DAYS' Susan Seaforth Hayes Celebrates Her Birthday

Life is pretty sweet for Days of our Lives' Julie Olson Williams since she got a quick visit with her grandson Eli. Today is set to be just as sweet for actress Susan Seaforth Hayes, who has a very 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 80 years old today! Born Susan Seabold, Hayes adopted the last name Seaforth on the advice of her mother (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 a number of 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.

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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 cast of DAYS, and she remained there until 1984. She subsequently returned in a starring compacity between 1990 and 1993, and she 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 not (though not for the first time).

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

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