Bill Hayes began to focus on dramatic acting parts in the late 1960s and was an American actor and recording artist. He made appearances on a number of television programmes, such as, Matlock and Frasier. A few weeks before he passed away, he and his spouse recorded their farewell scene on ‘Days of our Lives.’ His wife Susan Seaforth Hayes said in a phone interview with The New York Times,
“The last scene I got to play with him is about how much we love each other and I was blessed with an opportunity to hover over the words ‘Have I ever told you how much I love you?’ And Doug answers, ‘No, you never did.’ That was something Billy and I would say frequently in life.”
Meet Bill Hayes’ Sons
Bill Hayes had 13 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Bill has two sons named, Thomas and William Foster Hayes IV who was born on June 5, 1925, in Harvey, Ill., near Chicago. He was the second of three sons of Betty (Mitchell) Hayes, a schoolteacher, and William Foster Hayes II, an executive at World Book, the encyclopedia company.
Who are Bill Hayes’ Daughters?
Bill Hayes has three daughters named Catherine Christian Hayes, Carolyn Huff and Margaret Jackson. Bill Hayes was married to Mary Hobbs from 1947 to 1969; they had five children. He was then married to his Days of our Lives co-star Susan Seaforth Hayes beginning in 1974.
Their relationship was so popular that they were featured on the cover of Time in 1976, the only soap opera stars to hold that distinction to date.
In 1974, the couple married in real life and their characters followed suit two years later, in an episode that drew 16 million viewers. In 2005, the couple published their joint autobiography, Like Sands Through the Hourglass. The couple also supported the West Texas Rehab Center. At age 98, Bill Hayes died on January 12, 2024.