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All was festive and congratulatory on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at stage 41 over at CBS Television City in Los Angeles. The cast and crew of The Young And The Restless celebrated Jeanne Cooper's (Katherine) 30th Anniversary with the show.
As the longest-running cast member on Y&R, Cooper has has achieved quite a list of accomplishments, including five Daytime Emmy nominations.
In 1989, she received a Soap Opera Digest Award and the Soap Opera Digest Editor’s Award. In a notable distinction, this May, Cooper will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Daytime Emmy Awards.
(Above: Jeanne Cooper with Eric Braedon, Victor)
(At right:: Jeanne Cooper with Don Diamont, Brad)
DID YOU KNOW?
Cooper earned her very first Emmy nomination in 1961 for an episode of Ben Casey and received a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1993. Her recurring role on L.A. Law, playing the mother to her real-life son, Corbin Bernsen, earned her another Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series in 1987. Bernsen recently joined his mother on Y&R, making several guest appearances as a priest.
Cooper will always be included in the daytime record books for her groundbreaking on-air face lift surgery. In 1984, Cooper’s real-life facelift was televised on Y&R as her character underwent the surgery at the same time.
Soapdom, congratulates Jeanne Cooper on her 30 years with Y&R! Here's to many, many more!
Jeanne Cooper (Katherine) licking the icing off one of the vintage photos that adorned her 30th Anniversary cake.
Sharon Case (Sharon) Greg Rikaart (Kevin), Lauren Woodland (Brittany) and Cristian LeBlanc (Michael)
Sharon Case (Sharon) and Greg Rikaart (Kevin)
Susan Walters (Diane), Peter Bergman (Jack) and Michelle Stafford (Phyllis)
Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki) and Eric Braeden (Victor)
Christel Khalil (Lily)
Eric Braeden (Victor) and Jeanne Cooper (Katherine)
Jeanne Cooper (Katherine) the guest of honor!
Photos courtesy CBS and WireImage
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