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Deidre Hall Debuted 40 Years Ago On Days Of Our Lives: Watch 'Marlena Evans Gives You Hell' Video!

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Daytime icon Deidre Hall (Marlena) celebrated her 40th anniversary on Days of our Lives yesterday on June 21, 2016, even though it has been noted she took some years off from the show. Hall had premiered on the NBC daytime drama series on that date back in 1976, as the beautiful and caring psychiatrist in Salem, Dr. Marlena Evans.

When viewers first saw Marlena on the canvas, she was the psychiatrist that treated Mickey Horton (John Clarke) in a sanitarium. As fans of Deidre’s and the character of Marlena know, the past forty years have provided many an adventure, mystery and romance for “doc”.

From the Salem Stalker, to Marlena’s possession, to exploring the ramifications for a mother following SIDS death, to her back-from-the-dead story, to her countless romantic entaglements with Roman and John, to being the understanding  grandmother who helped her grandson Will come to terms with his sexuality, Hall’s Marlena has often been the moral center and an everywoman centerpiece of the 51-year-old soap.

In celebration of her 40th milestone yesterday, Deidre took to her official facebook page to show the fun and humorous side of playing Marlena, when she called attention to a fantastic fan video made in 2014, entitled, “Marlena Evans Gives You Hell.”  This such a whimiscal, fun, and engaging look at the character that we wanted to repost it here.

So, check out the video containing memorable Marlena moments after the jump, and then share your thoughts on 40 years of Deidre on DAYS in the comment section below!


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Very cute video! I’ve loved & watched Doc since 1981 and thanks to old footage seen her older stuff. Glad to see Wayne at the end of this video. Happy Anniversary Dee!

i seen her from her first episode…wish this included first husband Don, sister Samantha and stepdaughter Donna…

I remember Deidre first day, wow can’t believe its been 40 years

Great song set to a very good montage of clips with our favorite Doc—we know she ain’t no “All American Reject”.

I loved Marlena’s/Deidre’s “The Wizard of Oz” type scene in the church!

I always thought Dr. Marlena Evans was one of the best characters on daytime. Deidre Hall is beautiful and classy, and it is a downright shame that Daytime Emmys have never awarded her Best Actress for her outstanding performances.

Deidre Hall is absolutely stunning and talented and yes-should be nominated for a Daytime Emmy.

She is still so gorgeous

Miss Evans is a class act. DAYS should always keep its focus on its legacy characters. They are the tent poles. This video was a delight to view and on such a special occasion. 40 years! Congratulations!

What a kick in the pants I have not watched Days in a decade but Deidree Hall made that soap! Best to you my lovely lady! You were the best of Days lots of great memories!

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Daytime Stars We Lost Remembered in 2024 SAG Awards In-Memoriam Tribute

On Saturday night at the 30th annual SAG Awards streaming on Netflix, several stars from the world of soap opera were remembered in a very moving In-Memoriam segment.

Honoring those actors we lost this past year, and set to the song “How do I Say Goodbye” by Dean Lewis, the screen was filled with so many heartbreaking losses.

Those who were remembered in the tribute included: Bill Hayes (Doug, Days of our Lives), Ellen Holly (Carla, One Life to Live), Nicolas Coster (Lionel, Santa Barbara et al), Tyler Christopher (Nikolas, GH, Stefan DAYS), Billy Miller (Billy, Y&R and Drew, GH), Sharon Farrell (Flo, Y&R), Arlene Sorkin (Calliope, DAYS), Kamar de los Reyes (Antonio, OLTL), Jeffrey Carlson (Zoe/Zarf, AMC) and Mark Goddard (Ted, OLTL).

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Other notable stars who passed away and were included in the tribute were: Chita Rivera, Andre Braugher, Suzanne Somers, and Matthew Perry.

Before the video package was played, actress Naomi Watts took to the stage and shared, “We have lost so many extraordinary actors in the past year, but because they touched the world with their talent, we all share their loss. To those of us who worked with them, alongside them, we feel their loss and their absence deeply.”

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She added, “Of course their memory will live on in our recollections of the precious time we shared together — and through their work, their performances captured in countless frames of images, ever ready to dance across the screen and come to life again, if only for a while.”

What did you think of the In-Memoriam Tribute at the 2024 SAG Awards and seeing a lot of familiar faces being included who represent the soaps? Comment. below.

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SAG AWARDS 2024: Jennifer Aniston to Present Barbra Streisand with SAG Life Achievement Award

This Saturday night the 30th annual SAG Awards will be handed out for acting performances in motion picture and television. One of the high points of the evening will be legendary actress, singer, producer, writer and director Barbra Streisand receiving the SAG’s Life Achievement Award.

Scheduled to present the award to Barbra will be Jennifer Aniston. Streisand becomes the 59th recipient of  SAG-AFTRA’s highest honor for her career accomplishments and humanitarian efforts.

The 30th annual SAG Awards stream live on Netflix this Saturday February 24th at 8pm ET/PT.  Winners in SAG’s 15 categories will be announced that evening. The SAG Awards historically have been a predictor of who will win the top performer categories and potentially Best Picture.


Additional presenters for the evening include a reunion of  the stars of A Devil Wears Prada with Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt.

Others on the presenter list include: Erika Alexander, Danielle Brooks, Sterling K. Brown, Michael Cera, Colman Domingo, Robert Downey Jr., Fran Drescher, Phil Dunster, Billie Eilish, America Ferrera, Brendan Fraser, Taraji P. Henson, Troy Kotsur, Greta Lee, Melissa McCarthy, Cillian Murphy, Glen Powell, Issa Rae, Storm Reid, Tracee Ellis Ross, Alexander Skarsgård, Omar Sy, Hannah Waddingham, Naomi Watts, Jeffrey Wright, and more.

In the nominations, Barbie and Oppenheimer lead the motion picture categories with four nominations apiece, while the television nominations saw Succession receive five followed by Ted Lasso, The Bear and The Last of Us.

The Morning Show and Friends star. Jennifer Aniston, is the daughter of the late Days of our Lives legend, John Aniston, who passed away on November 11, 2022.

So, looking forward to Barbra Streisand receiving the SAG Life Achievement Award? Comment below.

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Playgirl Confirms ‘Hunks of Days of our Lives’ In Spring Digital Edition

Looks like the Days of our Lives men, who have been known to show some skin on daily episodes of the Peacock streaming soap opera, will be featured in a pictorial spread in an upcoming spring edition of Playgirl.

The guys that are known to have participated include: Robert Scott Wilson (Alex Kiriakis), Eric Marstolf (Brady Black), Paul Telfer (Xander Kiriakis), Christopher Sean (ex-Paul) and Bryan Dattilo (Lucas Horton).

The official Playgirl Instagram account shared a pic with Rob Scott Wilson in a robe with noted photographer Katie Levine, and expressed: “Cooking up something epic with @katielevinephoto@robertscottwilson and the hunks of @dayspeacock.”

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In response to the Playgirl post, Rob Scott Wilson replied, “Here goes nothin’, while Christopher Sean added, “Thanks for having me.” Bryan Dattilo took to his Instagram story in a post that has since bee deleted, where he confirmed that the ‘hunks’ shot their photos this week.

Playgirl Magazine made its debuted in 1973. It’s last print edition was released in 2016. Now, the Playgirl brand is returning as a digital publication.

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So, what do you think? Glad the DAYS hunks will kick off the new digital edition of Playgirl? Looking forward to seeing the photo spread? Comment below.

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