anderson's on Bob's insistence. Julie and Phyliss would become very close, and Julie would begin to regard her as a mother figure. However, when Bob divorced Phyliss, giving no explanation, and soon married Julie, Phyliss felt betrayed. She planned to murder Julie, but instead shot her daughter Mary. Mary survived, but Phyliss suffered deep emotional trauma from the incident.

Phyliss would soon fall in love with Dr. Neil Curtis, and when he proposed marriage she accepted, but only after he signed a prenuptial agreement.

In 1976 Phyliss became pregnant, but attempted to have an abortion when she thought Neil didn't want the child. Phyliss was told she was to far along to have an abortion, and attempted to overdose on pills when Neil found her. However Phyliss would eventually lose the baby while trying to pick up a drunken Neil. The baby was born prematurely and died a few days later.

In 1977 Phyliss began to buy Neil expensive gifts, and travel a lot. However, Phyliss was shocked to learn that while she was away her daughter Mary had an affair with her husband Neil. Phyliss felt anger and rage toward Mary, and tried to break up her current relationship with Chris Kositchek. When Chris refused to take Phyliss' bribes to stop seeing her daughter, Phyliss left Salem.

Phyliss returned to Salem in 1980 when she heard her ex-husband Bob Anderson was dying. Phyliss moved back into his house and cared for him, but before they could be remarried he died.


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