jeanne cooper

Jeanne Cooper known as Mrs. Chancellor on the Young and the Restless.

*The Young and the Restless is one of the longest running soap operas on television and is celebrating 40 years this year.

Some of the cast members have been on the show from nearly the very beginning.

But now Jeanne Cooper, who has played the beloved Mrs. Chancellor on the show for the last 36 years was hospitalized and admitted to Intensive Care Unit Tuesday in critical condition.

The cause of her hospitalization is not known, but Zap2It’s Daytime Confidential reported that she is battling a “dangerous infection.”