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Jill Farren Phelps, Angelica McDaniel, SONY, Corbin Bernsen Statements On The Passing of Y&R's Jeanne Cooper!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

There are so many tweets, posts, and statements coming in fast and furiously this afternoon at the passing of the legendary Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) of  The Young and the Restless!

Jeanne’s last boss, Jill Farren Phelps, Sony’s Steve Mosko, and CBS’ Angelica McDaniel, along with a family statement from Corbin Bernsen, have released their official statements and sentiments. We now share them with you!

Jill Farren Phelps, the executive producer of The Young and the Restless: “It is with immeasurable sadness and our deepest condolences to her family,  that The Young and the Restless mourns the loss of our beloved Jeanne Cooper.”

Angelica McDaniel Senior Vice President, CBS Daytime,  “Jeanne Cooper was a TV icon who touched millions and will live on in our hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.”

Steve Mosko, President of Sony Pictures Television:  “Jeanne Cooper was a legend in daytime and a beloved member of our Y&R family.  She touched the lives of millions, who watched her every day over the past 40 years.  We send our sincerest condolences to her family as we also celebrate her wonderful life.”

Corbin Bernsen family statement: “A beacon of light guiding us all toward humanity, humility, and equality has been extinguished but a shimmer of it will always remain as reminder from her to us all of a kinder world that is here for us each to embrace feed and make flourish in a way her truest work has just begun for us to honor her vision and make that her legacy. One of the last great Broads in our business – Jeanne Cooper (84 years old) – Mom – is now stirring up trouble in great beyond.”

What are your thoughts this afternoon at the passing of this great lady of the soaps? There will never be another one like her!

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JANELLE
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JANELLE

So Sad, She will be missed!! May she rest in peace.

CHERYL EDMONDS
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CHERYL EDMONDS

IM SO SADDENED. THIS IS A VERY SAD TIME. I PRAY FOR HER FAMILY AND ALL FRIENDS. WE ALL LOVE HER DEARLY.

Anne
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Anne

Y&R will never be the same without Jeanne Cooper… she was a legend in her own right and a fantastic actress… she will be greatly missed by all who knew her… family and fans alike!! Praying for GOD to comfort her family in this sad time!!! We love you Mrs. C… R.I.P.

michael.guerrieri
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michael.guerrieri

Remember I told you she was not a good producer

Michael
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Michael

You can’t stop hating for one day and honor the memory of Jeanne Cooper?

jeff
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jeff

So sad I’m heartbroken to learn jeanne has passed away. rip. love you jeanne._

Jonathan
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Jonathan

I refute Soap Opera Digest’s immediate (and insensitive) reference to ‘Jeanne Cooper as ex-Katherine’; there will only ever be one Katherine, never to be replaced, only remembered, and forever missed. RIP Jeanne.

Dorothy
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Dorothy

Jeanne will be missed, I’ve watched Y&R since they came on, the show will never be the same without Katherine. God Bless her family

Joyce
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Joyce

she will be sadly missed. I have watched her since young and restless started. My prayers and thoughts go out to the family, friends and fans. R.I.P Mrs. C, Dutches

Vicki R
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Vicki R

So sad that Jeanne has passed. I will miss her on Y&R. My sympathy goes to all her family and friends. God Bless You

Laurinda Thomas
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Laurinda Thomas

My prayers are with her family and friends. I must say for most of my adult life she has been a part of it she will be missed

tasneem
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tasneem

I will forever miss Jeanne her last scenes broke me everytime she gave an actor advise about their lives in the characters they play her wise words always made me listen stand up and take not. I know we might be sad , but knowing she’s giving orders 2 the big guy upstairs let’s me feel the confort she is pain free xoxo <3 u Jeanne

Tammie Smith
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Tammie Smith

So saddened to hear of Mrs. C’s passing today had watched her on Y&R since the very beginning and I feel as though I lost a friend I watched daily on tv!! My thoughts and prayers are with her family as well as the Y&R family. She will truly be missed and noone could ever replace her on the show!! RIP Mrs. C!!!!!!

MJ
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MJ

Sail to the heavens Jeanne.

Charles
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Charles

We all.pray that she is now comforted in Gods eternal love and peace, may her family be comforted in their giief…pray for them……now and always…..may the Soap family at Y&R find comfort as they mourn, the Icon of Daytime, Jeanne Cooper……..I love her and honor her today, forever.

tracy wilson
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tracy wilson

that was my girl she made young and the restless she was the best in the business and the best that ever did it

JudiMD
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JudiMD

No words.

Julia S.
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Julia S.

