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DAYS Peter Reckell Shares: "These New Writers Are Really Inspired For The 50th Anniversary. They Will Have You Laughing, Crying, Jumping For Joy!"

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Days of our Lives icon Peter Reckell (Bo Brady) is giving out some major kudos to DAYS new head writing team of Dena Higley and Josh Griffith, who are apparently turning the show on its ear, and are apparently penning inspired storytelling come time for the show’s 50th anniversary milestone.

Over the last few months, everyone On-Air On-Soaps has spoken to from the cast, the powers-that-be, and those behind the scenes are over the moon with the scripts and the storylines that they are taping, and that viewers will see come this fall.  DAYS turns 50 on November 8th.

Today on Twitter, Reckell shared: “These new writers are really inspired for the 50th anniversary. They will have you laughing, crying, jumping for joy!!!”  In addition, Reckell said in a previous tweet:  “The show has been on hiatus this week, so I went camping with family! Looking forward to Salem this next week, have some amazing material!!”

So, do you think Josh Griffith and Dena Higley have found the golden formula to make sure that DAYS 5-0 is one for the soap opera record books? What do you think will be Bo’s story when he returns on-air?  Are you excited by all the enthusiasm and all the big returns from Thaao Penghlis, Stephen Nichols, Jason Cook, Reckell and more?  Comment below!

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Jeremy
Jeremy

This is all sounds very good for DAYS! It pleases me that Peter Reckell and other cast members are excited by the new writing team. This is great news. Looking forward to the return of Thaao, Stephen, Peter Jason, and Allison.
I just wish NBC would realize that the advance taping may have been very effective in the past, but it’s not working now. Fix that problem, it has to be addressed, so the show can quickly fix casting issues, storylines, etc. in a quicker fashion.

Becky Davis
Becky Davis

I agree about the 5 months,they Need to ‘re think their letting go of good actors like sonny,and Melanie…..what’s up with that…I am a little disgusted watching gay men kiss and make out…not right read the bible.
Get rid Massey he does a terrible job of acting,of will.

Helen
Helen

You sound like a homophobe, If you think seeing 2 men kissing, is discussing then dont watch Days of our Lives. You are a bigot.

Mateo
Mateo

Besides the stupidity of the comment regarding two men kissing I have to make one slight correction to your inane rant, Ms. Davis. Chandler Massey hasn’t played Will Horton for over a year. The actor portraying Will Horton now is Guy Wilson. Get a grip lady, your knowledge of the cast is just as poor as your alleged Biblical knowledge. The Bible actually does not address two men kissing on television. In fact it says nothing about men and women kissing on television. So if you’re gonna use that make believe book as a tool to get your point across at least have the intelligence to back it up factually. Your opinion on the matter is simply that — YOUR opinion. I, myself, happen to love seeing gay men portrayed as responsible, loving humans who express love the same way that the heterosexual community does. It’s time to drop that line of thinking. It’s not backed up factually, in fact, Christ himself NEVER condemned homosexuality. So place that in your Bible study and educate yourself. Here’s to Will Sonny and Paul. Let’s have some more gay characters come to town and educate the world on the value of these members of our world. Kudos to DAYS for moving into the 21st century and proving that love is love no matter who is partaking in it.

