Caren Bernsen- Young and The Restless star Jeanne Cooper’s Daughter


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Caren Bernsen, born August 1960 is the third child of Y&R star Jeanne Cooper.  It’s been reported her famous mother just lost her life after becoming ill due to an infection.

Caren’s mother married television producer Harry Bernsen, Jr. and they were together for twenty-three years before divorcing. The Bernsens had three children, all of whom are actors. Corbin Bernsen of L.A. Law fame born September 7, 1954; Collin Bernsen, born March 30, 1958; and Caren.

In Jeanne Cooper’s recent book released (on July 31, 2012) she makes it known that after their divorce she and ex-husband Harry Bernsen very rarely saw each other (only when family functions dictated) and they were not close or even friends before his death on May 31, 2008.

Caren and her family sadly lost their mother Soap opera star Jeanne Cooper, best known for her nearly 40-year stint as Katherine Chancellor on CBS’s “The Young and the Restless”

CBS offered their thoughtful condolences in a statement

“Jeanne Cooper will be remembered as a daytime television legend and as a friend who will truly be missed by all of us here at the network. She was the longest-running cast member on daytime’s #1 show, bringing indelible charm, class, and talent to every episode. On behalf of everyone at CBS, we send our condolences to Jeanne’s family, as well as the legions of fans she has amassed during her record 39 years on ‘The Young and The Restless,’ and throughout her career.”

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 09:  Actors (L-R) Collin Bernsen, Jeanne Cooper, Corbin Bernsen and Caren Bernsen arrive at the 2009 AFTRA Media and Entertainment Excellence Awards at the Biltmore Hotel on March 9, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)Pincaren bernsen photosPin


Caren who folowed on the footsteps of her mother and older borthers is also an actress who is now 53 years old. According to her IMDB profile she acted in a film titled “The Trip” back in 1967. Making her debut with only seven years old.

We can resume the actress’ relationships:

Cousin of Rod Bernsen

Daughter of Jeanne Cooper and Harry Bernsen

Younger sister of Collin Bernsen and Corbin Bernsen.

Sister-in-law of Amanda Pays.

Ex-sister-in-law of Brenda Cooper.

Caren Bersen Wilson had already lost her father when the film, television and stage producer died in May 2008 at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California. He was 82

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Caren and her brothers are very united and were with their mom every step of the way. Cooper is survived by her three children and eight grandchildren.