"Days of Our Lives" celebrates its 42nd anniversary on November 8, 2007. Here's a look back at two of the original castmembers. TOP STORY: Marie Cheatham (Marie) appeared in the pilot episode on November 8, 1965. She remained with the show through 1973. BOTTOM STORY: David McLean (Craig) debuted in the second episode on November 9, 1965. He would marry Marie on-screen in 1966 before departing the series in 1967. McLean died of lung cancer in October, 1995. Cheatham continues to act, appearing in recent episodes of "Monk" and "Desperate Housewives."
Bill Arvin and wife Marie Cheatham on their wedding day in 1966.
May 7, 1966 North Adams (MA) Transcript
David McLean (Craig Merritt)
June 26, 1966 Pasadena (CA) Independent Star-News


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