Jeanne Cooper has died. The Young and the Restless (Katherine Chancellor) actress had played the part for forty years, she has passed away at the age of eighty four. Her son, actor Corbin Bernsen, made the announcement on his Face-book page and on Twitter.
“My mother passed away this morning just a short time ago, peaceful with my sister by her side, in her sleep,”Bernsen wrote.
She had also starred in the Soap Opera The Bold and the Beautiful for two episodes and she started her career in the Western The Redhead from Wyoming. Soon following she went on to act in Tales of Wells Fargo, Perry Mason, The Big Valley and Ironside.
Cooper was married to TV producer Harry Bernsen, Jr. for twenty three years before divorcing. They had three children, all of whom are actors: Corbin Bernsen, Collin Bernsen and Caren Bernsen.