Julie Olson Williams

Julie Williams (formally Olson; Banning and Anderson) is an original fictional character and member of the Horton family on the NBC daytime drama, Days of Our Lives, a long running serial about working class life in the fictional town of truedfil3gz.gq appearance: November 8,

Relationships Family Horton Family. Julie felt she could pick up her marriage with Doug again, but was soon found out that Doug had married Lee Dumonde in her absence. In portraying Julie, the actress drew on the "self-centered" and "haughty" traits she recognized in herself while in college.

In December of Julie met Doug Williams, who at the time was being paid by Susan Martin to have an affair with Julie. Julie fell in love with Doug, and Doug with Julie. In Doug and Julie would eventually make love at Doug's apartment.
In December of Julie met Doug Williams, who at the time was being paid by Susan Martin to have an affair with Julie. Julie fell in love with Doug, and Doug with Julie. In Doug and Julie would eventually make love at Doug's apartment.
Julie and Doug soon went on a cruise, after Hope was incarcerated and recently visited her in prison while they're home for the holidays. Hope was eventually released and Julie and Doug returned from their travels for the opening of the Horton Town Square. They happily celebrated the holidays with Bo and Hope, who reunited again.
In December of Julie met Doug Williams, who at the time was being paid by Susan Martin to have an affair with Julie. Julie fell in love with Doug, and Doug with Julie. In Doug and Julie would eventually make love at Doug's apartment.
In December of Julie met Doug Williams, who at the time was being paid by Susan Martin to have an affair with Julie. Julie fell in love with Doug, and Doug with Julie. In Doug and Julie would eventually make love at Doug's apartment.

Julie and Doug soon went on a cruise, after Hope was incarcerated and recently visited her in prison while they're home for the holidays. Hope was eventually released and Julie and Doug returned from their travels for the opening of the Horton Town Square. They happily celebrated the holidays with Bo and Hope, who reunited again.

Hayes has won several awards for her performance as Julie. In , she won a Soapy award for outstanding lead actress in a daytime drama. She has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy award five times; once in , , , and another in The character has been received quite favorably.

Hayes is known for "dominating the seventies" in the daytime genre. Critics originally praised the show for its non-reliance on nostalgia in contrast to shows such as As the World Turns and its portrayal of "real American contemporary families.

The January 12, , cover of Time magazine featured Days of our Lives' Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes, the first and only daytime actors to ever appear on its cover. As Days of our Lives begins in , Julie is a rebellious teenager part of the series' Horton family.

In the first episode, Julie steals an expensive mink from a department store and is caught by a security guard and arrested. Julie moves in with her grandparents, Tom and Alice Horton, when her parents move to Europe. She plans on eloping with David Martin, but backs out after talking to Tom about it. Later, Julie pursues David while he is married to her best friend Susan, and maintains hope that he will leave Susan one day and marry her.

However, that dream is shattered in when Susan, who blames David for the death of their son, kills David. During Susan's court trial, Julie is exposed as being pregnant with David's child.

Julie eventually gives birth to a son whom she names David and, following her Grandfather's advice, she gives the child up for adoption. The baby is adopted by Scott and Janet Banning. After Janet dies of a brain tumor, Julie marries Scott and they raise David together.

Incidentally, Julie falls in love with Doug and vice versa. In , Julie's husband, Scott, is killed in a construction accident while working for Anderson Manufacturing. Phyllis and Bob Anderson feel guilty and offer Julie a house and financial support, and Bob soon divorces Phyllis and marries Julie.

Julie deals with another blow when she learns her mother, Addie, is expecting a child with Doug and, on December 24, , Addie gives birth to Hope Williams. Addie comes out of her coma and makes Julie promise to care for the baby and Doug. Shortly after, Addie goes into remission but, is the victim of a hit and run which she saves baby Hope from by pushing her out of the way. In , Julie divorces Bob Anderson, reunites with Doug and they become engaged.

After a few months, Kim eventually reveals that she and Doug had been divorced for many years, so Julie and Doug marry.

In , Doug falls on hard times when he loses his liquor license and, eventually, the club. Julie buys back the club and turns it into Doug's Coffee House, but Doug is forced to leave Salem for a while to take care of business elsewhere. During his absence, Julie faces problems with the club staff and Larry Atwood helps her through it. Julie is not aware that Larry has set Doug up in a dope bust to keep him out of Salem while he goes after Julie, raping her.

When he turns up dead, Julie is accused of murdering him and Mickey is her attorney. She is found not guilty. In , Julie is badly burned by Maggie Horton's oven when it blows up in her face. When Julie sees the scars from her injuries, she is sure that Doug will no longer want her as his wife.

When a reconstructive operation fails, Julie flies to Mexico and gets a divorce behind Doug's back. She has a successful operation, but by this time, he has married his widowed sister-in-law, Lee Dumonde. Determined to hang onto Doug, Lee tries to have Julie killed by a hit man but fails.

After divorcing Lee, Doug re-marries Julie, and they settle into a happy marriage. They become involved with an investigation of Stefano DiMera's criminal activities that ends with his presumed death Their contentment is interrupted by Doug's heart attack after finding Hope about to make love with Bo Brady.

