The Germans gave us bratwursts, Levi Strauss, the accordion, and glue sticks, but soap fans' favorite thing from Germany would have to be The Young and the Restless' Eric Braeden (Victor Newman). And speaking of the Bredenbek-born actor, he was just inducted into the German-American Hall of Fame.
The actor took to Twitter to announce the news, sharing with fans a photo of him thinking about his speech for the special event.
Am thinking about my speech for my induction into GERMAN-AMERICAN HALL OF FAME tonight! pic.twitter.com/qU3h90d6aS— Eric Braeden (@EBraeden) June 15, 2017
The German-American Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization established by prominent Americans of German ancestry to recognize and celebrate the impact of German immigrants to the United States. Additional 2017 inductees include piano maker Henry Steinway, sex therapist "Dr Ruth" Westheimer, baseball player Lou Gehrig, and actress Doris Day.
UPDATE: Eric Braeden posted a photo during the induction ceremony. You can check it out below.
With the artist of the portrait and BILL HETZLER, the director of GERMAN-AMERICAN HALL OF FAME! pic.twitter.com/KLrqHum6lH— Eric Braeden (@EBraeden) June 16, 2017
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