A Tribute to the "Days of Our Lives" Cast of 1965

John Alvin
(Mr. Skipson)

Born: October 24, 1917 (real name John Hoffstadt)...began acting in 1943...last appearance in "Milk Money" in 1994...died in Los Angeles, California on February 27, 2009.

Herb Armstrong
(Carl Sawyer)

Born: September 24, 1924...ran a theater in Venice, California for many years...continued acting until his death...died in Los Angeles, California on March 3, 2005.

Martin Blaine
(Judge Clinton Bridges)

Born: October 18, 1913...had a series regular role on "Young Dr. Malone"...died in a car accident in Cambria, California on January 19, 1989.

Macdonald Carey
(Tom Horton)

Born: March 15, 1913...stayed with "Days" until his death in 1994...his voice continues to begin each episode of "Days"...died of lung cancer at his home in Beverly Hills, California on March 21, 1994.

Paul Carr
(Bill Horton)

Born: February 1, 1934...had series regular roles on "General Hospital", "The Doctors" and "Generations"...one of his last appearances was on "Passions"...died of cancer in Los Angeles, California on February 17, 2006.

Marie Cheatham
(Marie Horton)

Born: June 2, 1940...series regular roles on "Search for Tomorrow" and "General Hospital"...continues to act (recently appeared on "Sam & Cat" and "Hart of Dixie")...now 74.

John Clarke
(Mickey Horton)

Born: April 14, 1931...continued to act on "Days" until his retirement in 2004...received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Emmys in 2004...now 83.

Dick Colla
(Tony Merritt)

Born: April 18, 1936...has not acted since leaving "Days" in 1966..has been a director ever since...married to actres Denise Alexander (whom he met on Days when she played Susan Hunter)...now 78.

Francis De Sales
(Dr. Rusty Lincoln)

Born: March 23, 1912...later played James Spencer (Laura's father) in 1971...died in Van Nuys, California on September 25, 1988.

Alan Dexter
(Frank Ferguson)

Born: October 22, 1918...acted from 1943 through 1980...died of a heart attack in Oxnard, California on December 19, 1983.

Charla Doherty
(Julie Olson)

Born: August 6, 1946...appeared on "Leave it to Beaver", "Gidget", "Dr. Kildare"...in the 1970s she went into local theater...died of an accidental fall in Calabasas, California on May 29, 1988.

Burt Douglas
(Jim Fisk)

Born: November 21, 1930... returned to "Days" as Sam Monroe from 1974-1975...had a four-year run on "The Edge of Night"...died in Denver, Colorado on July 1, 2000.

Gertrude Flynn
(Anna Sawyer)

Born: January 14, 1909...began acting on Broadway in 1929...married writer Asa Bordages in 1933...last acting appearance on "Outlaws" in 1987...died in South Carolina on October 16, 1996.

John Graham
(Walter Edison)

Born: December 24, 1906...had series regular roles on "Love of Life" and "Valiant Lady"...last acting appearance came in 1978...died in California on November 29, 1989.

Hal Hamilton
(Dr. Sidney Fell)

Born: March 13, 1927...after getting out of the Navy, became a DuMont network announcer, later appeared on "As the World Turns"...retired from acting in 1971...died in Kansas on April 2, 1992.

Sarah Hardy
(Jean Sawyer)

Born: December 19, 1936...had series regular roles on "From These Roots" and "Young Dr. Malone"...last acting appearance in 1970....died in Columbia, South Carolina on June 17, 1994.

Patricia Huston
(Addy Olson)

Born: August 10, 1929...returned to "Days" in various guest roles from 1986-1989...had a recurring role on "L.A. Law" from 1987-1988...died of lung cancer in Los Angeles, California on September 25, 1995.

Jane Kean
(Diane Hunter)

Born: April 10, 1923...played Trixie Norton on a series of "Honeymooners" specials from 1966-1970...retired from acting in 2006...died from complications of a fall in Burbank, California on November 26, 2013.

Robert Knapp
(Ben Olson)

Born: February 24, 1924...acted from 1949 through 1972...died in Glendale, California on May 17, 2001.

