Not Young, Still Restless

Not Young, Still Restless

by Jeanne Cooper


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Jeanne Cooper, the Emmy Award-winning American actress best known for her portrayal of Katherine Chancellor on the daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless, recounts the steps and missteps of her eight-decade career in Not Young, Still Restless. Exploring a career that began with the birth of a phenomenon called television, Cooper’s life story co-stars a cast of characters that reads like a who’s-who of Hollywood’s Golden Age:  Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, and Shelley Winters, to name just a few. Intimate, honest, and inspiring, Not Young, Still Restless is a fascinating memoir of a life in daytime drama—and proof positive that that growing older doesn’t have to mean giving up.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062117755
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/16/2013
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 293,087
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

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.

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 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great lady, good story teller. Long bios on each of her 3 kids and 8 grandkids. Short book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly Recommended for soap fans of The young and Restless . You must check it out!!!
g-reader More than 1 year ago
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.
nonfictionrbest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For those who loved Mrs. C. A must read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful insight into the remarkable woman! You will be greatly missed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reading this book is like hearing Jeanne speak - a treasure to savor now that she's gone. What a legacy!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!!
MrsO More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book i have watch her on the young and restlesss for along time . No one could ever take hr place
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is as wonderful and honest as Jeanne Coopet is herself! Great read! Read in one day because I couldnt put it down!
Lighthouse_Kat More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cried from about page 70 since I already know that she's gone and there is no more Mrs. C.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Soap is not the same without her loved the book great lady great actress
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jeanne tells it all,, what a wonderful woman to represent her family and friends. I miss you on the Y & R , you made it worth watching. You were and still are the best actress out there. ( IMO) Love Always..