Barbara Anderson was a fictional character on The Young and the Restless, portrayed by Deidre Hall. She was the mother of a son and worked as a nurse.
In 1973, a drifter named Brad Elliot came to Genoa City. He was running away from his life. Brad, formerly a neurosurgeon, was engaged to Barbara who had a young son. The boy was critically injured. Brad performed the boy's surgery but panicked during the operation and Barbara's son died on the table. Brad ran out of the room and took off to nowhere. Along the way Brad came into contact with a mugger who stole his car, wallet and jewelry. He was left on the side of the road all roughed up. Brad got a ride from a truck driver who dropped him off at the end of his route.
The mugger's car was found later. It had crashed and burned. They were unable to identify the driver but found Brad's driver's license in the wallet. The police assumed it was Brad and declared him dead. In the meantime in Genoa City, Brad got a job at the local newspaper and caught a news story coming over the news wire. He hid it so those in town wouldn't learn about Brad's true identity. Eventually, Barbara came to to Genoa City and found Brad. She became pregnant with Brad's baby but suffered a miscarriage. Barbara and Brad broke off their engagement.
In 1975, Lorie learned she was the daughter of Bruce and not Stuart Brooks. Years earlier, Jennifer Brooks had an extra marital affair with Bruce producing daughter Lorie, while Jennifer was still married to Stuart. Jennifer was planning to divorce Stuart and marry her former lover Bruce.
In 1978, when Nikki and Casey lived with their mother, both were said to be promiscuous. Casey was very protective of Nikki, but Nikki rarely took her older sister's advice, as she considered it hypocritical. During the years that Casey was living in Genoa City, it was revealed that their father had sexually assaulted Casey as a young girl, thereby giving an explanation for Casey's promiscuity and for her infamous distrust of men. The misguided Nikki, a talented pianist, fell into working as a stripper.
While Casey, a brilliant and caring young woman, worked diligently to become a doctor. Her closest associate was Dr. Snapper Foster who was married to Chris Brooks. Snapper had deep admiration for Casey, and when he and his wife split up for a time, he fell for her. Unfortunately for Casey, by the time she was ready to take the plunge and confess that she felt the same way, Chris took him back. An unselfish Casey put her own desire aside and encouraged Snapper to give his marriage another chance.
In 1998, Dr. Casey Reed was by her sister Nikki's side when she finally married Victor Newman and was saved from a life on the wrong side of the tracks. Casey also returned at different times in Nikki's life to offer support - such as the time when Victor had left Nikki for Ashley Abbott and Nikki then found out she could be dying!
Sally gave birth to a healthy baby and named him Pierre Charles after her husband, but called him “Chuckie”. Snapper hid his paternity from his wife, Chris. Snapper's former lover, Sally, re-entered Snapper's life with their son, Chuckie, who was seriously ill. While Chuckie was hospitalized with a kidney problem, Sally realized that she was still attracted to Snapper, but Snapper was adamant that she move on with her life. When Chuckie was cured, Snapper shared an emotional good-bye with both Sally and Chuckie as they returned home with Sally's fiancee, Stan Harris. Snapper regretted keeping Chuckie's paternity a secret.
Ernesto Fautsch was a piano teacher. In 1974, Ernesto, a long time dear friend of the Brooks family, gave piano lessons to Leslie Brooks. He became her mentor. In 1982, Ernesto left town. In 1984, Ernesto returned to town and gave piano lessons to Nikki Newman. In 1985, Ernesto left town once again.
Gary was Katherine's first husband. They had one son, Brock. While Gary and Brock were spending time overseas for Gary's work, Katherine had an affair with Gary's best friend, a local judge named Arthur Hendricks. Shortly before Gary returned, Katherine gave birth to a baby and handed it over to a school friend named Charlotte Ramsey with instructions to give the baby up for adoption.
Katherine has been credited as a billionaire. Her fortune came from a variety of sources, including: her wealthy family, Gary Reynolds and others. In fact, Gary bought Katherine the house for him and Kay when they were married. It became hers exclusively when he died, was known as the Chancellor Estate and was still where she lived in 2010. Katherine does not speak of Gary very often.
Other than the fact that he was Brock's father and that he and Kay spent a year apart near the end of their rocky marriage, little was known about Gary.
In 1973, while job-hunting, Chris Brooks met nice, polite George at a neighborhood bar who offered to walk her home. She agreed, however, he forced his way into her apartment and raped her. When Chris brought him to trial, the jury found George not guilty and he was set free.
Gwen Sherman was a prostitute turned nun. In 1974, when Jill Foster was just 18 years old, working as a manicurest, she had a customer named Gwen. Gwen invited Jill to visit the escort service where she worked, and Jill agreed; unfortunately, Gwen actually worked at a brothel. As soon as Jill realized where she was, Jill turned to go, but bumped right into her brother, Snapper Foster! Greg Foster overcame his feelings for Chris Brooks when he fell in love with a woman named Gwen whom he immediately planned to wed. Greg postponed the wedding after he discovered Gwen was a prostitute. Greg tried to help lead Gwen out of prostitution, but Gwen's pimp used physical force to pressure the terrified young woman into continuing to accept clients.
