Janice Lynde (Leslie Brooks) returns to Y&R [MERGED]

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  • Holly99
    Aspiring soap scribe
    • Dec 2006
    • 13258

    ARTICLE: Janice Lynde (Leslie Brooks) returns to Y&R [MERGED]

    Original cast member Janice Lynde will be returning to The Young and the Restless next month. The actress was last spotted in Genoa City in 2018.
  • thecourt99
    Aspiring soap scribe
    • Jun 2008
    • 24555

    #2
    Intereresting. I wonder who will be connected to the Brooks family. Ashland? Sally? Anyone else on the canvas that's not connected elsewhere?

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    • MEK
      Senior Board Member
      • Nov 2007
      • 2040

      #3
      She will probably return to perform at the wedding. But whose wedding? Victoria/Ashland or Kyle/Summer?

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      • taramartin
        Soap Addict
        • Oct 2013
        • 6902

        #4
        This is very interesting, finally someone from Y&R's real past. Her connection to Theo could play in.

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        • MalteseBaby
          Scriptwriter
          • Aug 2009
          • 4782

          #5
          Oh, the beautiful memories of the Brooks sisters. I was in HS and loved all but Peggy, the youngest one, LOL.
          Leslie Brooks is a soap icon to me,

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          • Hope4BetterDays
            I Let My Evil Twin Post For Me
            • Sep 2006
            • 8933

            #6
            I wonder if Ashland will be a Brooks relative too.

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            • bluejazz
              Aspiring soap scribe
              • Aug 2008
              • 24856

              #7
              I never cared for Lesley. They laid it on really thick with her being the fragile good girl who could do no wrong.

              I floved Lori though.

              Too bad Theo is gone.

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              • prim
                prim commented
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                Yes,, she was portrayed as a "good" girl; I still remember the scene when Lori caught her in the big lie, and said:"just how pregnant are you"?
            • kirkelash
              Recurring Poster
              • May 2018
              • 338

              #8
              It will be good to see Lesley Brooks. I loved Janice Lynde as Lesley Brooks. I could never fully accepted the actress who replaced her.

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              • veryoldatwtfan
                veryoldatwtfan commented
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                Me neither. Looking forward to seeing Janice Lynde.

              • FleurdiLisa
                FleurdiLisa commented
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                I didn't like Victoria Mallory (RIP) as Leslie, but she was a Broadway star and an amazing talent in her own right. Sometimes recasts are tricky.
            • WorldTurner
              Aspiring soap scribe
              • Jan 2006
              • 31590

              #9
              Since she is scheduled for mid-October, that is the Victoria/Ashland wedding. I presume she will perform at that. Since Victor and Nikki went to Italy to see her, that makes sense.

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              • AngieB5070
                Board Regular
                • Aug 2020
                • 1181

                #10
                OMG! Could Ashland be Leslie's biological son Brooks Prentis? Leslie had a son with her sister Lorie's husband Lance Prentice (at one time played by John McCook!) and he ended up with Lorie and Lance to raise. Hmmmmm... That was in the 80s, so he'd only technically be 40s now, but you know how they accelerate times.

                Edit: The "mother" Ashland" said passed away may have been Lorie Brooks?
                Last edited by AngieB5070; September 15, 2021, 03:55 PM.

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                • GuidingLite
                  GuidingLite commented
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                  He's too old to be Brooks - but I do wish a vengeful Brooks would have returned to target Victor for 'stealing' the family company, Prentiss Industries at some point....but Brooks would be about 40 now....not 60-ish...
              • zenmaster5
                I Let My Evil Twin Post For Me
                • May 2017
                • 7587

                #11
                Since Ashland's history is shrouded in secrecy, I too am wondering if Leslie Brooks is somehow related to Ashland. Very interesting indeed having her return.

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                • aryastark
                  Senior Board Member
                  • Jan 2021
                  • 2336

                  #12
                  It's good to finally see one of the Brooks family that I have read about for years.

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                  • Theresa_Fan
                    Aspiring soap scribe
                    • Jul 2007
                    • 65056

                    #13
                    This is fine but I hope Ashland isn't related to anyone. I like that the show has non related characters to big families.

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                    • *BackstreetGem*
                      Board Regular
                      • Feb 2019
                      • 1092

                      #14
                      What do people mean, perform?

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                      • AngieB5070
                        AngieB5070 commented
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                        She's a concert pianist.
                    • prim
                      Recurring Poster
                      • Jul 2017
                      • 286

                      #15
                      I don't thinkl Leslie will have anything to do with Ashland. Just a fleeting moment when she appears to play for Victoria's wedding.

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