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Corbin Bernsen on Mother's Day Without Jeanne Cooper & Her Final Y&R Scene!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Over the last 36 hours or so, Corbin Bernsen returned to his facebook page relating to fans and followers everywhere his thoughts, and to share in his grief over the passing of his beloved mother, the one and only Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) of The Young and the Restless!  There were two touching posts  1) About Mother’s Day 2) Watching his mother’s final Y&R scene for the first time.  Here are excerpts we thought we would share!

Corbin posted on Mother’s Day without Jeanne “I would also like to celebrate and honor all mother’s out there who have shared your stories with me here over the last several weeks. I said a while back that I felt selfish, so much space here about me, me, me. So tomorrow, in honor of my mother, I want to do what she would have me do and that is to celebrate and honor you. Mother’s are a mysterious thing – a great wonder. Someone today asked if it was harder to loose my mom or my dad. I’m sure it’s different for everyone, but my mom, beside being my mom, was Jeanne Cooper, this bigger than life…force. At times, I had to sit back, with many of you and just watch in awe as this magnificent woman moved through space and time. So to loose her has been a bit more difficult. Perhaps just by the enormity of it all. That said, I cried for my father more… not really getting all on the table before he passed, with many questions still to ask. With my mom, it has all been laid out, we knew how we felt about one another, there were no secrets, no false claims. And it is difficult, if for no other reason that I miss that ability to share truths.”

Corbin on watching Jeanne’s final Y&R scene:  “My brother in law shared with me her final scene from Young and Restless, one I had heard about only yesterday. Her final bit of “acting,” or as I’m coming to believe, “being.” Mom never acted, she fully became the role. Like with so many things in her life, the lines we usually draw between where we stand on issues or the line between actor and character – they simply didn’t exist for her. All things simply “are.” Well, as many of you know by now, that was her final scene. In it I saw a woman, who some two months ago “knew” that this was to be her farewell scene. The end of a 40 year journey on the show and a sixty year journey as an actor. Her simple “goodnight” at the end – an improvised line – pretty much said it all. But the entire two minutes or so – if you study them carefully – is the stuff of legends. Each word, her mannerisms… all extraordinary now in the context of what was coming. I’m attaching it here, watch closely and you’ll see a woman in complete control of her destiny – right up until the end. My mom. Wow! A mystery. A magnificence!”

In what must be a very difficult day for Jeanne’s family, let us know your thoughts on Corbin’s posts in regards to Mother’s Day, and what you thought about Jeanne’s final scene which we shared with you previously here!

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Theresa Kessler
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Theresa Kessler

she’s climbing the stairway to heaven..unforgettable scene….every time I hear the song “stairway to heaven”, I will stop what I am doing and say a prayer to her. She will be missed sooooo much. Y&R will never be the same without her either. She could never be replaced.

heidi
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heidi

Corbin seems like such a great son!!! My thoughts are with him and his family. Today is a tough day for them with Jeanne not being there. She’s with them though and she will keep an eye on them.

Loved the scene and so sad it is the last…

Cindy C
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Cindy C

WOW The song I Did It My Way comes to me with Jeanne.Her style was perfect she will be so missed.I have forty years of memories I am so blessed to have watched her on Y&R.

Gail Dupuis
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Gail Dupuis

My deepest sympathy to the family. My parents watched Y&R as I was growing up and I will always remember coming home from school for lunch and watching with the. My parents were the biggest fan. Even thought my father is no longer with us he loved, loved Mrs. Chancellor. He always said what a great actress she was and he loved the storyline between her ,Mr. Chancellor and Jill. They got all of the family hooked on the show and we have also been watching when we became adults. I will miss Mrs. Chancellor the character and the actress… Read more »

Anne in Vermont
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Anne in Vermont

Jeanne Cooper became Katherine Chancellor and her final scene saying goodnight to Jill was perfect. It felt like she knew and she was saying goodbye her way,. Young and Restless will never be the same without her and I’m glad they are giving her a complete show after almost 40 years with the show. Saw her on Price is Right for the 40th anniversary she was sitting on a couch and didn’t look well but was her usual self. A strong charismatic women who will never be forgotten

Mo
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Mo

It’s sad it was her last scene as I would have liked to see more, but in a way, it’s a good last scene. She said so much without words. She looked very frail. Don’t know if that was Jeanne or Kay. I see her climbing that staircase. I guess Kay won’t make it down. We miss her already.