Greg finally persuaded Gwen to press charges against her pimp and Gwen was free of prostitution.
In 1975, Greg and Gwen's relationship ended when she experienced a spiritual awakening and devoted her life to God as a nun, leaving Greg once again a loser at love.
In 1977, Peggy Brooks fell for her college professor, Jack, who was a married man. Jack pursued Peggy. He had a wandering eye because his wife, Joann Curtis, suffered from an eating disorder and was overweight. Peggy was stunned to discover Jack was married. Furthermore, he refused to divorce Joann because she was emotionally dependent on him and he feared how she might react if he suddenly dumped her for a younger, more attractive woman.
Nevertheless, Peggy held out hope that Jack would eventually divorce Joann. Peggy even tried to help the disturbed woman gain self-confidence. Later Jack divorced Joann and he and Peggy were briefly engaged.
One evening, Peggy, who was still a virgin, was raped. Her sister, Chris Brooks, who had also been raped several years earlier, believed that Peggy's attacker was Ron Becker, a married man who had previously been charged with rape. Chris knew about Ron because she had lent assistance to his family through her work at Legal Aid.
Chris was right. Peggy, who was suffering from the aftermath of her rape, found it difficult to have sex with Jack. Eventually, she ended their relationship and moved back in with her parents.
In 1974, Jed Andrews was married to Betty Andrews. Lorie Brooks was friends with Jed. They had an extramarital affair. He truly loved her but she only had eyes for Brad Elliot at the time. In 1975, Jed left town.
In 1977, Joann was married to Jack Curtis. He had a wandering eye because Joann suffered from an eating disorder and was overweight. Despite his pursuance of and extramarital affair with Peggy Brooks, Jack refused to divorce Joann because she was emotionally dependent on him. He feared how she might react if he suddenly dumped her for a younger, more attractive woman. Nevertheless, Peggy held out hope that Jack would eventually divorce Joann. Peggy even tried to help the disturbed woman gain self-confidence. Later, Jack divorced Joann and he and Peggy were briefly engaged.
Katherine Chancellor and Joann were friends. After her divorce, Joann moved in with Kay. Katherine became possessive of her house guest Joann. Katherine, lonely after the death of her husband, started to develop romantic feelings for her friend and roommate, Joann. At one point, Kay touched Joann’s hand and they kissed.
Jonas was the owner of a restaurant called Jonas'. Jonas purchased Allegro from Leslie Brooks and then transformed it into Jonas'.
Danny Romalotti's father was Rex Sterling and his sister was Gina Roma. Danny, his father and sister were con artists. Danny, not wanting to be a part of it anymore, ran away from home as a teenager and ended up in Genoa City working as a waiter with Paul Williams. Danny and Paul became friends. Gina came to Genoa City after getting out of prison, wanting Danny's help to "go straight." For a long time Danny didn't trust her, but got her a job singing at Jonas'. Later, when Jonas decided to move on, Gina bought the restaurant and renamed it Gina's Italian Restaurant.
In 1979, Joseph Thomas was a drifter who was used by Jill Foster to torment Nikki Newman and her sister, Casey Reed, as he resembled their dead father Nick Reed. This was during the time that Nikki was on trial for killing her father when she revealed that Casey had been repeatedly molested by their father and she had killed Nick to stop him from trying to rape her. In 1980, Joseph left town.
Karen Becker was the daughter of Nancy and Ron Becker. In 1976, Ron was sent to prison for rape. As a result, Nancy was institutionalized and Karen was in the foster care of Chris Brooks and Snapper Foster. Good natured Chris, who was experiencing difficulty having children, decided to seek custody of young Karen, even though Snapper feared that it would eventually lead to heartache for Chris. Ron agreed to give Chris and Snapper custody of Karen, believing that his wife would never recover from her mental illness. In 1978, Karen left town.
Nancy Becker was the mother of Karen Becker. In 1976, Nancy was married to Ron Becker. In 1977, Ron raped Peggy Brooks. Chris Brooks, who had also been raped several years earlier, believed that Peggy's attacker was Ron, a married man who had previously been charged with rape. At Chris's urging, Peggy filed charges against Ron even though she wasn't absolutely convinced that he had raped her. Thanks to a weak case, Ron was acquitted. But Ron's wife Nancy discovered that he was the rapist. The revelation traumatized her and she became schizophrenic. Soon after, Nancy was committed to a mental institution.
Good natured Chris, who was experiencing difficulty having children, decided to seek custody of Nancy's young daughter, Karen, even though Snapper Foster feared that it would eventually lead to heartache for her.
Ron agreed to give Chris and Snapper custody of Karen, believing that his wife would never recover from her mental illness.
In 1979, after Nikki and Casey's mother was killed in a car crash, Nick returned to Genoa City. Seeing her father again, Casey remembered a traumatic incident that had been buried deep in her subconscious. When she was a child, Nick raped her. Casey was promiscuous and infamously distrustful of men as a result. When Casey, accompanied by her friend, Brock Reynolds, went to confront Nick, he was in the process of trying to rape Nikki. During Nikki's struggle to defend herself, she accidentally killed their father by hitting him over the head with a lamp. She was acquitted.
