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Eileen Davidson Shares ‘Saddest Countdown’ To Her Final Y&R Tape Date

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This is a hard one for those who have loved the performances of two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Eileen Davidson as Ashley Abbott on The Young and the Restless.

The actress, who announced that she has made the decision to leave the top-rated CBS daytime drama series, posted to her Instagram and social media accounts a video on Tuesday sharing that she is at four days and counting (as of yesterday) before she wraps.  She writes, “Saddest countdown… 😔 #youngandrestless#4moredays”

In her post, Davidson relates that the first time she walked into the CBS soundstages she was 23-years-old, and that this place has, “Changed my life in every single way.  I met my husband here, too.”

On Wednesday, Eileen added another video stating that it is now three days away from her final Y&R tape date, as she reminisces about bringing her then young son Jesse to the studio every day.

Sad to hear Eileen is wrapping at Y&R?  Watch the videos below and then share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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Saddest countdown… 😔 #youngandrestless #4moredays

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Three days! #thesaddestcountdown @youngandrestlesscbs

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Tucker
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Tucker

Eileen’s getting out while the gettin’s good – “Y & R” under Mal Young is a large trainwreck!!

AVP
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AVP

TRUE! Rey, Arturo, and LOLA are taking over!

Celia
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Celia

Yeah, AVP. Shawna’s birthday ‘bash’ came to an end when I FF’d……so boring!! And then Devon just happened to find a list of plusses on what a good girl she is?
This JT idiocy has a long life…..will it ever die?
Furthermore, I feel that I’ve been asleep for years and woke up to find out Victor has a brother? …..first time I’ve heard of this!! What did I miss? When did I miss it?
I said this a few threads back; Y&R is now “The Rosales Family Show”. Ugh!!

AVP
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AVP

Any scene with Devon, I fast forward. He always looks as though he is smelling something foul. He’s never quite sold me that he is a billionaire. & why is Sanctimonious Nate being thrust down our throats, the same as the new family in town-NO. THANK. YOU. Once Eileen leaves, there won’t be a reason for me to watch the show.

Celia
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Celia

Making Devon Katherine’s heir was the biggest mistake TPTB ever made…..he still looks twelve to me, AVP.
I had such high hopes for Mac to return ( Ashley Bashioum) and be the heiress…..much more deserving than this little boy dresses in executive clothing.
On another note…..Rey and Paul are duping Sharon? Gimme a break!!
Are we to believe they suspect ‘something’? Stupid tease…

ALEXA
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ALEXA

Don’t forget the very boring Tessa….she belongs in your grouping of Newbies who are taking over! The show would have done better to return Adam, Ronan, Chance, Kevin, Michael, Mark, and Paul with good well written storylines! Why can’t TPTB find good, imaginative writers that can write for our brilliant ensemble cast???

Damien
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Damien

Eilleen is a y n r legend! Her and peter bergman are eachothers best screen partner and ‘ jackie’ will be lost without her ..the writers messed up when they didnt continue the touching relationship her and Victor shared. More than even Nikki i found Ash to really humanize Vic and they always had a soft spot for eachother . The anyomosity that the writers put upon them was unfortunate as i enjoyed the occasional sweet scenes when Vic seemed to still care for her. Her countdown vid seems really final but i hope not! Theres still so much story… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I HATE that we’re losing Eileen. She’s so much a part of this show’s halcyon days and her absence will be sorely felt. They’d better get Traci back pronto because it seems like they’re out to eliminate the Abbott clan altogether. And replace them with, what? The Rosales family? Nate? For the first time in over 30 years, I really fear for the show’s future. Other than Nick’s sexy transformation, I’m bored stiff these days. Letting Eileen Davidson go, especially after the losses of Mishael Morgan, possibly Doug Davidson, the infrequent appearances of Lauren, Michael, Jill, Gloria, and Traci is… Read more »

LeRoy Davidson
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LeRoy Davidson

This is so tragic. I’ve always admired Eileen and loved the character of Ashley.
In the past, she has left before, and after some time, has returned. I hope this
will be true now. Maybe she just needs a break (she does work rather hard and has for many years) or the show has definitely decided to “go in a different direction” and push for new families, new faces, etc.

Mary SFIM
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Mary SFIM

I am sorry she is leaving for now– because this is the what her fourth time leaving? I will have to google it– I know each time a star leaves they truly think it is their last time, and perhaps this time it is– all I know each time the character Ashley is not on canvas the show suffers for it– I don’t know what is happening behind the scenes but if they are truly driving away their vets this show deserve any fate it gets.

