Curlee is married to fellow soap opera writer Stephen Demorest. She retired to be a full time mother. She has been nominated for several Daytime Emmy Awards. In 1993, Curlee and her GL writing team won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team.
Her last GL writing team consisted of Stephen Demorest, Lorraine Broderick, James E. Reilly, Nancy Williams Watt, Michael Conforti, Bill Elverman, Barbara Esensten|James Harmon Brown, Barbara Esensten, Roger Newman, Trent Jones, N. Gail Lawrence, Pete T. Rich, Sally Mandel, Patrick Mulcahey, Dorothy Ann Purser, Peggy Schibi, Courtney Simon, and Wisner Washam