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'Young and Restless' star Jeanne Cooper dies at 84

 

Associated Press

In this June 8, 2008, file photo, Jeanne Cooper poses with her award for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for her work on “The Young and the Restless” at the 35th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. CBS says soap opera star Cooper has died. She was 84. Cooper played grande dame Katherine Chancellor on CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” for nearly four decades.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeanne Cooper, the enduring soap opera star who played grande dame Katherine Chancellor for nearly four decades on “The Young and the Restless,” has died. She was 84.

Cooper died Wednesday morning in her sleep, her son the actor Corbin Bernsen wrote on Facebook. The family confirmed the death to CBS, according to a network spokeswoman.

She was in a Los Angeles-area hospital, according to Bernsen’s spokesman, Charles Sherman, who said the cause of death was not immediately available.

“One of the last great broads in our business — Jeanne Cooper, Mom — is now...



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