The big headline last week was her confession of having had an affair with the actor who played Kay's son, Brock.
But, Cooper is no stranger to making headlines.
In my own book, Soap Opera 451: A Time Capsule of Daytime Drama's Greatest Moments, Another World star Linda Dano had this to say about Cooper's on-air facelift of twenty years past:
When Jeanne Cooper did her facelift, we saw the whole going to the doctor and then having her bandages removed on national television. Who’d ever done that? Not even the doctor shows do that! I think it shows, it explains it, it takes the mystery away. You’ve now seen it. If viewers think about having their face done they can go, “Oh, it wasn’t so bad. Kay had hers. Maybe I could do it.
Also available, a biography of Y&R creator, Bill Bell: