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Mishael Morgan Confirms Exit From Y&R Shares: “There Were Many Factors That Led To My Decision”

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Last week, the soap world was abuzz with the news of the departure of Mishael Morgan, who made the decision to exit her role of Hilary Curtis on The Young and the Restless.  Morgan has played the role for the last five years.

On Monday, Mishael took to social media to confirm her time is over in Genoa City.  On Twitter, she shared: “Yes, it’s true. I am finally able to say, I’m leaving . Thank you for giving me time to find the words. All my love.”

Her goodbye was written on an Instagram post, where Morgan expressed her appreciation for the fans and her co-stars. Ultimately, the actress related that: “There were many factors that led to my decision.  Ultimately. five years just felt right to me.”

Here is what Mishael shared in her message: “It is with a heavy heart that I announce my departure from The Young and The Restless. There were many factors that lead to this decision, but ultimately, five years just felt right to me. I feel blessed to have worked with some of the most talented, hardworking and fun-loving people in television. Thank you to the cast, the crew and everyone at Sony and CBS who made the past five years truly unforgettable. A special thanks to my partner in crime Bryton James, who always brought out the best in both me and Hil. Last but definitely not least, I want to thank all of my amazing fans who have supported me on this journey. Your gifts, love and kindness over the years (and days) have warmed my heart and fueled my soul more than you could ever know. Although my adventure as Hilary Curtis is coming to an end, my work on screen is far from over. This may be a goodbye from Hilary, but I’ll just say ‘see you soon’.  Love Always,  Mishael”

So, what do you think of what Mishael had to say about departing Y&R?  Comment below.

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K/kay
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K/kay

Do what’s best for you I think she is a lovely lady I guess no more black leading ladies in Genoa city ! I grew to like her I think she is very talented but maybe jumping off the titanic is the right thing for her

damien
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damien

yes.. because it looks like this titanic is already sinking!… currently it seems that the hilary/ devon story is the only other story besides the constant newman and abbott stories that monopolize the show every day.theres no diversity of characters or colors! we need more minor storylines so the audience doesnt remain bored with victor and jack adnaseum. No Paul, Michael, Lauren , Jill..etc?
As for diversity maybe bring back Leslie,Tyler or Olivia!!

eddie
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eddie

What titanic? General hospital and days of our lives are the titanic.Are you aware that the young and the restless has a higher rating then some nighttime dumb shows.One year ago cbs renewed Y&R for 3 years.They gave 2 year renewals to every other cbs daytime show including B&B which is a complete waste of time since susan flannery quit.Two years from now,the young and the restless will be the last soap standing.The show has to replace the character of hillary.I believe by november they will find another talented african american woman for the role.

Dr Helen Ruth
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Dr Helen Ruth

Thank you, well said and true. She needs to be replaced.

Jimh
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Jimh

Isnt Lily black????

Dr Helen Ruth
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Dr Helen Ruth

Her father is Pakistani, her mother is racially mixed (African, Caucasian, Native American).

Lisa
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Lisa

Just when we’re seeing Hilary at her most vulnerable AND likable…..sad to see you go,best wishes in your future endeavors.

su000
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su000

Mishael , has it absolutely right!
5-years is the ‘get out’ time before one would become stereotyped as the character.
After 5 years its hard for a soap actor to move on and up because they are seen as being their character, no changing that.

We will see Mishael in other things, she has a media career ahead of her.

Sara
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Sara

I smell GH in her Near Future! Aunt Stella is going to bring her to town to make sure a certain Wedding doesn’t take place! Jordan & Curtis, don’t even blink!!!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Oh Sara, please say it isn’t so!

Helen
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Helen

Sorry to see her go..but she has do what is good for herself and her family…good luck to her!

SZima
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SZima

So, so sorry to see Mishael leave! She played the perfect “love to hate” character and she will be missed.
My regret was that Hilary was saddled with Devon, the most boring character on the show! It’s too bad they didn’t pair her with someone with a personality!
Once again, TPTB are short-sighted in not coming to an agreement with Mishael!
I hope the “see you soon” comment means she’s already signed with another show and we really will see her soon!

Patrick
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Patrick

Devon: the 2 billion dollar pipsqueak… is weak dismal and LACKING. it’s no wonder… Ms. Morgan sees fit to MOVE ON. can’t say that for the actors who portray devon and lily. what a waste of space. as I will continue to ; there is a long long long line of actors who want to act. Mal Young – IS NOT – covering all his bases. letting go one of his best actors. Ms. Morgan: “I wish you ALL the best you deserve success.” I hope you kept a nest egg ..

Mac mom
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Mac mom

Enjoy your life

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I guess she knows when enough is enough.

Lou
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Lou

So sorry to hear that she is leaving the show. I have been watching the y & r from the very beginning and thought Mishael was a great addition to the show. She is beautiful and talented. I will miss her but wish her all the best. Not happy with the way it ended.

Judith Cunningham
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Judith Cunningham

I think Mishael is an amazing actress and her character kept the boredom and ridiculous recent storylines from becoming unbearable. I have watched Y&R since the first day, and Bill Bell must be turning in his grave because of the stupid and far out storylines that have arisen of late. I’m sure the few extra bucks that Mishael requested would not have broken the CBS bank, and would have prevented an exodus by the fans. Sayonara Young & the Restless.

Lacetia
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Lacetia

You will be missed. I wish you could stay.

Louise Sutton
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Louise Sutton

I think they shud have fought to keep her. She is a good actress, gorgeous and lit a much needed fire. They keep people around that are so easy to fast forward through and let the good ones go. So stupid. I only continue to watch becoz I have watched since it began but overall pretty boring stuff . Lol

Maxine Murray Stewart
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Maxine Murray Stewart

She told me in person She was leaving soon

Webster West,Jr.
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Webster West,Jr.

I really miss Hillary and I hope you all would offer her another role on the Young and Restless?

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Ingo Rademacher Speaks Out On His Dismissal From GH Sharing: “I Was Hoping to Play Jax For Another 10 or 25 Years and Unfortunately, That’s Not Going to Happen”

For the first time since he was fired for not adhering to General Hospital’s and Disney/ABC’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate, Ingo Rademacher (Ex-Jax), addressed his exit from the soap opera via an “official video” message on his Instagram account.

Ingo expressed: “I’m sorry that I didn’t put out this video earlier, but this is about thanking you guys, the fans of the show and also the GH crew and cast. I was on the show for 25 years. They were like my family a lot of the people there. I was hoping to play Jax for another 10 or 25 years and unfortunately, that’s not going to happen. I want to thank you guys for sticking with Jax for 25 years and I’m sorry that I’m not there anymore to play Jax, which is still something that I am trying to process  … it’s just kind of crazy.”

Rademacher also took aim at his former co-star, Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) for announcing on Twitter that he was no longer on the show, before he had a chance to do so, which he says was a huge disappointment to him given that they worked together for 25 years.

He went on to say how he appreciated all the positive comments from the fans adding, “A lot of you come on there to say that you’re vaccinated but stand for medical freedom, I love hearing that, because I believe it should be a choice.”  Ingo continued to express his view, “I don’t agree with vaccine mandates or corporations ever being able to mandate a vaccine to keep your job.”

The actor closed with another nod to the viewers of GH adding, “Thank you so much for supporting me for 25 years. I will have more news later on, but for now, just wanted to thank all of you amazing fans. Thank you.”

You can watch Rademacher’s full statement via his IG post below.  Then, let us know what you thought of Ingo’s long-awaited exit message in the comment section.

 

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guys. I really appreciate it.”

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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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