Young & the Restless

YOUNG & THE RESTLESS/CBS/1973+ (Injured Leg)

Carol Robbins (Christopher “Chris” Ann Templeton), a handicapped female with a cane who lived in the fictional town of Genoa City.


Templeton (one of the first physically handicapped soap opera stars) was partially crippled due to a case of childhood polio. From 1983-1993 – walking with a post-polio limp – Chris portrayed a positive role model for the physically disabled. Templeton walks about with the aid of a cane and leg brace.

In 2001, Christopher Templeton starred in the Gold Pictures production “Ready, Willing and Able” as Samantha “Sam” Martin, a CIA special agent who is determined to continue her career after she is injured in the line of duty. Triumphing over her physical limitations, Sam proves that she is READY WILLING AND ABLE to eliminate a chemical weapons threat posed by global terrorists.

Templeton’s other movie roles included the role of Diane St. Clair in the TV movie Hostage for a Day (1994) and the role of Marian Burke in the TV Movie Columbo: Butterfly in Shades of Grey (1994).

Christopher also made TV appearances on such TV shows as FRASIER, HILL STREET BLUES and JAKE & THE FATMAN.

Born February 26, 1952 in Lake Forest, Illinois Christopher Anne Templeton died in San Antonio, Texas on February 15, 2011.

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