LEF: Original castmembers Frances Reid (Alice), Macdonald Carey (Tom) and John Clarke (Mickey) celebrate ten years together as Hortons.

CENTER: Mary Frann (Amanda), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie) and Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie).

RIGHT: Macdonald Carey (Tom) and Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie) pose for a promotional photo
announcing that "Days" would be expanding from a half-hour show to an hour show in April, 1975.
The small hourglass represents the half-hour version, while the bigger hourglass represents the hour version of the series.


1975 Contract Changes:

Contract Arrivals: (10)

4/22- Mary Frann (Amanda Peters) (recurring since 4/3/74)
4/22- Joseph Gallison (Neil Curtis) (recurring since 2/13/74)
6/13- Robert Clary (Robert LeClair)
7/14- Margaret Mason (Linda Anderson)
7/16- Jed Allan (Don Craig) (recurring since 6/21/71)
7/31- Richard Guthrie (David Banning) (recurring since 7/18/75)
8/18- Brooke Bundy (Rebecca North) (recurring since 7/11/75)
9/1- Adrienne LaRussa (Brooke Hamilton) (recurring since 5/7/75)
10/10- Susan Oliver (Laura Horton)
12/18- Patty Weaver (Trish Clayton) (recurring since 8/23/74)

Contract Departures: (1)
5/27- Susan Flannery (Laura Horton)

1975 Episode Rankings. The following is a listing of how many episodes each actor appeared in on "Days of Our Lives" in 1975. 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 Williams) 149
2. Bill Hayes (Doug Williams) 130
3. John Clarke (Mickey Horton) 118
*. Joseph Gallison (Neil Curtis) 118
5. Peter Brown (Greg Peters) 113
*. Mary Frann (Amanda Howard) 113
7. Macdonald Carey (Dr. Tom Horton) 112
8. Edward Mallory (Bill Horton) 111
9. Mark Tapscott (Bob Anderson) 110
10. Wesley Eure (Mike Horton) 108
11. Frances Reid (Alice Horton) 104
12. Suzanne Rogers (Maggie Simmons) 100
13. Corinne Conley (Phyllis Anderson) 97
14. Jed Allan (Don Craig) 92
15. Adrienne LaRussa (Brooke Hamilton) 88
16. Margaret Mason (Linda Phillips) 76
17. Patty Weaver (Trish Clayton) 74
18. Robert Clary (Robert LeClair) 65
19. Bennye Gatteys (Susan Peters) 57
*. Richard Guthrie (David Banning) 57
21. Susan Flannery (Laura Horton) 55
22. Ben DiTosti (Ben) 52
23. Brooke Bundy (Rebecca North) 48
24. Stanley Kamel (Eric Peters) 40
25. Kaye Stevens (Jeri Clayton) 37
26. Victor Holchak (Jim Phillips) 34
27. Susan Oliver (Laura Horton) 33
28. Carla Borelli (Mary Anderson) 29
29. Don Frabotta (Dave) 28
30. Tina Andrews (Valerie Grant) 27
*. Dee Carroll (Adele Winston Hamilton) 27
*. Kim Durso (Melissa Phillips) 27
33. Natasha Ryan (Hope Williams) 24
34. Frederic Downs (Hank Wilson) 21
35. Jack Denbo (Jack Clayton) 19
36. Lawrence Cook (Paul Grant) 17
37. Steve Doubet (David Banning) 15
38. Mark Miller (J.R. Barnett) 14
39. Ketty Lester (Helen Grant) 13
40. John Lupton (Tommy Horton) 12
*. Michael Dwight Smith (Danny Grant) 12
42. Hedley Mattingly (Smitty) 11
43. Paul Savior (Sam) 9
44. Robert Lee Jarvis (Diver) 7
*. Richard McMurray (Dr. Mel Bailey) 7
46. Paul Henry Itkin (Johnny Collins) 6
47. Tom Brown (Nathan Curtis) 5
*. Elizabeth Hoy (Annie Peters) 5
*. Paul Mantee (Lt. Bryce Spaulding) 5
*. Martha Nix (Janice Barnes) 5
51. Jeanne Bates (Anne Peters) 4
*. Gloria Manners (Carrie Spencer) 4
*. Nancy Stephens (Mary Anderson) 4
54. William Keene (Doc Lubick) 3
*. Andrea King (Jane MacAllister) 3
*. Hal Riddle (Max) 3
*. Kimberly Joy Weber (Hope Williams) 3
58. Burt Douglas (Sam Monroe) 2
*. Karin Wolfe (Mary Anderson) 2
60. Mary Patton (Mrs. Nowlin) 1
*. Skip Ward (J.R. Barnett) 1

