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John Conboy is an American soap opera producer.
Conboy is best known for bringing glamorous production values to a show soon after he is hired, such as adding elaborate sets, dimming the lighting, hiring beautiful young actors, and using unique camera angles. These things broke ground on soap operas in the 1970s when Conboy was executive producer of The Young and the Restless.
In 1982 Conboy left The Young and the Restless and became executive producer of the newly created CBS soap opera Capitol. He served as the show's executive producer until the series was cancelled in 1987.
After being out of daytime television for a decade, Conboy was hired as executive producer of the longest-running program in broadcast history, Guiding Light, in late 2002. The show's ratings continued to drop, though, and after a little over a year, Conboy was fired in early 2004.
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