CBS's 'The Young & The Restless' to Honor the Memory of Jeanne Cooper With the Passing of her Character, Katherine Chancellor

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August 15th, 2013

Young and the Restless Jeanne Cooper Memorial

via press release:


Emmy Award Winner Cooper Passed Away In May 2013


Cooper Starred on Y&R For Almost 40 Years


            THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS will honor the memory of its late matriarch, television icon Jeanne Cooper, with the passing of her beloved character, Katherine Chancellor, in a series of episodes beginning Friday, August 16 (12:30-1:30 PM, ET; 11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, PT) on the CBS Television Network.  As the multi-episode tribute begins, Katherine’s loved ones are sent postcards asking them to gather at the Chancellor Estate, where they learn that their dear friend and family member passed away while on vacation with her husband, Murphy (Michael Fairman).


“In the coming weeks, Katherine’s memory will be honored in several very special ways that allow us to pay tribute to Jeanne in the remarkable manner she deserves,” said Y&R Executive Producer Jill Farren Phelps. “It is an extraordinary story that will bring the residents of Genoa City together to remember this woman they all loved.”


Cooper, the Emmy Award-winning actress who portrayed Katherine Chancellor for almost 40 years, was the show’s longest-running cast member before her death in May.


THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS has been the #1-rated daytime drama for more than 24 years.  The show is broadcast weekdays (12:30-1:30 PM, ET; 11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, PT) on the CBS Television Network and is produced by Bell Dramatic Serial Company, in association with Sony Pictures Television.


Recently, CBS led all networks with a combined 21 wins at “The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards.”  THE PRICE IS RIGHT won its sixth Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game Show.  Other top wins included Outstanding Lead Actor Doug Davidson of THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (his first win in his 35-year career on the show) and an Outstanding Lead Actress win for THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL’s Heather Tom, her fifth overall.


CBS Daytime has been #1 in the daypart for 27 consecutive years, featuring a lineup that is a balance of dramas, game shows and talk. The Network’s daytime lineup includes television’s #1 daytime program and longest-running game show THE PRICE IS RIGHT, the #1 daytime drama THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, as well as THE TALK, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL and LET’S MAKE A DEAL.


CHEAT TWEET: #YR honors late #JeanneCooper w special episodes dedicated 2 Katherine Chancellor’s passing starts 8/16 #RememberingKay


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  • Todd

    I sure do miss her!!! She was a classic.

  • Ralph Hahn

    Wasn’t she Corbin Bernson’s mother?

  • Sara Bibel

    @Ralph Hahn Yes, she is

  • Sara Bibel

    @Ralph Hahn. That should read “she was”

  • Karen

    Oh, I feel so sorry for the long time watchers who have Time Warner & are blocked. If for no other reason this war should be settled before tomorrow!
    CBS & TWC you are being children & nobody is happy with either of you!

  • Mike

    I miss her. I know this is going to be so sad to say goodbye to the character.

  • Debsafan

    The very first time I saw Y&R. Katherine was on this raft with a young handsome man. Had no ideal who they were are what they were doing, But have been watching the show ever since. I will miss her very much. Loved her in everything she ever acted in.

  • Lorna

    When will Phyllis be back?

  • Angie

    My heart is broken!!! I had no idea she passed away in real life!! She was the heart and soul of the show!

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