(Los Angeles, CA) Jeanne Cooper, grande dame of CBS’ “The Young and the Restless,” died Wednesday at the age of 84.
Cooper’s son, actor/director Corbin Bernsen of “LA Law” fame, announced the news of his mother’s death on Twitter.
Cooper had been in a Los Angeles hospital in recent weeks for an unknown ailment.
Cooper has been a beloved character on daytime’s number one show since she joined the cast in November 1973 — about seven months after the soap debuted — as the wily and no-nonsense, not to mention fabulously-wealthy, Katherine Chancellor.
The enduring star is known for her feisty sense of humor, her take-no-prisoners attitude and being one of the show’s most popular actresses — on the set or off.
The Emmy-winning Cooper has two Daytime Emmys, ten Daytime Emmy nominations — nine for Lead Actress, one for Supporting Actress — and two Primetime Emmy nominations.