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Eileen Davidson Looks Back At Ashley’s Life & Times As She Says Goodbye To Y&R

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The time has come for fans of The Young and the Restless to say their goodbyes to two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Eileen Davidson.

The popular daytime star is exiting her role of Ashley Abbott, a part she first came on to the Genoa City canvas in back in 1982,

CBS.com sat down with Eileen, where they showed her some key scenes and moments from Ashley’s past and got Davidson’s honest reactions to the clips.

From Ashley’s changing hair styles through the decades, to finding out her bio-dad is Brent Davis; a plot that has been a huge ordeal over the years for Ashley, and more, Eileen relives them, and ends the video with a special and emotional farewell to the fans of the show.  You can check it out below.

Will you be sad seeing Eileen’s final episodes on Y&R? Share your thoughts on her upcoming on-screen departure in the comment section.

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Shirley Taft
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Shirley Taft

Eileen Davidson! What will we do without you? I wish you nothing but peace & happiness. It shouldn’t be hard to obtain with the loving husband & family you have. Maybe it will free you up at some point to come back on RHBH? One can dream…much love to you for all you’ve given of yourself throughout the years in giving Ashley life. No one can take your place onscreen or in our hearts!

Michelle Short
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Michelle Short

Love you in the Young and the Restless. Been watching for over 30 years. Please don’t do those reality shows, please, please please … You are too classy for those trashy shows.

Karen
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Karen

Eileen and Ashley are going to be missed.

su000
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su000

I never liked Ashley. She was a condescending bitch lol really she has always irritated me.
I didn’t FF her nor do I hate her she was just someone I would slam the door on or throw her out the window LOL !

Many love her, it is true they do, and they will miss her.
So, to those- sorry you’re losing her.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

suOOO…you are so right on!!!!! I (also) never liked Ashley. To me, Ashley was always so overly-moral, preachy and self-righteous…BEYOND YUCK!!!!! SAYONARA!!!!!

Have a good one.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

su000…oh, I agree. I am NOT SAD to see Ashley go!!!!! SAYONARA!!!!!

Have a good one.

su000
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su000

I was made at Kyle for being brain-dead..
He should have locked the door and shredded that contract !

and– the shredder not plugged in, in an office no way..
and he sets it on the desk the whole scene was brain-dead..
I hope Ashley never gets one cent I am so mean on her but I really don’t like her so it’s
ok to be nasty mean on her.. LOL

Ostin
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Ostin

Bingo. You’ve stated exactly how I’ve always felt about the character of Ashley. Never wished she’d be written out or the actress to leave but, not saddened the character is exiting, again….for now.

su000
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su000

Only 8 more days and she’s gone!
Wednesday Oct 31st, Halloween is Ashley’s last day on our screen ! 🙂

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I’m going to be very up popular for this post. I wish she would return to the role of Kristen DiMera on Days. Stacy Haiduk is good; but, I feel Eileen adds a special touch of “aristocratic arrogance” that I loved in the character.

Yoryla
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Yoryla

How would You be unpopular? That is what everyone thinks. SH is just a mere placeholder.

Kevin C
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Kevin C

Eileen, your hair has always been beautiful no matter what style at the time…YOU will be missed and don’t forget that YOU are a BEAUTIFUL, CLASSY lady…I wish you nothing but the best and don’t forget if you decide you want to come back we will accept you with open arms, much love always…Forgive me for pointing this out on the clips that you shared, I SO MISS the BEAUTIFUL and CLASSIC background music the show once had…Eileen, it’s like YOU leaving, Y&R won’t be the same without YOU and the show isn’t the same since the powers that be… Read more »

AVP
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AVP

Eileen Davidson is one of the most beautiful and talented actresses in Daytime Television, IMO. I also loved her as Kristen Dimera on DAYS. I will miss her.

