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Former Y & R Soap Star Says She Ended Up Broke & Homeless
Topic Started: Apr 24 2013, 09:43 PM (2,582 Views)
bellajewel
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Soap star says she ended up broke and homeless

Last Updated: 11:24 AM, April 23, 2013
Posted: 10:57 PM, April 21, 2013

Brenda Dickson — who originated the role of Jill Foster Abbott on “The Young and the Restless” during the Golden Age of soaps — says she ended up broke and homeless after being blacklisted from Hollywood by legendary daytime producer William J. Bell.

In her new book, “My True Hidden Hollywood Story,” Dickson, now 64, also claims Bell enlisted “Mafia cartel judges and attorneys” to ruin her.

Now, nearly 30 years later, “I am fighting back,” she tells The Post.

Dickson became one of the biggest stars in daytime when “Y&R” debuted in 1973. (the year this photo was taken).
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Brenda Dickinson, today

The former Miss California claims she began an affair with Bell — who was more than twice her age — soon after, when she was just 21.

Dickson was fired 15 years later and says she has been blocked from working ever since.

Bell — who later created “The Bold and the Beautiful” — died from complications of Alzheimer’s in 2005 at age 78.

A rep from his production company declined to comment.

Source: New York Post
Edited by bellajewel, Apr 24 2013, 09:50 PM.
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LPS
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She doesn't look too broke in that photograph.
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Drew
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She has been threatening this book for ages. Put up or shut up!
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@ Drew: The book is published.

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Edited by bellajewel, Apr 24 2013, 11:14 PM.
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Brenda Dickenson looks like the identical twin of Adrianna Franz in the bottom photograph, LOL.
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@LPS: That's a compliment, Brenda is 64 years old. She looks fabulous.

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Edited by bellajewel, Apr 24 2013, 11:22 PM.
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BlissfulLily
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Fabulous? Huh?
She must have a sugar Daddy then buying her cosmetic surgery, implants, lip plumping... she looks like an old car with a bondo job.
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Oh goody, Brenda's back. Let the fun and insanity begin!!
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BlissfulLily
Apr 25 2013, 07:05 AM
Fabulous? Huh?
She must have a sugar Daddy then buying her cosmetic surgery, implants, lip plumping... she looks like an old car with a bondo job.
she looks horrible as a blonde!
She should go back to her original color.
She's homeless? last I read she was living in a condo in Hawaii.
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She probably got paid lots for her tell-all book on Bell. The arctical says she "WAS" homeless, not that she still is.
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vani
Apr 26 2013, 03:43 PM
She probably got paid lots for her tell-all book on Bell. The arctical says she "WAS" homeless, not that she still is.
you're right, it does say "was".
If she has any hopes at all of ever working again, she shouldn't publish that book, but, she's been talking about it for years, and I wouldn't be surprised at all if she is hoping that the Bell's will pay her not to publish the book.
I don't think they will.
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soapsudz
Apr 24 2013, 11:04 PM
@ Drew: The book is published.

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What is her name? The book says Dickson, in this pic...Isn't she Brenda Dickinson???? Really...what is this all about? What a crock of crap...
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ratfink
Apr 26 2013, 09:31 PM
soapsudz
Apr 24 2013, 11:04 PM
@ Drew: The book is published.

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What is her name? The book says Dickson, in this pic...Isn't she Brenda Dickinson???? Really...what is this all about? What a crock of crap...
no, it's Dickson.
You might get a kick out of this video. lol
http://youtu.be/t4K2qdXdf_A
Edited by Sammie Jo, Apr 27 2013, 12:06 AM.
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#bbuk

Sammie Jo
Apr 27 2013, 12:05 AM
ratfink
Apr 26 2013, 09:31 PM
soapsudz
Apr 24 2013, 11:04 PM
@ Drew: The book is published.

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What is her name? The book says Dickson, in this pic...Isn't she Brenda Dickinson???? Really...what is this all about? What a crock of crap...
no, it's Dickson.
You might get a kick out of this video. lol
http://youtu.be/t4K2qdXdf_A
Or the improved version

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OMG! That's the funniest thing I ever saw! lmao!
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soapsudz
Apr 24 2013, 11:20 PM
@LPS: That's a compliment, Brenda is 64 years old. She looks fabulous.

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That's not a compliment if you are Adrianna Franz (YR and BB- Amber)
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BlissfulLily
Apr 25 2013, 07:05 AM
Fabulous? Huh?
She must have a sugar Daddy then buying her cosmetic surgery, implants, lip plumping... she looks like an old car with a bondo job.
ROFLMFAO.....OMG THIS IS SOOOOOOOOOOOO FUNNY...

BUT FOR REAL, when I read the title I wasn't too surprised...

I really liked her character back in the day....

I am 64.. I sure as hell don't look like this...

.this woman looks like a bar fly or bar maid...sorry, just sayin
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This ended up being about who I thought it would be before I opened this thread.
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Grandpa Hughes
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WANDERING Minstrel!

The poor thing has gone off the rails.
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Poor thing? Bah.

Horrible actress with an even worse attitude.
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