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    In our 'The Young and the Restless' News Room, keeps you up-to-date with the latest Soap Opera news on the net. We also feature interviews with the soap stars, as well as local appearances by the actors and actresses.

    CBS Daytime To Honor Jeanne Cooper.

    Tuesday, August 27 2013


    Updated August 27:

    CBS released a sneak peek at Katherine's memorial service. Check out the clip below.

    Updated August 20:

    CBS has launched a dedicated website to honor Katherine Chancellor as part of their upcoming memorial tribute to the character on September 3 and 4.

    Updated August 19:

    According to TV Guide, Michael Damien (Danny), Lauralee Bell (Christine), Tricia Cast (Nina), Patty Weaver (Gina), Adrienne Frantz (Amber) and Beau Kazer (Brock) will all return to "Y&R" for the tribute to Katherine Chancellor set to air on September 3 and 4. Damien will perform a song entitled, "That's When I'll Stop Loving You," and Jeanne Cooper's son, Corbin Bernsen, will appear as Father Todd Williams to officiate the memorial ceremony.

    Updated on August 9:

    Entertainment Weekly is reporting that scenes to honor the late Jeanne Cooper will begin airing on Friday August 16 as family and friends gather at the Chancellor mansion. Though they believe to be there to welcome Katherine back from her vacation, they will receive the devastating news of her death and begin fighting for her fortune.

    Updated July 15:

    As noted below, following Jeanne Cooper's passing, the death of her character, Katherine Chancellor has been written into scripts. "Y&R" episodes involving a memorial for Katherine will begin taping Tuesday July 16 and are expected to air in early September, according to Highlight Hollywood.

    Updated May 13:

    According to TV Guide, actors taking part in the tribute to Jeanne Cooper are Jess Walton (Jill), Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki), Eric Braeden (Victor), Peter Bergman (Jack), Doug Davidson (Paul), Christian LeBlanc (Michael), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis), Tracey Bregman (Lauren), Kristoff St. John (Neil), Greg Rikaart (Kevin), Billy Miller (Billy), Daniel Goddard (Cane), Kate Linder (Esther), Bryton James (Devon), Tricia Cast (Nina), Lauralee Bell (Cricket), Beth Maitland (Traci), Michael Fairman (Murphy) and Jerry Douglas (John), plus "The Bold and the Beautiful's" John McCook (Eric) and Heather Tom (Katie). Eileen Davidson (ex-Ashley, Kristen, "Days Of Our Lives") and Michael Damian (Danny) were invited to participate but scheduling conflicts prevented them from taking part. Stephen Nichols (Tucker) and Beau Kazer (Brock) were invited to participate, but have not yet confirmed. Cooper's son, Corbin Bersen (Father Todd) will also be involved, and is expected to return in-character sometime down the road when there is a memorial for Cooper's character, Katherine Chancellor. The role of Katherine will not be recast, and the character will be referenced as being on holiday with her husband, Murphy, until such time as her death is written into the scripts. Expect Katherine's death to have a huge impact on the citizens of Genoa City.

    Original article May 10:

    Sadness has filled the Daytime world since Jeanne Cooper passed away on May 8. We will never forget her or her iconic role as Katherine Chancellor, and CBS plans to air a special tribute episode on Tuesday May 28 at 12:30 PM to honor Cooper.

    Viewers will be able to watch as cast members, friends and family of the beloved actress gather on set to celebrate the life of the woman who has brought so many throughout the years. Cooper was the show's longest running cast member, serving 39 years, and fans will get to hear some of her family and friends' favorite memories, personal recollections, classic clips, and past interviews with the late actress from the show's recent 40th anniversary.

    "Jeanne Cooper was a legend and we want to give her the tribute she deserves," said Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice President, Daytime CBS. "The cast will honor their longtime friend, family member and co-worker in the greatest way possible, as we celebrate her life and vibrant spirit and share it with the audience who loved her as much as we did."

    Take a look back as Remembers Jeanne Cooper and leave your favorite memories as well in the comments section.

