The late Jeanne Cooper's real-life son and her scene partner for over a quarter of a century will present the "In Memoriam" segment during the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. A spokesperson for the telecast has confirmed The Young and the Restless' Corbin Bersen and Jess Walton will introduce the segment. Genoa City's generation next, Bryton James, Max Ehrich and Hunter King, will also present during the awards show. READ MORE
Grab your hankies, suds lovers. Today CBS Daytime will air its special episode of The Young and the Restless in tribute to the late Jeanne Cooper.
Cooper, who died on May 8, starred as incorrigible, society maven Katherine Chancellor on Y&R from 1973 until her demise. Prior to her work in daytime, Cooper had an extensive career in film and on primetime television. Watch a teaser for her tribute after the jump! READ MORE
What exactly does CBS Daytime have in store for The Young and the Restless' May 28 tribute to the late Jeanne Cooper? EW.com sat down with Jess Walton, who gave a little tease of what viewers can expect. Walton stated:
We tell the audience what we are about to do in the special and then five different groups talk about her. What was really funny was how much we all had in common. Kristoff St. John was a little pissed off because he thought he had a special relationship with her and it turns out everybody had a special relationship with her. She had the power to make everyone feel so special. READ MORE
CBS has released a promo for the May 28 special episode of The Young and the Restless honoring daytime icon Jeanne Cooper. Family, friends and cast members from Y&R and The Bold and the Beautiful gathered on the Chancellor living room to recount their fondest memories of the actress. Watch the preview after the jump! READ MORE
Near the end of a recent appearance on CBS Daytime's The Talk, co-host Sara Gilbert asked guest Shemar Moore to share a few words about his late, The Young and the Restless co-star Jeanne Cooper. Watch the Criminal Minds hunk's touching-yet-funny tribute to the soap legend after the jump!
The soap world is still reeling from the May 8 passing of actress Jeanne Cooper. Fans of the beloved grand dame have been wondering what will happen to her iconic character, Katherine "Kay" Chancellor on The Young and the Restless. TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan spoke with Y&R’s executive producer Jill Farren Phelps, who gave the inside scoop on how the soap will deal with both the passings of Cooper and Kay.
TV Guide Magazine: Tell us about the plans to honor her on air, and what you plan to do about her character.
Phelps: We're going to have the actors closest to Jeanne — probably 25 in all — sit in the Chancellor mansion set and tell stories and reminisce about her life, as themselves. We'll serve tea and let everyone talk and cry and laughs and share and we'll find the best photos and clips we can get our hands on and edit it all together into a beautiful celebration episode. This is all for Jeanne. And then later we will deal with the death of Kay Chancellor. We've already written the show into July, so it will take some time before we can address her departure on air. In the meantime, there will be references in the script that Katherine and her husband Murphy are off somewhere on a trip. READ MORE