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Days of Our Lives 

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A chronicle of the lives, loves, trials and tribulations of the citizens of the fictional city of Salem.
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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 228 wins & 498 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Deidre Hall ...  Dr. Marlena Evans / ... 4,448 episodes, 1976-2021
Frances Reid ...  Alice Horton 4,427 episodes, 1965-2018
John Clarke ...  Mickey Horton 4,165 episodes, 1965-2010
John Aniston ...  Victor Kiriakis 4,029 episodes, 1985-2021
Macdonald Carey ...  Dr. Tom Horton / ... 3,836 episodes, 1965-2018
Josh Taylor ...  Roman Brady / ... 3,800 episodes, 1977-2021
Drake Hogestyn ...  John Black / ... 3,601 episodes, 1986-2021
Kristian Alfonso ...  Hope Brady / ... 3,596 episodes, 1983-2020
Suzanne Rogers ...  Maggie Horton / ... 3,561 episodes, 1973-2021
Bryan Dattilo ...  Lucas Roberts / ... 3,309 episodes, 1993-2021
Matthew Ashford ...  Jack Deveraux / ... 3,068 episodes, 1987-2021
Alison Sweeney ...  Sami Brady / ... 2,984 episodes, 1987-2021
Peter Reckell ...  Bo Brady / ... 2,901 episodes, 1983-2016
Lauren Koslow ...  Kate Roberts / ... 2,784 episodes, 1996-2021
Susan Seaforth Hayes ...  Julie Williams / ... 2,698 episodes, 1968-2021
Melissa Reeves ...  Jennifer Horton / ... 2,607 episodes, 1985-2020
Joseph Mascolo ...  Stefano DiMera / ... 2,494 episodes, 1982-2016
Bill Hayes ...  Doug Williams / ... 2,462 episodes, 1970-2021
James Reynolds ...  Abe Carver 2,427 episodes, 1981-2021
Arianne Zucker ...  Nicole Walker / ... 2,251 episodes, 1998-2021
Thaao Penghlis ...  Tony DiMera / ... 2,244 episodes, 1981-2021
Stephen Nichols ...  Steve Johnson / ... 1,984 episodes, 1985-2021
James Scott ...  E.J. DiMera / ... 1,838 episodes, 2006-2014
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"Like sands through the hourglass... so are the Days of Our Lives." These words, spoken by late cast member Macdonald Carey, open every episode of this daytime drama, chronicaling the trials and tribulations of the citizens of the fictional city of Salem. Written by Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>

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Drama | Romance

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John Shrum designed the pilot's stage sets, salvaging set elements from the former "soap" designed by Spencer Davies. Shrum integrated stair, door, window, fireplace mantle units. Building the Horton House set, the living room was spread open like a book, the central arch in front of the main house door, a "y" hallway leading to the rest of the house. John selected a neutral color pallet of "putty" grays for all the scenery. This color scheme was a common pattern in color television set design. Early transmission electronic signals had problems with backgrounds with intense hues, as reds, yellows, oranges, because these background colors reflective color values affected actors' skin tones. Blue hues were the most compatible, and for this reason, the hospital's corridors, nurse stations and lounges, rooms, were established in the pale blue color. After the pilot sold as a series in 1965, John Shrum continued as Art Director, acting as supervising Art Director, allowing novice Assistants to helm the art direction duties. Hub Braden Art Directed the summer of 1968. Ed Flesh, from NBC-NY, replaced Hub and was Art Director from 1968 through 1974. During this period, Studio 9 was built to move the series to it's own stage, freeing up the main NBC Stages 2, 4, 1 & 3 for Specials and for host-variety series (Andy Williams, Phyllis Diller, Bob Hope, Johnny Carson). In mid 1969, Gloria Monte developed a new day-time series "Bright Promise" with Hub Braden as Production Designer. This program moved in and was set-up on the other half of Stage 9. This combination of shows utilized the stage facility full time. "Return to Peyton Place" replaced "B.P." in 1971-1973, until the show was canceled. Milt Altman, NBC-Art Department Director, moved Ed Flesh from the "Days" show responsibilities assigned to work on game show pilots. Hub Braden took over "Days" from 1973-1975. Milt Altman then assigned Braden to the new game show series, "Wheel of Fortune" (pilot set designed by Ed Flesh), NBC practice was to use one person as the art director, expected to decorate the sets. Replacing Hub, Milt Altman assigned Scott Rittenhour as Art Director to "Days" production staff. Scott demanded an assistant art director. Milt assigned (a newly hired) Mary Ann Biddle as Scott's assistant, who was expected to decorate the sets. See more »

Goofs

One episode from 1993 incorrectly credited Frances Reid as "Francis Reid". See more »

Quotes

[Sami is venting to a bathroom attendant to feel better]
Sami: I rarely ever have someone to talk to, you know, I'm just - talkin' to myself.
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Connections

Referenced in Turk 182 (1985) See more »

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Days of Our Lives
Written and Performed by Ted Corday, Tommy Boyce, and Bobby Hart (1965 to present)
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''Bring back the romance''
13 January 2006 | by pokemon01570See all my reviews

I started watching days back in 1980 something, when John Black thought he was Roman.My best friend got me into the show and I have been a true fan sense. I will always watch Days, but I have to admit sometimes the show is really bad. It is confusing when actors switch roles for example,Roman used to be Chris and now Dr north is played by the original Roman, whats up with that??Is Lexie the only Dr in Salem?? I miss how the show was in the 80's with the super couples like Bo and Hope ,Kim and Shane and my favorites Patch and Kayla. BRING BACK PATCH

I hope the show starts to get better can't stand the horror and sleazy story lines,

but in spite of that I watch as often as I can and I hope the show will continue I am addicted.


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Release Date:

8 November 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

DOOL See more »

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Runtime:

| (1975-)

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16:9 HD
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