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DAYS 50 "The Look Of Love": Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes Look Back At Favorite Doug & Julie Moments!

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Today is the 50th anniversary of Days of our Lives having premiered back on November 8th, 1965.   And while for the next few weeks we will continue to cover and celebrate this milestone accomplishment, what would a look-back be without the iconic Salem supercouple Doug and Julie, played by real-life longtime spouses, Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes!

The duo met and fell in love while working on Days of our Lives, got married, then Doug and Julie said their first “I do’s”!  All of this part of the fascinating history of the long-running NBC soap, and this beloved duo.

Bill and Susan chose a few of their favorite romantic Doug and Julie moments with TV Insider!  They included: Doug sings “The Look of Love”, Julie dreams of dancing with Doug, and Doug and Julie’s first weeding!

When discussing their on-screen 1976 wedding Susan related: “We used the very same words on the air that Bill and I had used in our own wedding.“We took them from First Corinthians, the Book of Ruth—‘Whither thou goest, I will go.’ We also used ‘Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away…’ from Song of Songs. The words were intense and the poetry was magnificent—ideal for the climax of the Doug-and-Julie romance.”  Bill Hayes added: “The wedding was the epitome of what Days has always done best. We give our audience hope for the future!”

What were your favorite Doug and Julie moments through the years?  What would DAYS be without this iconic couple! Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Doug and Julie are my all time favorite supercouple, and i consider them the first and longest lasting supercouple in daytime…Days was the classiest soap under Bill Bell and Pat Falken Smith and Elizabeth Harrower-Susans mother in real life was also fine as the soaps writers! I used to skip school just to watch Days…i wish for the shows 50th tptb wouldve recreated Dougs place and for a whole hour the entire show was devouted to Doug and Julie and full of flashbacks to show todays audience not only how romantic soaps used to be but how far better the… Read more »

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ie: for fan coverage with regard to supercouple Doug and Julie were featured on TIME magazine; January 12, 1976 Luke and Laura were featured on NEWSWEEK magazine; September 28, 1981 I’m so with you.. that if Denise Alexander returned for a visit… and whetted fan recall… it would be all that fans could deal every post from you to Ceec’ plus: how the magic between Doug and Julie and , (for me) his twinkle still charges for the love of Grans’ Jewel: Hope re-marries! dang! I was so happy… that … KA’ Character of Hope.. found! Melissa Reeves languished and… Read more »

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My mom watched DAYS, sometimes I watched with her even though I was very young. It wasn’t as explicit then as it is now. I remember him singing Rogers&Hart’s “Tne Most Beautiful Girl in the World” to Julie. I thought it was his original song he wrote just for her! Then I saw the movie “Jumbo” on TV, lol. To this day I prefer Doug’s version. Then, as now, the most beautiful couple in the world.

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Bill Hayes was also a singer in the 1950s on Your Show Of Shows and also was one of three who sung The Ballad Of Davey Crockett-his version was the most popular and reached number one for several weeks…my sister has the record!…on Days, Doug and Julie were the most romantic couple in all of daytime…you are right…it wasnt as explicit as it is now…i would rewatch those 70s episodes over if available…it wasnt always all gloom and doom as it is today but its still entertaining and the best soap at the moment…imo

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I love Doug and Julie and hope they will be used more for real story. Can’t wait to see Doug’s reaction to Aiden’s wedding night behavior.

I met Susan and Bill at a recent book signing. Lovely people.

Didn’t see their original wedding. Maybe it’s on YouTube. I wish Days would put out a DVD of great moments from the first 50 years.

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i seen it originally when it aired…an actual beautiful wedding without the predictable interuption used too often today…it was on utube…i rewatched part of it a few years ago…those were the Days!!!

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Love Doug and Julie! Loved Doug’s place, and when Doug would sing there! Now, those were the Days…. 🙂 Hope they do flash backs of Doug’s place for the 50th Anniversary celebrations.

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SO glad to see Doug and Julie get more to do as the show approached its 50th. Hope that continues. They represent for me (someone who has watched since he was in kindergarten, left and has now come back) a current embodiment of the Horton legacy (Tom and Alice).

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It’s interesting…I was just watching that “The Look of Love” scene with Doug and Julie the other day on youtube listed under Days of Our Lives: classic 60’s and 70’s, and I absolutely love, love, love that scene. There was also a nice Addie and Doug scene among others.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES: Marlena Becomes Possessed … Again!

