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Alison Sweeney Talks Her Emotional Final Tape Day At DAYS, How The Door Is Left Open For A Return, Her New Book Scared Scriptless on Access Hollywood Live!

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Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS) was a guest on Access Hollywood Live  today promoting her new novel in stores now Scared Scriptless! While speaking with hosts Billy Bush and Kit Hoover, the subject of Sweeney’s departure after nearly 22 years from Days of our Lives was discussed.

In an emotional moment as Alison was recounting what went down on her final tape day at DAYS, Kit asked her if she was scared or nervous about moving on with her career which did not include playing Sami  to which Sweeney answered: “I’m not scared. I’m sad, but I know that I will miss Sami. And I will miss my friends and the family that I have at the DAYS set… They’re my family and I’ve been doing it for almost 22 years.”

As to how the show will be writing off Sami, Alison confirmed again that the door will be left open for a possible return down the line should she want to at some point return to the soap opera:  “Yes, the door is open. There’s potential.  And I hope I come back — I would love to.”

Watch Alison’s segment from Access Hollywood Live after the jump! Then, let us know if you are happy that the door will be left open for the character of Sami to return to Salem?  How do you think she will be written off the canvas?  What did you think about Alison retelling the story from her final moment on the set and how everyone gathered around to be there as she shot her final scene?   Let us know!

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jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I hope if she ever returns as a guest or full time they write something far better than what they have done with the sad, pathetic, pointless return of John Black…Days is still the best of the four remaining soaps but its starting to loose some steam…imo…hopefully that will change with Eves arrival and Kristens return…could care less if Rafe, Jordan and Ben left town…this trios storyline is very slow and going nowhere for me…nuBen wouldve made a better Chad!!! Come on American producers and writers…check out Britains Coronation Street and see how a great soap is done…you can see… Read more »

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I have a feeling Sami will be back occasionally for guest visits around the holidays, etc. And then in about five years or so, she’ll come back full time.

DaysFan
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DaysFan

I’m glad that they are leaving the door open for her to come back for special events and things down the road.
I want to know what item she stole from the Days set! They never addressed it in the clip (that I saw).
Haha!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Okay what did she take from the set that she wasn’t supposed to? Gave the tease and never got back to it– LOL. But the sounds of it she isn’t slowing down any, but after 22 years of doing anything, don’t blame for wanting to take a break. Have no idea how they write her off since the story is so far in the future– maybe they will have her become a PI and her first case is to track down Bo, but she disappears along with him.

Johnny
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Johnny

I certainly wish her all the best. She is a dynamo with being a busy career woman, wife and mother!! With regards to the character of Sami I feel differently. Maybe its because she was written as such a one note psychopath under Jim Reilly’s pen…I have never been a big fan of the character. The last year or so I have liked her the most I ever have. But with that said…I feel it is a good time for her to go. The show is in good shape with both veterans and newcomers and her exit will not leave… Read more »

Britney
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Britney

I Will miss Sami only! Good luck AS! I defiantly think when Sami comes back we will finally get a LUMI REUNION!!!!!! Sami belongs with lucas not her obsessive stalking sick rapist

4ever DAYS
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4ever DAYS

Good story. Now, give us stories of Kassie DePaiva’s debut and the return of Eileen Davidson!!

dmr
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dmr

I’m not a huge fan of Sami Brady; but, I admire Ali Sweeney a lot. She is very driven, focused, and successful. I admire those qualities in a woman. I also admire how honest she appears to be about being a working wife and mother. I wish her the very best in her future endeavors!

Rj
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Rj

Glad they will leave the door open for her to visit periodically. She was a central character, and seeing her once in awhile will add a spark and pizazz when the show needs a little bit of a boost. I hope the show will still be on in 5 years, and it would be fine to have her come back, but one never knows if the show will be on that long, and also Allison may be on to many other projects and venues. With all of the said, I wish Allison all of the best she seems to be… Read more »

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(WATCH) Day of Days 2022 Cast Interviews

Want to know what your favorites from Salem had to share and tease at the recent Days of Days 2022? Now, You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel has released their full set of interviews with the cast of Days of our Lives conducted during the fan fest event.

Just over a week ago, Day of Days was held for the first time since 2019, and returned in a new location – the Xbox Plaza in downtown Los Angeles at L.A. Live.  DAYS, which just celebrated its 57th anniversary, can now be seen in its new home exclusively streaming on Peacock.