I have been a fan of Y&R since the very beginning….why,I even played “hooky” every now and then to watch as a kid. I,among others will miss her greatly. And to reply to Jonathan…YES…THERE WILL ONLY BE ONE KATHERINE~in our hearts. Thoughts and prayers go out to her real family,friends, and fans worldwide. R.I.P. Jeanne/Katherine. I will miss you forever.

Michele OShell
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Michele OShell

I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. C’s passing!! Have loved her from the very beginning! Such a classy “broad”!! I remember seeing her in an old Twilight Zone! Wasn’t watching the screen but I heard the voice and said that’s Mrs. C! I hope that Corbin will play Kaye’s theme song at her funeral….” I’m gonna live ’til I die”! I remember her singing this many times over the years. It was her mantra! And she did it her way!! She will be greatly missed by all. Jeanne and her family will be in my prayers and may… Read more »

Gayle Grindahl
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Gayle Grindahl

RIP you will be missed. CBS, Please DO NOT replace her. She dominated that role and no one can step into her shoes.

Penny
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Penny

so sad but she is free to fly with the angels in beautiful Heaven. RIP Mrs. C, you will be missed.

Baybie Scudder
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Baybie Scudder

So sad to hear about Jeanne Cooper’s passing! My thoughts and prayers are with her family and her Y&R family as well! Jeanne may you rest in peace! Will be missing you!

Dawn
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Dawn

RIP Catherine, the Y & R will not be the same without you.

JG
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JG

Soooooooooooo sad, it is like a family member died.

Old Friend
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Old Friend

It’s a weird feeling. Started watching from the beginning when I was about 18. I feel like a member of my family or close friend is gone. RIP Jeanne, peace to the family, lucky to have a caring mom.

Karen
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Karen

You were a one of a kind. I grew up watching you on The young and the Restless and you WILL be missed Ms. Jeanne Cooper. My prayers to all of your family for they lost an amazing Women. R.I.P

heidi
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heidi

So sad… Jeanne you are already missed!!! I love what Corbin has been saying and what he said above. Thank you so much Jeanne for sharing your talent with us all of these years!!! My thoughts and prayers are with her family and I love the notion of her stirring things up in the beyond!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

A legend. There are no words.

lisa
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lisa

words cannot express how much I loved and will always love Jeanne what an amazing lady so full of spunk,i will deeply miss seeing her great smile on the young and the restless,i have been watching the show for years and the show will never be the same without her,god bless Jeanne and her family peace be with you,lisa

Maureen
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Maureen

To the Bernsen Family…I am sending my deepest sympathy to you and your family and know that your mother and grandmother will be sadly missed by her fans and the others that just admired her. She was one of a kind and we will not see too many more like her. May she rest in peace and her family know that she is now in a far better place with the angels and she will be watching over her family every day! May God Bless all of you and comfort you in the coming days. My thoughts and prayers will… Read more »

kalamaty
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kalamaty

I was lucky enough to win an autographed copy of Jeanne’s book (from this website… thank you, Michael and Jeanne) and tonight that autograph and book is so powerful now as my family and I – who are 40 year viewers of the show – are absolutely heartbroken at such a tremendous loss. What an incredible human being that Jeanne was! Each and every one of her scenes was so heartfelt…. so visceral. It was as if we were in the same room with her; there was a connection. Her gift of communicating that special something with others was a… Read more »

Sharon
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Sharon

May she rest in peace . My prayers go out to her Family and Friends . She was a great actress and will be missed .

Nikki
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Nikki

I could not be more upset at the passing of this legend, this incredible woman. I grew up watching Jeanne bring the sass and heart of Katherine to my screen. She was beautiful inside and out and there will never be another one like her. I will be interested to see what Y&R does now, concerning Katherine. I would assume they will have her pass away, but they better give her the sendoff this character and Jeanne deserves. If ever, now is the time for Jill Farren Phelps and Josh Griffith to pull their heads out of their asses and… Read more »

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News came via his daughter, Amanda Rogers on her Facebook page, relating that Gil passed away on March 2nd.

The actor had played Tad (Michael E. Knight) and Jenny’s (Kim Delaney) father, Ray Gardner on All My Children from 1977-1978 making multiple appearance though 2001, then later as Hawk Shayne on Guiding Light from 1985-1992 making multiple appearance through 2009.

Gil also appeared on Another World, Search for Tomorrow and The Doctors.

In her post, Amanda wrote: “Gil Rogers died this morning. As you all know, my dad was awesome. He was my best friend, confidant, mentor and just an awesome dad. He came to pick me and  Charlotte Whitaker Zdanowski up at clubs at 2AM in our teens to keep us safe, and drank bourbon with me every day since moving out here 2 years ago. He was welcoming and kind, funny and gregarious, a shameless flirt and a fierce protector. He loved his dinners with grandkids and endured animated movies and discussions about pokemon. And I miss him so terribly already. He died in his sleep, without pain or fear. I am so grateful to have had such a great father and to have spent these past 2 years with him every day.”

