Days of Our Lives

A Complete History of the Long-Running Soap Opera


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About the Book

On November 8, 1965, Days of Our Lives debuted on NBC. The show overcame a rocky beginning to become one of the best-loved and longest running soap operas on daytime television.
For 30 years, the story of the show’s Horton family has been closely followed by a dedicated audience. Through extensive research, including the first-ever examination of the show’s archives, and interviews with cast members, writers, producers and production personnel, the show’s history is told here. This reference work provides a complete cast list from the show’s debut through 1994, as well as the most comprehensive storyline of the show ever available. Also included are family trees of the show’s characters, tracing the often confusing relationships involved in thirty years of developing roles.

About the Author(s)

Maureen Russell lives in Burbank, California.

Bibliographic Details

Maureen Russell
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 286
Bibliographic Info: 23 photos, 8 graphs, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010 [1995]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-5983-4
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8651-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii

Preface     xi

Introduction     1

1 Beginnings     7

2 On the Set     19

3 The Writers     43

4 The Actors     53

5 The Fans     67

6 The Story Line     81

Chapter Notes     165

Appendix A: Genealogies     173

Appendix B: Cast List     181

Appendix C: Main Characters     204

Appendix D: Emmy Nominees and Winners     209

Appendix E: Soap Opera Award Winners     215

Bibliography     219

Index     271

Book Reviews & Awards

“well researched…provides a complete narrative, an extensive bibliography, [and] unique information on the actors and their fans…a good addition”—Library Journal; “dishy and entertaining”—TV Guide; “enjoyable and accurate”—Soap Opera Weekly.