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    Posted by cageykitte26 at Friday, May 10 2013 09:53 AM

    So sad... I have been a Fan of Y&R since summer of 1973 when my Grandma and I watched it together. I was so hooked on the show that she used letting me stay home from school one friday a month to watch with her if I kept A's and B's in all my classes! lol It worked!!! Jeanne Cooper as Mrs. "C" was one of my favorite characters! Had to watch to find out when she would next "kick Jill's butt"! I am sure there are many Fans who know more about Katharine's life than they do about some of their family members! She will be greatly missed!!!

    Posted by NORS at Friday, May 10 2013 10:27 AM

    I am happy to hear of the tribute, I can't think of anyone more deserving. I am deeply saddened by her passing. I offer my sincere sympathy to her family. She was such a bright light in this world, things will be a little bit darker now. In a world that celebrates wanna be stars they call celebrities this woman was truly a STAR AND CELEBRITY. I have watched Y&R since the beginning and will miss her terribly. I hope that the writers do her justice and write her an exit that is up to the fans standards. There is no way to replace her. There is no one that can fill her shoes.
    May she rest in peace. Goodbye Duchess.

    Posted by TrishaTX at Friday, May 10 2013 10:29 AM

    I just watched today's episode and there was no tribute...did I miss something??

    Posted by youareloved at Friday, May 10 2013 10:29 AM

    Thank you for doing this for Jeanne Cooper she deserves it.

    Posted by TrishaTX at Friday, May 10 2013 10:31 AM

    nevermind...for some reason the date was not listed on the post but I see it now listed that it will air May 28th - looking forward to hearing, wished it was sooner but I assume they already had the current episodes taped. She will be greatly missed and NO they should not recast her role. Just let it be.

    Posted by Sapphire1959 at Friday, May 10 2013 10:41 AM

    I started watching Y&R when I was 13 years old - I am now 53...I remember the very 1st 30 minute episode. I always loved the character of Katherine classy, and wealthy...yet down to earth. Her character revealed that money doesn't make you a good person, your heart does. Jeannie Cooper was a one-of-a-kind...there will never be another. He character always took out time for everyone...from the poorest to the richest...she never made differences between people based on their social status...she told it like it was but always with grace, tact, and gentleness. She will truly be missed and I for one will miss her on Y&R. The soap-opeara world has lost an icon and will never be the same. RIP Mrs. "C"...RIP.

    Posted by jacksmyguy at Friday, May 10 2013 12:47 PM

    I was saddened to hear the news about the death of
    Jeanne Cooper. I have watched Y&R since the beginning and she was a marvelous actress whose contribution to the show was immeasurable. The show has just lost a valuable asset in the loss of this character. Rest in peace duchess - you will be missed by many.

    Posted by Brit1 at Friday, May 10 2013 01:11 PM

    Mrs. C. My most favorite charactor. What an elegant lady. I just loved everything about her. Always the lady (even in her fiestiest moments) Her wardrobe was stunning befitting a woman of her charactor. What a shock that she is no longer with us. My deepest, heartfelt sympathy to her family.

    Posted by flutterby69 at Friday, May 10 2013 01:54 PM

    My deepest sympathies to Ms. Cooper's family and her work family - the cast a crew of Y&R. She was and is my favorite and i will miss her presence on the show. No one can take her place as Mrs. C. Ms. Cooper was fascinating to watch, her presence owned every scene. Her strength in sharing so much of her real life with Y&R and her fans is a true inspiration for all of us. I can not imagine how hard it will be for the cast to work with out her. Please do not recast Mrs. C. NO ONE can take Jeanne Cooper's place or fill her shoes. We are now missing a truly great, beautiful, giving woman who shared her kindness, love and joy with not only those who knew and continue to love her but also with her fans who also love her. She will be missed for a very long time to come.

    Posted by loiuse at Friday, May 10 2013 02:04 PM

    GOD SPEED to a great lady, she will be truly missed, has watched Y&R since day one, no more pain, R.I.P. "MY LADY""

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