Jonathan
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Jonathan

It was an amazing scene, now hard to watch. It’s hard to believe this last storyline and scene
was not tied to a plan to leave show, even if at very least, temporarily.

blake
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blake

That last scene was perfection! Everything all played out perfectly because a higher being had it all planned perfectly and Jeanne saw the signs and went along. I’m sure she didn’t want to go, but it was her time and thankfully it ended the way it should for her and her character’s last scenes! Even JFP said that they had no idea that was going to be her last day shooting, everyone assumed she would be back. But the way it played out was perfect! Her last day of shooting her scenes were with Jill! She and Jill were at… Read more »

blake
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blake

And I agree that Corbin seems like a wonderful son! It was so great of him to keep us all up to date with what was going on and to let us all pray and be there with them in spirit while all of this was going on. Who else would have done all of that for the fans/supporters? Fantastic Corbin!

Janie Martin
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Janie Martin

ODE TO ACTRESS JEANNIE COOPER By Janie Martin TO OTHERS, THE UNIVERSE, A MYSTERY TOO DEEP; EXCEPT FOR YOU, WHO’S ALREADY HAD A GLANCING PEEK OF WHAT IT’S REALLY ALL ABOUT; YOU MY DEAR, HAVEN’T A DOUBT. ONLY A SENSUOUS SCORPIO SUCH AS YOU COULD KNOW, WE’RE ALL, AFTER ALL ONLY ACTORS IN A VERY SPECIAL SHOW. LUCKY FOR YOU WITH TWO STAGES ON WHICH TO PLAY, WITH YOUR GREAT ACTING TO DISPLAY, YOU SERVED LIFE TO US ON A BEAUTIFUL TRAY. ENMESHED IN THE LIGHT; THE ESSENCE OF ALL, YOU HELPED US TO WALK, WHERE BUT BEFORE WE DID… Read more »

Janie Martin
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Janie Martin

I have no way to get my poem above Ode To Actress Jeannie Cooper to Corbin her son because I do not do Facebook or twitter, so if someone could get it to him from me, I would appreciate it very much.
Janie Martin.

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In more heartbreaking soap news this weekend, Robyn Griggs had lost her battle with cancer.  The actress, best-known to daytime viewers as Stephanie on One Life to Live and Maggie on Another World, passed away at age 49.

The news came on Saturday via Griggs’ official Facebook posted, where in a statement it noted: “Hi everyone, With a heavy heart, I am saddened to announce Robyn’s passing. However, she is no longer suffering and would want us to remember that and the good memories. I will never forget how open she was to telling her story, and accepting of me helping her tell it. She wanted to help people and spread the word of her story to do it. I was honored to do so. RIP my friend, I love you and smile when I think of you.”

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From 1991-1992, Griggs found her first soap success playing the part of One Life’s Stephanie Hobart.  Later, in 1993-1995, she played AW’s Maggie Cory.  Robyn was also a singer and signed a recording deal with RCA Records.

Robyn had been battling stage 4 Endocervical Adeno cancer.  Back on July 7th, Griggs had taken a turn for the worse, sharing on Facebook, “Unfortunately, I have 4 new tumors …2 new tumors on my liver, one on the abdominal muscle, and a large one on the right side lymph node.” On August 11th, her father shared Robyn was put into hospice care.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Robyn Griggs Riley and her loved ones in the comment section below.

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Following a catastrophic brain injury from crashing her car into a home last week and suffering severe burns, actress Anne Heche has been declared brain-dead at the age of 53.

