In this informative tell-all, Bell reminisces on stories regarding the creation and growth of the most popular soap operas of all time and the man behind some of the most memorable storylines in daytime television. The foreword of the biography was written by international superstar and former THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS cast member, David Hasselhoff.
Originally released in hardcover in June of 2012, Bell toured bookstores across Southern California in promotion of the book along with current and former cast members of THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS and THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, and co-author Michael Maloney.
"I hope soap fans enjoy the ‘The Young and Restless Life of William J. Bell’. It's a chronicle of Bill and Lee's inspiring life together -- how they met, fell in love, followed their dreams, and built a soap opera empire along the way. There's much of Bill's philosophies on serialized storytelling in the book and untold anecdotes from the golden age of soap operas", says Maloney.
Famous fans of the book say this about “The Young and Restless Life of William J. Bell”:
“An informed, insightful look at the inner workings of the Bell Empire—the most successful dynasty in daytime television history. A great read.” — Peter Bergman, three-time Emmy-winning actor on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
“An extraordinary insight into the creativity and family-life of a daytime titan.” – John McCook, two-time Emmy-nominated actor and original cast member of THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (formerly on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS)
“A fitting tribute to the man who brought daytime’s most memorable characters to life, with great insight into his passion for the genre and dedication to his family. For forty years, the shows created by Bill and Lee Bell have been the cornerstones of CBS Daytime, and ‘The Young and Restless Life of William J. Bell’ honors the legacy of daytime’s ‘Drama King.’” — Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President, CBS Daytime
In 2011, B&B received its third consecutive Emmy® award for “Outstanding Daytime Drama Series”. In 2012, B&B was named the Most Popular Daytime Soap Currently on TV by Guinness World Records® and received its seventh consecutive Golden Nymph Award at the International TV Audience Awards in the “Telenovela/Soap Opera” category at the Monte Carlo Television Festival. B&B is the most watched daytime drama series in the world, seen daily by more than 35 million people in over 100 countries.
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, which celebrated its 26th anniversary on March 23, 2013, is produced by Bell-Phillip Television Productions, Inc., and is broadcast weekdays (1:30-2:00 p.m. ET; 12:30-1:00 p.m. PT) on the CBS Television Network. Bradley P. Bell is the Executive Producer and Head Writer. THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL is the first and only daytime drama to simulcast in Spanish utilizing SAP (Secondary Audio Program) technology.
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