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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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