The Young and the Restless aired a touching tribute to Genoa City’s grande dame Jeanne Cooper and her iconic character Katherine Chancellor on Tuesday. The special episode brought together Cooper’s family and co-stars, who shared the impact she had on their lives.
From stories of Cooper pinching the butts of her younger, male co-stars, to heartfelt memories, the tribute featured laughter and more than a few tears. Check out photos from The Young and the Restless’ tribute to Jeanne Cooper after the jump!
Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless stars–Lamon Archey, Christian LeBlanc, Melissa Claire Egan, Peter Bergman, Kate Linder and Michelle Stafford (pictured above)–joined celebrities like Halle Berry and Andy Garcia in the 20th Annual Revlon Run/Walk For Women on May 11 in Los Angeles. The event helps raise funds to fight women’s cancer. See more photos after the jump!
Since 1982, Kate Linder has portrayed Katherine Chancellor's bumbling housekeeper Esther Valentine on CBS Daytime's The Young and the Restless. The flight attendant's TV gig allowed her the opportunity to work closely with the late Jeanne Cooper for over 30 years.
"My heart is breaking for Jeanne Cooper's wonderful family and for all of us who truly loved Jeanne through the years," said Linder in a released statement. "Jeanne was my mentor and an amazing actress and friend. We've been through so much together and I loved her like family. She and Bill Bell were the two people most responsible for my career on Y&R. and the world is a darker place without them. When Jeanne welcomed you into her life, you knew it and it was a fantastic feeling. This is truly the end of an era, not just for fans of The Young and the Restless, but for all of the people she touched throughout her long and distinguished career and life. She's always been larger than life and an inspiration to me and so many others. I can't imagine a world without Jeanne Cooper -- it won't be the same without her fighting spirit and lust for life and to say she will be missed is an understatement for what we are all feeling today."
Bob Barker, The Young and the Restless’ Kate Linder and Days of Our Lives’ James Reynolds were among the celebrities who gathered at a private home in the Hollywood Hills for the Animal Defenders International Gala “Lion Ark Night” on October 13. Barker and CSI’s Jorja Fox were honored at the event, which featured a preview of scenes from the upcoming film Lion Ark. See more photos from the gala after the jump! READ MORE
The Young and the Restless icons Melody Thomas Scott and Eric Braeden (pictured above with former showrunner Maria Arena Bell) were among the soap's stars who celebrated the No. 1 daytime drama's 10,000th episode at The Paley Center for Media on August 23.
Bell family matriarch Lee Phillip Bell and her children, William J. Bell Jr., Bradley Bell and Lauralee Bell, also commemorated the late William Bell Sr.’s momentous legacy with their spouses. See more photos of The Young and the Restless’ 10,000th episode celebration after the jump! READ MORE
BEST - Kristian Alfonso: The Days of Our Lives leading lady was simply stunning in her canary-yellow evening gown. The dress fit Alfonso perfectly, and her jewelry didn’t overpower her dress.