On Tuesday’s episode of Days of our Lives, the devil had his way with his favorite person, Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall)! In story, leave it to Marlena to save Doug (Bill Hayes) by giving herself up to Satan!

As Doug revealed himself to be Satan while in a therapy session with Marlena in her office, a shook Marlena tries to comprehend what is happening! When the devil says if Marlena won’t accept him in, she will punish Doug, he does just that.

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Poor Doug is left writhing in pain and on the floor, crying out for help! When we come back to the scene Marlena is not exactly right near his body, but sort of overlooking what is happening. Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) rushes into Marlena’s office to find Doug as Marlena stares blankly. Eventually, she calls for help.

After Doug is put in a hospital room and is monitored, Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) and Tripp (Lucas Adams) can’t find anything wrong with him. Meanwhile, Julie finds Marlena at the nurses station and asks what happened with Doug during their therapy session.  Marlena flashes back to what led to Doug writing on the floor, and clearly something is way off with Marlena, because she has now become possessed.

Later, Julie sits by Doug’s hospital bed as he opens his eyes, as he tells his beloved wife, “He left me and went in to her.”  A confused Julie is left to ponder what on earth Doug could be talking about.

When Marlena comes home to John (Drake Hogestyn) – who is already concerned with Johnny (Carson Boatman) being set on making a movie of Sami’s life story which includes points on Marlena’s original possession – she tells him Doug collapsed in her office. When the two hug, Marlena slowly opens her eyes  revealing that they are glowing yellow.  Yup! We are off to the races. Marlena is now once again possessed.

So, what did you think about the scenes between Deidre Hall and Bill Hayes? Are you enjoying the revisiting of the infamous ‘possession’ storyline thus far? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Kicks-Off Possession Storyline Revisted with ‘Doug’ Twist Cliffhanger, Followed by Fall Preview

Did the ‘Devil’ make them do it? Doug Williams  (Bill Hayes) is Satan? In what can only be described as major surprise twist on NBC’s Days of our Lives, for weeks, fans have thought they were about to embark on another dementia or Alzheimer’s storyline on the soaps with another beloved character.

However, Days head writer, Ron Carlivati ,and his writing team came up with a way to make it seem like this may be Doug’s fate only to use the long-running character as the impetus to bring the classic possession storyline back on the air some 25 years later.

It all goes down after Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) calls Marlena (Deidre Hall) to ask him to see Doug, after his MRI and other tests proved inconclusive for dementia, etc, to see if Dr. Evans can assess him.  The phone call to Marlena happened after John (Drake Hogestyn) was discussing the past, since Johnny (Carson Boatman) is ramping up to a shoot a movie on Sami’s life, that will include the time that Sami walked in on John and Marlena having sex, which caused Sami to act out for years and years.

 

However, and this is key, John tells Marlena that moment in time also left her alone and vulnerable to the darkest time in her life – alluding to when she became possessed by the devil – and Marlena was clearly having difficulty admitting that or going down that road of remembrance, when the phone call from Kayla saved her from digging deeper into the past.  Well now, John and Marlena may never have that conversation as she is primed to once again become possessed.

Meanwhile, Johnny is reading Will’s script for the Sami movie, and is shocked to read in it that Marlena was once possessed by the devil, as John takes out a dusty box with his Father John collar, a bible, and a news clipping of Marlena being possessed.  John is feeling that this movie will bring bad things on to all those he loves, especially Doc, and he looks to be right!

Now at her office with Doug, he admits he knows something is wrong.  He acts out and does strange things and does not know why.  Marlena brings up why Doug locked Julie (Susan Seaforth Hayes) in a freezer by accident. Doug gets adamant saying: “That was no accident. I locked that bitch in there on purpose.”  Marlena is shocked at his word and tone.  Then as Doug laughs, he says, “I’m not Doug.”  Next thing you know, the lowered voice of Satan comes out of Doug’s mouth and he tells Doc, “It’s been over 25 years Marlena. But did you really think I wouldn’t come back for you?” End of episode.  Great cliffhanger!

Now, check out the fall preview released following the airing of Friday’s episode by NBC below, which teases more demonic moments on Days. Then let us know in the comment section, what you thought of the ‘Doug’ twist as the possession storyline begins?

Plus, make sure to cast your vote in ‘Michael’s Poll’ of the week on the revisiting of this classic tale now in 2021 below the preview.

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Ron Carlivati Talks on the Creation, Scenes & Cast of ‘Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem’

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