Remembering Y&R's Jeanne Cooper

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Re: Remembering Y&R's Jeanne Cooper

Postby HOT PINK » Fri May 17, 2013 10:19 am

Hi, Everyone. Hope you are all having a nice Friday morning so far. Here is Corbin's latest post:

"Interesting morning. Met with the publisher's of my mom's book who happen to be in NY. I really do want to do what I can to help knowing that she was planning on more book tours and the rest to promote it. Her agent told me that one of the most exciting phone calls they shared was when she informed mom that the book had made the New York Times Bestseller list. I knew she was happy for this, but now know the full impact in had on her. My mom was a bundle of contradictions, or rather, there was a ton of "life and history" below the surface, old news, stuff that hurt. The book - again - incredible timing given all things in perspective now - allowed her to release some that which she held onto so privately for so long. I don't think it was a release but rather a true sharing of who she was and what made her tick. She wanted people to know. And to some extent, I did see a "lightness of her being" after the book came out.

So with that in mind, and fully weighing the whole notion of promoting anything at this time as potentially seeing it as "profiting from her loss," I want to cautiously move forward and help get the book out there. I've discussed a portion of the book proceeds going to one of the many charities that she supported. In the end however, it is really everything I've been discussing in keeping her light burning. I am to a degree, consumed by this notion. Is it just me mourning or wanting more? Maybe. But I also believe she had so much to share and good lessons for us all. That is why she was here, to make her mark, that mark that we can all benefit from. Her book is certainly a good place to start. More on that to come as it becomes clearer what it all entails.

All that said, it does feel good to try and do something in her honor, takes away some of the sting of the loss. Calls continue to come in from old friends and that alone is almost worth the price of the ticket. She is reconnecting people. So much continues to happen in her name that... it almost feels as if she is here."



It looks like Jeanne's light is going to shine on thanks to Corbin and the rest of his family, and through all of the people who loved her. I am so glad I was able to get her book. It will always be one of my most treasured possessions.

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Re: Remembering Y&R's Jeanne Cooper

Postby Saturn12345 » Fri May 17, 2013 11:22 am

Quote HOT PINK: Hi, Everyone. Hope you are all having a nice Friday morning so far. Here is Corbin's latest post:

"Interesting morning. Met with the publisher's of my mom's book who happen to be in NY. I really do want to do what I can to help knowing that she was planning on more book tours and the rest to promote it. Her agent told me that one of the most exciting phone calls they shared was when she informed mom that the book had made the New York Times Bestseller list. I knew she was happy for this, but now know the full impact in had on her. My mom was a bundle of contradictions, or rather, there was a ton of "life and history" below the surface, old news, stuff that hurt. The book - again - incredible timing given all things in perspective now - allowed her to release some that which she held onto so privately for so long. I don't think it was a release but rather a true sharing of who she was and what made her tick. She wanted people to know. And to some extent, I did see a "lightness of her being" after the book came out.

So with that in mind, and fully weighing the whole notion of promoting anything at this time as potentially seeing it as "profiting from her loss," I want to cautiously move forward and help get the book out there. I've discussed a portion of the book proceeds going to one of the many charities that she supported. In the end however, it is really everything I've been discussing in keeping her light burning. I am to a degree, consumed by this notion. Is it just me mourning or wanting more? Maybe. But I also believe she had so much to share and good lessons for us all. That is why she was here, to make her mark, that mark that we can all benefit from. Her book is certainly a good place to start. More on that to come as it becomes clearer what it all entails.

All that said, it does feel good to try and do something in her honor, takes away some of the sting of the loss. Calls continue to come in from old friends and that alone is almost worth the price of the ticket. She is reconnecting people. So much continues to happen in her name that... it almost feels as if she is here."



It looks like Jeanne's light is going to shine on thanks to Corbin and the rest of his family, and through all of the people who loved her. I am so glad I was able to get her book. It will always be one of my most treasured possessions.


I'm reading her book now, I'm 3/4 finished and I love it so much. I first got my friend that has watched Y&R for years to read it and she loved it too. I'lll buy the book that Corben is writing too. He's such a good writer. I'm very sad for her family.

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Re: Remembering Y&R's Jeanne Cooper

Postby lesepps » Fri May 17, 2013 12:01 pm

The writers are putting a lot of effort into the tribute. Looking forward to it.

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Re: Remembering Y&R's Jeanne Cooper

Postby HOT PINK » Sat May 18, 2013 9:33 pm

Hi, Everyone. Corbin posted this earlier today:

"Thanks so much for your outpouring of love and support yesterday. Got home last night and waiting for me on my desk was a small mountain of condolence cards from friends near and far. Also a small "garden" of flowers sent in sympathy. The tears finally came once again. What moves me most is the generosity of people who knew my mom, both personally, and like many of you, from a short distance through her work. Your kind words about her are what move me, bring the emotion forth. I do miss her - abundantly - and there are emotions about that, but your love for her and support of me through this is staggering - a thousand times more powerful than the hurt of "missing." Tears now seem to be in awe of that.

