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Y&R’s Jeanne Cooper Sidelined

Michael Learned, who is best known as Olivia, the family matriarch on THE WALTONS and recently played Shirley on GH, will be temporarily subbing as Katherine Chancellor for Jeanne Cooper, who has taken time off for medical reasons. Learned will first appear on November 10 and Cooper is expected to be back in the studio later in the month. "Jeanne is an integral part of our show and we look forward to her imminent return," said Executive Producer/Head Writer Maria Arena Bell in a statement. "We have great storyline coming up for Mrs. Chancellor." Interestingly, the father of Y&R's co-head writer Scott Hamner, Earl Hamner, Jr., created THE WALTONS.

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