Mary SF
Mary SF

I don’t know it this will get pass the moderators because it is really off topic but I do wish to address Becky’s comments and those who responded to it. I will try to be brief @ Becky– if you are going to judge fictional characters and stories by Biblical standards then you need to judge all of them. You cannot say you offended by the gay storyline because it is not right, yet be okay watching, premarital sex, adultery, murder, lying, or any other sinful behavior, because those too are not right. If you’re okay watching immorality and are only picking and choosing which sin to be offended by, then I respectfully suggest your issue with homosexuality is not rooted in Scripture but your own dislike. If you are equally offended by all displays of Biblical immorality on this soap then wouldn’t it be better for your spirit if don’t waste your time watching it, and use that hour to read Scripture, listen to worship music, pray, or better yet, go out in your community and give your time to helping others. Doesn’t that make better sense than filling your mind with “garbage” then complaining when it stinks.? To everyone else —–There has been a huge cultural shift in attitudes towards homosexuality in recent years. It would be unfair to expect everyone to be adjusted to this shift. Trying to change minds by spewing hate to those who spew hate, is a bit like trying to teach your child not to hit others, by slapping them across the face- its pointless. Becky is uncomfortable watching two men kiss, she might not be able to understand the source of her discomfort, and is mislabeling it, but that doesn’t make her a bad human being, just human. If you can honestly tell me there hasn’t been at least one gay man who hasn’t felt a bit revolted by watching straight people kiss, then yes, I might say, let’s jump on the band wagon and shame Becky for having a human response to something unfamiliar to her life experience. But if not, let’s us try to be more compassionate, and show the love we wish people would show us. Not saying we have to agree with Becky, or we cannot challenge her statements, but lets try to do it with kindness, if you truly desire her to hear your view, otherwise, hating the hater will just beget more hate from them. As for Mateo’s statement that Jesus didn’t condemn homosexuality, thereby implying Jesus was okay with it, that isn’t quite right. Jesus was a devout Jew, and as a devout Jew, he followed the law of Moses. The Jews believe the law was given to Moses from God Himself. And according to the law of Moses, God did forbid the Jewish people from practicing homosexuality. Jesus didn’t need to tell the Jewish people not to do it, because they all ready knew what the law said about it. His silence wasn’t consent… Read more »

Aden
Aden

Mary what a beautifully written post!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tom Jenkins
Tom Jenkins

There is an old saying “don’t argue with an idiot”. Becky, your comments are so absurd and inane they really don’t warrant a response. However, if you’re unhappy with the direction the show is taking, then by all means don’t be a part of the viewing audience. Honestly, no one is forcing you to watch the show.

LeeAnn
LeeAnn

Let’s hope the material the new writer’s have given lives up to the hype.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

I knew having Josh as a head-writer would bring back some joy to the series. Hopefully all of these changes keep up and that the entire fiftieth year is one o be enjoyed!

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

Wont judge the stories for the 50th until i see them……so far the guest appearances are exciting! Keep them coming! Wish they could get Denise Alexander for a few eps.—she was Julie’s rival Susan Martin.—would love it if she showed up as Anne’s mother. Susan did have a daughter named Annie.

Patrick
Patrick

just for you : Denise Alexander, “Susan Martin” ex- Days : 1966-1973

an excerpt from the DAYS 50th anniversary issue.

ie: she was asked… about Susan Seaforth Hayes

“do you still keep in touch with her?”

“oh, yes. I will love her and Bill forever. I can’t explain to you the affection. it’s everlasting and it will be life long. in your life you just meet some people that become like a sister of the soul, and Susan is that to me. I also have a great fondness for Susan Flannery, or Flannels, as we called her. one of the most stunningly beautiful women you would ever want to meet and with a mouth like a truck driver! we were just crazy about her, the other Susan and me. we knew we were odd and we didn’t care! what made me laugh, made Susan laugh, made Flannels laugh. maybe it was because the show was new and we were struggling to survive, but its as close to a real family feeling in a work situation that I’ve ever known”

Denise also alluded to the fact : that she got a call from ABC.. and Denise was told by Betty Corday… “you have to do this.. they are offering you 4 times what we can give you”

hence the rest is history

I too … am in love with this woman

ps: JimH… this site… offers you some respite and distraction… enjoy… don’t worry about all your lively posts… it’s a treasure to share this with you… do take care