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Make sure to check out all the conversations below featuring: Dan Feuerriegel (EJ) and Camila Banus (Gabi), Rob Scott Wilson (Alex) and Abigail Klein (Stephanie), Greg Rikaart (Leo) and Billy Flynn (Chad), Arianne Zucker (Nicole) and Greg Vaughan (Eric), Stephen Nichols (Steve), Mary Beth Evans  (Kayla) and George DelHoyo (Orpheus), Drake Hogestyn (John), Paul Telfer (Xander) and Linsey Godfrey (Sarah), Eric Martsolf (Brady), Wally Kurth (Justin), Brandon Barash (Stefan) and Carson Boatman (Johnny), Thaao Penghlis (Tony) and Leann Hunley (Anna), Jackee Harry (Paulina) and James Reynolds (Abe), Brandon Beemer (Shawn) and Martha Madison (Belle), Galen Gering (Rafe) and Elia Cantu (Jada), Bryan Dattilo (Lucas) and Kyle Lowder (Rex), Stacy Haiduk (Kristen/Susan) and Tina Huang (Melinda), and Victoria Grace (Wendy) and Remington Hoffman (Li).

 

After you checked out the videos, let us know which was your favorite chat in the comment section below … and for more upcoming celebrity features and video content make sure to ‘subscribe’ to the Michael Fairman Channel.

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DAYS Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes Pay Tribute to Robert Clary

Days of our Lives beloved Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award recipients, Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes (Doug and Julie Williams), paid tribute to their longtime co-star and dear friend, Robert Clary (Ex-Robert LeClair, DAYS).

On Wednesday, Clary passed away at the age of 96.  On Days of our Lives, Bill Hayes and Robert Clary performed many times together as Doug and Robert when the soap opera had “Doug’s Place” as a nightclub venue for the characters to meet up and have story, while also taking in some music.

 

Bill and Susan shared their thoughts on Clary’s passing on their Instagram on Thursday; accompanied by some clips of performances by the characters of Doug and Robert.

The Hayes’ expressed: “Our Dear Robert Clary… Like a diamond, Robert was tough enough to survive this world and emerge brilliantly. He was so full of life… so saucy, so sassy, so superb at everything he tried. The energy and optimism that filled his 96 years was amazing to behold.  When he performed with pathos or joy, he always touched our hearts. He was an adoring husband, a firm friend, a trustworthy team player and, in crisis, deeply caring. In childhood, he had experienced humanity’s darkest days- then, as a man, filled the world with light.  His story in two words to remember: choose life. #RobertClary”

Share your remembrances of Bill and Robert performing on DAYS, and what you thought of the Hayes’ touching tribute via the comment section below.

 

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Robert Clary, DAYS, Y&R and ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ Favorite, Passes Away at 96

Very sad news to report.  Robert Clary, who became a soap opera fan favorite for his roles as Robert LeClair on Days of our Lives, and Pierre Roulland on The Young and the Restless has died at the age of 96.

Clary, best known to primetime fans for his role as  Cpl. Louis LeBeau, on the comedy series, Hogan Heroes, passed away on Wednesday according to his granddaughter, Kim Wright, who informed the Hollywood Reporter.  Robert was the last surviving member of the iconic cast.

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Throughout his daytime career, Clary always sang in his roles and is most remembered as Doug Williams (Bill Hayes) best friend, Robert LeClair.  The two would always perform at “Doug’s Place” in story.  Clary played the role from 1972–1973, 1975–1983, and again from 1986–1987.

During a break from DAYS, Robert went over to Y&R and created the role of Pierre Roulland when the CBS daytime drama first premiered from 1973-1974, and once again sang and acted on the show.  Later in his career, Clary appeared on The Bold and the Beautiful in the role of Pierre Jourdan from 1990-1992.

On Clary’s passing, Y&R shared: “The #YR Family sends our condolences to the family and loved ones of Robert Clary known to the Y&R audiences as “Pierre” on our debut episode!” 

B&B also honored Robert by posting: The Bell Family & @BandB_CBS re sad to learn of the passing of #RobertClary, who portrayed Pierre Jourdan on @BandB_CBS from 1990-1992. Robert was a talented actor, a kind and courageous man, and a friend to all who knew him.”

Four decades into his career, Robert, who was Jewish, came forward with the fact that was incarcerated for 31 months in an Auschwitz concentrate camp, and tattooed with the identification “A-5714” on his left forearm. He was the only one of his captured family to make it out alive.

Clary was married for 32 years to the late Natalie Cantor, the second daughter of Eddie Cantor. She passed away in 1997.

Share your remembrances of the exceptional Robert Clary via the comment section below. But first, watch Robert talking about working with Bill Hayes on Days of our Lives, and his appearance in Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes Lifetime Achievement Award package at the Daytime Emmys (produced by Michael Fairman).

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