Remembering the founder of TV’s best-known Doug’s Place

When my late brother and I were building Doug Morris dot org, I came up with the name Doug’s Place as a nod to an establishment on “Days of Our Lives”. The Doug in that Doug’s Place was Doug Williams, played by Bill Hayes.

Word came this weekend Hayes passed away at the age of 98. My fellow game show fans and I recall his many visits to “The (Original) Hollywood Squares”; its spinoff, “Storybook Squares”; and “Password Plus” — often with his co-star and real-life wife, now widow, Susan Seaforth Hayes.

Wesley Eure, another game show favorite and DOOL co-star who has Pine Belt ties, posted this tribute on Instagram.

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