'The Young and the Restless' actress Jeanne Cooper passes away


Jeanne Cooper, who played Katherine Chancellor on daytime soap opera The Young and The Restless, passed away this morning in her sleep at 84 years old.

Cooper appeared on the program for four decades.  During her time on  the program, she was nominated for 10 Daytime Emmy Awards, winning one in 2008. She also received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004, as well as two nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards during her career.

In 1993, she received a star on the Walk of Fame.

Her first acting gig was in the film The Redhead From Wyoming in the 1950s. She also appeared on Perry Mason.-

"Mom passed this morning. She was in peace and without fear. U all have been incredible in your love. In her name share it 2 day with others," said Corbin Bernsen, Cooper's son, on Twitter.

Later he took to Facebook, saying that he "was going to visit this afternoon, thought I had time. Reminder to self -- time is a precious thing. I too am at peace however. I said my goodbyes several times over during the last few weeks." 

Earlier he wrote that is mother was "a beacon whose bright light will not easily fade away" and "a boxer who will not easily give up."

“Jeanne Cooper was a legend in daytime and a beloved member of our Y&R family,” said Steve Mosko, Sony Pictures TV president of Sony Pictures TV. “She touched the lives of millions, who watched her every day over the past 40 years. We send our sincerest condolences to her family as we also celebrate her wonderful life.”

Rest in peace, ma'am.



- The Young and the Restless
- Jeanne Cooper

Written by: Hamatosan
May 8th, 2013, 1:13 pm


Message Posted On May 24th, 2013, 1:20 pm
I am so sad about the passing away of Jeanne Cooper, Mrs Chancellor on Y&R. I have watched the show since I was in high school. She was always a lady and a funny, funny person. She is sadly missed. Prayers and good wishes go to her family. I can't believe she won't be seen on Y&R anymore.

Message Posted On May 9th, 2013, 9:55 am
She was a wonderful actress and probably a wonderful person too.She was the reason that I watched the "Young and the Restless"for these past forty years. She played a strong yet vulnerable character on the show who always seemed to overcome lifes obstacles. I fantasized having her as my own mother because she seemed to have a loving and understanding nature.I imagine that her real children were lucky to have her as a mom. I sure will miss her.

Message Posted On May 8th, 2013, 7:25 pm
I will miss seeing her on the young and restless, I've been a fan of the show for a long time now. Condolences to all her family and those who worked with her on the young and restless.

Message Posted On May 8th, 2013, 7:20 pm
She was a wonderful actor but couldn't hide the fact that in real life she must have been a pleasure to know. I saw her in a old western movie on TV and knew immediately it was her. A beautiful lady and will be missed. So glad she had a loving family to appreciate her. Enjoyed her work so much.
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