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Susan Hunter Martin Peters Portrayers: Denise Alexander 1966-73, Bennye Gatteys 1973-76 Date of Birth: unknown Parents: Richard and Diane Hunter Entrance onto Show: Susan was an old schoolmate of Julie’s Marriages: David Martin 1966, Dr. Greg Peters 1973 Romances: Bill Horton, 1968/9, Scott Banning 1969 Children: Richard “Dickie” Martin 1967, Annie Peters 1972 Occupation: Founded the David Martin Clinic Crimes/Incarceration: Shot and killed her husband David Martin Other Interesting Facts: none Date of Death: Still Alive Susan was Julie’s best friend, and married Julie’s husband to be David Martin in 1966. Susan only married David because she learned she was pregnant as a result of a drunken one night fling with him. Both Susan and David planned to give the baby up for adoption and tell her parents it was still born, and in January on 1967 Susan delivered a premature baby boy, named Richard “Dickie” Martin. Susan vowed to keep the baby and told David they would make their marriage work for the baby’s sake. However David did not feel the same way and went to Susan’s parents with the truth, not knowing Susan had already told them the truth. Richard and Dianne Hunter told David he should take responsibility for his actions and stay with his family. In the summer of 67 when her son Dickie died while with her husband David, Susan became so consumed with grief that in a moment of hate she shot and killed David. After a long hard trial Susan was proven not guilty by reason of temporary insanity in October of 67. After being acquitted Susan went to David’s mother to apologize, and was then shot by her. Susan had to undergo surgery and survived, but was left heart problems. In 1969 when Scott and Janet Banning moved to town with their adopted son Bradley (In reality it was Julie and David’s child) Susan began to take care of Brad due to his mother’s fading health due to a brain tumor. After Janet died Susan became found of Brad, and of Scott. However, Julie Olson would exact her revenge on Susan and would sue for custody of Brad (Little David) and would win. Eventually Julie married Scott. In 1970 Susan met Doug Williams, who was trying to romance her out of her money. Susan didn’t fall for Doug, but she did see a way she could top her old rival Julie. Susan payed Doug to have an affair with Julie Olson Banning, but when she eventually realized she couldn’t live with what she had done and tried to call the deal off it was too late. When Scott left town with David after becoming separated from Julie, Susan became depressed, and while taking a walk in the park one night Susan was attacked by a man, but refused to talk about the incident because she was too embarrassed. The only clue to the attacker was a button she was grasping in her hand. In 1971 Susan opened up a clinic with her… Read more »

Patrick
Patrick

ps: I had “NO” idea.. she was on DAYS

I absolutely loved Lesley and Rick Webber… OK : give me this… I loved him

ie: Lesley ; the character was killed off in March 1984. Angry fans picketed the studio, upset that the character had died.[4] In 1996, the series wrote the character back on, and Alexander appeared in a recurring status until October 2009

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I hope … she returns… to GH.. and rights her grandson… Nikolas… she’a a HOOT

liz
liz

That is inspired. A Denise Alexander – Susan Seaforth Hayes showdown. Best thing since Krystal and Alexis.

Darren
Darren

There have been rumors that Days of Our Lives will not be renewed for 2017, as of now. Days will stick around till September 2016. The ratings are really bad now. I enjoy Days but the Serena storyline is boring and Dragging on and on.

marsha pace
marsha pace

I agree boring . I do wish they would keep Brady and Melanie together .

Jana Hugins
Jana Hugins

Days needs Jack Devereaux for the 50th. His presence is missing in so many story lines!

Mary SF
Mary SF

Well I am glad to hear that they are making a true effort to make the 50th year special. I am looking forward to it, and hope it lives up to the press being put out there to create buzz. It only saddens me to think they are making this effort only because of the 50th, and not because they truly want to improve the show. Why does it take a special milestone for producers and higher ups to finally make changes to set the show back on course? Don’t get me wrong I am happy the show seems to be getting back into its old groove, but I just wonder if the 50th wasn’t on the radar, would we see these types of stories, or would we have been stuck with newies and diamonds in elephants for months to come?

Leah
Leah

Pleeeezzzeee give Peter a full time contract!!! I am 55 & watched DOOLs most of my life. Do what ever u need to keep him!!

Sara
Sara

I agree with you, they need to give Peter Reckell a contract. I really miss him as Bo Brady.

Blake
Blake

I agree. The show really needs Peter Reckell and Bo for good.

Mark
Mark

I am looking forward to August when we start seeing the new material. I just wish they could have moved it up sooner!

code
code

Me and you me both.

su0000
su0000

I’m not a Days watcher..
the 50th sounds great, I will watch it, and go from there..

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

To su0000,

I am a devout OLTL fan and had never seen DOOL until 1 year ago. Since then, I’ve become a regular Days viewer and really enjoy it. I watched Y&R for 2 years and finally couldn’t take it anymore. Days certainly cannot replace OLTL in my opinion; but, it is fun and generally well done. Hope you enjoy it.

