03:24 AM EDT 11/27/2014
Originally posted 10/30/2014 08:30PM
She was loved, she was loathed, but Sami Brady was never ignored.
And Thursday, her final day in the fictional town of Salem, was no exception. As Sami left for Hollywood, Alison Sweeney, who played the character for 21 years, posted an emotional farewell to her fans on Facebook.
"We've been through a lot together, haven't we?" she wrote. "It was quite literally a dream come true for me … I'm proud of who I've become as a result of my 21 years in Salem."
Originally posted 07/24/2014 08:30AM
Ever since she was 16, Alison Sweeney often logged 12 hour days, five days a week on the set of Days of Our Lives.
Originally posted 07/23/2014 06:55PM
One way to add more drama to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? Throw in a couple of former soap opera stars.
Just a week after PEOPLE learned that Days of Our Lives alum Lisa Rinna will appear in the Bravo series, a source says that Eileen Davidson is now set to join her soap opera star pal next season on the reality show.
Originally posted 06/03/2014 05:15PM
Crying on cue isn't hard for a soap opera star. But for Alison Sweeney, who celebrated her last day on set of Days of Our Lives last week, not crying was the issue.
After nearly 22 years playing fan favorite Sami Brady, Sweeney officially retired from the show last week, but not before one last scene.
"All of a sudden I'm walking out on stage and there's this huge crowd of people," Sweeney, 37, tells PEOPLE of the surprise send-off members of the cast and crew put together for her. "I realized they were gathering for me. It was so amazing and so touching and special."
And it was emotional. After seeing some cast members she'd worked with back when she started the show as a teenager, "It was hard to keep it together," says Sweeney. "My kids [Benjamin, 9, and Megan, 5] were there, so I feel like that helped me avoid the ugly cry. But I totally had tears streaming down my face."
Originally posted 04/15/2014 12:25PM
Greg Vaughan and his wife are splitting after nine years together, the soap opera actor announced on his Instagram.
Originally posted 01/21/2014 09:40AM
The days of her life suddenly became years. And after spending 21 of them as Sami Brady on the soap opera that made her famous, Alison Sweeney is getting ready to say goodbye.
Originally posted 05/17/2013 06:20AM
Los Angeles County prosecutors say they've charged a former Days of Our Lives actor with selling cocaine out of his Agoura Hills home.
Spokeswoman Jane Robison says Dylan Michael Patton was charged Thursday with one count of cocaine possession.
Sheriff's deputies arrested Patton after searching his home with a warrant Tuesday. They say they seized an unspecified amount of cocaine.
Originally posted 05/01/2013 05:05PM
In 2012, Chandler Massey made history when he became the first actor to win a Daytime Emmy for portraying a gay character in the outstanding young actor category.
On Wednesday, he was nominated again.
"It feels great," Massey, 22, tells PEOPLE. "It's a huge honor and I'd love to have another piece of hardware but we'll see what happens in June."
Originally posted 02/04/2010 11:45AM
Days of Our Lives matriarch Frances Reid, who played Alice Horton on the long-running soap, died Wednesday at the age of 95.
Reid appeared last on NBC's hit show in December of 2007. She also had roles on As the World Turns and The Edge of Night.
"I'm so sad to hear the news about Frances Reid," Tweeted actress Alison Sweeney, who plays Sami on Days. "She was a truly talented actress and we are all lucky and proud to have known her."
Reid played the silver-haired, mild-mannered matriarch of the show’s Horton clan since 1965 – a role she initially turned down.
Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, Reid was raised in Berkeley, Calif., and later moved to New York to pursue her acting career on the stage. She landed roles in Cyrano de Bergerac, Hamlet and Twelfth Night.
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