Not Young, Still Restless

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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...

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Overview

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.

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Many actresses and actors are pleased to get a two- or three-year run on Broadway or television, octogenarian Jeanne Cooper has been a regular on The Young and the Restless since 1973. In this aptly titled effort, this Lifetime Achievement Emmy winner writes not only about her matchless stint on the daytime soap opera, but also about her surprisingly active Hollywood career and personal life. An engaging memoir by the longest-tenured TV actress surprisingly active Hollywood career and personal life. An engaging memoir by the longest-tenured TV actress. Now in trade paperback and NOOK Book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062117748
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 395,497
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeanne Cooper was born in 1928 as the youngest child of part-Cherokee parents. She has been working in show business for the past seven decades. She has earned the love of soap-opera fans for her long-running role as the wealthy, tough-as-nails but generally good-hearted Katherine Chancellor on CBS's The Young and the Restless. She is the only actor who has been with the show since its premiere. For her work on the series, 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.

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Table of Contents

1 The Obligatory Beginning 1

2 Hollywood and I Discover Each Other 26

3 Just Wild about Harry 59

4 Becoming Young and Restless 90

5 The Face-Lift Heard 'Round the World 116

6 Awards and Other Dramas, Onstage and Off 145

7 Battling the Bad News 172

8 Costars and Other Playmates 184

9 Where Are They Now? 231

10 Paying It Forward 263

Afterword 277

Acknowledgments 279

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2013

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    A really insightful biography. How many people hold the same job

    A really insightful biography. How many people hold the same job for three decades? Jeanne Cooper has lived a full life and lets it spill out onto the page. This book gives great insight into what it has been like to live the life of a soap opera diva. A great book.

    14 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2013

    A Wonderful Read...

    I have watched The Young & The Restless off and on (work does interfere) since it began and have hated and adored Katherine Chancellor. This book was a pleasure to read - it's one of those books that leaves you feeling you know Jeanne Cooper better and that's she's really a wonderful person. I could actually hear her speaking in several sections of the book. Enjoyed it thoroughly!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 31, 2012

    I believe as Jeanne Cooper herself this book will be a winner.

    I believe as Jeanne Cooper herself this book will be a winner. She has stood out in the daytime soaps for a long time and and she will continue to do so. She is her own woman in a world where lives are fake and makes every woman wish that they were living or live. I can't wait to get my copy and see what my favorite soap actress has to say about her life in Hollywood, her life on a long running soap and about her personal life as well. Kate good luck with the new Emmy Awards I hope you get another one.

    7 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    Y&R fans will love this book!

    Jeanne Cooper has always made Katherine Chancellor a larger than life character and even when she was being vindictive towards Jill there was always something that made you love her. Ms. Cooper's determination to live life honestly and to the best of her ability is inspiring and her frank way of telling a story makes you love her just as much as Katherine. I found myself laughing out loud at some situations and also misting up at the sad moments. It's an interesting and quick read if you don't have a lot of free time. Buy it and share it with another fan, I'm sharing mine with my Mom. You will love it!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    I loved reading this book about Jeanne Cooper. I am a Y & R

    I loved reading this book about Jeanne Cooper. I am a Y & R fan and have watched the show for many, many years. Highly recommend this book to all Y & R fans to read.This book is very interesting to read and you get to read about some of the other actors that Jeanne Cooper works with. If you are a Y & R fan, you should read this book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2012

    Anonynous

    This is a great book i have watch





    her on the young and restlesss for along time . No one could ever take hr place

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2013

    Short and sweet

    Great lady, good story teller. Long bios on each of her 3 kids and 8 grandkids. Short book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2013

    Highly Recommend

    Highly Recommended for soap fans of The young and Restless . You must check it out!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 21, 2013

    Mrs. Chancellor at her best!

    A very down to earth woman that truthfully spoke of life as she lived it. Heartfelt, warm, loving, and genuine account of her life. She loved her family and loved life in general. Very good story and worth reading. Fans of The Young and The Restless will love it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 17, 2013

    A wonderful story of her life.

    This was a very interesting story of Jeanne's life. She was a beautiful lady and incredible actress. I highly recommend this read to everyone that has seen her work.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

    Five stars

    For those who loved Mrs. C. A must read

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2013

    Great read!

    Loved this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2013

    Wonderful Insight

    What a wonderful insight into the remarkable woman!

    You will be greatly missed.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2013

    Tells all, well told

    Reading this book is like hearing Jeanne speak - a treasure to savor now that she's gone. What a legacy!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2013

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    R.I.P

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2013

    Awesome!

    If you like Jeanne Copper on Young and the Restless this is a great book. I learned quite a few things about her and the writing was great!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    LOVED IT!

    A wonderful look into the events that led Jeanne Cooper to be the extraordinary actress she is today! Also enjoys the tons of insight into the "behind the scenes" action on Y&R. Highly recommend!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 15, 2012

    Like reading a letter from a good friend

    Loved the book and the relaxed and honest and humorous tone of the story. I only wish she had gotten more into her very early days of television experiences, what it was like working on the old westerns. I have seen "Mrs. Chancellor" on Gunsmoke and Bonanza and others, and wondered what it was like working on these sets with stars of that era. I would have enjoyed reading about more behind the scenes of Y&R, maybe what her interests are outside of the show, a little about her home. I wish she would have added lots more pages of this and that, it would have been like icing on the cake.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2012

    Awesome!

    This book is as wonderful and honest as Jeanne Coopet is herself! Great read! Read in one day because I couldnt put it down!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2014

    Wonderful book!

    Loved reading this book. Have been a fan of Y&R for years and it was interesting reading about Jeanne's life and all the people of Hollywood that she associated with throughout her life. I would highly recommend this book to a friend.

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