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!