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It's hard to believe anything she says. For example, on her website, she has this to say of that poster of her with the blue background and red swimsuit:

"I was 23 when this poster was shot and sold. Just 2 years earlier, Bill Bell got his hooks in me and would never let go. I was a pawn in a power chess game between the producers of the show."

Brenda was 23 in 1972, which was a year before Y&R premiered, yet she states that Bill Bell got his hooks in her two years before that. And no way was she 23 when that poster was shot. I remember that coming out in the 80's.

Yeah the poster was released just after Brenda left the show in 1980. so she would have been around 30. I don't deny there may be some truth to this (though I am sure more delusion than truth), Jeanne has been Brenda's friend for almost 40 years and doesn't deny Brenda is a drama queen. During the E! True Hollywood Story I thought Brenda was telling half truths and just convinced herself that what she was saying was true.

There is no doubt she was sick during her second run, but there were plenty of reports of her diva behaviour during that time too. Something I am sure she chooses not to remember. I do believe Bell had her blacklisted. Whatever you think of her, she was extremely popular during her second stint and would have been considered a hot property, no reason she couldn't have worked after Y&R, even if she was the craziest bitch in town. If she could bring in ratings (and she could), someone must have wanted her. Which makes one wonder why he would do such a thing. Just fire someone and be done with it.

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Yeah the poster was released just after Brenda left the show in 1980. so she would have been around 30. I don't deny there may be some truth to this (though I am sure more delusion than truth), Jeanne has been Brenda's friend for almost 40 years and doesn't deny Brenda is a drama queen. During the E! True Hollywood Story I thought Brenda was telling half truths and just convinced herself that what she was saying was true.

There is no doubt she was sick during her second run, but there were plenty of reports of her diva behaviour during that time too. Something I am sure she chooses not to remember. I do believe Bell had her blacklisted. Whatever you think of her, she was extremely popular during her second stint and would have been considered a hot property, no reason she couldn't have worked after Y&R, even if she was the craziest bitch in town. If she could bring in ratings (and she could), someone must have wanted her. Which makes one wonder why he would do such a thing. Just fire someone and be done with it.

I recall that Paul Rauch wanted her for the Blaize Buchanan role in the 1888 storyline on OLTL, but for whatever reason, it didn't happen.

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Brenda Dickson. FALCON CREST. Coulda been a classic...

And wait! I think she WAS on a second season episode as Tony Cumson's pregnant fiancée! (Later forgotten.)

Brenda Dickson would have been killer as Alexis' long-lost sister on DYNASTY.

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Which makes one wonder why he would do such a thing. Just fire someone and be done with it.

Again, not that BD's claims against Papa Bell are 100% accurate, but...depending on which soap(s) might have been interested in her, and especially if any of them aired opposite Y&R, luring her there and away from the Bell fold might have had an adverse effect on Y&R's ratings. But that's just a theory.

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Brenda Dickson would have been killer as Alexis' long-lost sister on DYNASTY.

Yeah, wouldn't trade Kate O'Mara, but Brenda could have played Caress kind of like the Sable/Frankie "one sister raised in London/one sister raised in California" thing.

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In other words, the twins from THE PARENT TRAP? LOVE IT!!!

LOL, you know, I've never actually seen those movies all the way through! But yeah, that's how The Colbys explained why Sable had an English accent and Frankie, an American one.

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