CLASSIC CLIPS: Jeanne Cooper

Long before she joined the cast of The Young and the Restless in 1973 Jeanne Cooper had a long career on the stage, in film and primetime television. But her portrayal of Katherine Chancellor on Y&R gave us some of the best moments in daytime television history.

Below is a collection of classic Jeanne Cooper clips which celebrate her unforgettable work in The Young and the Restless, along with her appearances on The Bold and the Beautiful and Guiding Light.

1974: Jill (Brenda Dickson) takes a drunk Katherine home from the salon and sees the inside of the Chancellor mansion for the first time.

1975: Phillip Chancellor (Donnelly Rhodes) finds Katherine drunk and pleads with her to sign the divorce agreement.
1976: Katherine remembers being confronted by Jill after Phillip's death.

1980: Jill (Deborah Adair) returns to town.
1980: Katherine makes her presence felt at Jill and John's wedding.

1984: Brock returns to town to see his Duchess after her facelift.
1985: Promo for the storyline where Katherine used puzzle pieces to expose Jill's affair with Jack.

1985: Jill torments Katherine for Christmas.
1986: Kay introduces herself to Phillip, who is now a teenager.

1987: Katherine gloats over Jill's impending divorce.
1987: Jill tells Kay she's lost her marbles.

1987: Katherine goes off on Jill at Phillip's custody hearing.
1989: Katherine met her lookalike, Marge.

1998: Katherine and Jill *Jess Walton) rehash their past with Phillip.
1998: Kay catches Jill going through Phillip's belongings, they fight, then a rat appears!

2005: Crossing over to The Bold and the Beautiful, Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery) finds out from Katherine that she owns Forrester Creations.
2008: Cooper's Daytime Emmy reel.

2008: Cooper wins the Daytime Emmy Award as Outstanding Lead Actress.
2009: Katherine reminds Clint of the last time they met.

2009: Cooper plays a wedding guest on Guiding Light.
2013: Cooper appears on Marie with Jess Walton (and the cast) to celebrate 40 years of Y&R.

2013: Jeanne Cooper's final scene as Katherine Chancellor on The Young and the Restless.

- Jeanne Cooper Dead at 84
- Stars & Industry React To Jeanne Cooper's Death
- Watch Jeanne Cooper's Final Scene on Y&R
- THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS Will Air Jeanne Cooper Tribute On Tuesday, May 28


  1. Thank you for the walk down memory lane.

  2. About a year ago, I saw that clip with Katherine begging Phillip not to leave her and was blown away by how intense it was. It was more than mere melodrama, there was a force behind it and it made me uncomfortable watching it, which as a writer myself, is always a sign that art has captured it's aim as art often provokes.
    Regardless, of where the Daytime Drama genre 'is' in the entertainment pantheon these days, from the sheer breadth of her work, it is undeniable that Ms. Jeanne Cooper, the Duchess of Daytime, has always been and will always be, a true artist! From one artist to another, I salute you, Ms. Cooper!

  3. thanks for so many years of time talent abilities giving us your 100 percent we miss you dearly!!!!