Jeanne Cooper Profile

Jeanne Cooper
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(Wilma Jeanne Cooper)
25 October 28 is born in Taft, California
? attends schools in Taft, Bakersfield, and Panama, all in California
? graduates from Bakersfield High
? attends the College of the Pacific

? enrols at Pasadena Playhouse and majors in theatre arts and history of the theatre
? returns to Stockton and becomes active in the Civic Light Opera Company
? is discovered by a Hollywood stage director who offers her a part in Our Town
? is put under contract by Universal-International. Sophie Rosenstein takes her under her wing.
June 52 is one of the six starlets Universal-International takes to Alaska for the seven premieres of The World in His Arms
July 52 poses at Ladd Air Force base, Fairbanks, Alaska, to promote The World in His Arms
? gives up her contract with Universal-International to freelance in television
54 marries former Marine Harry Bernsen, Jr. He’s about 29; she’s about 25. Bernsen will become a producer and TV executive.
November 56 has made over 60 TV films
7 September 54 her son Corbin Dean is born in Los Angeles. He will become an actor.
30 March 58 her son Collin D. is born in Los Angeles. He will become an actor.
October 58 is on stage at the Sawdust Playhouse in North Hollywood in Plain and Fancy
April 59 is heralded one of the most popular actresses on TV
Early 60 gets her release from the 20th Century-Fox series “Mr. Belvedere,” which “means there’s little chance of selling the show, and 20th has a bundle tied up in the ‘pilot’ film…”
17 August 60 her daughter, Caren, is born in Los Angeles
June 70 she and her husband reside in a one-story Spanish home with a 4-car garage in Beverly Hills
77 she and Bernsen separate after 23 years of marriage
April 77 files for divorce from Bernsen in Los Angeles
July 84 while vacationing in Maui, Hawaii, she is hospitalized briefly after accidentally drinking coffee containing a cleaning solution
19 July 84 divorces Bernsen in Los Angeles
88 is nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Leading Actress and again in 1989, 1990, 1991 and 1999
20 August 93 is awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
March 93 has her facelift incorporated in her part in “The Young and Restless”
00 lives with her two grandsons, Weston and Harrison, in Los Angeles
June 08 Bernsen dies at age 82 at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Los Angeles
18 May 13 dies at age 84 in Los Angeles
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