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Jeanne Cooper Talks Katherine and Jill & Favorite Storylines in Y&R 40 Video Restrospective!

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Friday’s episode of The Young and the Restless featured the 40th anniversary spotlight on Daytime Emmy winner and icon, Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor)  in the opening retrospective before the opening title credits!

Through a series of clips that takes the viewers on the 40 years of Katherine Chancellor in Genoa City, Cooper discusses Katherine’s on-screen relationships with Jill (Jess Walton), Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott), Victor (Eric Braeden) and Esther (Kate Linder)!

Jeanne also reveals some of the on-screen moments she is most fond of including:  Katherine’s face-lift, Kay’s alcohol intervention, Katherine and Jill’s myriad of catfights and the Marge/Katherine doppelganger story.

Watch Jeanne’s spotlight interview after the jump from CBS.com, and then let us know what was your favorite part of it?

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Very nice retrospective from Ms Cooper, such a wonderful actor she is.
I was hoping to see some really early clips of Katherine & Jill with the original Jill, Brenda Dickson. But I don’t imagine that will ever come from CBS or Y&R considering all the issues concerning Ms Dickson.
I loved the Foster and Brooks families and the early days of Y&R. What is being presented as Y& R now is a shadow of what it has been over the last 40 years. This new team of writers and producers are turning out a really boring, unexciting and dreadful show. I can’t make it thru an episode without turning it off. It lacks any of the style and flare that Y&R became known for. To bad they are bringing all those wonderful actors down with them. Just my opinion!

That has to be one of their best spotlights so far!!! Jeanne is an icon and a very talented lady! She is so fabulous and I hope she can stay on for many more years!!! Love her!

I wish there was some way they could bring back Katherines late husband Philip whom Jill had an affair with, and see how this would be played out between the two women. Also i wanted Esther to turn out to be Katherines daughter…neither one knew this, and were under each others noses all this time. Wonder what Jill would think?

P.S. OK people, the subject is about Katherine and Jill…please dont bring up Dru again…i want to read your comments about the two actresses and their roles which the subject should be more about!!!

Saw it. Y&R is up-swinging again!

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General Hospital’s Michael Easton Pens Touching Farewell to Gregory Harrison

Following the on-screen death of his on-screen father, Gregory Chase played by Gregory Harrison, longtime soap vet, Michael Easton (Finn, GH) shared his feelings on a touching Instagram post.

Easton summed up getting to know Gregory Harrison, and to play emotional scenes with him for the last three years. In story, Gregory succumbed to ALS, a disease in which there is no cure.

Sharing several photos of himself with Harrison. Easton expressed, “Gregory Harrison. One of the finest actors I’ve ever had the privilege of working with and an even better human being. I learned so much from you, my friend, and it was an absolute honor to get to share a stage with you these past three years. Your talent, grace and powerful presence will be greatly missed around the studio. @gnhsurf @generalhospitalabc #gh #fathersandsons”

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In addition, Josh Swickard (Chase), Harrison’s other on-screen son told Soap Opera Digest on Gregory’s exit, “Sometimes when you’re working on a show like this and someone plays your dad, it spills over. He really felt like a father figure to me in so many ways. Still does. He’s such a good human being. He’s been around the block in life, in Hollywood, and then some, and he’s just a wealth of knowledge. And he’s a humble human being.”

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Fans of GH caught on the Monday, May 20th episode some very heart-tugging scenes between Gregory and Finn, where they each tell the other how proud they are to have been each others father and son.

Watch below the heartbreaking moment and the touching portrayal by Michael Easton when Finn finds his father has passed away.

So, what do you think about the words written by Michael Easton and he says farewell to the exited Gregory Harrison? What did you think of his performance on today’s GH? Comment below.

 

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Lane Davies on Possibility of Extending His General Hospital Run: “I Would Be Totally Open”

This week, viewers are catching the re-teaming of Lane Davies and Nancy Lee Grahn for the second time on General Hospital and the third time in their careers given their storied history as Santa Barbara’s Mason Capwell and Julia Wainright.

Previously, Nancy and Lane played opposite each other and shares scenes as Dr. Cameron Lewis and Alexis Davis back in 2002 on the ABC daytime drama series. Now in 2024, Davies takes on the role of Fergus Byrne, the brother of the late Neil Byrne, as Alexis tries to get her law license reinstated.

Speaking with TV Insider on his recent return to GH, Davies shared, “I know Nancy was wanting to work with me again. I ran into (former GH head writer) Patrick Mulcahey at (Santa Barbara co-creator) Bridget Dobson’s funeral and we had a lovely lunch together and a lovely visit and I think it was just the synergy of all those things coming together that did it. Patrick saw me and realized that I hadn’t completely deteriorated over the years and thought, ‘Well, this would be fun.”’

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Lane also shared he isn’t closing the door for more episodes of General Hospital down the line were the powers-that-be to keep Fergus on the canvas.

The popular actor expressed,,”I would be totally open, but that’s all up to the writers and fans and producers and network people and I’m kind of out of that loop. But if it happens, grand.”

So, would you like to see Lane stick around Port Charles? Comment below.
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Gregory Harrison Wraps His Run on General Hospital

Gregory Harrison, who has played Gregory Chase on General Hospital, has left the series.  As viewers saw, on the May 20th episode Gregory remembers his life, then seemingly went to asleep.

However, on today’s May 21st episode, is it revealed Gregory, who suffered from ALS, passed away in his sleep. Harrison brought with him extensive television and movie credits from Trapper John M.D., Falcon Crest and more before coming to GH.

Harrison joined the ABC daytime drama series in a recurring capacity back in November 2020 and signed a contract back in June of 2022.  A rep for the show confirmed to Soap Opera Digest that Gregory’s exit was storyline-dictated.

 

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In story, Gregory Chase was the estranged father to Finn (Michael Easton), as they had a complicated past. He also had a younger  son Harrison Chase (Josh Swickard). Gregory was also the grandfather to Violet (Jophielle Love). One of his last wishes was to see Chase and Brook Lynn (Amanda Set tie the knot.

Over the past few months before the character’s demise, he became close with Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) and Tracy (Jane Elliot).

The death of Gregory Chase will certainly rock Finn and Chase’s world.

So, sad to know Gregory Harrison has departed General Hospital? Comment below.

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