Full detailed profile on Marge Cotroke Played by Jeanne Cooper on The Young and the Restless Daytime Soap Opera.
Jeanne Cooper (CBS)
Actor: Jeanne Cooper
Who played Marge Cotroke over the years
Jeanne Cooper (1989 - 1990)
Useful information on Marge Cotroke
* Was found by Clint Radison working in a diner.
Marge was discovered by Rex Sterling's (Katherine's husband at the time) former cellmate, Clint Radison. He realized she was a dead ringer for Katherine Chancellor and plotted to steal the wealthy woman's fortune by kidnapping her and putting Marge in her place.
Clint planted two cohorts, Morey and Lil in the Chancellor household first. This pair then trained Marge to act like Katherine. The bunch kidnapped Kay, and pregnant Esther, and held them captive.
Marge, as Katherine, sold Chancellor Industries, and ruined Katherine's relationship with Rex, who filed for divorce with the intention of marrying Katherine's nemesis, Jill!
Clint and co. were ready to sell off the rest of Katherine's assets, when Kay's son Brock made an appearance on the scene and foiled the plot.
They all went to prison, but Katherine developed a kinship with Marge, who she felt was used as a pawn, and helped her gain her release. Marge left town in 1990.
Recently, in October of 2008, Marge has been spotted downing shots in a pub! She contacted Katherine, who came to offer her help and told her to call her if she wants help to quit drinking. As she was leaving a bar, drunk, Marge was spotted by Jeffrey Bardwell, who thought she was Katherine!
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Two orderlies wheel Marge's body into a room. She sits up in the metal box and starts talking! She says a lot of people are curious as to who is in the box - her or Katherine Chancellor. She says if you don't know who Katherine is, you must be living on the moon. She holds up her book, and says she is going to tell everything about Katherine Chancellor, along with some tidbits about citizens from Genoa City - those people are nuts. She says being dead puts a different perspective on things - then laughs knowingly!
Marge appears and says it is so good when you see things going Katherine's way. She talks about Nick, and how he is in love with two women - he has to make a choice soon, because one of them is hanging by her fingernails! Sharon is shown sitting in the Abbott Mansion writing a letter to her mother. She says she regrets her part in putting her in the wheelchair, and that she is partly responsible for Brad's death too. She says she has a hole inside her - she's tried to fill it with men and sex, but that just makes it worse! She wonders if she's like this because her dad abandoned them. She writes that she is starting to think that the world would be better off without her! Marge appears on screen and says she's been where Sharon is, and that God will show her the way. But until he does, she won't have an easy time of it!
Back in the box, Marge says that Clint is dead - his heart gave out, and she didn't even know he had one! She says she didn't see Clint after he died - he took a southerly detour! She laments how Clint tortured Kevin - another lost soul! Amber and Kevin are shown in the car arguing over whether Clint and Tom are the same person. She says she knows he is scared - she is too! Amber begs him to consider calling Michael. When Kevin yells that he's calling the shots, not her, Amber grabs the wheel and they swerve off the road! Sitting there, Amber hollers at Kevin that so many people care about him! As she lists them off, Kevin pulls the gun on her! He tells her for the next robbery, she is going to hold the gun - so she's as deep into this as he is!
Jeff shows up again at the Club. This time he finds Gloria, and introduces her to a huge man accompanying him - the best bounty hunter around! Jeffrey explains that the man will find Kevin. Marge is shown on screen saying that where she's from - that's how things are done!
Nikki and Victor meet in the Ranch. They have a brief discussion and agree to be friends. Marge appears and urges one of them to kiss the other. When Nikki says goodbye and leaves, Marge says they're both idiots!
Marge is back in the box, saying that the doc is done with her - she's headed back to the boneyard! She says she is so happy that Katherine got her man. As for her, she's going back to the place where she can do the mambo 24/7! She lies back down and closes the lid!
Marge's ghost sits in the pew of the church where the service will take place and tells the audience that she is the one in the casket up there at the front of the room. She says she always thought she'd go out in an old pine box, and figures that Murphy probably sprung for the nice one. She wonders who will come to her funeral - she sure would like to say goodbye to the regulars from the diner. She wonders if they'll miss her. She notes that you don't really know who your friends are until you're dead. She then tells the audience that she hopes they all keep coming back, because she's always considered them friends!
At the church, Brock, Jill, Esther, and Chloe are at the front near the casket. Esther assures Chloe that Katherine knew she appreciated the things she did for her. Brock wishes he had come home more often, and Jill wishes she had had time to apologize. Just then, Nina comes in and hugs Brock, saying she's sorry for his loss. Jill turns and greets her too. She asks if Philip is with her, but Nina says he's still in Iraq. Esther spots Nina next and embraces her tearfully. Nina spots Cane, and Esther tells her who he is. Nina notes that he's cute, but he's no Philip. As a lightheaded Nikki enters with Nick, Victoria and their families, Marge's ghost appears again. She looks around wondering who all these people are, and why they're not playing the Perry Como music she wanted at her funeral. She spots Esther and realizes that it's not her funeral - it's for Katherine Chancellor!