There are many just reasons as to why some soap opera actors or actresses are let go. Perhaps they just don’t seem to fit well with the role they have been given, or at times a poor work ethic can come into play. But also sometimes actors or actresses simply don’t mesh well with other cast members, producers, and are even simply axed to help a storyline twist which might seem unfair. For the fans that grow quite attached to soaps, the characters, and the actors or actress who play them – seeing their favorite soap actor leave a show can be devastating. Below is a list of Young and the Restless (Y&R) actors who were unfairly fired.
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12. Brenda Dickson
While Y&R fans love Jesse Walton in the role, Brenda Dickson was the original Jill Fenmore, jumping into the part from 1973 to 1980, and then again in 1983 until she was fired in 1987. Dickson would end up filing a lawsuit that totaled $10 million, alleging that she was canned because she had an affair with William J. Bell, the soap’s creator, in the hopes of getting her job back. She also claimed that Bell blacklisted her after their affair, making it hard for her to find acting work.