May 28, 2009By Janet Di Lauro Posted: May 28, 2009
YOUNG AND RESTLESS owes a major debt of gratitude to ALL MY CHILDREN. It all started back in 1989, when [AMC] fired Peter Bergman (ex-Cliff Warner). Y&R wisely scooped him up to play Jack Abbott. Three Emmy awards later — Bergman won outstanding lead actor honors in 1991, 1992, 2002 — they're still reaping the benefits of landing one of the most premiere talents in daytime. Last year, Y&R scored two more stellar AMC castoffs: Elizabeth Hendrickson (ex-Maggie/Frankie) and Billy Miller (ex-Richie). The divine duo, who have been brilliantly coupled in a push-pull, love-hate relationship, hit it out of the park on a daily basis. As a Y&R viewer, I'd personally like to thank AMC for the cast cuts. Because their loss has certainly been the Genoa City soap's gain.