In early , Doug and Julie decide to take a cruise around the world, but by have separated again. Doug comes back to town without her, indicating that Julie's opening of a dress shop in Paris became more important to her than their marriage.

Later, Doug leaves for parts unknown, still not reconciled with Julie. Julie returns to the show in when her partner Nick is murdered. She is on the cruise of deception where Hope is believed to be killed by Ernest Toscano.

Doug, pretending that he is dying, convinces her to visit him, but it is only a ploy to win her back. Still very much in love with him, Julie reconciles with Doug, and they continue their world traveling. They visit later in the year to see an ailing Tom, and come back the following year for his funeral where they are reunited with an amnesiac Hope who has returned from being believed to be dead.

Over the next couple of years, Doug and Julie are seen on and off, mostly at family holidays such as the annual Horton fourth of July picnic and the annual Christmas tree decorating. Julie and Doug come back to town for an extended visit in and are soon enmeshed in the Salem serial killer storyline. Julie is devastated when Doug is killed by the serial killer and begins to focus on helping Mickey get over Maggie while keeping him from the advances of his housekeeper, Bonnie.

After Alice is also apparently killed, it is revealed that old family friend Marlena Evans was the culprit, and when Marlena shows up at the funeral to give her respects, Julie looses her cool and threatens to kill her. When Maggie and Doug turn up alive and well along with Alice and the other alleged victims, including the actually innocent Marlena , Doug and Julie work to help Maggie get Mickey who is now married to Bonnie back.

Their joint effort is ultimately successful. In the summer of , Doug and Julie come to town to discover that Lexie has been kept prisoner in the tunnels underneath the old "Doug's Place. Doug and Julie return the following summer in for Bo and Hope's 4 July BBQ and they advise Bo and Hope about dealing with Chelsea dating someone of whom they do not initially approve. They return a few weeks later to watch Bo and Hope renew their wedding vows.

Julie and Doug later convince Maggie to get the very busy Mickey to take a cruise with her to strengthen her marriage, but are devastated when Mickey dies of a heart attack before they can leave. Several months later, Doug and Julie gather around the family with the news that Alice is nearing death. They are present to say goodbye to the Horton family matriarch with several other family members who had not been seen on screen in years. Julie with or without Doug has made sporadic appearances ever since most notably when Nick Fallon was believed dead and, again, when he was actually killed.

More recently, both Doug and Julie were highly involved with the show's 50th anniversary and were around to help Hope deal with the sudden death of Bo Brady from cancer and to comfort Maggie after her son, Daniel, was killed in a car accident.

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In , Julie suffers a miscarriage and divorces Bob the following year to reunite with Doug. After a few months, Kim eventually reveals that she and Doug had been divorced for many years, so Julie and Doug marry. In , Doug falls on hard times when he loses his liquor license and, eventually, the club. Julie buys back the club and turns it into Doug's Coffee House, but Doug is forced to leave Salem for a while to take care of business elsewhere.

During his absence, Julie faces problems with the club staff and Larry Atwood helps her through it. Julie is not aware that Larry has set Doug up in a dope bust to keep him out of Salem while he goes after Julie. In , Julie is badly burned by Maggie Horton 's oven when it blows up in her face.

When Julie sees the scars from her injuries, she is sure that Doug will no longer want her as his wife. When a reconstructive operation fails, Julie flies to Mexico and gets a divorce behind Doug's back.

She has a successful operation, but by this time, he has married his widowed sister-in-law, Lee Dumonde. Determined to hang onto Doug, Lee tries to have Julie killed by a hit man but fails. After divorcing Lee, Doug remarries Julie, and they settle into a happy marriage. They become involved with an investigation of Stefano DiMera's criminal activities that ends with his presumed death. Their contentment is interrupted by Doug's heart attack after finding Hope about to make love with Bo Brady.

In early , Doug and Julie decide to take a cruise around the world, but by have separated again. Doug comes back to town without her, indicating that Julie's opening of a dress shop in Paris became more important to her than their marriage. Later, Doug leaves for parts unknown, still not reconciled with Julie.

Julie returns to the show in when her partner Nick is murdered. She is on the cruise of deception where Hope is believed to be killed by Ernest Toscano. In , Doug, pretending that he is dying, convinces her to visit him, but it is only a ploy to win her back. Still very much in love with him, Julie reconciles with Doug, and they continue their world traveling. They visit later in the year to see an ailing Tom, and come back the following year for his funeral where they are reunited with an amnesiac Hope who has returned from being believed to be dead.

Over the next couple of years, Doug and Julie are seen on and off, mostly at family holidays such as the annual Horton Fourth of July picnic and the annual Christmas tree decorating. Julie and Doug come back to town for an extended visit in and are soon enmeshed in the Salem serial killer storyline.

Julie is devastated when Doug is seemingly killed by the serial killer, and she begins to focus on helping Mickey get over Maggie while keeping him from the advances of his housekeeper, Bonnie. After Alice is also apparently killed, it is revealed that old family friend Marlena Evans was the culprit, and when Marlena shows up at the funeral to give her respects, Julie loses her cool and threatens to kill her.

