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Y&R Past and Present Stars Honor The Late Bill Bell On What Would Have Been His 90th Birthday
The stars of The Young and the Restless, past, and present took to social media on Monday to honor the late, great Bill Bell, the iconic creator of the CBS top-rated daytime drama series.
Bell, would have turned 90-years old today on March 6th, but passed away back in 2005. Heartfelt posts from the actors circulated with the common throughline of thanking this extraordinarily talented man for the roles in which they play, and for many giving them their careers, and for his pure genius.
Included in the tribute were: Eric Braeden, Lauralee Bell (Bill’s daughter), Doug Davidson, Joshua Morrow, Michelle Stafford (now on GH), Greg Rikaart, Christian LeBlanc, Kate Linder, Sharon Case, and many others.
Below is a sample of the sentiments and remembrances shared today.
Eric Braeden: Today would have been BILL BELL’S 90th birthday! We owe him everything! God bless your soul, Bill! We think of you a lot!!
Lauralee Bell: HB Dad! We feel your love around us always! My dad loved being a storyteller so TY for keeping the shows thriving! @YandR_CBS @BandB_CBS
Joshua Morrow: We throw words around like legend or Icon or genius….this man was truly all of those and more. An amazing man who we miss every day. #MrB
Doug Davidson: Happy Birthday William J. Bell would have been 90 today. We send our love. God’s peace. We miss you! #goat #youngandrestless #Emmy
Greg Rikaart: HB #BillBell. It’s hard to imagine my life w/o your impact on it. Countless ppl can say the same. Hope you& Jeanne r cutting a rug up
Kate Linder: There wouldn’t be #EstherValentine w/o #BillBell I will always be grtful #hb @YRInsider @YandR_CBS @YandR_CBS @CBSDaytime #yrthere.
Michelle Stafford: It would have been #BillBell ‘s 90th birthday. He was 1 of a kind. I’m sure where ever he is he is still creating magic! I owe him so much.
Christian LeBlanc: I owe this legendary artist a most amazing, unexpected life…merci pour tout. #YR HAPPY 90TH #WilliamJBell …see ya in the big office.
Sharon Case: Happy Birthday to this great man, Bill Bell !! All my love and gratitude, forever. Sharon.…
So, what did you think of the tweets and posts from the cast of Y&R honoring Bill Bell? Do you miss Bill Bell’s brand of storytelling on the soaps? Share your thoughts below!
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