Eric Braeden’s “I’ll Be Damned” Is Now Available


eric braeden book i'll be damned

The Young and the Restless star Eric Braeden’s memoir I’ll Be Damned: How My Young and the Restless Life Led Me To America’s #1 Daytime Drama is now available.

Fans have watched Braeden on the classic CBS and Global soap for the past 35 years as Victor Newman and will now get to know more about the man behind the iconic character — his journey from a dark hospital basement in Germany to the CBS soundstage in Los Angeles, which has “thought him more about joy, heartbreak, fear, dignity, loss, love, loneliness, exhilaration, courage, persecution and the profound responsibility to the global community than he could have hoped to learn in several lifetimes.”eric braeden book i'll be damned

Highlights from Braeden’s memoir:

  • Was born Hans Gudegast in Kiel, Germany on April 3, 1941 — at the height of WWII
  • Opens up about the startling family secret that his father was a member of the Nazi party
  • Arrived in the U.S. as a teenager with only $50
  • Established the German-American Cultural Society to help repair German-Jewish relations
  • Why he had to change his name
  • How his wife, Dale, convinced him to stick with Y&R
  • His first encounter with the legendary Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor)
  • The scene with Melody Thomas Scott’s Nikki that made him change his mind about playing Victor Newman
  • Backstage drama — including the notorious brawl with Peter Bergman (Jack) as well as with another actor who tried to get him fired
  • When he knew Titanic would be a hit
  • Which actors he hated seeing leave Y&R

Eric Braeden’s I’ll Be Damned is published by HarperCollins Canada and is available at Chapters/Indigo and on Amazon. The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on CBS and Global.


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Jeevan Brar is a digital content producer and freelance entertainment writer based in Toronto. Jeevan has managed The TV Watercooler since 2008, the Canadian blog has focused on daytime soaps, primetime hits and reality TV guilty pleasures. The blog has also connected Canadian soap fans with exclusive interviews with the cast of enduring daytime dramas The Young and the Restless, Days of our Lives, General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful. 'Like' The TV Watercooler on Facebook. You can also follow Jeevan on Twitter and Google+.

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