An actress who has been a fixture on daytime television is exiting the show where she has played a role going all the way back to 1982. Eileen Davidson, who won a Daytime Emmy this year for her performance on CBS’s “The Young and the Restless,” announced on Twitter that she’s leaving the show.
“Yes I am leaving my second home @YandR_CBS in September,” Davidson tweeted. “I’ve been so blessed to be able to play Ashley Abbott and work with the amazing people on the show and have nothing but gratitude and love for all!!! Time for a little more control over my day to day!”
The New York Post’s Page Six reports: “Davidson, 59, first landed the role in 1982, but left in 1988. She returned to the soap opera in 1999 and stayed with the gig throughout her run on ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ from 2014 to 2017. The show was often discussed as part of her storyline, and she even gifted ‘RHOBH’ co-star Erika Jayne a part on the CBS show for her birthday.”
Davidson has also been a part of a number of other soap operas, and won a Daytime Emmy in 2014 for playing Kristen DiMera on “Days of Our Lives.”