The Williams Family

Addie Horton Olson Williams

Portrayers: Patricia Huston 1965-1966, Patricia Barry 1971-1974
Date of Birth: 1931
Parents: Alice and Tom Horton
Entrance onto Show: On from the begining
Marriages: Ben Olson, Doug Willaims June 1972,
Romances: none
Children: Julie Olson, Steven Olson, Hope Williams
Occupation: Owner of Doug's Place
Crimes/Incarceration: none
Other Interesting Facts: none
Date of Death: Hit and killed by a car in 1974

Addie was the eldest daughter of Tom and Alice and was born in 1931 along with her twin brother Tom Horton Jr. Addie's other siblings included Mickey, Bill, and Marie Horton. Addie married her first husband Ben Olson in 1949 and she had two children with him, Steven and Julie. In 1967 Addie and Ben left Salem for Paris and left their teenage daughter Julie behind in the care of her grandparents. In 1971 Ben Olson died in Paris and Addie returned to Salem.

Addie took a strange fascination with Doug Williams, and decided to have him investigated. Addie learned Doug's real name was Brent Douglas, and that he was a con man by trade. However Addie felt an attraction to him, and striked up a friendly relationship with him. In 1972 Addie boldly asked Doug to marry her the night Doug and Julie had planned to take a trip to Portofino, and Doug accepted. In Late June, 1972 Doug and Addie eloped and went to Portofino.

Upon returning to Salem Addie bought Sergio's and renamed it Doug's place as a wedding gift for her husband. Addie loved Doug greatly, and in time he came to love her as well.

In 1973 Addie and Doug learned they were expecting a child. However their happiness would soon be shattered when Addie learned she had leukemia. Addie slipped into coma, but awakened to give birth to her daughter Hope Williams on December 24, 1974 and soon after Addie's leukemia went into remission.

Addie's health improved, and Doug and Addie were happy with little Hope. Addie's happiness wouldn't last for one day while crossing the street Addie was struck by a car and killed. Addie gave her life to save her baby Hope, whose carriage would have been struck by the car if she had not pushed the carriage out of the way.


Doug Williams

Portrayers: Bill Hayes 1970-1984, 1985-87, 1994, 1996
Date of Birth: Unknown
Parents: Orphan
Entrance onto Show: 1970 Doug was Bill's cell mate in prison
Marriages: Kim Douglas, Addie Horton Olson June 1972, Julie Olson Banning Anderson 1976 (Divorced 1979), Lee Dumonde 1979 (Divorced in 1981) 2nd marriage to Julie 1981 (Divorced 1986), 3rd marriage to Julie (1996?)
Romances: Had an affair with Julie Olson
Children: Hope Williams
Occupation: Conman, Singer at Sergio's, Owner of Doug's place,
Crimes/Incarceration: Served 2 years for a white collar crime
Other Interesting Facts: Birth name Brent Douglas
Date of Death: Still Alive

Doug Williams was Bill Horton's cell mate while he served his sentence for the manslaughter of Kitty Horton. Doug was in prison for a white collar crime, and during his conversations with Bill learned all about Salem, and Susan Martin who had inherited a fortune from her late husband David. After getting out of prison Doug went after Susan, but she didn't fall for his charm. However, Susan saw Doug as a way to come between Julie and Scott Banning, so she offered Doug money to have an affair with Julie. Susan would eventually come to her senses and call off the deal, but by that time it was too late. By the end of 1970 Doug was working as a singer at Sergio's and had fallen in love with Julie. Doug and Julie eventually made love, and he talked about marrying her if she left Scott Banning.

In 1972 when Doug was found out by Addie Horton Olson to be Brent Douglas, an orphan who had run away from an orphan edge at the age of 14 and had been conning his way through life. Doug and Addie formed a mutual friendship, but Addie wanted to be more than just friends.

In June of 72 Doug planned a trip for himself and Julie, but the two quarreled the night they were to leave over whether Julie would bring her son David with them. Julie walked out on Doug, and when he dropped by Addie's she proposed marriage, and Doug accepted. In June of 1972 Doug and Addie married and honeymooned in Portofino.

Upon returning to Salem Addie bought Sergio's and renamed it Doug's place as a wedding gift for her husband. Addie loved Doug greatly, and in time he came to love her as well.

In 1973 Addie and Doug learned they were expecting a child. However their happiness would soon be shattered when Addie learned she had leukemia. Addie slipped into coma, but awakened to give birth to her daughter Hope Williams on December 24, 1974. Soon after Addie's leukemia went into remission.

