Susan Seaforth Hayes Biography
Susan Seaforth Hayes is an American dramatic actress. She is widely known for her portrayal of Julie Williams on the NBC drama Days of Our Lives. She is also known for her intermittent portrayal of Joanna Manning on the CBS daytime drama The Young and the Restless.
Susan started playing the role of Julie Olsen Williams on Days of Our Lives in 1968 and is the only actor to appear on the show for all six decades (the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s) in which it has been on the air. Seaforth Hayes still regularly appears on Days as Julie Olsen Williams.
How Old Is Susan Seaforth Hayes
Susan was born on July 11, 1943, in Oakland, California, U.S. He is 78 years old.
Susan Seaforth Family
Susan was born in Oakland, California, U.S, and grew up in Hollywood, where she was active in theater as a teenager. Susan’s mother, Elizabeth Harrower (1918–2003), was an actress and screenwriter who eventually became a part of the writing teams of The Young and the Restless and Days of Our Lives.
Her father, Harry Seabold, lived with his bride for ninety days during World War II, through his basic training near Oklahoma City. Her father shipped out after Susan was conceived and remained overseas for thirty-three months; during this time, Susan’s mother returned to her family home in Berkeley. For many years, Susan and her mother lived in the Alvarado Terrace Historic District of Los Angeles.
Susan Seaforth Hayes Husband
Susan got married to Bill Hayes on 12 October 1974. Susan’s onscreen and real-life romance with co-star Bill Hayes (Doug Williams) was widely covered by both the soap opera magazines and the mainstream press.
The couple published their joint autobiography, Like Sands Through the Hourglass in 2005. They also support the West Texas Rehab Center, hosting the annual telethon in Abilene, Texas.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes with Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on April 29, 2018.
Susan Seaforth Hayes Children
Susan had no children when he got married to Hayes. However his husband Hayes has five children from his previous marriage to Mary Hobbs. His husband’s children become her stepchildren.
Susan Seaforth Hayes Career
In the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s Susan had a number of featured roles on prime-time television. She appeared in the TV series Cheyenne in the episode, “The Bad Penny”, portraying a young murderess avenging the hanging of her outlaw father. She appeared as Martha Otis, the wife of Jim Otis (Gil Peterson), a gold prospector who finds an unexpected bonanza in silver in the 1967 episode “Solid Foundation” of the syndicated television series, Death Valley Days, hosted by Robert Taylor.
She guest-starred in National Velvet, The Fugitive, Redigo, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., at least two appearances on My Three Sons, plus episodes of Emergency!, Adam-12, the 1967-1970 version of Dragnet, and Matlock, starring Andy Griffith.
In 1962 she was in two separate episodes of Cheyenne with Clint Walker. In 1962 she also had a guest appearance on Perry Mason as title character Helen Gregory in “The Case of the Stand-in Sister.” She appeared on General Hospital as the flirtatious Dorothy Bradley (1964) in the mid-1960s and later on The Young Marrieds as Carol West (1965), giving her some experience into the hectic world of daytime television soap opera.
Susan is popularly known for her work on the daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives in the role of Julie Olson Williams. She played the role continuously from 1968 to 1984 and again from 1990 to 1993, with recurring appearances in 1994 and 1996. She has appeared on the show in a recurring capacity since 1999, often doing double duty between “Days” and “Y&R”, in one case appearing on both shows on the very same day, a feat possible because of their different shooting and airing schedules.
For her work on Days, Susan has received four Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, in 1975, 1976, 1978, and 1979; and in 2018 she received one nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. From 1976 to 1978 she was voted Best Actress in Daytime TV’s Annual Reader’s Poll.
Additionally, she won two Soapy Awards for Actress of the Year and Favorite Heroine in 1977. In 1977 and 1978 Susan was awarded Photoplay Gold Medal Awards, for Favorite Daytime Female Star.
Her onscreen and real-life romance with co-star Bill Hayes (Doug Williams) was widely covered by both the soap opera magazines and the mainstream press (they married in 1974). The characters of Doug and Julie were Days of our Lives, as well as daytime TV’s, first super couple, and are widely believed to be the first super coupling on the American daytime serials. Their appearance together on the January 12, 1976 cover of Time magazine was the only time daytime actors have appeared there.
Susan is the only actor to appear on Days of Our Lives in all six decades that it has been in production as of March 2010. In between appearances, Susan starred as Joanna Manning, mother to Tracey E. Bregman’s character, Lauren Fenmore, on The Young from November 1984 to May 1989 and the Restless and as District Attorney Patricia Steele on Sunset Beach in that show’s final months on the air. She and Hayes published their joint autobiography, Like Sands Through The Hourglass in 2005.
On The Bold and the Beautiful the role of Stephanie Forrester was created for her by former Days head writer William J. Bell. After she turned it down, her former Days costar Susan Flannery took the role. However, when the character of Lauren Fenmore crossed over, Susan in 2003 she did reprise her role of Joanna Manning on that show for one episode and has made several return appearances as that character on “Y&R” as Lauren’s storyline required the character to be there. Susan made a cameo appearance in a music video for Chip Chocolate’s “Cookie Dance” as Mrs. Fields.
Susan Seaforth Hayes Net Worth
Susan has an estimated net worth of $5 million.