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Former The Young and the Restless Star Victoria Mallory Dead At 64

Photo Credit: Theatre Of The Stars

Photo Credit: Theatre Of The Stars

Heartbreaking news to report this Labor Day weekend.  Former star of The Young and the Restless, Victoria Mallory (Ex-Leslie Brooks) died yesterday at the age of 64 from pancreatic cancer.

Mallory, who appeared on The Young and the Restless from 1977 till1982, and returned for a visit in 1984, was the second actress to play the central role in the early days of the CBS soap opera replacing Janice Lynde.

Throughout her run, Victoria also an accomplished Broadway singer and performer,  often sang on Y&R along with the likes of John McCook (formerly Lance Prentiss of Y&R, now Eric Forrester on B&B).  And the character of Leslie Brooks was also romantically entangled with Brad Elliot played by Tom Hallick. Victoria later played the role of Dr.  Denise Foxworthy on Santa Barbara.

On The Great White Way, Mallory made her Broadway debut when Richard Rodgers chose her to star as Maria in the first revival of  West Side Story at Lincoln Center.  She also appeared i n Carnival, and originated the role of Young Heidi in the Harold Prince/Stephen Sondheim production of  Follies, as well as the starring in A Little Night Music.

In more recent years, Victoria Mallory continued to perform and teach professionals, adults and youngsters at The Voice Studio in New York City.  She leaves behind her husband Mark Lambert, and daughter Ramona Mallory Lambert, also an actress.

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Watch the opening credits of The Young and the Restless circa 1977 with Victoria with top billing as the credits begin, and take a stroll down memory lane in her honor.  On-Air On-Soaps sends our condolences to Victoria’s family and friends.  Share your thoughts on the passing of Victoria Mallory below!

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Dinah
Dinah

So sorry

Sarah
Sarah

Rip 🙁

louisa
louisa

She was so beautiful. Thanks for posting the old Y&R opening, How sad that she had to go so soon.

A former y&r fan
A former y&r fan

How sad. I adored her on Y&R and in the original cast of A Little Night Music on Broadway. My sympathies go out to her family and friends. Mark in Florida.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Another great loss…sad news again!!!

Lynda Westlake
Lynda Westlake

Rest in peace Victoria.

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

I was a little girl when she debuted on Y&R. I still remember Leslie Brooks and Lance Prentiss.

Alice
Alice

I remember her, such a good actress. I’ll pray for her family. She is an angel now.

David
David

Leslie and Lance, singing Cole Porter tunes. Gone are THOSE Young amd Restless days. RIP Lovely Victoria.

jaybird369
jaybird369

AWFUL, AWFUL NEWS!!!!!

Rest In Peace Victoria Mallory.

Amen.

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

My goodness; such a beautiful woman and a fine, fine actress. I remember her on Y&R like it was yesterday. It’s hard to believe it’s been more than 30 years.

Pancreatic cancer is just awful; I’ve lost several friends and acquaintances to it. Usually it’s way too far along before you even know you have it.

Sad, sad news indeed.

Darlene
Darlene

Thoughts and prayers to Victoria’s family.

marie
marie

MY CONDOLENCES TO VICTORIA FAMILY AND FREINDS. SHE WAS A WONDERFUL ACTRESS I’V WATCHED THE YOUNG AND RESTLESS FOR 39YRS NOW. ALL THAT TIME HAS GONE DOESNT SEEM POSSIBLE,RIP VICTORIA SHE WILL BE DEARLY MISSED BY ALL HER FANS.

Eden
Eden

I am heart broken over this news. I adored her as Leslie! Watching her with Jonas at The Allegro where he dyed her hair blonde and called her Priscilla, after she was hit with amnesia and began singing at the restaurant is a scene that has stayed with me for all these years. My sympathies to the family. RIP Victoria. So young. So beautiful. So talented…X

Alesha ol
Alesha ol

So sad, #rip, prayers to her loved ones

Jeanie Columbo
Jeanie Columbo

I will always remember her performances in Follies & A Little Night Music . Sweet , lovely voice & such a beautiful lady. Beyond sad. My heart is with her family.

LLATWTFan
LLATWTFan

She was a great actress. Loved her and the storylines.

Karen
Karen

Dearest Victoria,
So many memories we shared. A stunning actress , a perfect wife , an immensely proud Mum and the sweetest, most fun and loving friend I’ve ever had.
Until we meet again, sing and dance for everyone and treat them to your immeasurable talents.
Love you masses Muffin, Karen xoxo

mel
mel

RIP to a lovely lady. I so loved this show when she was a part of it.,

A former y&r fan
A former y&r fan

I am still so saddened by this news. She was such a talented and charming performer.