Addie's health improved, and Doug and Addie were happy with little Hope. Addie's happiness wouldn't last for one day while crossing the street Addie was struck by a car and killed. Addie gave her life to save her baby Hope, whose carriage would have been struck by the car if she had not pushed the carriage out of the way. Doug was grief stricken and nobody seemed to be able to reach him.

In 1975 Doug decided to take Hope from her Grandparents and raise her himself, along with the help of a nanny he hired named Rebecca North. He also decided to give Hope a little brother, and went to Dr. Neil Curtis, who agreed to find an anonymous surrogate mother for him. Neil would eventually chose Hope's own nanny Rebecca North for the job.

In 1976 after Julie had divorced Bob Anderson, Doug and Julie became engaged. Hoping to have children with Julie, Doug told Neil he no-longer needed the surrogate child, and Rebecca North was allowed to keep her baby, and the money. Before they were to marry Doug's ex-wife Kim Douglas returned claiming she and Doug had never legally divorced. After months of trying to win Doug back Kim told him that they had been divorced legally for many years. Doug and Julie then continued with wedding plans and married in 1976.

In 1977 Doug's Place suffered hard times when Doug lost his liquor license and eventually the club. Julie would buy back the club and turn it into Doug's coffee house, and later that year Doug left Salem to take care of business. While away Doug was arrested for a drug bust, which was a frame up orchestrated by Larry Atwood who wanted Julie for himself.

In 1978 Larry Atwood would succeed in his plan and raped Julie. Julie was traumatized by the event and pulled away from everyone, including Doug. Doug felt Julie had turned his back on him because of the drug bust, but when Doug received a letter form Jeri Clayton accusing Julie of having an affair with Larry he believed it. Julie eventually told Doug about the rape, and soon after Larry was found dead. Julie would stand trial for his death, and during the trial Julie's rape was made public. Eventually Larry Atwood's assistant Arlo Roberts admitted to killing Larry and Julie was cleared.

In 1979 Julie was badly burned on Maggie's farm, and when she felt Doug would no-longer want her she got a divorce from him in Mexico.

Later that year Doug inherited a large sum of money when his half-brother Bryan Carmichael died. Lee Dumonde came to Salem to seek out the Carmichael fortune, and Lee and Doug took up together when Doug thought Julie no longer wanted him, and eventually married on November 5th 1979.

In 1980 Doug was eventually forced to close Doug's Place. Later that year he realized his marriage to Lee was a mistake, and wanted to divorced her to remarry Julie. Lee was furious, and tried to have Julie killed. When her attempt failed Lee tried to fake a suicide by overdosing on medicine. However she mixed the wrong medications and suffered a stroke which left her partially paralyzed. Her plan worked, Doug told Julie he could not leave Lee while she was paralyzed.

After divorcing Lee Dumonde in 1981, Julie and Doug were married again. However, Lee managed to turn little Hope against her father and Julie, and she refused to live with them, instead choosing to live with Tom and Alice Horton.

In 1982 Julie and Doug became involved in an adventure involving titanium deposits. A set of geological maps showed titanium deposits underneath Doug's place, and both Stefano and Stuart Whyland wanted to get their hands on the. Stefano and Tony had constructed a tunnel from the Dimera Mansion to the wine cellar of Doug's place in order to get the deposits, but in the end the entire titanium deposits ended up being a hoax.

In 1984 Doug caught his daughter Hope and Bo Brady on the verge of making love. The site shocked him, and he had a coronary. At the hospital Doug asked Hope to stay away from Bo, and she did.

In 1986 Doug and Julie divorced. Doug rarely comes to Salem any more, but in 1996 while in Europe Doug and Julie were wed for a 3rd time, and are still married.


Julie Olson Banning Anderson Williams

Portrayers: Carla Doherty 1965-66, Catherine Dunn 1967, Susan Seaforth Hayes 1968-1984, 1990-93, 1994, 1996
Date of Birth: Unknown
Parents: Ben Olson and Addie Horton Olson
Entrance onto Show: On from the begining
Marriages: Scott Banning 1969, Bob Anderson 1974 (Divorced in 76), Doug Williams 1976 (Divorced 79), 2nd Marriage to Doug 1981 (Divorced in 1986), 3rd marriage to Doug in 1996?
Romances: Almost eloped with David Martin. Continued to pursue David even after he married Susan Hunter. Engaged to Don Craig Briefly, Dated Jordan Barr in 79, dated Brad ??? in 1981,Involved with Victor Kiriakis in 1992, Dated Dr. Chip Lakin in 1993
Children: David Martin/Banning 1969
Occupation: Business woman, owner of Doug's Coffee House, Julie's Antiques, Wings, bought the Spectator and then sold it
Crimes/Incarceration: Shoplifted a fur piece from Bartlett's Dept. Store, accused of Killing Larry Atwood in 1977,
Other Interesting Facts: Look of Love was Doug and Julie's song
Date of Death: Still Alive