I sat with a friend recently who said she was trying to find that "thing," that "answer..." Something to grab onto that brings this life experience into focus, a bigger purpose. God. A religion. A faith. An explanation. I sat quietly and listened. Then after some time I smiled and simply said what I have known for a time now, and feel more certain of since my mom's passing, and your kindness to me and my family in the wake of it... "Love." I urged her to take a walk and focus on the beauty, the smells, the smiles. For many of us this is where we find God. But I explained to her that you don't need to "finalize" your thoughts, take that human desire to define and put it away for a moment and simply experience things... Grace. You don't even have to call it God. That's what I do, but that's me. First and foremost you must experience it, let it seep into your soul, inform your very cells, let it bring light and illumination to your being. In short, stop searching and start experiencing.

Like many, I too have been a searcher and most likely always will be. (My burden and my blessing) These days however the "search" intrigues me now more than it anxiously demanding for me to understand the exactness of things. I'm enjoying the study of it, if you will, observation through the experience and letting it change the very nature of who I am from the cellular level right on UP. That's what all of you have done for me and continue to do so. That's what those cards and flowers did for me last night. My mother's passing has afforded me this incredible relationship with all of you, where your love, your warmth, your light has entered every pore of my being and changed me for the better. I'm lighter today. The rose is fragrant once again. God's Grace is is beyond description... magnificent comes the closest.

So mom, you are still at work, changing lives - mine and even those who had only a brief second to intersect with you. Your engine continues to drive us forward only now without the pain and sweat you endured that comes from the labor of doing so. You are doing all of this, finally at peace, at one with the great mystery once again. You are more powerful than ever now and your reach is infinite."

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Re: Remembering Y&R's Jeanne Cooper

Postby hopey pix » Sat May 18, 2013 9:59 pm

I agree that Corbin shares things like nobody else from Y&R,with the exception of Sean Flanery(Sam).They are both so good to their fans!When you tweet them,they answer back!I loved so much that Sean sent me a quote,a really comforting one at that,after my Brother Greg's death in January!I found that so wonderful and comforting,I gush to everyone about how caring he is with fans!!I wish so much they'd have these great men back on Y&R,and fast!!They are so missed by me,and Y&R,I'm sure!!I pray Jeanne's memorial show is fitting of our Grande Dame of Daytime!!I really hope so!!I miss you so much Jeanne,our lovely Dutchess!!

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Re: Remembering Y&R's Jeanne Cooper

Postby HOT PINK » Sun May 19, 2013 1:51 pm

Good Sunday Afternoon, Everyone. Hope you are all having a blessed and wonderful day. Here is Corbin's latest post:

"Feeling stronger today and decided a short trip down memory lane might do me good. So I started with something that always made me smile...

About 6 years ago I made a movie called Carpool Guy and put my mom in it along with some of Daytime's finest actors. (Pretty good idea I thought.) Well, we had so much fun. I remember her calling me after the first day of shooting and saying "I'm sorry I disappointed you." I asked her what she was talking about and told her she was awesome! I realized that on Y & R they pretty much get one shot at a scene and then move on. With a film you can afford two, three, multiple takes, so she assumed because I wanted to do it over and over that she hadn't quite gotten what I was after. It was so sweet but also a bit painful to have her think that she disappointed. A fond memory all around. I can't help but think she guided me to this today. I felt her presence all day long and for a moment I had yet another odd feeling; That I might be closer to her in death than I had been in life. I seem to have an unfiltered connection with her, the true her. All the things that happen in our daily lives, the grind, the guilt, the gossip... all that BS is gone. And all I'm left with is the truth of who she was. I hear it in your messages to me, your comments. I ran into a fellow on the street today named Joey, near where I live. He said he'd been reading my posts and just wanted me to know how sorry he was for my loss. I simply replied, "love." My loss has created enormous love. We shook hands, exchanged a smile and two new friends were made. That is the stuff my mom created n life and continues to do so from the mystery beyond.

Share a smile with me today and take a look at the trailer for Carpool Guy. Classic Cooper!"


www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8u2s7eqmQc

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Re: Remembering Y&R's Jeanne Cooper

Postby HOT PINK » Sun May 19, 2013 2:04 pm

Quote hopey pix: I agree that Corbin shares things like nobody else from Y&R,with the exception of Sean Flanery(Sam).They are both so good to their fans!When you tweet them,they answer back!I loved so much that Sean sent me a quote,a really comforting one at that,after my Brother Greg's death in January!I found that so wonderful and comforting,I gush to everyone about how caring he is with fans!!I wish so much they'd have these great men back on Y&R,and fast!!They are so missed by me,and Y&R,I'm sure!!I pray Jeanne's memorial show is fitting of our Grande Dame of Daytime!!I really hope so!!I miss you so much Jeanne,our lovely Dutchess!!


hopey pix - It is wonderful when our favorite soap stars take the time to respond and do something special the way Sean Patrick Flanery did when you lost your brother. A few years ago, I wrote to Jeanne, saying I had loved her since I was a child and wished she would write a book about her life. She wrote back saying she was in the process of writing one and she thanked me for being a life-long fan. I have her wonderful book, and am loving every word of it. She was an amazing lady! Nowadays, I watch YR with sadness in my heart because I know our dear Duchess is gone. But, as I said in another post, Jeanne will live in our hearts forever and will be forgotten.