When Maggie and Doug turn up alive and well along with Alice and the other alleged victims, including the actually innocent Marlena , Doug and Julie work to help Maggie get Mickey who is now married to Bonnie back. Their joint effort is ultimately successful. In the summer of , Doug and Julie come to town to discover that Lexie has been kept prisoner in the tunnels underneath the old "Doug's Place.

Doug and Julie return the following summer in for Bo and Hope's 4 July BBQ and they advise Bo and Hope about dealing with Chelsea dating someone of whom they do not initially approve. They return a few weeks later to watch Bo and Hope renew their wedding vows. Julie and Doug later convince Maggie to get the very busy Mickey to take a cruise with her to strengthen her marriage, but are devastated when Mickey dies of a heart attack before they can leave.

Several months later, Doug and Julie gather around the family with the news that Alice is nearing death. They are present to say goodbye to the Horton family matriarch with several other family members who had not been seen on screen in years. Julie with or without Doug has made sporadic appearances ever since most notably when Nick Fallon was believed dead and, again, when he was actually killed.

Both Doug and Julie were highly involved with the show's 50th anniversary and were around to help Hope deal with the sudden death of Bo Brady from cancer and to comfort Maggie after her son, Daniel, was killed in a car accident.

Julie would find herself a major supporter of both Hope and Maggie, especially when Hope killed Stefano DiMera whom she blamed for Bo's death, and when Maggie became wheelchair bound after breaking her spine due to a fall down the stairs.

In , Julie is devastated when she hears from Scotty, her grandson, that David was killed in a motorbike accident. However, she is delighted to find out that she has another grandson, Eli Grant , and welcomes him into the Horton family, although is angry at his mother, Valerie Grant , for not allowing Eli contact with his father. Ted Corday and Irna Phillips created Julie in the s as part of the story bible for Days of our Lives , a light-hearted soap opera focusing on the troubles of its core family, the Hortons.

Julie was the sole character to represent the younger side of the series' main family compared to her adult co-stars. She was the first character to ever speak on the serial when it first broadcast in , and was also the star of the two main scenes in the serial. At the time, soap operas featured mostly older casts. To add a contemporary feel to the show, Corday and Philips focused on younger characters, while also mixing in older ones so as not to lose traditional soap opera viewers.

Charla Doherty originated the role of Julie on November 8, when the show first premiered. Charla was quite a bit younger than her co-stars when the show first aired in Frances Reid was in her fifties, [14] as was MacDonald Carey. On December 23, , Doherty departed the serial to focus on other career options. The show replaced Doherty with actress Catherine Dunn from January 24 to June 20, , [3] who was in turn replaced by Catherine Ferrar that same year from July 13, until September 2, Bell - the show's main writer at the time - decided to give the character a short break from the serial.

It was not until that the character resurfaced again. On December 11, , the character was brought back onto the canvas. The role was now played by newcomer actress, Susan Seaforth Hayes [4] [16] credited as "Susan Seaforth" because she had not yet met her husband Bill.

In , Bill Hayes joined the cast as Doug Williams. Over the years Julie developed into different character archetypes. Soap operas once featured only one-dimensional characters who were either good or bad.

As the rival, Julie was written as a younger leading heroine, often portraying her vulnerable sides. Julie was generally positioned as the main protagonist being part of the prestigious Horton family. By the late s, a different set of character types was established, including the chic suburbanite, the subtle single, the traditional family person, the successful professional, and the elegant socialite. Julie was in the elegant socialite category which comprised "flashy", achievement-oriented characters that often loved their families and friends.

Irna Phillips , Nixon, and William J. Bell created the archetype in the s and it became one of their defining legacies. The archetype is an assertive Cinderella who goes after material things.

Julie is a headstrong teenager when Days of our Lives premiered in At the beginning of the serial in , Julie was a 16 year old schoolgirl. The fictional history of her younger years has been told via behind-the-scenes books such as Days of our Lives: The True Story of one Family's Dream, and the second tie-in novel by Ken Corday, which explains that Julie was born and raised in Salem with the rest of her family before the show premiered.

Whereas most of the other female characters in Days of our Lives were portrayed in a somewhat more glamorous working class way, Julie Olson was the exception to the rule, being the sole character to represent the emotional side of the Horton family. After the death of her mother Addie Horton in , Julie matured into a young heroine, often helping to raise her baby sister, Hope Williams.

Julie Olson Williams is an original fictional character and member of the Horton family on the NBC daytime drama, Days of Our Lives, a long running serial about working class life . In December of Julie met Doug Williams, who at the time was being paid by Susan Martin to have an affair with Julie. Julie fell in love with Doug, and Doug with Julie. In Doug and Julie would eventually make love at Doug's apartment. Doug Williams and Julie Olson were the first super couple in the history of the daytime industry. The January 12, cover of Time magazine featured Days of our Lives' Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes, the first and only daytime actors to ever appear on its truedfil3gz.gqyed by: Susan Seaforth Hayes.