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Wilma Jeanne Cooper was born on the 25th October 1928, in Taft, California USA, and was a film and television actress, best known for her decades-long run in the role of Katherine “Kay” Chancellor in the daytime soap opera “The Young and the Restless” (1973-2013). Her career in film began in 1953, with supporting roles in Hollywood westerns. She passed away in 2013.

Have you ever wondered how rich Jeanne Cooper was at the time of her death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Cooper’s net worth was as high as $8 million, an amount earned through her successful career in acting.

Jeanne Cooper Net Worth $8 Million

Jeanne Cooper was the youngest of three children of housewife Sildeth Evelyn Moore and oil field worker, Albert Troy Cooper. She attended Taft Union High School, and subsequently graduated from the Pasadena Playhouse with a degree in Theatre Arts and History. Her acting debut was in the 1953 western “The Redhead from Wyoming”, starring Maureen O’Hara and Alex Nicol, and she continued to play supporting roles on the big screen, trying out most of the popular mid-20th century genres – from westerns such as “The Man from the Alamo” (1953), to crime and neo-noir films such as “5 Steps to Danger” (1957) and “The Boston Strangler” (1968). She got the chance to hone her acting craft among such movie icons as Henry Fonda, Tony Curtis, James Caan, and the aforementioned Maureen O’Hara, adding modestly to her net worth.

Her proclivity for westerns transferred to the small screen as well, with Cooper playing the outlaw Belle Starr in the television series “Tales of Wells Fargo” (1957). However, she would in the end carve her niche in soap opera, once she was cast as Katherine Chancellor in CBS’s “The Young and the Restless”, which she continued to portray for almost four decades. Though she wasn’t there from the start, Cooper ended up being the longest-running cast member by the end of the series. That role also became memorable because she convinced the producers to film her real-life cosmetic surgery and incorporate it into the storyline. For this role, she was nominated for ten Daytime Emmy Awards, winning one in 2008. She also won a Lifetime Achievement Award during the 31st Daytime Emmy Awards. Apart from this, she was nominated twice for Primetime Emmy Awards for her supporting roles in television series “Ben Casey” (1961) and “L.A. Law” (1986). Her contribution to the television and film industry was also recognized when she was rewarded with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1993. She continued to act in “The Young and the Restless” until her death, with her last episode airing only four days before she passed away.

Privately, in her free time, Cooper enjoyed in hobbies such as travelling, horseback riding, and spending time with her family. She was also a well-known philanthropist. She was married to Harry Bernsen for twenty-three years before divorcing in 1977, and from that marriage they had three children – Collin Bernsen, Corbin Bernsen, and Caren Bernsen. Cooper died on 26th March 2013 due to complications caused by an infection. She was cremated, and her ashes scattered according to her wishes.