Mary SFIM
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Mary SFIM

Okay I google it– she left once on her own, then was fired twice and this time is leaving on her own–

su000
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su000

0ohh she just now finished filming–
that means she’ll be on scree for another month.
I have been waiting for her to be gone.
I used to sorta like the ”character” Ashley..
But–
ever since the actor went to the Housewives, I saw her a slutty cheep like ..
I could never fully erase her stint in housewives from my mind. eeeseeehhhhy !

Anyways, I wish her the best ..

Damien
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Damien

Your comment makes no sense besides the fact thats its unnecessarily negative: ” slutty cheep like”..as she was neither slutty or cheap but rather down to earth and very modeston rhobh, She was very loyal to Lisa Rinna and had a sincere friendship with Erika. Actors have lives outside of their soap characters…sorry Eilleen didnt live up to your high expectations. ..
You must also think y n r is really exciting these days if your waiting for Ashley too be gone as you say
..not sure we watched the same rhobh or watching the same y n r!

AVP
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AVP

I definitely thought the RHOBH was a step-down for Eileen, but the description above is not what was portrayed on-screen by Eileen. She was classy and sophisticated. I think the money was hard to pass up ($750K/season?). She learned pretty quickly that it wasn’t the right gig for her.

su000
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su000

The House Wives are disparagingly offensive and The wives are disparagingly offensive lol Dressing scandalously, revealing large portions of their body to get attention, distastefully revealing at times, actually eeshh.. They are not the pillar of respectful/dignified society and that’s the draw.. the wives are not a convent of flying nuns they are sluty. If they weren’t sluty their audience would not tune in to witness their drunken stutyness LOL The actress is a very good actress and I wish her well. Nothing against her with exception of her entering the House Wives bad move it soiled her imo. We… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Why, su? Yet, you praise “Sonny” as being one of GH’s anchors?( paraphrasing). Oh, I forgot….you adore mobsters? LOL.
I never watch/watched “Housewives”…. so, I guess, my mind hasn’t been tainted.
Oh, SuzieQ!!!! Eileen is one of the best actresses on soaps—I have witnessed a few “Ashleys” breeze through the Y&R stage….but, none was as remarkable as she.
❤️

su000
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su000

Hi Celia 🙂
yes, Eileen is a very good actress, no doubt for sure and she should have never enter into House Wives; can’t wash that ish off lol
Ahh my Sonny lol at the least he’ll never enter House Wives ahaaa!;)

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

SuOOO, I do understand your comment, and although , I wouldn’t use the exacact words in describing Eileen, I did feel her image got a little soiled being on the RHWOBH. After two seasons, I could not stand those women, nor the lives they led, and while not judging, I just didn’t care to see anymore of them. We may never know the real reasons for Eileen leaving Y&R, and I am not quite buying her “wanting more time with her family,”but I am betting it had a lot to do with Mal Young, making everyone’s lives hell, including the… Read more »

su000
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su000

hi Violet 🙂
Y&R has seen many greats marching out the exit door, something seems wrong.
You have near a month with Ashley and we know her exit story will be dramatic I’m sure she will give us one helluva exit by giving us her best acting-
((hope her exit script will do her justice..

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

suOOO Hope you are right, and they do something worthy of her talents, unlike Paul, that every time I see him, I wonder if its his last time. Ray seems to have taken over his office, etc. Wonder what will become of Chris when Paul leaves.

lieueitak
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lieueitak

I grew up watching Eileen on Days, so like James E. Reilly at the time, I think Eileen should play all the roles all the time. Having said that, I’m not that sad to see her leave Y&R. While I love Ashley Abbott, I don’t believe Y&R has given her a single second of screen time since she returned in 2014 that is worthy of her considerable talents. It just seems like Y&R has kept her contracted to prevent her from being able to work on Days (or elsewhere) long term. That is not that enjoyable to watch. So while… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Same here, lieueitak…..late 80’s/early 90’s….I was about four years old…..believe it or not, I remember…..
Love her!!

Fanny
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Fanny

Tooooooo sad …… Y&R will NEVER be the same without this lovely Lady ❗️❗️❗️

Celia
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Celia

Hello, lovely lady, yourself,
I love Eileen….this woman has everything; beauty, charm, style and talent.
You are soooo right…..she will be missed!!
A bientot, ma belle amie!!
❤️

Fanny
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Fanny

CeeCee, Kisses tooooooo U sweetness ‼️

Timmm
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Timmm

Yeah but we still have Tessa!

