Quote AMC_Fan2008: Here's a list of characters who were part of the original cast of Days of our Lives, when it debuted on November 8, 1965:
Can anyone tell me how many characters from Days' very first year are still on the show today? :-)
Tom Horton Died
Alice Horton Occasional appearances
Addie Horton Died
Mickey Horton Still appearing
Bill Horton Left (for Africa I believe)
Marie Horton Left
Julie Olson Still appearing
Ben Olson Died
Steven Olson Left for Paris in '65. Came back to Salem in '72. Left for Paris again in '72. Came back again in '78. Left for good to Paris in '78.
Tony Merritt Off and on appearances. Left for good in '67 after he & Marie broke up.
Frances Reid is the only person in the current cast that has been with the show since day one.
Hope this helps.