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Vanessa Williams Cast as Valerie Grant on Days of Our Lives

Vanessa Williams

Days of Our Lives is going to the vault to bring back a character from its storied past. Dr. Valerie Grant, who appeared on the show from 1977-1982, will be returning to Salem on October 25. According to Deadline, the character will be played by Vanessa Williams.

Grant was one half of a controversial interracial couple with Julie's (Susan Seaforth Hayes) son David Banning. Although it was a first for DAYS, the romance didn't last long because of viewer backlash and hate mail. Their engagement was eventually busted up by his affair with Trish Clayton. 

Williams' has an extensive TV and film resumé, with appearances on Melrose Place, Chicago Hope, and Soul Food

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