Monday, March 11, 2013

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS Classic Photo Of The Day (Brooks Sisters)

In honor of the upcoming 40th anniversary of THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (YR40), We Love Soaps will be posting a "Classic Photo of the Day" for the rest of the month. Today's photo is of three Brooks sisters. Janice Lynde starred as Leslie, Trish Stewart played Chris, and Jaime Lyn Bauer was Lorie. Missing is the fourth sister, Peggy, played by Pamela Peters Solow.

Did you have a favorite Brooks sister?

Thanks to Rob Wargo for the photo.


  1. Lorie Brooks, I loved this era of Y&R, growing up and watching Bill weave his tales...AWESOME. Some ppl don't realize that wasn't able to watch this era how good Y&R was in the beginning. Bill was on his game. Go YT google Mrs. Chancellor signs divorce papers for original Mr Chancellor. The ultimate Katherine drunk, clutching her Vodka bottle and glass. Bill wrote Mrs C as raving, drunk all through the '70s, it was storyline and she goes to AA, full out town drunk and messes she creates and revenge against Jill. I loved how Bill wrote Mrs C in the '70s nothing but a rich drunk, doing stable boys, paying for escorts, and terrorizing Jill because she had the rightful Chancellor heir....good stuff!!

  2. Leslie was my favorite Brooks sister when Janice Lynde was playing her. I'll never forget her leaving the show right in the middle of an intense moment between Brad Elliott and Leslie. She was awesome.

  3. Oh my...classic. I was a "tween" or junior high at the time. I loved the Brooks sisters! I agree with Woodstockdad. Janice Lynde was the bomb. I loved Leslie/Brad and Chris/Snapper (with Trish Stewart and WGE in the roles).

  4. Janice Lynde as Leslie was also my favorite and it almost didn't happen. The story is that:

    "Only a week before the first episode was scheduled to be taped, the actress originally hired to play the part was fired. Recasting was an extremely sticky business, since Leslie was supposed to be a concert pianist and the scripts called for her to do actual recitals on screen. Producer John Conboy was baffled until he happened to remember a young actress, with classical music training, who'd once auditioned for him back in New York when he was producing Love Is A Many Splendored Thing. Her name was Janice Lynde. Conboy flew to New York, signed up Janice (who had mixed feelings about moving to California and leaving then-boyfriend, director Bob Fosse) and returned with her to California. In a single weekend, she had to remember a week's worth of scripts in order to be ready to tape her first show the day after landing in Los Angeles."

    Source: Bonderoff, Jason. Daytime TV 1977. Manor Books. 1976: 68-69.