In 1984, the legendary daytime actress Jeanne Cooper determined that she needed to endure a facelift to fight indicators of getting old, telling the hosts of “The Discuss” (by way of HuffPost), “I walked by a mirror someday and scared the hell out of myself.”
Since she and her character, Katherine “Kay” Chancellor, would look considerably completely different following the surgical procedure, Cooper felt it could be a superb alternative to write down the facelift into “The Younger and the Stressed” (by way of Daily Soap Dish). Nonetheless, Cooper took issues additional by suggesting that the cleaning soap movie the precise process and embody it on the present.
In an interview with Michael Fairman TV, Cooper described the expertise. “It was so humorous having the cameras within the process room whereas they have been doing my facelift, however when it was over it was unimaginable,” she recalled.
The “Y&R” episode that includes the facelift aired on March 28, 1984, and portrayed Kay going below the knife and Cooper’s actual response to seeing herself after surgical procedure for the primary time. Filming an actual medical process of any sort was extraordinarily uncommon within the Eighties, not to mention placing the footage on nationwide tv, so it was no shock when Cooper and “Y&R” turned media sensations following the episode.