Lorianne
Lorianne

I wasn’t watching when Peter left; i hadn’t watched Days in YEARS. i came in just before Kristen left, just as Sami left. I’ve LOVED THIS SHOW SO MUCH and hope to never stop watching again.

Don’t know why Peter left, but i’m not missing him. i know DOOL can sell it tho, and i may end up happy he’s back.

HEY DOOL why all the days that DAYS isn’t showing? there was a monday one week, a friday one week, now no show on thurs OR fri this week? COME ON!

Mary SF
Mary SF

Blame NBC for preempting Days — for tennis I think.

Lorianne
Lorianne

yeah; i thought about that as i was waking up this morning. of course it’s not DOOLs fault.

Beth
Beth

I’m looking forward to the 50th anniversary and the months leading up to it. But we’re still a long way away from mid to late August when some of the returning veterans start to air. I can’t believe we have to wait so long for all this good stuff to happen.

Annette Ostrom
Annette Ostrom

I have watched days since day one. I am SO excited to hear that Bo, Steve, and Tony are coming back to Salem. From what I hear in this report, as bad as the winter was here this past year, and our summers are so short as it is, I can’t wait for September! I am so looking forward to some decent storylines for a change. And better acting now that the veterans are returning. I hope it’s not all hype, and has some real promise in what they say. Welcome back, Bo, Steve and Tony!!! Can’t wait to see you all on screen once again.

Rose9
Rose9

Oh I hope so, this show is so terrible right now. They need something. And the returning faces sounds great, but we need the combo of writing and favs otherwise what is the point?

Tony Gallo Sr.
Tony Gallo Sr.

I wish Day’s never changed. I wish the new writers stay with all the old characters such as Bo, Patch, etc. I wish Bo gets back with Hope. Aiden is too shady.

susan blackman
susan blackman

Yes I’m so excited they are bringing back all my faves from the good old Days,I’m looking forward to the new storylines and fixing what needs fixing (Steve and Kayla) who never should of been apart ,I’m sure whatever they have planned will be exciting. I have faith in the new writers.

Travis Thomas
Travis Thomas

Im so excited for this & def can get behind Josh Griffith. But Im a little annoyed that Corday would turn the reigns over to TWICE fired Dena Higley. Most viewers hated her stints in the writers room and the answer is to rehire her a third time.

I think what makes that decision so frustrating is that Lorraine Broderick is right there to pair with Josh which would have been magical, but instead they go with Dena Higley again.

I def know the 50th Anniversary will be amazing, but the bigger question is what happens after this big moment. Will Josh & Dena clash over where to go next, will Josh give up like he did at YR and walk away, leaving Dena solely in charge. Ugh. And of course because Days tapes SIX MONTHS in advance, if things go badly, we the audience will have to wait forever to have this mess cleaned up.

I know some fans will say Im being doom and gloom to soon. But Im curious why a person that was let go 2 times will do an amazing job on the third try. I always wonder what makes Network exes go for mediocre vs going after the best. There are all these amazing and wonderful HW’s not being hired, but the same recycled hacks keep getting hired time and time again. And I just dont get it.

In most companies, they chase hires that have had tremendous success; Her OLTL stint was so bad Erika Slezak, who never speaks out went public, her two Days stints were lambasted and it took forever for Days to get out of that rut. But yet here we are again handing over the keys to the kingdom. I dont understand Corday. Plus he’s the same person that claimed her longtime SL’s were amazing both times & from history we know how that turned out. So as excited as I am about the 50th anniversary shows, Im worried about afterwards.

Alan
Alan

It would be great if the new material is enough to raise DAYS’ ratings and erase any cancellation rumors but based on Higley and Griffith’s previous work I’m not counting on it.

Larry
Larry

Yo…Bo…Been a long long time…Glad to see ur back…

PatF
PatF

I’m going to tune in once Josh’s material starts to air.

