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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 character-driven stories kept us tuning in tomorrow!


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 waste away

Peter Reckell is given a salute and demand send off

Galen Gerring… and yes! from me… a lauded forward of his acting… is Rafe’alicious

WILL Hope and Rafe smolder… any where near… Bo and Aiden… I don’t think so.. the natural ease is not present… Hope stroke and attentiveness is not enough…

this is in no way a diss to Galen Gerring.. as he’s a sure fire big HIT

i’m going to miss Lauren Boles’ who completed Kristian Alfonso… so .. I say to this production… seriously?

without Aiden?

less tune in

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maddie hayes

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.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

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


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.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

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!!!


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.


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).


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 Celebrates 54th Anniversary (Photos)

Last Friday, Days of our Lives celebrated yet another amazing milestone in their storied soap history. The long-running NBC daytime drama series turned 54- years young.

To ring in the anniversary, the cast, crew and behind the scenes creatives including head writer, Ron Carlivati and NBC executive, Bruce Evans were on-hand.

DAYS executive producer Ken Corday made a speech filled with history and ‘thank you’s’, and Bruce Evans reminded everyone of how important the characters and the show is, and how it has touched so many lives from generation to generation.

From speeches, to a cake-cutting ceremony, posing for pics, to a tasty green room filled with fun food, the cast patted each other on the back for a job well-done as the show is now breaking new ground with the time-jump that kicked off Friday and plays out more this week and beyond.

Check out some of the celebration in our photo gallery below.

Then, share your congrats to DAYS and what it has meant to you on their 54th anniversary via the comment section,

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Days of our Lives Blockbuster Flash-Forward Promo: Where Are Your Favorites One-Year Later?

Every year at the annual NBC Day of Days event at Universal City, California’s CityWalk, fans in attendance are treated to the premiere of the extended and exciting promo of what’s to come in story in the weeks ahead.

But this year, the promo was even more exciting because it revealed pieces and teases of what’s happened in Salem and to your favorite characters within the one-year time jump that began on last Friday’s episode when Jennifer (Melissa Reeves) woke up out of her coma and learned from Jack (Matt Ashford) that she had been asleep for a year! And … thus begins a daytime first for a drama series.

In the DAYS November sweeps promo, viewers see that Brady (Eric Martsolf) and Kristen (Stacy Haiduk) have their baby and so does apparently, Eric (Greg Vaughan) and Sarah (Linsey Godfrey).  Then. Jack says to Abigail (Kate Mansi) that she is her number one reporter, while Victor (John Aniston) tells Ciara (Victoria Konefal) she is the future of the family.  Elsewhere, it looks like Kate (Lauren Koslow) is waiting tables?

Meanwhile, Sonny (Freddie Smith) says “I miss him, I miss him a lot.” Who is he referring to? Clyde (James Read) is back and looks to be in an adjoining cell with his son, Ben Weston (Rob Scott Wilson)!  Also in prison are the ladies, Hattie Adams (Deidre Hall) and none other than Eve (Kassie DePaiva)

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Then, Gabi (Camila Banus) and Eli (Lamon Archey) are making out and apparently things have heated up between them, once again, and Princess Gina (Kristian Alfonso) is still looming.  Will she come between John (Drake Hogestyn) and Marlena (Deidre Hall), and will Jennifer remember that Gina pushed her of the balcony a year ago?

Watch the promo for the time-jump below.  Then, let us know what story you are looking forward to most, and finding out how it plays out via the comment section below.

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Networks To Preempt Daytime Programming For Donald Trump Impeachment Hearing Coverage

Just as your favorite soaps are kicking into high gear for November sweeps next week, comes the news that due to the House public impeachment hearings on President Donald Trump, daytime programming will endure several pre-mptions starting with the first two on Wednesday November 13th and Friday, November 15th.

CBS was the first network to announce their plans for their extensive coverage, and according to the Washington Post all other networks have followed suit.  By this move by the networks it gives the hearing some extra weight and exposure to the American voters and viewing audience.

So far, leading network coverage for CBS will be reportedly anchored by Norah O’Donnell and for ABC George Stephanopoulos.

On Wednesday, the hearings begin at 10am EST, the second is scheduled for Friday beginning at 11am EST.

William Taylor, the U.S. diplomat in the Ukraine, is scheduled to testify Wednesday and on Friday Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, is scheduled to testify.

The networks are expecting big numbers for covering the hearings, as they have in the past for impeachment proceedings and hearings.

No word yet how the soaps plan for you to see the episodes that don’t air at their regularly scheduled times, or if it shifts your soap viewing schedule by several days.

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Nevertheless not great timing when the soaps are revving up their stories to make you tune-in for not-to-be missed episodes.

So, what are your thoughts on what the Impeachment hearings could mean for daytime dramas in in the weeks ahead? Comment below.

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