Jeanne Cooper (Jill Johnson/JPI)
Jeanne attended the College of the Pacific and performed in the Civic Light Opera Company and Revue Theater in Stockton. She graduated from the famed Pasadena Playhouse School.
Jeanne had a wide ranging acting career including appearances in a range of television series, motion pictures, and theatrical productions.
Jeanne's charity work took up much of her time. She founded a national volunteer support network called the Katherine Chancellor Society, and donated her time to several other charities, hospitals and organizations, including the Humane Society of Hawaii, Greenpeace, the National Wildlife Association, and the Children's Hospital of Toronto. Additionally, her other charity work included Children's Cancer Research (London), House of Hope (San Diego, California), and Drive By Agony (Lynwood, California).
Jeanne is the mother of three children, Caren, Collin, and Corbin and grandmother to eight. She lived with her two grandsons, Weston and Harrison, in Los Angeles, until her passing at age 84 on May 8, 2013.
Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmy Winner, Outstanding Lead Actress (2008)
Daytime Emmys Winner, Lifetime Achievement Award (2005)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1999)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2005)
Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2004, 2006)
Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2005)
Soap Opera Digest Awards Winner, Outstanding Lead Actress (1989)
Soap Opera Digest Awards Winner, Editor's Award (1989)
Soap Opera Update Winner, MVP Award (1990) Pasadena Playhouse Alumni & Associates Winner, Woman of the Year Award from the Pasadena Playhouse Alumni & Associates (1989)