Say what you want about the state of the soap opera. For those of us who still watch, Jeanne Cooper, who played Katherine Chancellor on "The Young and the Restless," is worthy of being mourned. With her regal manner and sharp tongue, the actress played a matriarch, a woman who married money and then transformed into a formidable and shrewd businesswoman. Even Victor Newman stood in awe.
In real life, she was the mom of Corbin Bernsen, and we thank her for him too.
Enjoy this short clip of Ms. Cooper in an interview from the Archive of American Television.
Rest in peace, Duchess. We'll miss you.