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Re: Remembering Y&R's Jeanne Cooper

Postby HOT PINK » Mon May 20, 2013 3:59 pm

Hi, Everyone. Hope you are all having a good day. Here's Corbin's latest post:

"I missed you yesterday. All of you. Took the day off, let the tidal wave of thoughts from pervious weeks hit shore. Went to bed last night and hadn't posted. Debated it but then thought it to be a good thing. I don't want this relationship here to be "routine," a "daily task," but instead evolve organically, and... here's that word again... "TRUE." While I had many things to discuss - mostly it being Sunday and missing my mom on Sunday, I think her favorite day of the week - instead I took in the day and let it simply work it's way through me, experiencing it. Quite a few times I had that weird urge to pick up the phone and call her - ooopps, not happening. Lots of those moments. I also did a few things in her name. Some work in the garden and quality family time here at home.

This week is going to be a little odd, lots of that "mechanics of death" stuff I talked about last week - estate business and even our private family and close friends memorial. I also plan, at some point to "list" for you here some "details" people have been asking....

How did she die?
What kind of funeral/memorial are we having?
What did we do with her remains and what will we do?

Once i have all this information I'll post it as a FACT SHEET.
Not really for discussion but to answer a few questions many have asked. Just enough detail so we are all on the same page moving forward in celebrating her life and not dissecting the passing of it. Her memory and the work she leaves behind for me, for us far outweighs the trivial information. That said, like me, many of you want closure and these kinds of details do offer that. I respect that.

Also in there I will tell some of you who've asked how to get a DVD of the movie Carpool Guy that I gave you the link to Saturday. I'm trying to arrange it so I can get it to you very inexpensively and create a way for some of the proceeds to go to one of mom's charities. I'll also discuss some of the ideas I have for a book which many of you have encouraged me to write. However it plays out, I'd love for it to grow right here, out of our discussions. This is where my heart is now. This is where I'm celebrating my mom and the truest thoughts of my being seem to be generated. I'll stick with that. You are well of love and truth for me.

Regarding that, as we move forward - and I REALLY DO hope we can continue this conversation for years to come - I can't tell you how much it's helped me on a daily basis - I want to make sure I also expand on thoughts that aren't directly related to my mom. For those who have read my posts for some time now, well before my mom's passing, you know I sometimes like to express myself (aka ramble and rant) about issues as related to things happening currently in the news. I now know those views were indeed shaped by my mom, they are, to some degree, an extension of her views, life lessons and observations she taught me and encouraged me to put an eye toward and relate. I want to get back to those writings. Some will mention my mom, others might not, but know that they'll be informed by her and in a way continue to celebrate her. This is how she will stay with me, to keep experiencing and expanding my life as she would have me do. In this way it gives me great comfort knowing that she lives on. And as I said the other day, oddly, it makes me feel closer to her in death than in life. We will touch on truths. And love. Those were the purest moments with my mom. Visiting for visiting sake, the requisite card on mother's day - all nice - but not always the most true and pure. I feel extremely close to her today, this moment. Her magnificence is almost overwhelming.

I will start that by saying, through observation, the world is in a strange place... broken. And this isn't emotional fallout from my mom's passing, but instead something I've been saying for years now, both here, and in my films. But it is fixable. She knew it and I know it to be true. And while the mechanics of our problems; upside down economy, unemployment, state of education to name a few will need major overhauls, none it will happen unless we adopt the most simple and again, TRUE LESSON, my mother taught me; Love for one another. Compassion and Hope. Through a deepest faith possible that we are good and showered by God's Grace and beauty. Those were Christ's lessons so while I love my mom, they aren't all that new. She didn't invent the wheel - she just kept rolling it forward. Start there, the rest will follow."

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Re: Remembering Y&R's Jeanne Cooper

Postby Nancyfan » Tue May 21, 2013 12:46 am

Oh my heart ached as if for a family member, mother figure for Jeanne Cooper/Katherine Chancellor. And yes I think Corbin has already begun his book. She was a great lady. I loved that she included God in her scenes when she spoke. That endeared her to me even more. I will miss her so.

I also think Jess Walton should get a bigger part and the memories should continue. Jess should be on screen more and let us see the love she really had for Katherine for all the years once they started to love each other. Pair up Jill with Brock or even Victor Newman. Boy maybe Jill could handle Victor huh? ha ha. Rest In Peace Beautiful Duchess Jeanne Cooper, God Bless you. I loved you.

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Re: Remembering Y&R's Jeanne Cooper

Postby pgl35 » Tue May 21, 2013 1:02 am

I already miss her soooo much. I just finished her book and it was a page turner. So glad she got to write her book before she passed. I love her and will never forget her.


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