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DAYS: Jason47's "Days" & the 1940 Census...Carey/Mascolo/Hayes & many more added!


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A treasure trove of details about the early lives of many "Days" stars and writers is now available, thanks to the recent release of the 1940 census, which by law can't be released for 72 years!

Added in this newest update: Macdonald Carey (Tom Horton), who was a little tricky to find. Find out what name the census taker mistakenly used as Mac's name! Also, see the early years of current stars Joseph Mascolo (Stefano), Bill Hayes (Doug), and, yes, even Victor's faithful butler, Ron Leath (Henderson).

Plus, many long-time stars of the 1960s-1980s, including Susan Flannery (Laura Horton), Edward Mallory (Bill Horton), John Lupton (Tommy Horton), Peter Brown (Greg Peters), Joseph Gallison (Neil Curtis), Quinn Redeker (Alex Marshall) and Joseph Campanella (Harper Deveraux).

Also, don't miss out on seeing the census of series creator Irna Phillips, already a succesful writer, having created "The Guiding Light" three years earlier in 1937. And, former head writer Pat Falken Smith, who created many memorable characters, including Marlena, Stefano, Abe and Roman. Find out what her real last name actually was.

And many other actors, including original castmembers Dick Colla (Tony Merritt) and Burt Douglas (Jim Fisk), future "M*A*S*H" star Mike Farrell (Scott Banning), Pat Delany (Lady in White), Susan Oliver (Laura Horton), Avery Schreiber (Leopold Alamain), Robert Rockwell (Dr. Simon Hopkins) and many others!

Also, if you missed round one of the 1940 census, be sure to check out the first page, which includes Frances Reid (Alice Horton), series creators/executive producers Ted & Betty Corday, Frank Parker (Grandpa Shawn), Jed Allan (Don Craig), Ralph Waite (Father Matt), Wayne Heffley (Vern Scofield) and many other early stars and writers of the show!

All that and more at http://www.jason47.com

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