Quick Facts

Birth date: October 25, 1928
Birth place: Taft, California, United States
Height:1.6 m
Profession:Actress
Education:Bakersfield High School
Nationality:American
Spouse:Harry Bernsen (m. 1954–1977)
Children:Corbin Bernsen, Caren Bernsen, Collin Bernsen
Parents:Sildeth Evelyn Moore, Albert Troy Cooper
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Close friend of Anna Lee. She got a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame, seven months before Cooper.
2Her first Emmy nomination was for her role on Ben Casey (1961).
3Her hobbies were traveling, philanthropy and spending time with her family.
4She made a cameo appearance with her ex-The Young and the Restless (1973) co-star Victoria Rowell, on an episode of Rowell's series Diagnosis Murder (1993).
5Her ex-The Young and the Restless (1973) co-star, Michael Damian, went to a fundraiser in Natchez, Mississippi, at a hotel, with her, in the 1980s.
6Guest starred on two episodes of son Corbin Bernsen's series L.A. Law (1986).
7Was nominated for an Emmy 15 times but only won once.
8Was on vacation in Hawaii with her family and friends when she received a phone call from William J. Bell about playing the lead role of Katherine "Kay" Chancellor on The Young and the Restless (1973).
9Despite not being an original cast member, she appeared in nearly every season of The Young and the Restless (1973)--the exceptions were in late January 1981, when her longtime friend Beverly Garland filled in for her due to illness; for six episodes in August 1986, when Gisele MacKenzie, took over also due to her illness; and in October 2011, when she took a medical leave and was temporarily replaced by Michael Learned. Cooper returned to her role,in December of that year.
10Her The Young and the Restless (1973) co-stars, Doug Davidson, Michael Damian, Peter Bergman, Ted Shackelford, Jess Walton and son Corbin Bernsen attended her 80th birthday party in Los Angeles, California. [24 October 2008].
11Former talk show hostess Oprah Winfrey said she was a huge fan of The Young and the Restless (1973) and that "Kay Chancellor"--Cooper's character--was her favorite.
12Acting ran in her family.
13Passed away on May 8, 2013. She made her final appearance on The Young and the Restless (1973) just four days before she died.
14Dropped her first name 'Wilma' in the 5th grade.
15Began her career as a contract player at Universal in 1952.
16Before she was a successful soap actress, she worked with Rock Hudson at Universal Studios.
17Her father, Albert Troy Cooper, Sr., worked in the oil fields and her mother, Sildeth Evelyn Moore Cooper, was a homemaker. Her brother also worked in the oil fields.
18Had a picture of Howard Hughes in her house.
19Her brother, Albert Troy Cooper, Jr., died in 2007.
20Just a month before her death, she was hospitalized with a serious infection, and was in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit @ UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. [13 April 2013].
21Her idol was Maureen O'Hara.
22Her mother was qualified as a teacher, but never taught anything, except for agriculture.
23In her early 20s she learned how to ride horses.
24Briefly attended Taft Union High School in Taft, California.
25Was the longtime best friend of both Raymond Burr and his best friend Barbara Hale.
26Studied at the Pasadena Playhouse, graduating in theatre arts and history.
27Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame since August 20 1993.
28Starlet for Universal-International in the 1950s.
29Best known by the public for her starring role as Katherine "Kay" Chancellor on The Young and the Restless (1973).
30She had eight grandchildren--six boys and two girls.
31She was cremated upon her death and her ashes were scattered according to her wishes.
32Ex-mother-in-law of Brenda Cooper.
33Youngest of three children born to Albert Troy Cooper and his wife, Sildeth Evelyn Moore. Her mother died August 21, 1945 and her father died April 11, 1986.
34Mother of Corbin Bernsen, Collin Bernsen and Caren Bernsen.
35Mother-in-law of actress Amanda Pays.
36The Young and the Restless (1973) incorporated her 1980s facelift into its story line, including actual footage of the surgery.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Her rhytidectomy appearance.
2Husky voice.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013EOTM AwardEOTM AwardsOutstanding Literary Work - Inspirational/True Story (Author)
2009OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Daytime SerialThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2008Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2008OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Daytime SerialThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2004Lifetime Achievement AwardDaytime Emmy Awards
1993Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 20 August 1993. At 1777 Vine Street.
1989Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Leading Role: DaytimeThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1989Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsEditor's Choice

