YR star Lauralee Bell (Christine Williams) shares heartwarming message from late mother, Lee Phillip Bell
It’s always hard losing a loved one but it’s only human nature to look back and feel blessed to have shared our lives with them. The legendary broadcaster and soap creator, Lee Phillip Bell, left this world in early 2020 at the age of 91 and her daughter, actress Lauralee Bell, is keeping her legacy alive on the show. The daytime icon was a trailblazing talk show host and a loving mother and grandmother. Lauralee recently took to Instagram to share a heartwarming message from her late mother. Let’s take a closer look at Lee Phillip Bell’s legacy, as well as how her daughter, Lauralee, is remembering her mother and finding joy in everyday life.
Lauralee Bell’s recent Instagram post has us in our feels
Celebrating the new year, the legacy soap actress shared a throwback photo of herself from a few months back remembering her legendary mother.In the caption, Lauralee wrote, “Throwing it back only 2-3 months ago. but when I look back at 2022 this was super special for me, and I wanted to show you. When we lose loved ones, we hope they stay near, hopefully feel their presence in some way.”
She went on to reveal that when her mother passed away, she moved the rose bushes that were outside her bedroom to their yard. The roses were never taller than her shoulders but this one happened to be the tallest one that she’s ever had and she believes that her late mother had something to do with it. She wrote, “I’m choosing to believe my mom had something to do with this to say, “I’m still right here.”
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Receiving a sign from a loved one who has passed away can be a powerful and emotional experience, reminding us that the love we shared continues to live on. The legacy of Lee Phillip Bell lives on everyday as millions of fans tune in to two of her incredible creations: the Young and the Restless and the Bold and the Beautiful. Together with her husband, William, Lee Phillip Bell, was the creator of the two daytime powerhouses. She received a Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.
Prior to her daytime success, Lee hosted her own talk show, The Lee Phillip Show, for 30 years, winning 16 regional Emmy awards during her time in Chicago. In her line of work, she interviewed high profile guests such as former presidents Gerald Ford and Ronald Regan, actors Judy Garland and Jerry Lewis, and musicians The Rolling Stone and The Beatles. Lee met her husband at a local station when he was an advertising agent and they got married in 1954. The pair remained together until his death in 2005.
After her passing, the Bells released a statement writing, “Our mother was a loving and supportive wife, mother and grandmother. Gracious and kind, she enriched the lives of all who knew her. We will miss her tremendously.”
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