Julie is the daughter, and youngest child, of Addie and Ben Olson. Julie's only brother is Steven Olson. Julie was a rebellious teenager who lived with her grandparents Tom and Alice when her parents moved to Europe. Julie had planned on eloping with David Martin, but backed out after talking to Tom about it. Later Julie went after David while he was married to her best friend Susan, always hopefully he would leave Susan one day and marry her. However, that dream was shattered in 1967 when David was killed by his wife Susan, who blamed him for the death of their son. To make things worse, during the trial of Susan Martin Julie was exposed as being pregnant with David Martin's child. Julie would eventually give birth to her child, who she named David, and following her Grandfather's advice she gave the child up for adoption.

Little David would be adopted by Scott and Janet Banning, who named him Brad and all three would move to Salem. After Janet Banning died Julie's ex-best friend Susan began to move in on Scott and grew found of his adopted son. Eventually Julie would learn that the boy Scott and Janet were adopting was her little David, so she sued for custody of him and won. She allowed Scott visitation rights to see little David, and eventually the two married in 1969.

In December of 1970 Julie met Doug Williams, who at the time was being payed by Susan Martin to have an affair with Julie. Julie fell in love with Doug, and Doug with Julie. In 1970 Doug and Julie would eventually make love at Doug's apartment.

Julie would stay married to Scott Banning and continue to see Doug, but in 1972 Julie began legal preparations to divorce Scott. In 1972 Julie and Doug planned a getaway to Portofino, but the night they were to leave they had a fight over whether not Julie would bring her son David with her. Julie walked out on Doug, and in turn he married Julie's mother Addie on the spur of the moment. After learning of the marriage Julie became depressed, and ultimately stopped divorce preceding and remained married to Scott Banning.

In 1973 Julie's husband was killed in a construction accident while working for Anderson Manufacturing. Phyliss and Bob Anderson felt guilty and offered Julie a house to live in, and financial support. Julie would be dealt another blow when she learned her mother Addie and Doug were expecting a child.

In 1974 Julie became engaged to Don Craig, however she broke it of when she learned her mother Addie was dying, and their may be a chance for her and Doug after all. Julie and Doug stayed by Addie's side, who had finally slipped into a coma. On December 24 1974 Hope Williams was born. Addie came out of her coma and made Julie promise to care for the baby and Doug, however Addie would soon go into remission. Julie would then turn to a recently divorced Bob Anderson, and they married in late 1974. Phyllis felt betrayed by Julie, and in an attempt to murder her she accidentally shot her own daughter Mary.

Julie's marriage to Bob Anderson wasn't up to par with the exciting life she was living, and by 1975 Julie decided to leave Bob Anderson. Julie was pregnant with Bob's child when she decided to divorce him. Julie thought she might have a chance with Doug, but Doug knew she was with child and told her he didn't love her and to return to Bob.

Julie moved into Doug's guest room, and eventually began to rebuild her relationship with her son David. However David's girlfriend Brooke grew jealous of their relationships and began spreading lies that Julie was pregnant with Doug's child and not Bob's. Brooke's lies worked, and David became disgusted with his mother. After having a huge argument with Julie, David took Doug's car and speed off, eventually driving off of a bridge. When no body was found David was pronounced dead, and a memorial service was held for him.

Near the end of 1975 Julie would receive news from Paul Grant that David was alive and staying with his family. Julie was in such a rush to see David she tripped down some stairs and suffered a miscarriage.

In 1976 Julie divorced Bob Anderson and reunited with Doug and they became engaged. Shortly after Kim Douglas showed up in Salem claiming to the legal wife of Brent Douglas, Doug's real name. After a few months Kim eventually revealed that she and Doug had been divorced for many years and Julie and Doug married in 1976.

In 1977 Doug fell on hard times when he lost his liquor license and eventually the club. Julie bought back the club and turned it into Doug's Coffee House, but Doug was forced to leave Salem for awhile to take care of business elsewhere. During his absence Julie faced problems with the club staff, and Larry Atwood was there to help her through it. Julie was not aware of it, but Larry had set Doug up in a dope bust to keep him out of Salem while her went after Julie.

In 1978 Larry Atwood would succeed in his plan and raped Julie. Julie was traumatized by the event and pulled away from everyone, including Doug. Doug felt Julie had turned his back on him because of the drug bust, but when Doug received a letter form Jeri Clayton accusing Julie of having an affair with Larry he believed it. Julie eventually told Doug about the rape, and soon after Larry was found dead. Julie would stand trial for his death, and during the trial Julie's rape was made public. Eventually Larry Atwood's assistant Arlo Roberts admitted to killing Larry and Julie was cleared.

