Jeanne Cooper

Jeanne Cooper


Taft, California



Birth Name

Wilma Jeanne Cooper



Also Known As

Jeanne Bernsen
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Jeanne Cooper is an American Emmy-award winning soap opera actress best known for her long portrayal of Katherine Chancellor on CBS's daytime drama "The Young and the Restless." She was married to TV producer Harry Bernsen from 1954 to 1977, and they remained good friends until his passing…more


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    • Jeanne: There's no such thing as a silent kiss anymore; they're [the actors] all smacking away, or their mouths are open like they're going to swallow a whale. Daytime is competing with primetime and soft porn. That's why we've lost people.

    • Jeanne: Forget retiring. Here's a brilliant idea: open a brothel for seniors only! You must be 65 and over. No actual physical contact. That's all in the past. But we'd have all kinds of artefacts that tickle your fantasy on display, and run erotic films and critique them. The doors would be knocked down by youngsters wanting to come to the senior's brothel. [Laughs]

    • Jeanne: I don't like living in LA, at all. It's so spread out it doesn't feel like a community any more. There are no rules our boundaries. It's where I work and the grandkids are all here. I like being accessible to them, but I'd like to be somewhere like Montana or Wyoming. I'd like to have a big spread, with a big group of guesthouses for visitors. Strangely enough, I love Denmark, too, but my secondary country, if I had to live somewhere else, is Canada. God, I love Canada.

    • Jeanne: I made some transitions in life and that makes the inner light go on. When you're discontent with something, it's going to show. And the older you get, the more it's going to show. It's harder to mask it.

  • To the Queen of Y&R,

    Jeanne you and I have several things in common. My mother turned 85 March 9 of 2013 and you will on October 25, 2013. My family also has Cherokee heritage in it from my mothers grandfather. I am one of those millions fans that follow you and your son. I didn't know that Corbin until he played on Y&R someone told me about it then.