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Wilma Jeanne Cooper was a Lifetime Achievement Award-winning actress from the USA, best known as Katherine Chancellor in the CBS television series 'The Young And The Restless.'
Her family resided in Kern Country initially and then moved to Bakersfield. Jeanne Cooper went to Taft Union High School.
Wilma Jeanne Cooper started her acting career in 1953 with the film 'The Redhead from Wyoming.' Jeanne Cooper portrayed the role of Myra. She was married to Harry Bernsen Jr. They married in 1954 but separated in 1977. They have three children together. She died in the United States in Los Angeles, California, on May 8, 2013.
The estimated net worth of Jeanne Cooper when she died was $8 million.
There are no details available about the annual income of Jeanne Cooper.
Jeanne Cooper was 5 ft 4 in (161 cm) tall.
Jeanne Cooper was 84 years old when she died. She lived from October 25, 1928 – May 8, 2013.
Wilma Jeanne Cooper was born on October 25, 1928, in Taft, California, in the United States. She was born to Albert Troy Cooper Sr. and Sildeth Evelyn Moore. She is the youngest of three siblings. Her family lived in Kern County. Later, they moved to Bakersfield. She attended Taft Union High School. She studied theater arts and history at Pasadena Playhouse. She went to the College of Pacific and Civic Theater.
Jeanne Cooper got married to Harry Bernsen Jr. in 1954. Later they got divorced in 1977. They had three children together- Corbin Bernsen, Collin Bernsen, and Caren Bernsen. All her children are actors.
In 1953, she made her acting debut as Myra in the film 'The Redhead From Wyoming.' Katherine Chancellor in the CBS soap opera 'The Young And The Restless' was her most famous character.
She has worked in several films like 'The Redhead From Wyoming,' 'The Man from The Alamo,' 'Shadows Of Tombstone,' 'The Naked Street,' 'The Houston Story,' 'Over-Exposed,' 'Calling Homicide,' 'Five Steps To Danger,' 'Rock All Night,' 'Plunder Road,' 'Screaming Mimi,' 'Unwed Mother,' 'Let No Man Write My Epitaph,' '13 West Street', and 'House Of Women.'
Jeanne Cooper also appeared in the movies such as 'The Intruder', 'Red Nightmare,' 'Black Zoo,' 'The Glory Guys,' 'Tony Rome,' 'The Boston Strangler", There Was A Crooked Man…', 'Kansas City Bomber,' 'The All-American Boy,' 'The San Pedro Bums,' 'Lethal Justice,' 'Frozen Assets,' Beyond Suspicion, 'The Tomorrow Man,' 'Carpool Guy,' 'Donna On Demand' and 'Dead Air.'
Jeanne had appeared in many television series, including Cheyenne, 'Perry Mason,' 'Tales Of Wells Fargo,' 'The Twilight Zone,' 'Wanted Dead Or Alive,' 'The Tall Man,' 'The Untouchables,' 'Wagon Train,' 'Have Gun-Will Travel,' 'Bonanza,' 'Stoney Burke,' 'Gunsmoke,' 'Mr. Novak', 'The Big Valley,' 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,' 'Daniel Boone,' 'Death Valley Days,' 'Emergency!', 'The Young And The Restless,' 'The Nanny,' 'The Bold And The Beautiful' and 'Guiding Light.'
Jeanne Cooper founded a volunteer support group called Katherine Chancellor Society. She supported various other charities and foundations too.
Jeanne Cooper has won the following awards:
Daytime Emmy Award (2004): Lifetime Achievement Award (2004)
Daytime Emmy Award (2007): Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Daytime Emmy Award (2008): Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Walk of Fame (1993): Star On The Walk of Fame
EOTM Awards (2013): Outstanding Literary Work- Inspirational/True Story (Author)
Jeanne Cooper likes reading, riding horses, philanthropy, traveling, having pets, and spending time with family.
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