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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 Alum Molly Burnett Promoted To Series Regular on ‘Queen of the South’

Wanna know where you can find Salem’s Melanie Layton, sorta?  You can watch her killing it on USA’s drama Queen of the South.  That”s where former Days of our Lives star, Molly Burnett has just been upped to series regular for the show’s upcoming fifth season.

According to Deadline who broke the news, Burnett will continue to play her complex and delicious role of Kelly Anne.

Soap fans Molly as Melanie on DAYS from 2008-2016 and when she stepped into play the role of Maxie Jones for Kirsten Storms on General Hospital in 2016.

Queen of the South is based on the bestselling book La Reina del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. It tells the story of Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga), a woman who is forced to run from the Mexican cartel and seek refuge in America.

Burnett’s Kelly Anne is a frequent member of Teresa’s drug operation, has already killed her abusive husband, was an informant, and had a cocaine habit.  When viewers last saw Kelly Anne she was finding her sobriety and her way back into the Teresa’s operations in New Orleans.

Since exiting Days in 2014, Burnett has also been seen on  CSI: Cyber, Relationship Status and True Blood. 

So intrigued to watch Molly on Queen of the South? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Returns To Production After Temporary Halt Amid COVID-19

UPDATED:  According to Deadline  the cast and crew of NBC’s Days of our Lives will actually be returning tomorrow, October 20th to begin taping ahead of schedule after a positive Covid-19 test shut production down originally scheduled for two weeks.

The outlet cited, “Following a thorough investigation including contact tracing, quarantines, testing, and a deep cleaning of the studio, the health and safety experts at Days of our Lives have determined that it was safe to return to production before the end of the two-week period. As a result, the show will be back on set tomorrow Oct 20.”

The word of the early return initially got out Monday, although at that time unconfirmed by the show, apparently, via a posting by Lauren Koslow on her Instagram account where she is pictured in a Kate Roberts outfit in her dressing room.

Koslow shared: “Stepping into Monday in alice + olivia black velvet,” She also tagged the post #dressingroomselfie and the words. “Stay strong.”

She also added a quote from poet Maya Angelou: “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

So, happy to hear it seems like DAYS is back … once again? Comment below!

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Kristian Alfonso Bids Farewell to DAYS as Final Episode Airs Today Sharing; “Thank YOU From The Bottom Of My Heart For Welcoming Me Into Your Homes All Of These Years”

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 marks the final appearance of Kristian Alfonso’s iconic run as Hope Williams on NBC’s Days of our Lives, a role she played on and off for more than 37 years.  Make no mistake about it, Alfonso was a staple of Salem and the DAYS family since she made her debut back in 1983.

However, over the summer viewers learned she would not be returning to the show when the series began production again in September, after she was told they were planning on resting the character of Hope for five months or so.  A decision that prompted Kristian to make a decision to leave the show for good and start a new chapter in her life.

To celebrate her run and to say a thank you to everyone at the show and her enduring fans, Kristian posted a video on her Instagram account of some backstage moments through the years to the tune of “I’ve Had The Time Of My Life”.  She accompanied her post with these words of thanks to everyone that has been by her side every step of the way:  “Being today is my last airshow, I wanted to share some of my favorite memories onset & behind the scenes I hope you enjoy it.  Thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for welcoming me into your homes all of these years.  And making me a part of your lives #xoxo ❤️  Thank you Ken & @nbcuniversal @nbc for a #beautiful #ride . #❤️ #😘”

 

So, are you sad that Kristina will be gone for DAYS on-screen after today?  Share your thoughts om this, her final airdate, via the comment section below.

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