Bring VICTORIA ROWELL back to Y&R
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In 1990, she was cast as street urchin-turned-fashion model Drucilla Barber on the long-running soap opera The Young and the Restless. Rowell became a fan favorite and was nominated for three Daytime Emmy awards in 1996, 1997 and 1998. She won 11 NAACP Image Awards for her portrayal of Drucilla. Rowell's first run as Drucilla was from 1990 to 1998. She briefly returned in 2000, then returned on a regular basis from 2002 until early 2007.
Rowell's departure from Y&R in April 2007 generated some media coverage and controversy. Rowell expressed her anger about backstage politics at the show, and in particular, how those events impacted her and prevented her from being nominated for a Daytime Emmy. Rowell also indicated that she felt the African-American presence on the show was fading.Sony Pictures Television, which produces Y&R, ordered then-headwriter Lynn Marie Latham to kill off Drucilla Barber Winters to prevent the character - and actress - from migrating to CBS Daytime sister show The Bold and the Beautiful, as other departing actresses such as Eileen Davidson,Ashley, had done.Rowell herself said a few months prior to her exit (and before it was revealed that her character would be killed) that she quit Y&R because she had asked to be allowed to write for the show and was turned down.
For me and many others....Drucilla Winters was the one character who we could honestly relate to because she grew up on the wrong side of the tracks,but despite her obstacles.....she showed us that anything is possible. Victoria Rowell's acting is LIKE NO OTHER and her presence is greatly missed.The Young and The Restless......you have tried to fill Dru's spot many time over the years with no avail.....NOW I ASK.....WILL YOU PLEASE BRING DRUCILLA WINTERS BACK TO GENEO CITY through VICTORIA ROWELL and you will see the HAPPIEST FANS YOU'VE SEEN IN YEARS.......LOOK @ ALL WHO AGREE!