Ted Knight
(George Becker)

Born: December 7, 1923...several years after this appearance, went on to great fame on both "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Too Close for Comfort"...died of cancer in Los Angeles, California on August 26, 1986.

Geraldine Lawrence

No information could be found about Ms. Lawrence, other than a 1965 play she did in California...She would be around her early 70's now.

Jean Le Bouvier
(Eleanor Anderson)

Born: August 19, 1920...appeared in "Kojak", "The Rockford Files" and "Dynasty", among others...died in Van Nuys, California on April 6, 1983.

Phil Mansour

Born: March 5, 1927...active mainly in the Los Angeles theater...died of a heart attack in Los Angeles, California on November 14, 1998.

Flip Mark
(Steve Olson)

Born: December 22, 1948...real name: Philip Goldberg...acted for most of his childhood until he was 20...later worked in the travel industry...now lives in Arizona and works as a 911 operator...now 65.

David McLean
(Craig Merritt)

Born: May 19, 1922...starred on the 1960 series "Tate"...became famous as the Marlboro Man cigarette spokesman in many television ads...when he became sick, he later became an anti-smoking advocate...died of lung cancer in Los Angeles, California on October 12, 1995.

Duncan McLeod
(Dr. Croner)

Born: July 26, 1918...acted for over four decades, with his last appearance in the pilot episode of "Thieves" in 2001...died in Los Angeles, California on November 25, 2005.

Bill Moneymaker

Born: September 1, 1938...taught acting classes in California, worked as a tour guide at Universal Studios and, for many years, was the coordinator of The Grange Hall in San Luis Obispo, California...now 75.

Simone Pascal
(Carol Proctor)

Born: April 17, 1947 in Brussels, Belgium....continues to act (appeared on "The Bold & the Beautiful" and in the movie "Speed")...also is a painter and collage artist...now 67.

Ed Prentiss

Born: September 9, 1908...only person other than Macdonald Carey to say "Like sands through the hourglass"...would later play five different on-screen roles on "Days" through 1971...died March 18, 1992 in Los Angeles, California.

Ron Quint
(Process Server)

Born: July 5, 1941...no other acting experience could be found for Mr. Quint...he still lives in California and is 73.

Frances Reid
(Alice Horton)

Born: December 9, 1914...was the last remaining original castmember on "Days of Our Lives"...died on February 3, 2010 at the age of 95.

Edythe Sills
(Woman Patient)

Born: February 3, 1923...active in local California theater for many years...married John Fahringer in 1979...died on February 24, 2012.

Frances Spanier
(Lil Miller)

Born: August 5, 1926... appeared in "The Flying Nun", "Night Gallery" and "The Blue Knight"...died of cancer on May 10, 1981.

Robert J. Stevenson
(Detective Mike)

Born: October 10, 1915...acted from 1940 to 1968...Los Angeles City councilman from 1969 until his death...died of a heart attack in Northridge, California on March 4, 1975.

Russell Thorson
(Dr. Donald White)

Born: October 14, 1906...had a long acting career, beginning on the radio in the 1940's...his last appearance was on "The Rockford Files" in 1978...died in Van Nuys, California on July 6, 1982.

William Tregoe
(Mr. Franklin)

Born: August 26, 1921...one of his last appearances was in the hit movie "Airplane!" in 1980...was also a director and an acting teacher...died in Los Angeles, California on April 17, 1989.

Glen Vernon
(Harold Wade)

Born: October 27, 1923...a five-decade acting career in Broadway, film, and television from 1944 until his death in 1999...died of a stroke in Woodland Hills, California on October 27, 1999.

Anne Whitfield
(Barbara Harris)

Born: August 27, 1938...began acting in 1945 on radio in "One Man's Family"...continued to act for over four decades, with her last appearance in 1987...married John Phillips...now retired and lives in Washington...now 75.

Tammy Windsor
(Court Stenographer)

Born: April 24, 1937...real name: Sandra Marks DeBear...did not act after 1970...became a casting director in Sherman Oaks, California...now 77.