the 100 most memorable moments in soap history
By many accounts, DAYS' Doug & Julie (Bill Hayes & Susan Seaforth Hayes) were daytime's first true supercouple. They were even the first soap stars to ever grace the cover of Time magazine. The DAYS writers put them through an emotional roller coaster of trials and tribulations throughout the early 1970s before finally allowing them to make it to the altar in 1976. (Many of these issues involved issues with Addie Olson, which helped Julie end up as Hope's sister and stepmother, but that's a long story.) Doug & Julie's on-screen chemistry also spilled off into real life, as they remain married in the real world today, just as they are in Salem.