Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Autumn Blaze: A Tribute to Jeanne Cooper

I'll go one last time now for a gentle kiss a final farewell for this lifetime. She has been a blaze her entire life, that beacon, that boxer I spoke of earlier. She went the full twelve rounds and by unanimous decision... won! And while her light finally gave into the wind that gives flight to all our journeys, there will always be a glimmer left behind by what she stood for.
- Corbin Bernsen

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS will air a special tribute episode to the late Jeanne Cooper on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 on the CBS Television Network.

Cast members, friends and family of the beloved actress will gather on set to celebrate the life of their late friend who passed away on May 8, 2013 at the age of 84. Cooper, the Emmy Award-winning actress who portrayed Katherine Chancellor for more than 39 years, is the show’s longest-running cast member.

As part of the tribute episode, the cast of THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS will share their favorite memories of working with Cooper, along with personal recollections of their friendships with her. Additionally, interviews with Cooper from the show’s recent 40th anniversary and classic clips of her years on the daytime drama will be included.

Jeanne Cooper’s “Y&R” co-star Kate Linder who portrays Esther Valentine, Katherine Chancellor’s confidante and housekeeper, said Jeanne was her "mentor and an amazing actress and friend. 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."

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, recently nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Daytime Drama, has been the #1-rated daytime drama for more than 24 years. The show is broadcast weekdays (12:30-1:30 PM, ET; 11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, PT) on the CBS Television Network and is produced by Bell Dramatic Serial Company, in association with Sony Pictures Television.
When I read Corbin Bernsen's beautiful, eloquent words describing his mother Jeanne Cooper, I was inspired to create a tribute page to her. It was her vibrant spirit, strength and courage that so many of us admired. Every time she was on the red carpet or at an event Jeanne Cooper wore fabulous outfits in vivid, gorgeous colors. She always looked spectacular! It is for those reasons I choose Raspberry Road Designs' Autumn Blaze to create these pages and the Tag. Images are linked.

And your gift. Click image to download.

"Heaven just gained one feisty angel," tweeted Y & R cast member Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Newman).
I could not have said it any better.


PHOTO CREDITS:Collin Bernsen, Jeanne Cooper, Corbin Bernsen, Caren Bernsen, 2009 AFTRA Media and Entertainment Excellence Awards, Millenium Biltmore Hotel, LA, CA, ©Jill Johnson/jpistudios.com

Jeanne Cooper and Kate Linder, Young and Restless set, Episode #7297, CBS Studios, © Aaron Montgomery/jpistudios.com

Jeanne Cooper, Kate Linder, 2009 AFTRA Media and Entertainment Excellence Awards, Millenium Biltmore Hotel, LA, CA, ©Jill Johnson/jpistudios.com

TEMPLATES CREDIT: Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs


LB said...

What a beautiful and touchingly poetic tribute. Rita, your creative artistry for Jeanne Cooper is absolutely gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Thank you LB, you are so sweet! Your kind words mean everything to me.


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous tag and a lovely tribute to Jeanne. Thank you for sharing!