Credited Guests In Less Than 5 Episodes:
Robert Alberti (Pianist) 4
Michael Grayson (Dr. David Hackett) 4
Jean LeBouvier (Cynthia Warner) 3
Stuart Nesbitt (Henry) 3
Ashley Wells (Elaine Forrest) 3
Lynn Wood (Therapist) 3
Peter Colt (Police Officer) 2
Jan Jorden (Helen Cantrell) 2
Kay Kuter (Artist Tory Randell) 2
Cec Linder (Dr. Raymond Turner)  2
Lupe Moreno (Mrs. Olivas) 2
Meg Wyllie (Mrs. Bishop) 2
Ivan Bonar (John Gage/Justice of the Peace) 1
Ray Buktenica (Brookville Hospital Intern) 1
Ivy Bethune (Nurse Blake) 1
Naomi Caryl (Customer at Boutique) 1
Annette Davis (Polly Walters) 1
Kathie Lee Epstein Gifford (Nurse Callihan) 1
Betsy Jones-Moreland (Mrs. Chalmers) 1
Linnea Larson (Myrna P. Lambert) 1
Adrienne Moore (Saleslady Mrs. Hackett) 1
Adrienne Moore (Libby Randolph)  1     
Adrienne Moore (Doris Gibson) 1
Mavis Palmer (Mrs. St. John) 1
Samantha Price (Gertrude Willoughby) 1
Sari Price (Mary Gage) 1
Fran Ryan (Olive Newton) 1
Georgia Schmidt (Elderly Patient) 1
Olan Soule (Mr. Jerome) 1
Cynthia Szigeti (Hester Pitkins) 1
Linda Van Ness (Nurse) 1
Linda Van Ness (Helen Parker) 1
UNKNOWN (Mrs. Warner) 1
UNKNOWN (Nurse Falk) 1
UNKNOWN (Pianist) 1
UNKNOWN (Airport P.A. Voice) 1

Preemptions: (8)
Wed. 1/1/75       CHILDREN'S SPECIAL: CIRCUS TOWN
Mon. 1/6/75        HOW TO SURVIVE A MARRIAGE ONE-HOUR TRIAL EPISODE
Tue. 1/21/75       GERALD FORD GAS RATIONING NEWS CONFERENCE
Thu. 1/23/75       THE DOCTORS ONE-HOUR TRIAL EPISODE
Fri. 4/18/75         DRAMA: FIRST LADIES' DIARIES: RACHEL JACKSON
Thu. 9/25/75        INTERVIEWS: BARBARA WALTERS VISITS THE ROYAL LOVERS
Thu. 10/23/75      DRAMA: FIRST LADIES' DIARIES: MARTHA WASHINGTON
Thu. 11/27/75      MOVIE: A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS

"Days" Cast Birthdays (including the "Days" episode aired that day):
1/6/75- Dick Billingsley (Scotty Banning) Episode # 2296
3/6/75- Chad Schropp (Pete) Episode # 2336
8/25/75- Rhasaan Orange (Tek Kramer) Episode # 2457
10/15/75- Joy Bisco (Gabby) Episode # 2493

                                                                                                Cast Yearbook: 1975 Debuts

                        
                     Tina Andrews                     Carla Borelli                         Tom Brown                         Brooke Bundy                       Dee Carroll 
                     (Valerie Grant)                 (Mary Anderson)                    (Nathan Curtis)                    (Rebecca North)            (Adele Winston Hamilton) 

                                                      
                                        Lawrence Cook                     Steve Doubet                       Richard Guthrie                      Elizabeth Hoy     
                                           (Paul Grant)                      (David Banning)                     (David Banning)                     (Annie Peters)    

                         
                    Paul Henry Itkin                 Robert Lee Jarvis                  Adrienne LaRussa                     Ketty Lester                          Paul Mantee
                    (Johnny Collins)                          (Diver)                           (Brooke Hamilton)                    (Helen Grant)                  (Lt. Bryce Spaulding)

                                           
                                           Hedley Mattingly                      Mark Miller                               Martha Nix                             Susan Oliver
                                                  (Smitty)                            (J.R. Barnett)                          (Janice Barnes)                        (Laura Horton)

                            
                         Natasha Ryan                      Paul Savior                  Michael Dwight Smith              Nancy Stephens                       Skip Ward
                        (Hope Williams)                         (Sam)                            (Danny Grant)                     (Mary Anderson)                     (J.R. Barnett)

                                                                                                Camera Shy: Kim Durso (Melissa Phillips).

   
10th Anniversary, 1975.
LEFT: Executive producer Betty Corday holds a congratulatory card from NBC, thanking "Days" for ten years of sex and suffering in the afternoon. RIGHT: Top Row: Patty Weaver (Trish), Mary Frann (Amanda), Frances Reid (Alice), Macdonald Carey (Tom); Middle Row: Robert Clary (Robert), Bill Hayes (Doug), Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie), executive producer Betty Corday; Bottom Row: Suzanne Rogers (Maggie), Margaret Mason (Linda), Bennye Gatteys (Susan).