In 2004, Nikki began having strange flashes of childhood memories upon visiting the Rec Center where her abusive father Nick used to work when it was a paint factory. The flashes escalated after the skeleton of a child was found when the Rec Center broke ground for a pool. With Paul Williams' investigative help, Nikki recalled herself at five years old and her best friend Joshua Cassen fighting over her father's gun, the gun going off, and Joshua being shot. Apparently Nick had buried the body behind the paint factory, and Nikki had blocked out the memory all those years until the skeleton was found.
In 1973, Pierre entertained his customers with his singing. Sally McGuire worked at Pierre's as a waitress. Sally told her boss Pierre that she was pregnant with Snapper Foster's child. Since he was in love with her, he offered to marry her and give the baby his name. Sally accepted Pierre's proposal and they eloped a few days before Snapper's wedding. She named her baby Pierre Charles Roulland. Pierre was murdered during a robbery of the restaurant. Sally sold the restaurant to Leslie Brooks.
Ron Becker was the father of Karen Becker. In 1976, Ron was married to Nancy Becker. In 1977, Ron raped Peggy Brooks. Chris Brooks, who had also been raped several years earlier, believed that Peggy's attacker was Ron, a married man who had previously been charged with rape. At Chris's urging, Peggy filed charges against Ron, even though she wasn't absolutely convinced that he had raped her. Thanks to a weak case, Ron was acquitted.
But Ron's wife Nancy discovered that he was the rapist. The revelation traumatized her and she became schizophrenic. Soon after, Nancy was committed to a mental institution. Good natured Chris, who was experiencing difficulty having children, decided to seek custody of Nancy's young daughter, Karen, even though Snapper Foster feared that it would eventually lead to heartache for her.
Ron agreed to give Chris and Snapper custody of Karen, believing that his wife would never recover from her mental illness. Ron also promised to stay out of their lives.
In 1973, when his mother, Liz Foster, fell in love with Sam, Snapper Foster finally convinced her to have his father, Bill Foster, declared legally dead. Unknown to Liz and her family, Bill was alive and living in a town nearby. Penniless and diagnosed with cancer, Bill sent a letter to the family. Liz invited Bill to move back into the house, and, with the exception of Snapper, the entire Foster family embraced Bill's return. Although Bill realized that he still had feelings for Liz, he put her needs above his own and encouraged Liz to continue with her plans to marry Sam. But Liz broke off her engagement to Sam, because as far as she was concerned, she was still a married woman.
In 1978, Derek Thurston's ex-wife Suzanne arrived in town, bent on getting Derek back. She befriended Kay and gave her candy laced with drugs which drove Kay into a sanitarium. Kay's roommate went berserk and set fire to the room. Kay escaped, but the roommate's body was identified as Kay because she was wearing Kay's ring. The hospital burned down and Katherine was presumed dead. Derek found himself free of both wives, inheriting the Chancellor wealth and able to marry Jill Foster.
Kay was pretending to be parylized in a wheelchair. When Suzanne wanted her ex-hubby and Kay's man Derek Thurston back, she stood in the entryway and screamed "MY, MY, THERE'S A FIRE! WE'LL ALL BE KILLED!!!". Kay jumped out of the wheelchair and seconds later came running for dear life out of the livingroom to the front door only to have Suzanne standing behind her with a sly smile on her face.
Tony was a street kid. He stumbled upon the body of Walter Addison and went through the corpse's pockets in search of a wallet. The Genoa City police spotted Tony and booked him for murder. Greg Foster was appointed Tony's public defender.
In 1979, Vince Holiday served as Rose DeVille's sidekick in all of her illegal activities of undercover prostitution and selling babies on the black market. Vince attempted to rape a young girl name Stephanie. In 1980, Vince left town. In 1986, Vince returned to town. In 1987, Vince died.
In the 70s, Violet was a flight attendant. She was the widow of Kenneth Montgomery. Katherine Chancellor was insanely jealous that Jill Foster had her husband's baby. Katherine met Violet in a bar while Kay had been drinking and began plotting to steal Jill's baby. Violet helped Kay with the caper. Violet brought Katherine a child and they were switched. Violet adopted the baby and named him Cane. She took Cane home to Arizona. Violet died shortly after that. She was survived by an elder "brother" (not legally related), Langley Ashby. Langley took Cane to Canberra, Australia to raise him. His Uncle Langley adopted him and named him "Ethan Ashby".
Years later, Nina Webster asks about Violet - Cane said she died when he was a baby. Nina said that was what was so strange - there were too many dead ends - she couldn't even find a record of Violet, living or dead! Later, Nina asked if Paul Williams knew any details about Violet and Cane. The next day, Paul told Nina that he did some more digging into Violet. Paul found out that Violet wasn't even in town when the switch was supposed to have happened. Katherine was supposed to have given Violet a very valuable ring for the switch. Katherine also remembered running across a field carrying a baby. After learning that Violet wasn't even in town when Cane was born, Nina was certain that Cane was not who he claimed to be.