I was in high school when I saw her on Broadway in “A Little Night Music” as the young wife Anne. In fact the musical also starred Pat Elliott, Renee Buchanan from OLTL. They had a duet on the song “Every Day A Little Death” I have listened to their recording countless times.

Ms Mallory met her husband working on that musical and their daughter played the same role in the most recent Broadway revival.

She had been touring the country a few years ago with another former Broadway costar doing concerts. I wished I had gone when they where at nearby university here in South Florida but I found out about to late.

Even more heartbreaking is that I read on Wikipedia that her mother passed away earlier in the month. My deepest sympathies go out to the family.

Gerardo Ramirez
Gerardo Ramirez

RIP. So sorry to hear this. I met her in the ’70’s. She,born Victoria Morales, and I discussed the value of un-Hispanising our names. She was proud of her Hispanic roots,but she realised that some casting people had limited vision. A lovely,kind,thoughtful,and talented woman.

Mattie Huntington
Mattie Huntington

Our prayers to her family and friends. ..God be with her husband an daughter through this time in their life….

Beverly Fox
Beverly Fox

What fond memories of doing summer stock with Vicky at Lakewood Musical Theatre in PA. She was always a star!

Carolyn
Carolyn

I am very sorry . She was my absolutely favorite actress on YR back in those days. I will never forget the scene when she first met Brad. she was eating burger and fries and Brad suggested she leave off the fries. Maybe that could have been the first of a long line of real life issues YR was famous for back then.
Now, we have to listen and watch just about everything with no respect to what these things do to people in real life.
God Bless her family.

Mickey Raulerson
Mickey Raulerson

I watch her growing up everybody said I was her twin. I remember all of them.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

R.I.P., Victoria Mallory. I hope you didn’t suffer.

I noticed there was no lipstick opening. When did the lipstick opening first occur?

Brian Greene
Brian Greene

Rest In Peace, Dear Victoria! <3 🙁

Dennis Sisneros
Dennis Sisneros

At first, it was difficult to imagine anyone else portraying Leslie Brooks, but Victoria stepped in and made everything right. She was beautiful, sweet, and above all talented. She made the role her own, and the fans loved her. This is so sad. She will always be remembered and loved by her fans.

Lia
Lia

I remember her from Y&R. So sorry to hear of her death, she was a very talented lady, and will be missed. I was hoping to see the Brooks family back on the show at some point. How sad they never got around to it before she died.

Virginia
Virginia

Thanks for the memory, I remember the Brooks family. I watched everyday back then, she played the nicest character on the show.

Marsha
Marsha

My deepest condolences to her husband Mark and daughter Ramona on the passing of a beautiful lady and wonderful actress. Many memories return from early Y&R days. RIP Victtoria. Thanks

Cindy
Cindy

So sorry to hear this sad news. I watched Y&R when she stared in it and The Brooke Sisters were my favorites !! The business lost a good Lady with her passing, prayer’s sent out for her husband and daughter, I’m so very sorry you ahd to lose her !!!!!!!!!! R.I.P Victoria !!!!!!

Carol Keifer Eubank
Carol Keifer Eubank

Vicky and I were in several HS classes together, most memorably to me, Algebra and Col. Mitchell. He was exceptionally tough on her, and I believe now, it was because he knew she would have to be tough to continue in her chosen career path. She was a sweet and tender-hearted, very talented young lady. I moved away after our Junior year and the next time I saw her was on Y&R as Leslie Brooks. I was stunned and very proud of her! My heart goes out to her family! Gone WAY too soon!!

Olin Williams
Olin Williams

I too attended Baker High School although a couple of years behind Vicki. My first experience of seeing her perform was in the local theater production of The Sound of Music as Maria. She was beautiful, talented, and her passing saddens me a lot. A LOT

s.l.n.
s.l.n.

So very sorry to hear of her death.shell b missed. I’ve watch y and r. Love it. So sorry to hear of cast n cast members who have passed. I’ll say a prayer

Laura
Laura

My love and prayers goes out to the family friends and fans will be dearly missed just saw on the Daytime Emmy Awards 4:26 2015
sorry we will miss you what a huge fan and still AM of Young and the R estless thank you for being there beautiful woman inside and out God bless

Ben
Ben

Victoria Mallory was very talented as Leslie Brooks. I loved watching the show back then. I wish I could watch this video but it says it is private.

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