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2007Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2005Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2000Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
2000OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Daytime SerialThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1999Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1992Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1991Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1990Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1990Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress: DaytimeThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1989Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1988Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Leading Role: DaytimeThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1987Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Performer in a Drama SeriesL.A. Law (1986)
1986Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Supporting Role on a Daytime SerialThe Young and the Restless (1973)
1962Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an ActressBen Casey (1961)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Young and the Restless1973-2013TV SeriesKatherine Chancellor Katherine Chancellor Murphy Marge Cotrooke ...
Dead Air2009/IParanoid Caller #1
Donna on Demand2009Virginia Hart
Guiding Light2009TV SeriesWedding Guest
The Bold and the Beautiful2005TV SeriesKatherine Chancellor
Carpool Guy2005Mrs. Lunsford
Gentle Ben 2: Black Gold2003TV MovieRowland (uncredited)
The Tomorrow Man2002VideoJeanine (Present Day)
The Nanny1997TV SeriesJeanne Cooper
Touched by an Angel1997TV SeriesEstelle
Diagnosis Murder1995TV SeriesJeanne Cooper
Beyond Suspicion1993TV MovieRenata
Frozen Assets1992Zach Shepard's Mother
Lethal Justice1991Clerk
L.A. Law1986-1990TV SeriesGladys Becker
The San Pedro Bums1977TV MovieMrs. McClory
Insight1970-1977TV SeriesAngie Werner / Ann
Emergency!1975TV SeriesEvelyn Fennady
Sweet Hostage1975TV MovieMrs. Withers
McCloud1975TV SeriesGladys
Kolchak: The Night Stalker1974TV SeriesDr. Kline
Run, Joe, Run1974TV SeriesMattie
Doc Elliot1974TV SeriesHelen Graham
Hawkins1973TV SeriesMrs. Hamilton
The All-American Boy1973Nola Bealer
Ironside1968-1973TV SeriesSarah Richards / Mrs. Talley / Myra Brinker
Kansas City Bomber1972Trainer Vivien
Longstreet1972TV SeriesNurse Emory
Mannix1972TV SeriesEmma Rand
Cannon1971TV SeriesSilvia Barberio
Hawaii Five-O1971TV SeriesAnn
Men at Law1971TV Series
Nanny and the Professor1971TV SeriesMiss Millstone
Bracken's World1969-1970TV SeriesGrace Douglas
The Silent Force1970TV SeriesTina Barnes
There Was a Crooked Man...1970Prostitute
Death Valley Days1954-1969TV SeriesRachel Barrett / Ann Dix / Susie Jarvis
Lancer1968TV SeriesFlorida
The Outsider1968TV SeriesConnie
The Boston Strangler1968Cloe
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1967-1968TV SeriesMa Prentiss / Delia Martin / Della Martin
Cimarron Strip1968TV SeriesPony Jane
Tony Rome1967Lorna Boyd
Laredo1967TV SeriesKay Comstock
Daniel Boone1966-1967TV SeriesAddie Ogilvie / Amy Barr
The Monroes1966TV SeriesMae Duvall
The Big Valley1965-1966TV SeriesElaine Jason / Martha Simmons
Ben Casey1961-1966TV SeriesAnna Medalle / Linda Miller
Perry Mason1958-1966TV SeriesMiriam Fielding / Mary Browne / Ethel Belan / ...
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.1965TV SeriesMother Fear
The Loner1965TV SeriesMarge
A Man Called Shenandoah1965TV SeriesBess
The Glory Guys1965Mrs. Rachael McCabe
Branded1965TV SeriesElsie Baron
Wagon Train1961-1964TV SeriesHarriet Heatherton / Molly Garland / Martha Harp / ...
Dr. Kildare1964TV SeriesMarian Colby
77 Sunset Strip1958-1964TV SeriesGina Cassel / Jean Kingsley
The Virginian1964TV SeriesJulia Montgomery
Mr. Novak1963TV SeriesLouise Sargent
Gunsmoke1963TV SeriesLily Pitts
Channing1963TV SeriesMargaret Dellafield
Bonanza1962-1963TV SeriesEmilia Miller / Abigail Hinton
Black Zoo1963Edna Conrad
The Untouchables1962-1963TV SeriesBelle Alpine / Fran Cagle
Hawaiian Eye1962-1963TV SeriesPaula Keith / Coco Stanford
Stoney Burke1963TV SeriesLauren Schuyler
Rawhide1961-1963TV SeriesKate Merrill / Mrs. Clara Wilson
The Dakotas1962-1963TV SeriesRebecca Ridgeway / Marti Stevens
The Eleventh Hour1963TV SeriesRuth Cameron
Red Nightmare1962ShortHelen Donavan
Have Gun - Will Travel1962TV SeriesEdna Harden
Cheyenne1957-1962TV SeriesMolly Spencer / Marti Stevens / Marie Conover
The Intruder1962Vi Griffin
