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Y&R's Doug Davidson Heartfelt Statement On The Passing of Jeanne Cooper!

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Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

In one of the more touching of all the statements issued today by cast mates and professional acquaintances, and long time friends and fans of Jeanne Cooper,  it was The Young and the Restless, Doug Davidson (Paul Williams) who put it all in perfect perspective with words that make you understand just who Jeanne Cooper was as a person,a  friend,  and a cast mate.

Doug Davidson: “She was one of a kind and she held my hand for 35 years. She helped me be a better actor, husband, parent, and friend. My life was so enriched  having known her. She was such a loving, kind soul. With Jeanne, there was no judgment, no rules. She loved you for you. She always had time for you and was so gracious with her love. For me, she was a personal giant, an sublime example of how to behave on planet Earth. I will miss her more than I can describe. I will say with certainty, that Heaven just got a hell of a lot more interesting! ….God’s speed, my dear friend. I love you.”

What do you think of Doug’s heartfelt statement on and to Jeanne Cooper? Share your thoughts!

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Melissa
Melissa

Beautiful! What Doug said, brought a smile to my face at a very sad time!!

Theos Melek
Theos Melek

Very loving & heartfelt tribute you gave Doug. You gave me a glimpse into the great love & respect that you had for Jeanne. Been a fan of yours for years & what you said about Jeanne Cooper has made me an even bigger fan! Thanks for sharing your feelings on such a sensitive matter & at such a sensitive time. My condolences.

Sincerely, Theos.

Jonelle
Jonelle

Doug your words where so profound and beautiful!
I was lucky enough to get to meet Jeanne Cooper at The Day Time Emmy Awards in Las Vegas a few years ago and thought she was such a wonderful human being. I would of loved to been able to talk with her longer…. As crazy as this sounds, I’ve been watching Y & R since 1979 and feel I know all the long time actors. Even tho I do not, Y & R has been a part of my life for so long now, I feel I’ve lost my Great Aunt or Grandmother.
Jeanne Cooper you will be missed and Y & R will not be the same without you!
God Speed!

heidi
heidi

Simply lovely… Y&R has a new angel looking out for all of them! My thoughts are with her friends and family.

Lisa
Lisa

Beautiful, Doug! And to everyone on the set….may you feel the peace and comfort only God can give as you get through this difficult time.

toscanti
toscanti

Wonderful!

Charles
Charles

He is a gentleman.He is a professional, sincere, moving words. Thank you for words of comfort.

Maggie
Maggie

Well said Doug, well said.

randy
randy

beautifull tribute…i know this is crazy but all i could think of was her lil dog last night,,allways breaks my heart to see a doggy loose its only friend,,,micheal do you know who is takeing her dog…

mmc
mmc

A lovely love letter from Doug to Jeanne….she was so much more than a co worker to him & many others…a mentor, an advisor, a true friend, a member of a ‘special” family….her loss will be felt by everyone….she was a true legend as an actress, but more than that a great lady as a human being….Rest in peace Jeanne Cooper….you were one of a kind….♥~

Charlene O'Connor
Charlene O'Connor

Doug said it all …….SAY HI TO MY SON MS “C”

ILAMAY
ILAMAY

Yes…a very wonderful statement from Doug. I grew to love the lady myself over the past 35 years….she as well as the rest of you have come into my life and my heart. Mrs. “C”…..Katherine will be missed by so many. Yes….God’s speed beautiful lady.

ILAMAY
ILAMAY

I am sorry I meant to say Jeanne instead of Katherine but none the less the lady will be missed.

10261991des
10261991des

Doug does seem to be a wonderful Man. I’ve only been watching about 5 or 6 yrs and he seems to have a soft heart…:) Jeannie Cooper did seem to be a real person.And from his words I see she is….

udhoop
udhoop

Doug is a gem himself in my book!

Eileen Hargis
Eileen Hargis

I believe its just what Jess W. said, she will live on in all our hearts because she touched us. I will treasure our casino trips. Eileen n Vegas

Kathy Jensen
Kathy Jensen

Doug ,

What you wrote about Mrs.C is wonderful, and some of that could be said about you as well.
That fantastic lady will be missed for many many years.

Cindy C
Cindy C

Beautiful may the cast who loved her,her viewers and family keep the memories close and the sorrow far.I think this great lady would want that.Fourty years I have viewed her and she will always be in my memories.

Lori
Lori

What a beautiful tribute by. Doug. I know that all of the fans will miss her too. RIP Jeanne. We love you,

lisa
lisa

Beautiful tribute !!
Jeanne Cooper will be forever missed and always treasured.

Rhoda Gadol
Rhoda Gadol

That was a beautful tribute from Doug Davidson for Jeanne Cooper, a legend and an icon. I watched her for 36 years and she will be sorely missed.

Elaine Barnes
Elaine Barnes

What a beautiful condolence…I am sure Heaven just got more interesting….

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