In a statement from a rep for Heche’s friends and family, they expressed: “Today we lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend.  Anne will be deeply missed but she lives on through her beautiful sons, her iconic body of work, and her passionate advocacy. Her bravery for always standing in her truth, spreading her message of love and acceptance, will continue to have a lasting impact.”

Heche is legally dead according to California law, although her heart is still beating she has not been taken off life support in order to allow for organ donations to take place and to find the right recipients.

 

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Anne’s eldest son, Homer 20, said in a statement to PEOPLE on his mom’s passing:  “My brother Atlas and I lost our Mom. After six days of almost unbelievable emotional swings, I am left with a deep, wordless sadness. Hopefully my mom is free from pain and beginning to explore what I like to imagine as her eternal freedom. Over those six days, thousands of friends, family, and fans made their hearts known to me. I am grateful for their love, as I am for the support of my Dad, Coley, and my stepmom Alexi who continue to be my rock during this time. Rest In Peace Mom, I love you.”

The talented actress is best-known to soap opera fans for her Daytime Emmy-winning dual roles as twins, Vicky and Marley Hudson on Another World.  She had two sons, Homer with her ex Coley Laffoon and Atlas, 13, with actor James Tupper.

Throughout her career Heche appeared on TV shows and films includingL Men in Trees, If These Walls Could TalkDonnie BrascoI Know What You Did Last SummerSix Days, Seven Nights, and Gus Van Zant’s 1998 remake of Psycho. Back in 2020, Anne became a celebrity contestant on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

Heche’s stormy relationship with Ellen DeGeneres made headlines throughout her career, and today, DeGeneres shared: “This is a sad day. I’m sending Anne’s children, family and friends all of my love.”

Michael Fairman chatted with Anne back in 2020, in a memorable conversation for You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel touching upon her career start on Another World, being a champion for the LGBTQ community, her relationship with DeGeneres, the ups and down in her career, and her demons and childhood past.

You can watch the conversation below.

Now, share your thoughts, condolences, and remembrances for Anne Heche via the comment section.

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In just heartbreaking news, Daytime Emmy-winner, Anne Heche (Ex-Vicky/Marley, Another World), is not expected to survive after days in the hospital following being severely burned in a fiery car crash when her vehicle struck a home in Mar Vista, California last Friday.

According to family and friends of the motion picture and television star in a statement, “Unfortunately, due to her accident, Anne Heche suffered a severe anoxic brain injury and remains in a coma, in critical condition. She is not expected to survive. It has long been her choice to donate her organs and she is being kept on life support to determine if any are viable.”  Deadline notes, the actress will be taken off life-support.

The statement went on to say, “We want to thank everyone for their kind wishes and prayers for Anne’s recovery and thank the dedicated staff and wonderful nurses that cared for Anne at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills hospital.  More than her extraordinary talent, she saw spreading kindness and joy as her life’s work — especially moving the needle for acceptance of who you love. She will be remembered for her courageous honesty and dearly missed for her light.”

There are plans for Heche to get an Honor Walk, which is a hero’s goodbye donor patients receive by hospital staff as they are wheeled into the operating room in their final journey.

Heche will be featured on Lifetime’s Girl in Room 13, set to premiere this fall in September. Lifetime’s Executive VP  and head of programming, Amy Winter, revealed earlier this week at the TCA press tour, “As many of you know, Anne remains in critical condition and all of us here at Lifetime are deeply concerned for her and everyone affected. This project is important to Anne, along with each and every one of us. We all sought to make a film that would bring attention to this appalling issue of human sex trafficking.”

In addition, TMZ had reported that following toxicology reports, Cocaine was found in Heche’s system following the crash. They also found fentanyl. However,  sources say fentanyl can often be used as a pain medication in hospitals, so there is no confirmation that it was in Anne’s system at the time of the crash.

Anne was an amazing actress with such a tortured life.  We send thoughts and prayers to all her loved ones during this difficult time.  Share your thoughts on the latest update on Anne in the comment section below.

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