Y&R star Janice Lynde (Leslie Brooks) over the years | Where is she now?
Janice Lynde is an actress who played Leslie Brooks in The Young and the Restless. She was one of the original cast members of the soap opera, which started in 1973. Janice stayed with the show for three more years, leaving the show in 1977.
Janice Lynde Family | Who is her husband?
Janice was born in Houston, Texas on March 28, 1948. She grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana. She is 74 years old. Her full name is Janice Lynde Zoch. Janice is the daughter of German parents. Her father’s name is Marvin Zoch and her mother’s name is Sophia Zoch.
Janice got married to Fred Scrutchfield in 1967. The couple separated in 1970. She currently does not have a husband and has remained unmarried for years.
Janice Lynde Education
Janice learned English in kindergarten. She started taking dance lessons at the age of four. When she was five, she started taking piano lessons. She made her acting debut at the age of 10, performing with the Dallas Symphony. She studied music at Indiana University and The University of Pennsylvania. She became a vocal soloist with Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians choir for two years.
After finishing college, she started an acting career in New York. She was featured in a few Broadway shows like Butterflies Are Free, Applause and The Me Nobody Knows. She then moved to Los Angeles in 1973 and she was cast in The Young and the Restless.
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Janice Lynde Career and Net Worth
Janice’s first TV appearance came with the role of Lynette in the crime drama Griff in 1973. She also played the role of Maria Vaughn in a 1973 episode of Mannix.
Apart from her work on The Young and the Restless, Janice has worked on other popular soap operas. In 1979, she joined the cast of Another World where she played Tracy Dewitt. After leaving Another World in 1981, she was cast as Laurel Chapin Wolek in One Life To Live. She left the show in 1986.
She made an appearance as a panelist on 5 daytime episodes of the game show Tattletales in 1975 with her Young and the Restless co-star William Gray Espy. In 1976, she appeared on a few episodes of another game show Match Game. She had a notable role in an episode of Quinn Martin’s Tales of the Unexpected entitled A Hand for Sonny Blue.
She has appeared in a few movies, starting with Beyond Evil which was released in 1980. She played the role of Alma Martin. Missing Pieces, In The Living Years, and 2 Dudes and a Dream are some of the other movies she’s been in. Her most recent movie Father vs. Son was released in 2010, in which she played Ruth Coletti.
Janice has been active as an actress since the early 70s. So she has made quite a fortune from being a TV actress. According to sources, her net worth is in the range of $1 million to $5 million.
Where is Janice Lynde now?
Janice reprised her role as Leslie Brooks on The Young and the Restless for an episode in 2018, and more recently in 2021 for four episodes. The appearance came eight years after her previous TV role, where she played Mrs. Bittleman in a TV film called Deal O’Neal.