Katherine Chancellor on The Young & The Restless — Her Life and Legacy

Katherine Chancellor passed away on The Young & The Restless back in 2013, but her presence is still felt in Genoa City to this day. For newer viewers who might not be aware of her epic history — or those who simply want a refresher — we're happy to help. Katherine first appeared in 1973 and was played by actress Jeanne Cooper for pretty nearly her entire run. For her work on Y&r, Cooper received 10 Daytime Emmy Award nominations, taking home the trophy for Outstanding Lead Actress in 2008. She also received a Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award in 2004. Katherine and Phillip Chancellor's marriage was on the rocks due to her drinking and his affair with Jill. When Jill got pregnant, Phillip left Katherine and got a divorce. She tried to win him back but drove their car off a cliff, and Phillip died after a deathbed wedding to Jill. Shaken, Katherine got sober, but was later
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