We’ll see how he does. He was hit and miss on YR. But compared to Pratt….

damien
damien

hopfully the set designers will be inspired too…. the sets are an eyesore. no matter how well the story is written, visual appeal is also important. three sets: the square, the bush, and the office with the awkard door and window in the corner. oh and the bradey booth now, and the hospital registration desk. c ‘mon

Aden
Aden

Lmao @ the bush.

alice
alice

This so good to hear Days has not good story lines fir our fab.actors!
Plus they have draged out the shirt lines with Nj and eve and Paige.
not only that mort fans bated the whole Nj and eve story line!!
And to.finally. have Peter back is wonderful! And Steve .
Really can’t wait for Saki.to come back too.

Blake
Blake

I’m really looking forward to the stories starting in August. Hopefully this means the current storylines will start getting better because a lot of them will be wrapping up and they will likely be getting rid of characters like Clyde to make room and save money for the vets coming back.

Days is going to be MUST SEE again starting in August and I can’t wait!

Gmbenet
Gmbenet

“Laughing, crying jumping for joy” sounds like a Bo and Hope reconciliation to me! Didn’t expect Bo to take Hope divorcing him and moving forward with Aiden – or any man for that matter – lying down! (Don’t think Peter could take it either! I think he likes Bo and Hope as a supercouple too!)

Gmbenet
Gmbenet

Days could make a huge storyline out of telling what Bo has been doing since he left Salem! Speaking of jumping for joy, I might do that if they brought back Joe Gallison (Neil Curtis), Gloria Poring (Liz) and Jed Allen (Don’t Craig).

Also they say Tommy Horton, Jr. went upstairs at Horton house and never came down again. I think the actor who played Tom Jr is deceased. But what Days could down is have Tom Jr’s grandson come down the stairs at Horton house and say something about his grandfather. A whole lot has gone on upstairs at Horton house down through the years. Tell it!

Gmbenet
Gmbenet

Gloria Loring

Gmbenet
Gmbenet

Maybe when Tommy Horton, Jr. went upstairs at Horton house, the Coneheads from SNL got him because that is where they landed when they came to earth. They landed upstairs at Horton house!

Mateo
Mateo

Days has a lot of potential. There are some stellar cast members. However people keep choosing to look back instead of looking forward. I mean please, how much Bo and Hope can any one stomach take. They will never be what they were in their hey day. Same for Marlena and John. Some of these couples are things of the past. Time to move forward and accept it. It’s great that they are bringing back some of the actors from the past but it would be silly to bring them back to “tease” the audience about getting something they most likely will not get. The new writing team is exciting. I like what DAYS can do when they tell a good story. But when you have boring stories like they have had for the past few months it’s hard to save them. I am wishing and hoping all the best for DAYS because when it’s good, it’s really really good.

janet
janet

Lets face it. All the returns will get people like me watching. But for how long ? I haven’t wanted to or been tempted to watch days in years. TITC of GH have completely destroyed that show. I hate to say it but, TIIC of soaps want them GONE. they want more of the Chew, Talk, the gag me with all the idiots. Talk shows don’t cost as much. I never watch them no matter how many soap stars they drag on, and soaps they are not tempting me at all either. I will watch Bo’s return , Stephen , etc. sounds good for now. One thing about me. If a show takes over the time my favorite soap had, I just never watch. The talk I have never watched ,never will. I am very vindictive. .I do not forget. Cable allows me to be that way. I have gotten in the habit of not putting my TV on in the daytime. They also need to bring back Jack the original !

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Hi janet!

Maybe you’re talking about Matthew Ashford as Jack, but he was not the original Jack. Here’s a list containing the five Jacks, including Matthew Ashford’s three stints:

Joseph Adams (1987)
James Acheson (1987)
Matthew Ashford (1987-1993)
Mark Valley (1994-1997)
Steve Wilder (1997-1998)
Matthew Ashford (2001-2007)
Matthew Ashford (2011-2012)

Joseph Adams was blonde and scruffy…much like patch.
James Acheson was more of a preppy like the most well know Jack…Matthew Ashford, but James was not seasoned.
Mark Valley was really good, but when he was in the shower, he turned into Steve Wilder…MID EPISODE!!