Check out this vintage scene below from All My Children where Ray played by Rogers blows up the Martin house.

Now share your remembrances of Gil’s performances and along with condolences for his family in the comment section.

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Speaking with GMA co-host, Michael Strahan, Harrison spoke of remarks he made during his interview with ex-Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay on Extra that sparked the firestorm.

Harrison admitted the words he spoke to Lindsey were “in a manner that perpetuates racism,” adding “I am an imperfect man I made a mistake and I own that. I believe that mistake doesn’t reflect who I am or what I stand for.”

 

The incident began when photos surfaced on social media of Kirkconnell at an Old South-themed party that she attended back in 2018, along with allegations she “liked” many Instagram posts that were racist in nature, and what many viewed as Harrison coming to her defense in this time of what he then called “cancel culture”.

On GMA, Chris expressed: “Antebellum parties are not OK,  Past, present, future, knowing what that represents is unacceptable.”

He also apologized to Lindsay, who had to shut down her Instagram account because of viral vitriol being sent her way over the incident with Harrison, adding this message to the public, “Anyone who is throwing hate towards Rachel Lindsay, please stop. It’s unacceptable.”

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As to how he is trying to make amends, Harrison shared: “I made a mistake and I own that, Racism, oppression, these are big dynamic problems and they take serious work. I am committed to that work.”  The longtime Bachelor host then announced he is working with race educator Dr. Eric Dyson who has taught him about the idea of “counsel, not cancel”.

Chris says he plans to be back hosting the reality-dating series, expressing:  “I plan to be back. I want to be back.  This interview is not the finish line. There is much more work to be done.”

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So, what do you think of Chris Harrison’s responses during his first interview since the controversy? Should he return to hosting The Bachelor franchise? Comment below. But first check out his GMA exclusive.

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GH’s Wes Ramsey Makes Statement on Criticism, Social Media, and Professionalism

General Hospital’s Wes Ramsey, who portrays polarizing character, Peter August on the ABC daytime drama series, responded to a recent take on his role from cast mate, Tristan Rogers (Scorpio) when a video made its way through social media.

The video was from a Cameo appearance, where Rogers offered an assessment of the Peter August storyline and expressed that while he knows Ramsey is a strong actor, he felt he was “wrong for the character” being that Peter was the son of the evil Faison played by Anders Hove.

Rogers also came to the defense of Ramsey and shared: “Don’t be too hard on Wes Ramsey. He’s got himself into a horrible storyline, and the storyline is the fault of the show. What they’ve literally done is they’ve painted themselves into a corner, and they don’t know how to get out of it.”

Currently, Peter’s story is front and center on GH with his wedding to Maxie (Kirsten Storms), and the fallout from all of the character’s dirty deeds.

Now Ramsey took to his Instagram account to address what transpired and his thoughts on the perils of social media, professionalism and acting, expressing: “Actors are storytellers, shapeshifters, chameleons. We’re also in the business of cultivating trust bc that’s how the best work is brought to life. We have to trust our imaginations, our instincts. We have to trust our fellow actors, because without them, there’s no scene to play. In the collaborative efforts of bringing any show to life, we also have to trust our directors each day to steer the arch of our story (like a conductor with a symphony) & trust our writers who are tasked with composing the symphonies we play out. I came up in a world of classical theater, where trusting the play, text, story is essential to the tightrope balancing act of making magic.  You will never hear me critique (on any public platform) the people responsible for the creative opportunities I enjoy each day. Without the trust of my writers, directors, producers & fellow actors, it would be impossible to live out my dreams. My job (& my only job) is to bring fearlessness, playfulness & passionate conviction to what has been created for me. My aim is to stretch myself (beyond the limits of where I think my boundaries may lye) each time I’m entrusted with material that allows those boundaries to be tested.

 

Every actor must believe they are the right person for their part or they will never achieve their potential, let alone surpass it. I was raised a gentleman & have two wonderful parents to thank for that, however, my polite personality (while rendering me easy to get along with on set) should have little bearing on my caliber of performance nor my castability as a professional.  I am leery of the pitfalls of social media & believe there are advantages to maintaining some mystery (even as a public figure) but I will always defend & protect what I hold dear (my job & my career) when they are publicly challenged, especially by those closest to me, whom I love & respect. Please know I bear no ill will. As a society, we are all still learning the full ramifications of living in an internet dominated culture. To all my many fans out there who offer encouragement & support, I hear you & am grateful for you. I’m having a blast… 🙂. Onward we go.”

Share your thoughts on Wes’ statement on playing the role of Peter August and more via the comment section below.

 

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