Harry
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Harry

Tessa’s a Messa!

Fanny
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Fanny

A whole lotta messa.

Celia
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Celia

HaHa, you guys…..Tessa the messa is up to no good!!

Mary SFIM
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Mary SFIM

LMAO–Thanks I needed that I don’t think I laughed this hard in a long time

Fanny
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Fanny

Timmm, must U remind us.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Hey, seriously, is there anyone out there that thinks Tess is on the up and up? I did for quite a whike, until my daughter and others telling me she’s evil, etc, etc,

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Seriously, is there anyone out there that thinks Tess is as honest as she says she is?

Fanny
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Fanny

Deceptive & Dishonest for sure…

Timmm
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Timmm

The main problem with Tessa and her sister Crystal is we dont know them. Therefore, any trouble either of them are in, who gets a crap!

Momo
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Momo

Sad.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I am devastated and will pray for Miss Davidson to return to Y&R some day. She is Genoa City legacy and royalty. There is so much Ashley Abbott story to tell. I am upset we have had not more reunion/reconnection time with Dina (so deliciously played by Miss Marla Adams) and I hope there is some reconciliation among Abbotts as Ashley departs. Story wise, I can accept a recast. We did twice before in the persons of Brenda Epperson and Shari Shattuck. I love Miss Davidson’s confidence and vulnerability, personality points she plays equally well. Please, Y&R producers/writers, do not… Read more »

RICKIE BOGUILLE
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RICKIE BOGUILLE

How many times has she left the show at this point? Hard to believe, however, it’s been THAT long since she first joined the show. I remember one of her first on-screen boyfriends, that guy who worked in the Jabot lab (I think the actor’s name was Jay Kerr or something). The REAL Mamie and Jack (Marguerite Ray and Terry Lester) were still there, and Deborah Adair was Jill at this point. [By the way, I recently saw clips of Jill #2 — Bond Gideon — on YouTube. She was quite good! I don’t know why she nor Tammy Taylor… Read more »

Kevin C
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Kevin C

The beautiful women that have been on Y&R and are my favorites, Jaime Lyn Bauer, Eileen Davidson, Heather Tom, Nina Arvensen and Sharon Case that really stand out in my opinion…I love Eileen Davidson and she will be missed very much…I will say it again, Y&R hasn’t been the same since 2006/2007 when Kay Alden and a lot of the behind the scenes crew were let go along with the beautiful classic background music…I will also say again that CBS/Sony DO NOT care or they would listen to us viewers since the beginning…Eileen, I wish you nothing but the best…Oh,… Read more »

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OLTL Alum Arlene Dahl Dead At 96, Son Lorenzo Lamas Shares: “She Was The Most Positive Influence In My Life”

Another loss for the soap world and its extended family.  Arlene Dahl, who had a notable career in film and television, and who appeared on both One Life to Live and All My Children, has passed away at the age of 96.

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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As the World Turns and Guiding Light Favorite, Lisa Brown, Passes Away at 67

(UPDATED) In just more heartbreaking news in the soap world in 2021, we have lost another beloved performer.  Lisa Brown, who was so noteworthy for her spunky and emotional turns as Guiding Light’s Nola Reardon from 1980-1985, and later as Iva Snyder on As the World Turns from 1986-1994, has died.

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.”

On Friday, Lisa’s son, Buddy Nielsen, posted a touching tribute to his mother, where he revealed that she passed away due to cancer.

Buddy shared: “My Mom passed away the day before Thanksgiving after a very quick battle with cancer. This all happened really fast and wasn’t expecting it. I’ve been MIA as I’ve been back and forth between LA and NJ as she has been in and out of the hospital the last couple weeks. This dream we live, we are all subject to the suffering, aging and death. It’s not to be morose but to understand that we have finite time and must take care with what we do and how we do it. To be able to be with someone at their last breath is truly beautiful. We must not fear death as without it we would never be born and experience the 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows. Our existence is both small and vast all at the same time. We are tiny but immense. I know she is here but no longer in her physical form, what we do in love we leave in death. My beautiful daughter and unborn son are her legacy.”

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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Steve Burton Confirms His Exit From General Hospital

Steve Burton has spoken and after so much speculation, the two-time Daytime Emmy-winning star has confirmed he is out as General Hospital’s Jason Morgan.

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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