Surfside 61962TV SeriesDella Bogart / Lois Brooks
House of Women1962Helen Jennings
13 West Street1962Mrs. Quinn
The New Breed1961TV SeriesHelen
87th Precinct1961TV SeriesLucy Mencken
Adventures in Paradise1961TV SeriesEllen Begley
Maverick1957-1961TV SeriesMartha Flood / Virginia Cory
The Tall Man1961TV SeriesElmira Webster
Shotgun Slade1960TV SeriesFrancie / Sally Claymore
Thriller1960TV SeriesEthel Bankstrom
Let No Man Write My Epitaph1960Fran
Sugarfoot1960TV SeriesRachel Barnes
M Squad1958-1960TV SeriesLola Haskell / Julia Gifford
Bronco1959-1960TV SeriesBelle Starr / Martha Reynolds
The Man from Blackhawk1960TV SeriesLiza
Tales of the Vikings1959TV SeriesFreydis
Wanted: Dead or Alive1959TV SeriesMyra
The Twilight Zone1959TV SeriesLiz
General Electric Theater1959TV SeriesCigarette Girl
Tales of Wells Fargo1957-1959TV SeriesDuchess / Belle Starr
State Trooper1957-1959TV SeriesDoris Ormsby / Emma Dupenz / Doris - Lee's Wife
Schlitz Playhouse1959TV Series
Unwed Mother1958Mrs. Horton
The Further Adventures of Ellery Queen1958TV Series
Mike Hammer1958TV SeriesLucy Manning
Jefferson Drum1958TV SeriesPhoebe West
Screaming Mimi1958Lola Lake in Photo (uncredited)
The Lineup1958TV Series
Zane Grey Theater1958TV SeriesLucy - Saloon Proprietor
Matinee Theatre1956-1958TV SeriesRuth
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre1958TV SeriesWinnie
Code 31957TV SeriesHelen Ivey
Plunder Road1957Fran Werner
The Sheriff of Cochise1957TV SeriesLorain Reynolds
The George Sanders Mystery Theater1957TV SeriesEllen
The Millionaire1957TV SeriesVicki Delbridge
The Web1957TV Series
Rock All Night1957Mabel
The O. Henry Playhouse1957TV Series
The Ford Television Theatre1956TV SeriesLois Powell
5 Steps to Danger1956Helen Bethke
Playhouse 901956TV SeriesShirl / Receptionist
Crusader1956TV SeriesHelen
Calling Homicide1956Darlene Adams
Crossroads1956TV SeriesMrs. Hinton
Over-Exposed1956Renee
Front Row Center1956TV SeriesLeslie
The Houston Story1956Madge
Highway Patrol1956TV SeriesLouise Douglas
Celebrity Playhouse1956TV Series
I Led 3 Lives1953-1956TV SeriesJanet Collins / Comrade Sally
The Man Behind the Badge1955TV Series
The Naked Street1955Evelyn Shriner (uncredited)
Your Favorite Story1954TV Series
The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse1954TV SeriesMartha
Mr. District Attorney1954TV SeriesBeverly Franklin
The Adventures of Kit Carson1953TV SeriesJoyce Hadley
Shadows of Tombstone1953Marge
The Man from the Alamo1953Kate Lamar
Chevron Theatre1953TV Series
The Redhead from Wyoming1953Myra

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Young and the Restless2006TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Young and the Restless2013TV Series in memory of - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Marie2012-2013TV Series documentaryHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2011TV SeriesHerself
78th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2009TV MovieHerself
The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHerself - Winner
The 34th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
SoapTalk2003-2006TV SeriesHerself
The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
The 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2000TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
The 26th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1999TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Crook & Chase1996TV SeriesHerself
The Geraldo Rivera Show1989-1996TV SeriesHerself
The 19th Annual People's Choice Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Accepting Award for Favorite Television Daytime Serial
Vicki!1993TV SeriesHerself
John & Leeza from Hollywood1993TV SeriesHerself
The 8th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards1992TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Chuck Woolery Show1991TV SeriesHerself
One on One with John Tesh1991TV SeriesHerself
The 16th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
Family Feud1989TV SeriesHerself
5th Annual Soap Opera Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1987TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
Hour Magazine1984TV SeriesHerself
The Virginia Graham Show1971TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Young and the Restless2013-2015TV SeriesKatherine Chancellor Katherine Chancellor Murphy Herself
20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - In Memoriam
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Actor (In Memoriam)

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