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The long-awaited memoir from one of daytime television's most celebrated and beloved actresses.
Three or four days a week, Jeanne Cooper drives from her Hollywood Hills home to the job she's held for more than three decades: bringing life to the character of Katherine Chancellor, the outspoken, powerful, and insanely wealthy force of nature who, along with Jeanne herself, has become a legend in the world of daytime television and its number-one show, The Young and the Restless.
Now, for the first time, her fans will get to know the woman behind the iconic character. With her signature fearlessness, honesty, and humor, Jeanne chronicles her long tenure in Hollywood and describes her life before, during, and away from the CBS soundstage.
Not Young, Still Restless follows Jeanne as she makes her way from small-town Taft, California, to the heart of the Los Angeles movie industry, where the list of her feature-film costars reads like a Who's Who of Hollywood's Golden Age—Maureen O'Hara, Raymond Burr, David Janssen, Robert Taylor, Tony Curtis, Shelley Winters, Glenn Ford, and Lee J. Cobb, to name just a few. Jeanne writes vividly of her first foray into the new phenomenon of television and how she found her home at The Young and the Restless.
Jeanne's story charts the ups and downs of a long and rich life, including the breakup of a marriage that produced the three great loves of her life—her daughter, Caren, and her sons Collin and the actor Corbin Bernsen—before it ended, leaving her a single working mother. She also speaks honestly and openly about her battles to overcome alcoholism, defeat breast cancer, and age gracefully in Hollywood, a process that made her the first reality-television star when her character's (and her own) face-lift was filmed live on The Young and the Restless.
In Not Young, Still Restless, the Emmy Award–winning actress inspires readers with her ability not only to survive but thrive as an octogenarian in today's Hollywood.
Jeanne Cooper has earned the love of soap-opera fans for her long-running role as Katherine Chancellor on CBS's The Young and the Restless. She received back-to-back Daytime Emmy Award nominations as Outstanding Leading Actress in a Drama Series in 1989, 1990, and 1991. In 1993, she was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in recognition of her many years in show business.
It was very interesting to find out how the behind the scenes activity works. I enjoyed her as an actress and also now as a writer.Published 1 hour ago by Jan812
I enjoyed reading Jeanne Cooper's book, she is sharp and get's to the point. I found it a very interesting read!Published 1 day ago by Suzanne Farley
My husband challenged me to reading on our kindle to help improve my vocabulary and stay sharp in our golden years. Read morePublished 2 days ago by John Jambo
I really enjoyed reading this book. I watched her on TV for a long time and was sad when she died. Now the show is not the same without her... Read morePublished 2 days ago by beborobo
Jeannie was a favorite of mine on Y & R and I really enjoyed her book.Published 2 days ago by darlene putz
I loved the book! Since I am in the same age bracket, (1930) I certainly can relate to her history. Her no holds barred approach is wonderful. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Charlotte
Loved following the life if an iconic soap star. Open, honest and revealing of her life. She is definitely missed in that world. An amazing lady!Published 2 days ago by Sarajl
Reading about Jeanne was like talking to her one on one. She and Victor are the everlasting stars on Y&R!
She has lived an interesting life. I'm just sad that she is gone.