Damien
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Damien

Nooooooooo Eileens biggest fan here! Followed u since day 1 on y n r , loved ur triangle with Nikki and Victor!.. u n eric were so tender and sweet to eachother. He hated your brother and wanted Jabot but you were the one holding him back! You brought out the gentle side in him. …and when you found him in paris it was magic!. You and Jack have the most complex bro and sis relationship on tv, nevermind daytime! He will always be your best screenpartner and vice versa for ‘ash and jackie’! Your sendoff has been a revelation… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

They FINALLY give Eileen some meat to chew on and she is gone! I want to see Ashley’s reaction to Dina’s gratitude towards her and her lifetime security blanket. Also, when Dina dies, Eileen has to return!

lieueitak
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lieueitak

Daytime losing Eileen Davidson is a downright shame. As this past year’s contest for the Daytime Emmys shows, Eileen is one of the best — if not THE best — actors the genre has left; I don’t know any other performer who could take Y&R’s whispers of a character arc for Ashley and turn it into Emmy gold. And has been demonstrated, there are precisely zero actors who can come close to achieving the subtlety, texture, balance, and humanity that Eileen Davidson brings to her Days characters. I know some people interpreted Eileen’s departure as a retirement announcement, but I… Read more »

Ann
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Ann

I am hoping that this will be temporary leave for Eileen Davidson and that she will return to Y&R in the future. I grew up watching her portrayal as Ashley Abbott and will miss her greatly. Best wishes to her.

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

Eileen Davidson has been mesmerizing the past few weeks. It’s the first time in ages I have been trying to watch every day — all for her and the Abbott drama. She will be greatly missed.

Harry
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Harry

OH, she is so good in this clip–waxing sentiment while utilizing humor. What a talented beautiful woman. While I have been angry with Ashely as of late, I always loved Eileen Davidson. I hope she comes back to Y&R one day soon.

Shay
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Shay

Me, too, Harry! Even though i haven’t watched Y&R in an absolute age, I still retain only the fondest of memories of Eileen Davidson and her Ashley. I still vividly recall when she burst onto the Genoa City scene as the newest Abbott family addition, and how she was a perfect sibling foil to the late, great Terry Lester’s fabulously roue’ big brother, Jack and his oft-sleazy antics! Oh, those were the days….

Pjc
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Pjc

So heartbreaking to say good bye to such a wonderful actress and person! Eileen is Ashley.

Eileen Davidspn – GOOD LUCK WITH THE NEXT CHAPTER and thank you thank you thank you so much for being so wonderful to us all!

JKJ
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JKJ

Have watched Ashley from the beginning. Will miss her but a break would also be ok. Her character has always been a great addition to the show.

Mary Anne
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Mary Anne

I cannot really imagine A Young & Restless without Ashley! Please come back

diane
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diane

She sure will be missed by so many, both the actress and the character!! Sad to see her go and I hope they don’t recast her.

JAGUAR
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JAGUAR

Thank GOD Eileen Davidson is leaving the Y&R for Good. I never liked her Character or her. Bye from Canada

Mary Anne
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Mary Anne

I’m so thankful that I had parents that taught me respect & kindness for others. ✌

Renee
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Renee

I’m happy she’s going! She just destroyed single handily her father’s legacy! She has been such a bitch this last year and acted like a spoiled little brat. She used to have a level head and was classy but the writers made her a villain! Come back when you find your heart!!

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Her son, former Falcon Crest and The Bold and the Beautiful star, Lorenzo Lamas (Ex-Lance and Ex-Hector, respectively), shared the news via his Facebook page: “Mom passed away this morning in New York. She was the most positive influence on my life. I will remember her laughter, her joy, her dignity as she navigated the challenges that she faced. Never an ill word about anyone crossed her lips. Her ability to forgive left me speechless at times. She truly was a force of nature and as we got closer in my adult life, I leaned on her more and more as my life counselor and the person I knew that lived and loved to the fullest. My sympathies go to her loving husband @marcrosennyc who, for the last 37 years, made her life so wonderful and joyous. Love you mom forever ♥️ #ArleneDahl #Moviestar #legend #mom #RIP”

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Dahl came on to One life to Live as Lucinda Schenk Wilson, the selfish and manipulative mother of Mimi King played by Kristin Meadows.  Arlene made appearances on the ABC soap starting in 1981 and eventually was offered a one-year contract that took her through till 1984. A decade later, Dahl came on to play Lady Lucille on All My Children for a short time.

