Friday, May 9, 2008

Former Y&R Actress Dorothy Green Has Passed

Born Dorothy Hufford, Dorothy Green appeared in numerous films and television programs from the 1950s into the 1990s. She is best known for her role as Jennifer Brooks in the popular daytime soap opera THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Her big screen credits include, The Big Heat (1953), Bad for Each Other (1953), Finger Man (1955), No Time to Be Young (1957) and The Helen Morgan Story (1957). Among her other television credits are STUDIO 57, FOUR STAR PLAYHOUSE, HAWAIIAN EYE, GUNSMOKE, BONANZA, MY THREE SONS, MARCUS WELBY, M.D. and THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN. She also had a recurring role in the short-lived 1960s series TAMMY.

From a TIME Magazine article dated January 12, 1976:
Viewers have been writing to Jennifer Brooks about her operation. Actress Dorothy Green has received the letters some what nervously: "It's creepy. I almost feel I had the mastectomy." To be a soap star is to live a double life. "I was paged in an airport by my real name," says Edward Mallory, who has played the troubled Dr. Bill Horton on DAYS OF OUR LIVES for the past ten years, "and I ignored the page. Most of my life I am Bill Horton." Sometimes this goes beyond a joke. David Rounds, who played a suspected child molester, Phil Donnelley, on LOVE OF LIFE for two years, suffered a hiatal hernia brought on by the strain of acting a man on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

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