I hope Matthew Ashford comes back!!!

janet
janet

Matthew Ashford was the Jack I liked. He was the last one, TIIC destroyed. Missy and Matt had great on screen chemistry. M A is the one I would love to see returned. At one time days was the show you didn’t want to miss. Now I just don’t bother with any soaps. Oh I know he wasn’t the original, I also remember him coming on..If I happen to turn the show on out of curiosity, I think that is a different show.

Allen saint james
Allen saint james

I need an adventure plot with bo hope patch and kayla.

Libby
Libby

Hype for 50th sounds great. Days has always run as a rollercoaster. Counting on Josh Griffith to bring it back to life and commerate the best of show.Thrilled to hear Peter Reckell, Stephen Nichols, Thaao Penghlis, Jason Cook, Nadia Bjorlin, Denise Alexander are all returning. So far so good. I hope we see a lot or even cameos & flashbacks from Matthew Ashford,(Jack), Kirsten Storms(Belle) James Scott (EJ), Billy Warlock,(Frankie), Jane Elliott(Anjelica Devereaux), Jed Allen(Don Craig), J Kenneth Johnson(Phillip), Ashley Benson(Abby), John DeLancie(Eugene), LeeAnn Hunley(Anna), Wayne Northrup(Roman),Michael Weiss(Mike), Christie Clark(Carrie), Austin Peck(Austin), Julie Pinson(Billie), SteveBlackwood(Bart)

I would especially like to see Jack return (give Matt Ashford a contract-he is needed so much. His whole Devereaux/Johnson family is back.) Give a special recognition to Josh Taylor as Chris Kosticheck. Have a special salute to all the Romans, like GH gave a salute
to all the Carly’s.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Hi Libby!

Maybe you think Denise Alexander is coming back because she’s on so many people’s wish list. Or possibly you heard she’s actually visiting. Are you sure Denise is on her way? I sure hope so, but I would understand if you were mistaken.

Go DAYS!!!!!

Ray
Ray

I continue to watch because I know I will miss the show if it ever goes away. One of the biggest problems is knowing that Serena, Zander, Melanie and Sonny are all leaving in the next few months and so much of the show revolves around their story lines. The show MUST stop taping so far in advance and get rid of story lines that are HORRIBLE. Did someone at NBC actually think a ceramic elephant storyline sounded interesting involving characters we do not know or care about?

Next, the show has dropped the ball on two huge story lines. Why did the writers not take the opportunity to show a different side of Theresa after she found her baby? She is still manipulative and her conversations with Anne make me realize how one-dimensional the character has been since Jen L arrived. The other missed opportunity is with Eve. After someone has been brought to their knees, why would the character not take responsibility and realize things need to change. Instead, we get to see Eve blame everyone else (just like Will) for her misdeeds. Please make these characters have just a small amount of rooting value. Will, Eve and Theresa continue to show us nothing but selfishness.

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Peter Reckell On The Passing Of DAYS Peggy McCay: “Looking in Peggy’s Eyes, All I Could See Was A Mom Who Loved Me, And Wanted The Best For Me.”

Over the last week, actors, colleagues, and fans have paid tribute and shared their remembrances of Days of our Lives’ Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady) who passed away at the age of 90.

One of Peggy’s most cherished and longtime scene partners was none other than Peter Reckell, who played the iconic Bo Brady, and was Caroline’s son.  This on-screen mother/son duo shared a bond like no other in Salem.

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

This weekend, Peter shared his thoughts on working with the Emmy-winning actress, who was also nominated four times for a Daytime Emmy, by taking to social media on the loss of the matriarch of the Brady clan.

Peter expressed via his tweet:  “I was so fortunate to have worked with some amazing actors that shaped the actor and person I am .Looking in Peggy’s eyes, all I could see was a Mom who loved me, and wanted the best for me. She was always so committed to the story.Those sparkling eyes RIP”

After a fan put together a tribute of Bo and Caroline scenes through the years on You Tube and shared it with Reckell, he responded back with: “This is beautiful! Brought back so many wonderful memories. She truly was a powerful, loving presence, I miss her so much. Thanks for putting this together for all of us who love her. Lots of love.”