Later that year Julie met her brother while vacationing in Paris and brought him home to work at Doug's Coffee House, and later at her own antique store she opened. At both businesses Steven cheated and stole from his sister Julie.

In 1979 Julie was badly burned by Maggie's oven when it blew up in her face. When Julie saw what her appearance was she was sure that Doug would no longer want her as his wife. When a reconstructive operation failed Julie went to Mexico and got a divorce behind Doug's back. Julie began dating her doctor Jordan Barr, and later that year when she underwent surgery again the operation was a success. 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 1980 Doug realized his marriage was a mistake, and wanted to return to Julie. Lee wouldn't allow that and attempted to have Julie killed. Julie was shot, but managed to survive. Lee then tried to fake a suicide by overdosing. Lee accidentally mixed the wrong pills and suffered a stroke which left her paralyzed. Lee's plan worked, and Doug told Julie he couldn't leave Lee while she was paralyzed.

In 1981 the man who tried to murder Julie for Lee Dumonde returned after having plastic surgery and he called himself Brad. When Brad tried to kill Julie, Lee Dumonde managed to knock him down, but was knocked unconscious. Julie was shocked because everyone believed Lee was paralyzed. As Brad went to kill Julie Lee woke up and shot him dead. Lee was put into Bayview Sanitarium afterwards, and Julie and Doug resumed their relationship.

After divorcing Lee Dumonde in 1981, Julie and Doug were married again. However, Lee managed to turn little Hope against her father and Julie, and she refused to live with them, instead choosing to live with Tom and Alice Horton.

In 1982 Julie and Doug became involved in an adventure involving titanium deposits. A set of geological maps showed titanium deposits underneath Doug's place, and both Stefano and Stuart Whyland wanted to get their hands on the. Stefano and Tony had constructed a tunnel from the Dimera Mansion to the wine cellar of Doug's place in order to get the deposits, but in the end the entire titanium deposits ended up being a hoax.

In 1986 Julie and Doug divorced once again, and both left Salem.

Julie returned to Salem in 1990 and was determined to bring down Victor Kiriakis. Julie had a battle with Nick over his nightclub Wings. Though Nick bought the club, Julie still owned the land it was on and was a constant nuisance to Nick.

Still without the diary of his late wife Loretta, Ernesto planned a cruise in which he plotted to pay back all his enemies and recover the diary. Ernesto invited Roman II/John Black, Isabella, Victor Kiriakis, Julie Willaims, Jack Devereaux, Jennifer Horton, and Bo and Hope Brady. Onboard the ship, Ernesto was reunited with his daughter Isabella. Their host was a mystery to all but Victor, who knew Ernesto well. Deciding that the truth had to be known, Jack returned the missing pages of Ernesto's diary to Isabella. Isabella learned that she was Victor's child. Isabella told this to her father and then confessed to killing Marina. Ernesto claimed he did not love her any less, but secretly he despised her and felt she truly was the daughter of Kiriakis. Ernesto escaped his ship with Isabella and fled to a nearby Island. There he held Isabella prisoner and slowly poisoned her as he had done to her mother. A bomb exploded aboard the cruise ship and miraculously the passengers found their way to the island. On the island, Jack and Jennifer made love. Roman II/John Black sought to find Isabella because he knew she would be in grave danger. John and Bo set out to search the island and Hope followed Bo against his wishes. John made it to Toscano's house and rescued Isabella. However, Ernesto had captured Hope and was holding her prison. Everyone was lured to a cave where Ernesto held Hope with him in a cage that suspended a vat of acid. Ernesto offered Bo the chance to save Hope if he could convince him that she should be spared. Bo made a moving speech to Hope, but it failed to move Ernesto. Suddenly and explosion occurred which sent the cage crashing down into the vat of acid. Both Ernesto and Hope vanished and were declared dead after hours of searching the island. Shane eventually arrived and everyone was escorted back to Salem.

In late 1990, Julie's partner Nick was murdered. In Nick's will he left the club to Julie and his money to Eve Donovan. However, Eve was not allowed to have the money until she was married. Eve eventually married Jack Devereaux to get her fortune.

In 1991, Julie befriended Molly Brinker and allowed her to stay at her penthouse. Julie also gave Molly a job working at Wings.

In 1992, Julie was nearly killed after a bomb planted at a museaum party by Raffi Torres exploded. Julie was caught in the blast, but lived after a life saving procedure was performed by Dr. Chip Lakin, who she later dated.

In 1993, Julie left Salem and would later return for special events. Julie also re-married Doug.


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