Jeanne Cooper still thriving on daytime TV

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By BETH HARRIS, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Betty White isn't the only woman of a certain, ahem, older age still thriving on television.

Jeanne Cooper is right there with her.

Cooper plays Katherine Chancellor on "The Young and the Restless," which aired its 10,000th episode Thursday. She joined the CBS soap a few months after it debuted in March 1973, and is its longest-tenured cast member.

Cooper, who turns 84 next month, shows no signs of slowing down.

She said this week: "What would I do? I'm no good at crocheting. My fingers would bleed."

Like White, who is 90, Cooper authored a book about her career titled "Not Young, Still Restless."

"The Young and the Restless" has been TV's top-rated soap since December 1998.

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