Jess Walton (born February 18, 1949, Grand Rapids, Michigan) is an American actress, best known for her role as Jill Foster Abbott Fenmore on the American soap opera, The Young and the Restless. Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, she attended the prestigious Loretto Abbey Catholic Secondary School in Toronto. Walton left home at the age of 17 and joined a Toronto theater company. In 1969, aged 20, she moved to Hollywood. Walton briefly dated one of the managers for Joni Mitchell and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and for a time, she associated with them and other musicians, including Laura Nyro and Neil Young. In an interview, Walton recalled a memorable occasion where Nyro taught Walton and Mitchell how to belly dance.
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