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
Jeanne has a Jack Russell terrier named Daisy.
Jeanne is the oldest remaining original cast member of The Young and the Restless. She wasn't with the show since it's beginning in March of 1973, but she joined in November the same year.
Jeanne has own perfume, Tatters, which was introduced in 2007.
Jeanne has blonde hair and blue eyes.
In 2004, Jeanne won a Daytime Lifetime Achievement Award.
Jeanne's height is approx: 5' 3½" (1.61 m)
Jeanne is of American and Cherokee heritage.
When Jeanne underwent a face lift during the 1980s, The Young and the Restless incorporated the surgery into its story line and included actual footage of the surgery.
Jeanne received a 2007 Daytime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress.
Jeanne received a prenomination for lead actress for the 2007 Daytime Emmy Awards.
Jeanne has eight grandchildren.
Cooper claims her greatest achievement is surviving divorce and not being bitter.
Jeanne Cooper's son is actor Corbin Bernsen (LA Law, Psych).
Jeanne's favorite TV shows are Friday Night Lights, Psych, and Medium.
Jeanne was part of the touring variety show that Y&R star, Jerry Douglas developed and produced, They Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful Soap Stars in Concert, showcasing the musical and comedic talents of Scott Reeves, Bobbie Eakes and Jeanne.
Jeanne was married to producer Harry Bernsen from 1954-1977.
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.