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What Happened to Jack Abbott on The Young & The Restless

The revelation that John Abbott is not his father has some fans wondering exactly who is Jack Abbott on The Young & The Restless. The character was first introduced in 1980 played by the late Terry Lester. When he left the soap in 1989, Peter Bergman assumed the role and has continued to play it ever since. While Jack's reaction to the shocking reveal that he's not John Abbott's son has some fans wondering if he's leaving the soap, they shouldn't worry — he's been through much worse in his life! Back in the early 80s, Jack began dating Jill Foster after she split up with his father, John Abbott. Naturally this caused all kinds of family tension and so it didn’t last long. Jack married Patty Williams, but soon struck up an affair with Diane Jenkins. After losing Jack’s baby, Patty was further distraught to overhear him admit he’d only
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Today in Soap Opera History (April 26)

1978: Ryan's Hope's Maeve was disgusted with Delia.

1982: Gh's Robert, Tiffany, Jackie & Luke made a pact.

1984: Days of our Lives' Hope moved out of Shenanigans.

2006: Passions' Endora used a rain cloud to wake up Fox."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1935: NBC Radio aired the final episode of soap opera Judy and Jane, produced by Frank and Anne Hummert. Sponsored by Folgers Coffee, it
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Today in Soap Opera History (March 3)

1980: Edge of Night's Draper was sentenced.

1981: Gh's Sarah raised Jeff's suspicions.

1986: Y&R's John confronted Jack.

1995: AMC's Will shocked a Pine Valley courtroom."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1941: Radio soap opera We Are Always Young premiered on the Mutual Network. The show told the story of a serious composer who worked
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 19)

1967: The Doctors' Althea turned in her resignation.

1997: General Hospital's Helena returned to Port Charles.

2008: All My Children celebrated the life of Myrtle Fargate.

2011: One Life to Live's Roxy dreamed about Fraternity Row."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1966: On Peyton Place, Martin Peyton (George Macready) told a drunken Leslie Harrington (Paul Langton) that he had always been inferior.

1967: On The Doctors, Dr. Althea Davis (Elizabeth Hubbard) stopped by the home of Dr. Matt Powers (James Pritchett) to give him her official resignation from Hope Memorial Hospital. Althea was pregnant and unmarried at the time,
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'The Young and the Restless' celebrates 40 years

The show may not be so young anymore -as its 40th anniversary indicates -- but it's still restless, proved by the plot twists it keeps handing its longtime characters.

That's what has kept so many stars of "The Young and the Restless" on board, and they'll be present as the CBS daytime drama hits the four-decade mark Tuesday, March 26. Though the milestone will be noted in certain ways, it'll also be just another day in fictional Genoa City, according to three-time Daytime Emmy winner Peter Bergman, who has played Jack Abbott on the soap since 1989.

"It's a giant chunk of my life," he tells Zap2it. "Because I can remember clearly my first day, it seems it was yesterday. My daughter was 4 weeks old when I started the show, and she graduated from college last year. When you put it in terms of someone else's life, that's a really long time.
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Exclusive First Look: The Young and the Restless Looks Back on 40 Years of High Drama

Exclusive First Look: The Young and the Restless Looks Back on 40 Years of High Drama
With its 40th anniversary arriving on March 26, CBS’ The Young and the Restless invited cast members to reflect on their time (and wild times) with the top-rated daytime drama — and TVLine has an exclusive look at the first trip down memory lane.

Related | Eileen Davidson Returns to Y&R

For three weeks starting Monday, March 11, each Y&R episode will be prefaced by a brief on-camera interview with one of the show’s stars. “The videos are a love letter to longtime fans,” executive producer Jill Farren Phelps tells TVLine, “and will also help new viewers develop a greater appreciation
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Today in Soap Opera History (August 17)

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1989: Terry Lester's contract expired with The Young And The Restless where he had been playing Jack for nearly a decade. Then Terry ran into Santa Barbara's head writer, Chuck Pratt, an an L.A. function. Chuck commented, "Boy, would I like to write for you," which Terry found very flattering. Two weeks later, New World Television president Jon Feltheimer called the actor at home and emphasized that his company had many other production arms other than Santa Barbara and that if Terry joined the cast of the soap, they would help him find the other vehicles he was interested in.

2007: One Life To Live aired its 10,000th episode.

2007: Luke and Noah shared their first (historic) kiss on As The World Turns. YouTube clips of the kiss have been watched by millions of fans since that day.

Celebrating a birthday today are:

Julianna McCarthy (ex-Liz,
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Obituary: Former Y&R Actress Christopher Templeton Dead at Age 58

Christopher Anne Templeton passed away on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, in San Antonio at the age 58. She was born on February 26, 1952, in Lake Forest, Il to Edmund Owen and Joyce Irene Templeton. She is preceded in death by her parents.

Even though Christopher battled Polio her whole life, she courageously broke through all barriers she faced. She was the first disabled actress to receive many contract roles. She was a supporting actress on The Young And The Restless (as Jabot secretary, Carol) for 10 years. She went on to become a successful writer, director, and actress in many movies, independent films, and television productions. Chris' shows included Simon & Simon, Columbo, and In The Heat Of The Night among others.

Because of Christopher’s relentless tenacity, she brought her Grey Forest, TX community together through several successful events. Christopher, along with others, started the Grey Forest Farmer’s Market. She was President of the
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Peter Bergman celebrates 20 years on The Young and the Restless

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Peter Bergman celebrates 20 years on The Young and the Restless
Where has the time gone? Is it really 20 years that Peter Bergman's played Jack Abbott on The Young and the Restless? Amazing, but true. Not only has Bergman been tearing it up as Jack for two decades, he's pretty much eradicated the memory of his tenure on All My Children where he was nice guy, Dr. Cliff Warner. Say what you will about Jack, he's not a nice guy. He can have his good moments, but this character is too complicated, too selfish, too diabolical ever to be confused with a noble man like Cliff.

Which is what has made Peter Bergman's time on Y&R so remarkable! The character had been so sharply defined by Terry Lester that it was going to be tough for any actor to take over the part.

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'Young and the Restless' star Peter Bergman on Eric Braeden: 'We all thought he was going to be gone'

On Nov. 27, Peter Bergman will celebrate his 20th year playing Jack Abbott on CBS's top-rated The Young and The Restless. The veteran soap star (he previously played Dr. Cliff Warner on ABC's All My Children) talked exclusively to EW.com about what it was like to originally assume the role, how he felt about his character talking to a ghost, and whether he and the cast believed that Eric Braeden would ever really quit the show. EW: What was it replacing Terry Lester, who had previously played Jack Abbott, 20 years ago? Peter Bergman: He had burned every bridge he could burn before he left.
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