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We are thrilled to recognize today one of the daytime industry's best - Susan Seaforth Hayes for her years of outstanding service to the genre. On this day in soap history in 1968, Hayes stepped into the role of Julie Williams on 'Days of Our Lives' replacing Catherine Ferrar.
49 years later, still being a part of the daytime busing acting in a recurring aspect on 'Days', Hayes continues to show us why we grew to love her so much. She not only displays a wide range of talent on screen but shares an undeniable chemistry with Bill Hayes's Doug which is so enjoyable to watch.
Throughout her career she has marked several incredible moments, being the first super couple in the history of daytime along with Doug Williams. Her character was often the subject of the press during her run on the NBC daytime soap. She has also received several Daytime Emmy nominations being the only actress on the show to receive so many nominations.
As the half sister of Hope Brady (Kristian Alfonso), Julie is often tied in the mix of things and also as a core family member she's often in the mix of things in the present day happenings on the drama.
What a great 49 years it has been, such a wonderful journey and something worth remembering as we look back at the fantabulous character of Julie Olson Williams. Check out the throwback video clips below! Happy 49th anniversary Susan!