Days of Our Lives Classic Couple Spotlight: Alice and Tom Horton

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Alice and Tom Horton may be gone, but they are not forgotten.

They weren't a supercouple in the conventional sense. Instead, they were the loving parents and grandparents guiding the younger generations through their own romantic tribulations.

Everyone in Salem turned to them for advice and prayed that their marriages were as strong and loving as Alice and Tom's.

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1. Alice and Tom Meet in High School.

Alice and Tom Meet in High School.
Alice and Tom were high school sweethearts who married in 1930 -- 35 years before the first episode of Days of Our Lives ever aired.

2. Alice's Empty Nest Syndrome

Alice's Empty Nest Syndrome
When youngest daughter Marie left the family home, Alice began to feel like the house was empty, though Tom was grateful for the time alone together.

3. Tommy Junior Turns Up Alive -- As Mark Brooks

Tommy Junior Turns Up Alive -- As Mark Brooks
Tom and Alice believed their son Tommy Junior died in Korea, but he turned out to be alive. Unfortunately, he had amnesia and thought he was someone else -- who was in love with Tommy's younger sister Marie and vice versa. Fortunately, the young people had Tom and Alice to help them through it.

4. Laura's Child With Bill

Laura's Child With Bill
Alice and Tom's sons, Bill and Mickey, fought over Laura Spencer. Mickey supposedly won out, but then Bill raped Laura. When she became pregnant, Tom agreed to keep the baby's true parentage secret.

5. Addie Dies

Addie Dies
Tom and Alice leaned on each other for support after their daughter Addie was killed in a car accident. Addie was trying to protect baby Hope at the time of her death.

6. Tom and Alice Raise Jennifer

Tom and Alice Raise Jennifer
Tom and Alice's child-rearing days were not quite finished. When their daughter-in-law Laura developed schizophrenia and was unable to care for granddaughter Jennifer, Alice and Tom took over child-rearing duties.

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