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9 hours ago, Soapsuds said:

Was watching Pyramid this morning and who do I see but adorable Terry Lester...hadn't realized what a cute laugh he had and Deborah Adair. Question....since I don't recall....how many times did Deborah temp as Jill? And why did she temp for Brenda?

A week or two tops

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I think Brenda was ill, or some sort of contract kerfuffle?

 

Jerry Douglas did one of those SOD stroll down memory lane photo interviews back in the mid-'90s.  In reference to the picture of him and Deborah when she was a permanent recast, he said something to the effect that she was his favorite Jill.  He loved the layers she brought to the role (this was pre-Jess, he was essentially comparing her to Brenda).

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4 minutes ago, amybrickwallace said:

Wasn't there also another Jill in there somewhere - pre-Jess Walton?

 

Bond Gideon.

 

For temp recasts, Melinda Fee. 

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23 minutes ago, cassadine1991 said:

How long did Bond Gideon last as Jill?

 

I believe part of 1980, but someone else will know more.

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1 hour ago, amybrickwallace said:

When was Melinda Fee on?

1984, not sure when, though.

 

Jills   I found this about all of the Jills-it says Bond Gideon was only on for a day, but I believe it was more than that.

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1 hour ago, slick jones said:

1984, not sure when, though.

 

Jills   I found this about all of the Jills-it says Bond Gideon was only on for a day, but I believe it was more than that.

 

It was more than a day, definitely, as there's even a photo of her in an old SOD synopsis.

3 hours ago, amybrickwallace said:

When was Melinda Fee on?

 

Clips of her used to be online - it was when Jack was dating Lindsay Wells. 

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3 hours ago, amybrickwallace said:

When was Melinda Fee on?

There used to be clips of her Jill on YouTube, but I couldn't find them just now.

 

Bond:

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Thanks. I never knew of any articles with her. Wow. 

 

She's too hard to play Jill at that stage. 

 

She looks a lot like the actress who currently plays Faith Dingle on Emmerdale. 

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Based on old newspaper stuff I can find, Gideon took over the role as Y&R moved to 60 minutes long in February 1980.

 

By late March, it was reported that audiences weren't taking kindly to her. In May, someone wrote a letter to a soap column asking if Jill was still part of the show, so it looks like Bell limited the character at that point. Adair took over the role by late September.

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Going by SOD synopses of the time Jill was backburnered after Bonds initial appearances. The whole Jill at Jabot story was sidelined and Brett Halsey as John was dropped. There was so much going on at that time with the transition to 60 mins.

Here are Jill mentions in summaries of that time

FEB 80

 Liz forced Jill to do housework. 

Jill turned purple when Liz offered her the house since Liz will marry Stuart.

Despite Jill’s warning her no one will think she’s good enough for Stuart, Liz intends to marry him.

Jill asked Derek to prove his love by giving up Kay and her money.

MARCH

Derek told Jill he couldn't leave Kay yet. Jill spitefully told Liz that she (Jill) was pregnant when Stu married her.

Liz went into a tailspin after believing Jill's story about being pregnant by Stu before their marriage.

 Steve was smitten with Jill

Jill told Kay that Derek is only interested in her money.

APRIL

Jill freely confessed her lies to Stu and Liz, who agreed to marry.

Peggy admitted she can’t stand the sight of Jill.

MAY

John Abbott of Jabot Cosmetics hired Jill. 

JUNE

Peggy was upset that Steve has been seeing Jill.

 Peggy set out to "save" Steve from Jill.

Jill scored points with her boss, John. 

John was immpressed by Jill's new product suggestions

JULY

John's son, Jack, took an interest in Jill.

Jack took an interest in John’s company to get closer to Jill.

Jill used John and Jack to get ideas to advance her career.

AUGUST

Jill told Liz she plans to be second in command at John's company.

SEPTEMBER (Deborah Adair takes over)

Jill and Eve became roommates.

 Steve stuck by Jill's side, even after Stu fired him and blamed him for Peggy's condition. 

OCTOBER

John fired Jill for her mistreatment of Julia's modeling, but Jack insisted the layout was his idea.

NOVEMBER

Jill played "musical beds" with John and Jack by feigning illness to bust a date with Jack, then rendezvousing with John. 

Jill advised Eve not to accept Victor’s bribe to leave town with Charles

 

Obviously those summaries don't give every detail but it points to the fact that Jill was only getting a few appearances per month even after Deb took over.

There was rivalry with Peggy Brooks going as they were both involved with Steve Williams and then Jack Abbott.Bill chose to drop Peggy, but had she  stayed around that could have really come into play. Maybe down the track Peggy could have taken the pics of Jack and Jill in the cabin and played a variation of the Lindsay Wells story?

 

 

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