Days of Our Lives
A Complete History of the Long-Running Soap Opera
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)
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: 23 photos, 8 graphs, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010 
Table of Contents
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
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.