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Jason47's "Days: The Early Years" Tribute; Tons of info & pics of the early years!
Topic Started: May 18 2009, 04:29 PM (500 Views)
Jason47
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The early years of "Days of Our Lives" have now been documented online for the first time. Complete yearly episode rankings are now available for 1965, 1966, 1967, 1972, 1973, and 1974. Partial episode rankings are now available for 1968, 1971 and 1975. More years will be released in the future. Also, photo galleries of almost every actor who appeared in at least five episodes during those years are now posted. Plus, check out some early promotional "Days" photos from 1965-1975 and enjoy a trip down memory lane with a complete "Days" wedding album from 1965-1979. All that and more at http://www.jason47.com
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Jason your site is the best and so are you!

Thanks for all this great info!!
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Awesome stuff, Jason. This was such a golden period for the show and deserves to be prominently documented.

It's interesting to note how similar the yearly rankings were from '71 to '75. The same 7 actors dominated with only slight changes in the order from year to year. It's evident here that Bill Bell plotted his stories years in advance, thus requiring very little turnover in the cast. In this case, he struck gold with two extremely popular arcs (Doug/Julie's romance, the Mickey/Laura/Bill triangle) and just milked that formula for all its worth.

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Total Episode Rankings: August 1, 1971-July 31, 1975:
(out of a total of 994 episodes)
1. Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie Williams) 576
2. Susan Flannery (Laura Horton) 541
3. Macdonald Carey (Tom Horton) 492
*. Edward Mallory (Bill Horton) 492
5. Bill Hayes (Doug Williams) 456
6. John Clarke (Mickey Horton) 422
7. Frances Reid (Alice Horton) 381


Pretty impressive list too with 6 of the 7 being multiple Emmy winners or nominees.
Edited by Ponz, May 18 2009, 06:40 PM.
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This is wonderful Jason. This is still my favorite Days era. Your site sure brings back a lot of memories. It's hard to believe now that the show had so many wonderful actors at the same time. Not just the obvious ones either. Margaret Mason as Linda Patterson (Phillips/Anderson) is still my favorite villainess ever on the show. She always seemed to purr like a kitten when she was conniving!
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