Jeanne had fallen ill with an infection earlier this year after helping promote “Y&R’s” 40th anniversary.
Jeanne joined the show soon after its 1973 debut and had been nominated for 10 Daytime Emmys going back to ’89 … she finally won for lead actress in 2008. She was married to TV producer Harry Bernsen, Jr. for 23 years before divorcing … all three of their children — Corbin, Collin and Caren — are actors.
Her character Katherine was groundbreaking in daytime … she went through bouts of alcoholism, lost four husbands and a child … and even had lesbian flings. But her most famous thread was a bitter feud with Jill Foster Abbott … including this epic catfights. Janne will ceratinly be missed by her family, her daytime family as well as the rest of us.