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Days of our Lives’ Susan Seaforth Hayes Celebrates Her Birthday

Days of our Lives star Susan Seaforth Hayes with the Soap Hub logo.Happy birthday, Susan Seaforth Hayes.

Life has been up and down for Days of our Lives‘ Julie Olson Williams since the Horton mansion burned down and was rebuilt. Today is set to be a big one for actress Susan Seaforth Hayes, who has a special milestone to celebrate.

Happy Birthday, Susan Seaforth Hayes!

And that’s because she was born on July 11, 1943, in Oakland, California, which means that this talented performer is turning 81 years old today! Born Susan Seabold, Hayes adopted the last name Seaforth on her mother’s advice (former actress, screenwriter, and daytime soap opera scripter Elizabeth Harrower) and set about carving out a name for herself in the acting world.

The actress racked up several primetime credits throughout the 1960s, including episodes of Death Valley Days, National Velvet, The Fugitive, The Man from U.N.C.L.E, and Adam-12.

In 1964 and 1965, respectively, she had a brief run on General Hospital (as the flirtatious Dorothy Bradley) and The Young Marrieds (as Carol West). In 1968, Susan Seaforth Hayes joined the DAYS cast and remained there until 1984. She subsequently returned in a starring compacity between 1990 and 1993 and has recurred on the show since 1999.

In a case of life imitating and then superseding art, she married Bill Hayes—her DAYS costar—in 1974, some two years before their on-screen counterparts (lovebirds Julie and Doug Williams) tied the knot (though not for the first time). Hayes passed away in early 2024.

Between November 1984 and May 1989, she played Joanna Manning—mother to Lauren Fenmore—on The Young and the Restless. The part was reprised in 2005, 2007, 2007, and 2010. The glamourous star also portrayed Patricia Steele on NBC’s Sunset Beach.

Soap Hub would like to wish Susan Seaforth Hayes a very happy birthday, and you can, too, by clicking on the X (formerly Twitter) link below.

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