Full detailed profile on Gloria Fisher Abbott Bardwell Played by Judith Chapman on The Young and the Restless Daytime Soap Opera.
Judith Chapman (CBS)
Gloria Fisher Abbott Bardwell
Actor: Judith Chapman
Who played Gloria Fisher Abbott Bardwell over the years
Judith Chapman (January 2005 - present)
Useful information on Gloria Fisher Abbott Bardwell
* Widowed by husband John Abbott.
Past: Vice President of Creative Affairs for Jabot Cosmetics
Past: Fashion Consultant for Jabot Cosmetics
Past: waitress in Detroit
In 2004, Gloria Fisher followed her son Kevin back to Genoa City after he had a run-in with the law. Although Gloria's relationship with her two sons, Michael and Kevin, was badly damaged, the Fisher-Baldwin family pulled together and faced many demons - both past and present.
While living with Michael, Gloria had the privilege of using his membership to the GC Athletic Club where she first laid eyes on the wealthy John Abbott. Not aware that Gloria was the mother of two of the most detested men to the Abbott's, John became smitten with Gloria and ended up taking her on a cruise to elope without his family's knowledge! Even though Gloria stooped to such measures as hiring two actors to front as her sons, John eventually found out about Michael and Kevin and was furious with Gloria for lying to him. However, after Gloria stood by his side during his recovery from hip replacement surgery, he forgave her.
Gloria's past soon came back to haunt her when her ex-husband Tom Fisher came to town. To her surprise, Gloria found out that the divorce papers were never filed and that she was still married to Tom! To keep her secret from John, Gloria granted all of Tom's blackmailing wishes and even kept quiet about his identity when he started dating John's daughter Ashley. In the end, John found out, but amazingly stood by Gloria in an attempt to rid her from such an abusive man and protect his family at the same time! After overhearing Tom threatening Gloria on the phone, John grabbed his gun and fled the house in search of Tom. When he found him, John shot him dead and was later sentenced to seven years in prison.
Filled with guilt for bringing Tom into their lives, Gloria threw herself into her job at Jabot. However, John's children, Jack and Ashley did everything to make her life a living hell. To get back at them, Gloria tampered with Ashley's new line of cream to make her look bad. Gloria even asked Ashley for a sample, then screamed with horror at the burns the cream produced! Little did Gloria know that other samples of the cream had been distributed and one woman even died after using it! Gloria's involvement in the scandal was never found out, but John's children continued to harass her.
In 2006, during his time in jail, John became delusional due to an overdose in his medications and Jack managed to get John to change his will, leaving Gloria with nothing! Just as the Governor was about to grant John a pardon, he suffered a stroke. On life-support, Gloria was the only one who had the authority to allow the doctors to unplug John's machines. Though it broke her heart, Gloria gave in to John's family and allowed him to die in peace. Even through John's death, Jack tried to exclude Gloria by scheduling his service an hour early, leaving Gloria and her son to say their good-byes alone.
While Gloria had been left 50 % of John's assets, during court the 'new' will, in which Jack scammed John to write while experiencing a lapse in memory, surfaced and Gloria was granted nothing! Jack threw her out of the mansion and Gloria moved in with Michael and Lauren. However, later when Jack and Ashley brought Gloria back to court to force her to stop using the Abbott name, a judge turned them down and granted Gloria the right to keep it!
With the help of friends and family, Gloria managed to keep her job at Jabot, and wound up married to William Bardwell. Unfortunately, Will found out the truth about the cream, but took the knowledge with him when he died. Gloria thought she was off the hook, but Will's brother Jeffrey soon turned up in Genoa City with evidence of the tainted cream and blackmailed Glo into marrying him so he could get his hands on her money. Gloria called his bluff and they got divorced. But, they realized they had fallen in love and have remarried. Jill fired Gloria from Jabot, but Gloria is never without a plan - she and Jeffrey are working with Jack to try and takeover Jabot once again!
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At Chelsea's studio, Gloria greets party planner David Tutera. She tells him Lauren should be along any minute. Neil arrives looking for Chelsea. Gloria tells him to try the Eiffel Tower. Tutera tells Gloria he can't wait. Glo stalls him by introducing him to Neil and pretending that Neil won a raffle prize - Tutera's wedding planning services.
Leslie arrives at the studio. Lauren has also arrived. Gloria gushes about David Tutera planning Leslie and Neil's wedding. Leslie likes Tutera's ideas. Neil says they want something small and intimate. Gloria hisses at Neil about putting up roadblocks - she points out Leslie happily chatting with Tutera. After, Lauren tells Tutera she's excited to work with him on the bridal expo. Tutera tells Leslie and Neil to meet at the Club to check out the ballroom. Leslie assures Neil she's fine with it. They leave and Lauren tells Gloria tearfully that Fen's gone back to prison.
At Crimson Lights, Gloria tries to get Lauren to focus on the Jabot unveiling. Lauren is distracted by Fen's situation. Gloria pulls out make-up to spruce her up and advises that nothing is so terrible it can't be covered up. Gloria passes on some words of wisdom from a fortune cookie and assures Lauren they're not powerless. Lauren thanks her. Later, Kevin joins Gloria. They discuss Lauren and Michael. Gloria says Kevin's the only beacon of light in this sea of blackness - he works with devilishly handsome Chavez and is back with Chloe. Kevin says Chloe ended things and explains about her behavior. Chloe arrives and Glo leaves them alone. Kevin won't retract his accusation that Chloe has an unhealthy obsession so she walks away. Kevin follows and says he'll do what he can to bring her peace of mind.