Soap vet Gina Tognoni heads to 'The Young and the Restless'

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gina-tognoni-young-and-restless-cbs.jpgVeteran soap actress Gina Tognoni is joining "The Young and the Restless," according to TV Guide. She'll play Phyllis Summers on the long-running CBS daytime drama.

The character has been hospitalized for a year, but is about to come out of her coma after what a show insider tells TV Guide was a "flawless" audition. She'll begin her stint on "Y&R" in late summer 2014.

Tognoni started her soap career as Kelly Cramer on "One Life to Live" in 1995, and won two daytime Emmys for her performance as Dinah Marler on "Guiding Light."
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