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12 hours ago, Dr Neil Curtis said:

I always thought it would have been cool if Susan Martin was Anne Milbauer’s mom. 
 

Wasn’t Stefano interested in Julie Williams when he first arrived?

Yes, he wanted Julie, and he wanted to pair Tony with Marlena.

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"I always thought it would have been cool if Susan Martin was Anne Milbauer’s mom."


 Yes, that would have been great.  Especially because I believe Susan had a daughter named Anne before she left Salem.  I was hoping Susan would pop-up during the show's 50th anniversary episodes, when they were talking about the Martin House and the Martin family.  She could have come back to town briefly with a grudge against Julie.  

 

 

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Something was surely meant to come out of those mentions of the Martins and the introduction of the Martin House. I assume there was some behind-the-scenes reason it all disappeared so quickly. 

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Susan Hayes and Denise Alexander were really close during their time on Days. There were a lot of photos from them together in magazines at each other's homes cooking etc...When they did the lifetime tribute, Michael Fairman said Denise wanted to do it and express how much she felt about Susan....and Bill. 

 

I assume she a Denise are still good friends.

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12 hours ago, Dr Neil Curtis said:

Wasn’t Stefano interested in Julie Williams when he first arrived?

 

 

Yes, he was mildly obsessed with Julie.  He even had a tunnel constructed between the Dimera house and Doug's Place (the nightclub).  At that point, Stefano wasn't such a mustache-twirling super-villain, he was a more realistic Euro-trash gangster.   Too bad they dropped all that, and went in such unbelievable directions on the show.  

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It was a huge mistake to not bring Susan, and Marie, who’s original portrayer is still alive (and appeared in the first episode!) back for the 50th anniversary. 

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20 hours ago, Khan said:

I wouldn't be surprised to learn Bill Bell tried to get Denise Alexander for a role on Y&R or B&B, but couldn't for whatever reason.

 

 

I always thought tha she would have been great as Beth Logan  on B&B - and the character would still be around.

 

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On 1/20/2020 at 8:57 PM, carolineg said:

I also was never a big fan of the Stefano/Marlena obsession.  Wanting to kill her?  Sure, but being so desperately in love with her was just weird.  He's a supervillain.   At some point wouldn't he just cut his losses?  He could get other women.  Paris was really good and all, but it was never a characteristic I enjoyed about Stefano.  So glad they randomly brought that back currently...

Stefano did cut his losses with Marlena... when JER left as head writer. Stefano got more involved with other ladies again: Vivan, Celeste, Kate. Joe was happy with that because he was also tired of Stefano kidnapping Marlena so many times.

On 1/24/2020 at 11:07 PM, amybrickwallace said:

 

That's where they lucked out having Joe Mascolo playing Stefano. He knew the material he was playing was ridiculous, yet he played it with gusto and a wink to the audience.

JM thought the quality of the writing went down when Pat Falken Smith left as head writer. And that was like three months into his original run as Stefano, LOL. But like you said, he ran with it and played it with great gusto.

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21 hours ago, SoapDope said:

I read that Joseph Mascolo (Stefano) appeared as another character on the show in 1968/69 ? 

I think you are thinking of John Aniston who appeared at that time.

 

Joe Mascolo was on Where The Heart Is in the late 60's.

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3 hours ago, Paul Raven said:

I think you are thinking of John Aniston who appeared at that time.

 

Joe Mascolo was on Where The Heart Is in the late 60's.

Joe had a brief role as a doctor on Days; I believe in 1968.

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16 hours ago, Sindacco said:

JM thought the quality of the writing went down when Pat Falken Smith left as head writer. And that was like three months into his original run as Stefano, LOL.

 

I could see where he was coming from.  Under PFS, Stefano DiMera was "just" a mafioso -- a credible threat to the residents of Salem, who was still within the realm of possibilities as far as villains went.  It's when subsequent HW's turned him into something out of a James Bond novel that, frankly, they cheapened the character.

 

17 hours ago, Elsa said:

I always thought tha she would have been great as Beth Logan  on B&B - and the character would still be around.

 

I was thinking the same thing, @Elsa.  Denise Alexander would have been TERRIFIC as Beth Logan -- or, if not there, then maybe as Cricket's mom on Y&R.

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Both Mascolo and Aniston had previous roles in the late 1960s. Mascol also appeared on TD in 1969.....

 

 

 

 

 

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JOSEPH MASCOLO

 

TRUE STORY    Toby Brenner   "The Accident"
5/4/1957

FROM THESE ROOTS         Jack Lander         1961

THE DOCTORS       Unknown Character "A Heart is a Boy's Need"   5/20/63

DAYS OF OUR LIVES     Dr. Tutano            1968

THE DOCTORS         Police Officer            1969

WHERE THE HEART IS         Ed Lucas         1973

DAYS OF OUR LIVES     Count  Stefano DiMera   1982-85; 1988; 1993-2001; 2007-17

SANTA BARBARA    Carlo Alvarez           1985

GENERAL HOSPITAL      Nicholas Van Buren    "Domino"  1989-90

THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL     Massimo Marone         2001-06

 

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JOHN ANISTON

 

DAYS OF OUR LIVES     Dr. Eric Richard     1969-70

LOVE OF LIFE     Edouard Alaeta        1975-78

SEARCH FOR TOMORROW   Martin Tourneur   1978-84; 1985

DAYS OF OUR LIVES      Victor Kiriakis    1985-97; 1998-Present

 

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