Get to Know a Soap Opera Star: Jess Walton

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For years, fans of The Young and the Restless have seen Jess Walton in the role of Jill.

But how much do they know about this soap opera star? Are you familiar with the following random facts about her?

  • She was brought up in Toronto;
  • Was introduced to her husband John W. James at a party by TV Guide writer Mary Murphy;
  • Starred with Clint Ritchie (formerly Clint, on One Life to Live) in the movie The Peace Killers;
  • She moved to Hollywood in 1969;
  • Other jobs over the years have included being a cocktail waitress and a claims adjuster.
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