December 6, 1989 |
Hayes to Return to 'Days': Actress Susan Seaforth Hayes will recreate her longtime role of Julie Williams when she rejoins the cast of NBC's popular daytime drama "Days of Our Lives," beginning in mid-February. Hayes earned four Emmy nominations while playing the role from 1968-1984.
February 16, 1986 |
King of the Soaps Bill Hayes is returning to his throne on "Days of Our Lives"--in the role of Doug Williams that he created in 1970 and abandoned two years ago. (Air date for the royal return: about April 1.) Hayes and wife, Susan Seaforth Hayes, who played his soap wife, Julie Williams, were known as the King and Queen of Soaps. They shocked their fans when they jointly quit (she now toils on "The Young and the Restless").
October 5, 1990 |
Old habits die hard. Last spring, the Glendale Music Theatre was told that it could no longer perform at Glendale Community College, its longtime home. The college's auditorium was being converted into a considerably smaller stage and badly needed classrooms. But construction was delayed, so the 42-year-old GMT is now staging a fall production of the Broadway musical "42nd Street." And theater officials aren't quite ready to give up on their familiar surroundings.
March 25, 1993 |
The Scene: Twentieth anniversary celebration for the CBS soap opera "The Young and the Restless" Tuesday night at the Four Seasons. Created by William J. Bell and his wife, Lee Phillip Bell, the show premiered March 23, 1973. It has been the No. 1-rated daytime drama for the past 220 weeks, and has won four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Daytime Drama.
December 25, 1989 |
"Days of Our Lives" took a big gamble in 1988. In an effort to boost the show's mediocre ratings, the powers-that-be came up with a plan to incorporate action/adventure into the show's usual romantic story lines. "We were trying to do a better show," says Al Rabin, who recently returned to the helm as the supervising executive producer. "We tried to keep the romantic aspects of the show and add an element of adventure. But the reality is you can only do so much." Apparently so.
November 12, 1991 |
The Scene: The party at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Friday night celebrating the 26th anniversary of NBC's daytime drama "Days of Our Lives." This is TV's top-rated soap. It should be running into the next century. Or, as executive producer Ken Corday put it, "There's no light at the end of the tunnel." Who Was There: Among the 400 guests were studio execs, crew, writers and "Days" stars, including Frances Reid, Peter Reckell, Staci Greason, Drake Hogestyn and Matthew Ashford.