Who Was Mary Hobbs, Bill Hayes’ First Wife?

Mary Hobbs was the first wife of Bill Hayes who was a successful career as a musician which began in the late 1940s and later began to focus on dramatic acting parts in the late 1960s. Couple tied knot in 1947 and they divorced in 1969. After divorcing Mary, Bill Hayes tied knot with Susan Seaforth Hayes in 1974 till he died on January 12, 2024, at the age of 98.

Who Was Mary Hobbs?

Mary Hobbs was born on May 8, 1942, in Pierron, IL, to Otto. She passed away on October 25, 2023 at the age of 81. Her funeral took place on November 2, 2023 in St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Marine, IL.

Mary Hobbs Personal Life

Mary Hobbs was married to Bill Hayes from 1947 to 1969 and together they had five children. He was then married to his Days of our Lives co-star Susan Seaforth Hayes beginning in 1974.

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They were the only soap opera stars to have been on the cover of Time in 1976, which speaks to the popularity of their romance. Like ‘Sands Through the Hourglass’, the couple’s collaborative autobiography, was released in 2005. The couple also supported the West Texas Rehab Center, hosting the annual telethon in Abilene, Texas.

How Did Mary Hobbs’ Husband Died?

In 1925, Bill Hayes whose birth name was William Foster Hayes III was born in Harvey, Illinois. Hayes started out as a musician and achieved success with the song “The Ballad of Davy Crockett.”

After that, he started concentrating more on acting, and in February 1970, he was cast as a prisoner and lounge singer on NBC’s Days of Our Lives, which became his most well-known role.

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Bill Hayes irst portrayed the character of Doug Williams in 1970. He celebrated his 98th birthday on the set of the American daytime soap surrounded by co-stars, in June 2023. He passed away on Friday, his agency told the BBC, surrounded by his loved ones. His death’s reason has not been made public.

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