Watch the tribute made by Angie Evangelia below, then let us know your favorite Bo and Caroline through the years on DAYS via the comment section below.

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DAYS Stars Pay Tribute & Share Remembrances Of Peggy McCay

Over the last 24 hours, cast members and colleagues past and present of Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady) have taken to social media to share their sorrow and their memories of this great and beloved actress who passed away a few days ago at the age of 90.

Here is just a sampling of the heartfelt tributes from many longtime castmates and more who cherished their time with Peggy below.

Eric Martsolf (Brady) : RIP Peggy McCay. Feisty, witty, and not an unkind bone throughout her body. She was warm to me when I first entered the hallways of DOOL, and made every word she was given poetry. I will miss this true lady of daytime.

Alison Sweeney (Sami): Every day working with Peggy was a win. She had such an incredibly colorful & often hilarious history in tv. I was so lucky to hear her stories. She was feisty, funny & ever so talented. She was very much a grandmother to me and will miss her so much. #rip

Deidre Hall (Marlena) : “Our dearest Peggy McCay has left us. She was a friend, an activist and a real scrapper!!  I remember meeting her at the bedside of a dear, very ill friend. I backed her up as she ferociously took on doctors and nurses to make sure he had the very best care. She fought that hard for all her causes. Passionate and tireless.  And how she loved being “Caroline”!! Days of our Lives

Billy Flynn (Chad): “Just heard Peggy took her Final bow. RIP love…you’re a star forever!”

Galen Gering (Rafe): “So sad to hear about the passing of . She was fierce & firey with the heart of a lion yet could be as soft as a petal. I always looked forward to our scenes together, eager to see what kind of spontaneous thing she’d do. She was loved & adored & will be missed.”

Kristian Alfonso (Hope): “Peggy #thankyou for all of your #kindness , #love & encouragement through the years . #loveu Rest In Peace”

Greg Meng (Co-EP, DAYS): “I feel so blessed to have known her, and worked with her… she was an animal lover… a superb actor… had an interest in fashion… fascinated in anything creative… inquisitive, supportive… and she was ageless. Not just an inspiration but a FIRECRACKER! Lucky me, lucky us… thank you, Peggy.”

Ryan Quan: RIP Peggy McCay. She was as warm, friendly, and spunky in person as she was on screen. One of my favorite recent Caroline scenes was her speech at Will and Sonny’s wedding… Peggy’s performance was amazing. She will be missed!

Mary Beth Evans: (Kayla): Oh how I loved this woman! Her strength & professionalism was like no other! She set such an amazing standard for all of us….as actors & people. She will always be the  & soul of the Brady family & she lives on in Salem and in our hearts.

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Days of our Lives Peggy McCay Passes Away

One of the greatest actresses, and one of Days of our Lives most beloved cast member, Peggy McCay (Caroline Brady) has passed away.

According to reports, Peggy passed away in her sleep on October 7 at the age of 90 of natural causes.  Peggy’s close friend, Denise Kiel Smith broke the news on social media on Twitter relating: “To all of Peggy McCay’s dear friend and family I have some sad news…  Peggy passed peacefully in her sleep of natural causes Sunday morning at 1:00 am. She always appreciated you, her loyal fans, for all of the love and support that you gave her throughout the years. Peggy enjoyed a lifelong career of acting in television and movies. She loved working at Days of Our Lives nearly to the end. Acting and animal rescue were her passions in life. If you would like to show your support please visit the Kitty Bungalow, Peggy’s favorite charity, at Kitty Bungalow.”

One of the greats in her field; Peggy was nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actress  category at the Daytime Emmy Awards for her performances as Caroline Brady 4 times. However, Peggy won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a drama series for her work in the The Trials of Rosie O’Neill.

DAYS fans have missed Peggy on-screen for the last few years.  The last time she appeared on-screen was in late August of 2016.  McCay originated the role of the Brady matriarch in 1983.

Throughout the last 24 hours, fans, cast members, and co-workers of the beloved Peggy have taken to social media to share their remembrances and grief and love for this talented powerhouse performer.  We will share many of those with you in a post to come.

Share your condolences and remembrances of Peggy as Caroline on DAYS in the comment section below.

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