Eric Braeden

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Eric Braeden
Braeden in 2013
Hans-Jörg Gudegast

(1941-04-03) April 3, 1941 (age 82)
Bredenbek, Free State of Prussia, Germany
(present-day Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Years active1960–present
Dale Russell (m. 1966)
ChildrenChristian Gudegast

Eric Braeden (born Hans-Jörg Gudegast; April 3, 1941)[1] is a German-American movie and television actor, best known for his role as Victor Newman on the soap opera The Young and the Restless, as Hans Dietrich in the 1960s TV series The Rat Patrol, and as John Jacob Astor IV in the 1997 film Titanic. Braeden won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1998 for Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for the role of Victor Newman.[1][2]

Personal life[change | change source]

Braeden was born in Bredenbek, Germany to German parents. Braeden was educated at the University of Montana. Braeden is married to Dale Russell Gudegast since 1966 and have two children together. Braeden currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

In April 2023, Braeden announced he as diagnosed with "high-grade" bladder cancer.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "SOAP STAR STATS: Eric Braeden (Victor, Y&R)". Retrieved January 13, 2009.
  2. "Daytime Emmy Winners & Nominees: 1998". Archived from the original on July 15, 2009. Retrieved July 10, 2009.
  3. "'Young and the Restless' star Eric Braeden reveals cancer diagnosis". MSN. Retrieved April 24, 2023.

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