LEFT: A clean-shaven (1974) & bearded (1973) John Clarke (Mickey) is shown with Suzanne Rogers (Maggie).
CENTER: Mary Frann (Amanda) and Joseph Gallison (Neil).
RIGHT: Two of "Days" most famous singers, Kaye Stevens (Jeri) and Bill Hayes (Doug).



1974 Contract Changes:

Contract Arrivals: (3)

7/4- Suzanne Rogers (Maggie Horton) (recurring since 8/20/73)
9/5- Corinne Conley (Phyllis Anderson) (recurring since 4/19/73)
9/13- Wesley Eure (Mike Horton) (recurring since 6/6/74)

Contract Departures: (1)
6/28- Patricia Barry (Addie Williams)

1974 Episode Rankings. The following is a listing of how many episodes each actor appeared in on "Days of Our Lives" in 1974. Actors who have played characters that have appeared in at least five episodes total throughout the years are listed.

Rank. Actor (Character) # of Episodes
1. Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie Olson) 157
2. Susan Flannery (Laura Horton) 142
3. Edward Mallory (Bill Horton) 124
4. Bill Hayes (Doug Williams) 119
5. John Clarke (Mickey Horton) 112
6. Suzanne Rogers (Maggie Horton) 109
7. Macdonald Carey (Tom Horton) 103
8. Frances Reid (Alice Horton) 94
9. Mark Tapscott (Bob Anderson) 93
10. Peter Brown (Greg Peters) 87
11. Corinne Conley (Phyllis Anderson) 82
12. Joseph Gallison (Neil Curtis) 58
13. Mary Frann (Amanda Howard) 53
14. Bennye Gatteys (Susan Peters) 50
15. Wesley Eure (Mike Horton) 47
16. Karin Wolfe (Mary Anderson) 45
17. Patricia Barry (Addie Williams) 42
18. Jed Allan (Don Craig) 40
19. Kaye Stevens (Jeri Clayton) 38
20. Stanley Kamel (Eric Peters) 27
21. Hal Riddle (Max) 25
22. Kristina Osterhout (Hope Williams) 22
23. Frederic Downs (Hank Wilson) 20
24. Patty Weaver (Trish Clayton) 16
25. Ben DiTosti (Ben) 15
26. Lisa Lynch (Annie Peters) 14
27. Don Frabotta (Dave) 13
28. Gary Marshal (Bert Atwater) 11
29. Larry Delaney (Jay Livingston) 10
30. Jack Denbo (Jack Clayton) 9
*. Victor Holchak (Jim Phillips) 9
32. William Keene (Doc Lubick) 8
33. Alan Bergmann (Dr. Strother) 7
34. Bill Lockwood (Marcel) 6
35. Burt Douglas (Sam Monroe) 4
*. Richard McMurray (Dr. Mel Bailey) 4
37. Florence Lake (Ivy Lowell) 3
*. Mary Patton (Mrs. Nowlin) 3
*. Kimberly Joy Weber (Hope Williams) 3
40. Jeanne Bates (Anne Peters) 2
*. Rhodie Cogan (Ivy Lowell) 2
42. Ben Archibek (Neil Curtis) 1
*. Dick DeCoit (Mike Horton) 1
*. Andrea King (Jane MacAllister) 1

Credited Guests In Less Than 5 Episodes:
Margie Hall (Nurse) 4
Jan Gillan (Nurse) 4
Jodie Mann (Nurse) 4
Gloria Manners (Mrs. Jennings) 4
Sid Conrad (Reverend Jennings) 3
Ivy Bethune (Letty Lowell) 2
Steven Butts (Orphan Boy Billy) 2
Jan Harrington (Secretary Edith Hall) 2
Walter Stocker (Sgt. Wicker) 2
George Wallace (Miles Wentworth) 2
Jim Boles (Ralph Dennis) 1
Sid Conrad (Jason's Voice) 1
Harry Holcombe (Minister) 1
Lori Martin (Secretary Sally Reed) 1
Jean Martinez (Dorothy Mason) 1
Duncan McLeod (Elderly Priest) 1
Perly Mills (Harpist) 1
Pat Morouse (Lab Nurse) 1
Garth Pillsbury (Clerk) 1
UNKNOWN (Neighbor Babysitter) 1
UNKNOWN (Chronicle News Clerk) 1

Preemptions: (4)

Fri. 3/15/74        PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON SPEECH ABOUT NOT RESIGNING
Tue. 10/8/74       AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFFS GAME 3: OAKLAND VS. BALTIMORE
Wed. 10/9/74     AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYOFFS GAME 4: OAKLAND VS. BALTIMORE
Thu. 11/28/74     NFL FOOTBALL: DENVER VS. DETROIT

"Days" Cast Birthdays (including the "Days" episode aired that day):
3/25/74- Lark Voorhies (Wendty Reardon) Episode # 2095
6/3/74- Arianne Zucker (Nicole Walker) Episode # 2145
6/5/74- Marcus Patrick (Jett Carver) Episode # 2147
6/11/74- Marcy Kaplan (Marlo Ungerschterner) Episode # 2151
11/19/74- Aimee Brooks (Sarah Horton) Episode # 2264

                                                                                                 Cast Yearbook: 1974 Debuts

                                                     
                                          Alan Bergmann                       Rhodie Cogan                        Jack Denbo                 Ben DiTosti
                                            (Dr. Strother)                            (Ivy Lowell)                        (Jack Clayton)                   (Ben)

                                                 
                                           Burt Douglas                         Wesley Eure                    Don Frabotta                       Mary Frann
                                          (Sam Monroe)                       (Mike Horton)                         (Dave)                       (Amanda Howard)


                                                      
                                          Joseph Gallison                         Andrea King                           Florence Lake             Kristina Osterhout
                                             (Neil Curtis)                         (Jane MacAllister)                         (Ivy Lowell)                 (Hope Williams)

                                                    
                                                Mary Patton                         Kaye Stevens                        Patty Weaver                Kimberly Joy Weber
                                               (Mrs. Nowlin)                         (Jeri Clayton)                       (Trish Clayton)                   (Hope Williams)

                                                               Camera Shy: Ben Archibek (Neil Curtis), Lisa Lynch (Annie Peters).


9th Anniversary, 1974.
Top Row: John Lupton (Tommy), John Clarke (Mickey). Middle Row: Corinne Conley (Phyllis), Patricia Barry (Addie), Ed Mallory (Bill), Jeanne Bates (Anne), Susan Flannery (Laura), Stanley Kamel (Eric), Frances Reid (Alice), Betty Corday (executive producer), Macdonald Carey (Tom), Jack Herzberg (producer), Kaye Stevens (Jeri), Jed Allan (Don), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie), Mark Tapscott (Bob), Karin Wolfe (Mary), Ron Husmann (ex-Tony). Bottom Row: Bennye Gatteys (Susan), Peter Brown (Greg), Patty Weaver (Trish), Wesley Eure (Mike), Joseph Gallison (Neil), Jack Denbo (Jack), Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie), Bill Hayes (Doug), Ben DiTosti (Ben).