Born Judith Shepard on November 15, 1952 in Greenville, South Carolina, Judith Chapman is best known as Natalie Bannon Hughes on the soap opera As the World Turns
, a role she first played in 1975. She is a soap opera veteran who has appeared in shows such as Ryan's Hope where she played Charlotte Greer, General Hospital
where she played Ginny Blake Webber, One Life to Live
where she played Sandra Montaigne, and Days of our Lives
where she played Anjelica Deveraux Curtis. In 2005, she was cast for the role of Gloria Fisher Abbott on the soap, The Young and the Restless. Aside from being a successful actress, Chapman is also a yoga instructor, theatrical director and restaurateur.
Gloria Fisher Abbott is played by Judith Chapman on the soap opera, The Young and the Restless. Gloria is the widow of cosmetics tycoon John Abbott and the mother of Michael Baldwin and Kevin Fisher. Her primary purpose of coming to Genoa City was to spend time with her sons, but as soon as she met John Abbott, the wealthy founder of Jabot Cosmetics, the two started dating. Subsequently, they got married without much of John's daughter, Ashley's approval. Doubtful of Gloria's identity, Ashley investigated her and found out that Kevin Fisher, one of Gloria's sons, was responsible for the attempted murder of John's granddaughter, Colleen. She also found out that Gloria's other son, Michael Baldwin, was the lawyer who helped John's rival, Victor Newman to send Jabot Cosmetics into bankruptcy. Despite these facts, Michael and Kevin saw John as their father figure, and John in turn had forgave them for their past.
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