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On One Life to Live, Arlene mixed it up with Phillip Carey’s Asa Buchanan and Jeremy Slate’s Chuck Wilson.  Dahl is also well-known as one of the regular panelists on the game show, What’s My Line?

While still working in TV and films, Arlene branched out into beauty and cosmetics, eventually becoming an executive and beauty columnist.

Throughout her life, Arlene was married six times.  She had been married to Marc Rosen since 1984 and they remained together till her death.  She is survived by her son Lorenzo, two other children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Watch Arlene with Phillip Carey in scenes from OLTL below.

Then share your condolences to Arlene’s family, and share your remembrances, via the comment section.

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Brown passed away this week on November 24th at the age of 67 following a brief illness.  The news came via the As the World Turns Facebook Fan Group and Soap Opera Digest.

This comes just two months later following the death of her former on-screen love interest Michael Tylo (Ex-Quinton, Guiding Light), who passed away in late September.

Those that followed Lisa’s career know she also starred in the Broadway Musical 42nd Street, while still playing Nola each and every day on Guiding Light.

She is survived by her children: James “Buddy” Nielsen, and daughter Victoria from her first husband Tom Nielsen (Ex-Floyd, GL) in addition to her two grandchildren, Penelope Ruiz-Nielsen and Brayden Hopf, and her second husband Brian Neary.

 

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Brown’s on-screen ATWT daughter, Martha Byrne  (Ex-Lily) simply tweeted, “My heart is broken.”

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Share your condolences to Lisa’s family, and let us know of your remembrances of this wonderful actress who gave us so many memorable moments throughout her career via the comment section below. But first, watch Lisa in some of her classic scenes from ATWT and GL.

 

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In his post on his Instagram account on Tuesday, Steve shared that he was let go by the ABC daytime drama series due to their vaccine mandate and that even though he applied for medical and religious exemptions those were denied.  Thus, he has to exit his role.

In story, viewers saw on Monday, that Jason is MIA from being under the rubble of the cave that collapsed in Jason’s attempt to apprehend Peter August (Wes Ramsey).

In his post, Burton shared the following: “I know there has been a lot of rumors and speculations about me and General Hospital and I wanted you to hear it from me, personally. Unfortunately, General Hospital has let me go because of the vaccine mandate. I did apply for my medical and religious exemptions and both of those were denied, which, you know, hurts, but, this is also about personal freedom to me. I don’t think anyone should lose their livelihood over this. But with that being said, you know me. I’ll always be grateful for my time at General Hospital I love it there. I grew up there. I grew up with some of you, so I will always be grateful and I believe when one door closes multiple doors open. That’s always been my perspective, so I am excited to see what the future brings. ”

Steve went on to say, “Maybe one day when these mandates are lifted, I can return and finish my career as Jason Morgan. That would be an honor, and if not, I am going to take this amazing experience, move forward and be forever grateful. I have got to say, that I am forever grateful for your love and your support over the years. It means so much to me. Thank you. I don’t know when my last airdate is. It may have aired or it might be tomorrow or the next day. I am not sure. I want you guys to have an awesome Thanksgiving. I know it is hard, maybe, in this type of situation to be thankful or grateful, but we have so many things to be thankful about. Being grateful really is the key. Love you guys.”

The popular actor began his run as GH’s Jason Quartermaine back in 1991. Later in 1995, after a car accident he had a major personality shift and became Jason Morgan. Burton went to Y&R to play Dylan McAvoy for a four-year stint from 2013-2017, before heading back to his home at GH.

A source close to the show told Deadline that Burton’s last tape date was October 27th.

You can watch Steve’s video announcement below on his GH departure.

So, how do you feel about Steve being let go from GH? Do you hope Steve can return at some point? Share your thoughts via the comment section below,

 

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