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69 August 15th, 2013 Beginning Friday: Y&R Says Goodbye To Katherine Chancellor – Watch The Promo!

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It’s time for viewers of The Young and the Restless, and the characters of Genoa City, to say goodbye to the beloved character of Katherine Chancellor.

Y&R will honor the memory of its late matriarch, television icon Jeanne Cooper, with the passing of her beloved character, Katherine Chancellor, in a series of episodes beginning tomorrow Friday, August 16. As the multi-episode tribute begins, Katherine’s loved ones are sent postcards asking them to gather at the Chancellor Estate, where they learn that their dear friend and family member passed away while on vacation with her husband, Murphy (Michael Fairman).

“In the coming weeks, Katherine’s memory will be honored in several very special ways that allow us to pay tribute to Jeanne in the remarkable manner she deserves,” said Y&R Executive Producer Jill Farren Phelps. “It is an extraordinary story that will bring the residents of Genoa City together to remember this woman they all loved.”

Cooper, the Emmy Award-winning actress who portrayed Katherine Chancellor for almost 40 years, was the show’s longest-running cast member before her death in May.  #RememberingKay will be the hash tag used on Twitter during the telling of this important story to the legacy of Y&R.  Katherine Chancellor and Daytime Emmy winner, Cooper were on Y&R for nearly 40 years.

Now watch the CBS Daytime promo below as the story begins to be told of the death of Katherine Chancellor, and how it affects her friends, family, and loved ones, and the town of Genoa City.  Will you be watching this historic farewell to the legacy character of Y&R?  Will you be reaching for the hankies? Comment below!


 

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  1. Marc says:

    I’ve got my DVR set.

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  2. DjLevel9 says:

    So I guess it Look’s Like there Not gonna Get A Replacemnt For Mrs C After all:(

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    Karen replied

    There was never any talk of Jeanne Cooper being replaced. Ms. Cooper is irreplaceable!! No one can ever take her place and bring the same dignity to that role that Jeanne Cooper gave!! May God bless you Ms. Cooper. One of your biggest fans recently joined you in heaven – my mom! God bless both of you!

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    Dawn replied

    Well said, Karen. I agree 100%!

    Donna replied

    Agree with you 100% Karen. Jeanne Cooper CAN NOT and SHOULD NOT be replaced.. She is re replaceable,,Will be watching these shows with lots of kleenex beside me. Have been with this lady since the show first aired, and these will be difficult to watch. :( God bless you Jeanne <3

    Wanda replied

    CBS said shortly after Jeanne died that her character will NOT be replaced. There was a very touching special on CBS shortly after she passed from cast members paying tribute to Ms. Cooper.
    I too have been with Y&R since day one! When I can’t watch it at the regular time, my dvr is set.

    Derrick replied

    Unless if Jeanne Cooper was on medical leave then yes TEMPORARILY but she has passed away so NO replacement. No one cannot replace Jeanne Cooper!

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  3. Jim says:

    Really not looking forward to seeing this. Her death leaves a big void

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  4. heidi says:

    It looks like they will do it justice and that’s great to see! Tough episodes ahead… but would not have it any other way!

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  5. Beverly Farrugia says:

    I’ll have my box of tissues next to me when I watch this, its going to be so sad…..Love you Mrs C..xxxxx

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  6. Hannah says:

    I have been following Corbin on facebook for months. I have my show already set to record each day, not sure i can bring myself to watch. Jeanne cooper you became a second Grandmother to me. My daughter (8) would come running in the living room when she heard your voice. Now we can listen to you talk to and with us because not only do we have the hardcover of your beautiful face, we have the audio version on my phone. I refuse to say good bye… So i will say, I’ll be seein ya

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  7. Y&R_Fan#27 says:

    IRREPLACEABLE !!! (Sheesh!)

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  8. DSH says:

    Probably be balling my head off!!!!
    Grew up at like 3-4yrs old with my Mom & Dad watching these shows.
    They are more family than my family!!!
    Killed me when ATWT & GL went off the air :(

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  9. BONNIE OSMENT says:

    IT TORE ME UP TO HEAR OF HER PASSING ,I’M SO SAD, BUT WILL BE WATCH IT TODAY.LOYAL FAN ALWAYS,

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  10. Lisa says:

    Mrs. C will always remain in our hearts around the world. I miss her dearly on the show.. I miss seeing her around the area that I live in. We have chatted many times over the years. Couldn’t have asked for a kinder, soft soul and for a lady who had a huge heart. So yep.. Tissues will be needed once again. Her tribute on the show was amazing and it would be nice for someone to make a dvd of it and sell it and give the proceeds from it to Mrs. C’s favourite charities and or causes. R.I.P. Mrs. C. Sending you love from Canada. I know you’re up there in heaven and am almost sure that you have your own soap opera happening.. God Bless everyone that knew her personally and or on the set.

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  11. Brenda Durham says:

    I will definitely be watching all the episodes. I am so glad they are giving Jeanne (Katherine) the recognition she so richly deserves. She was a great actress and I miss seeing her on screen. I miss Corbin’s posts on Facebook. Rest in peace Jeannie you are deeply missed. A fan from day one 40 years ago. Y&R has always been my favorite soap.

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  12. Kelly Smith says:

    I will be watching and yes having the hankies with me. She was a huge part of my life ever since I was just a little thing watching with my Great Grandmother when Search for Tomorrow and Another World was on air. I always looked up to her character on the show, she played her with such Class, like no other Actress could ever fill her shoes on. There was only one Jeanne Cooper and she will always be remembered. With lots of love to her and to her family..dedicated fan

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  13. Steve says:

    Can’t replace Mrs. C, with anyone else. Sounds like a fitting tribute to this wonderful person and her character.

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  14. Cindy says:

    Thought I have done my crying but it looks like I will need a few boxes of Kleenex to dry the tears that will flow!! Still missing this beautiful lady and it hits close to home for me seeing my Mother just turned 85 this past Monday. Jeanne will live in our hearts always and forever!!!!

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  15. Karen Neddow says:

    Let me start by saying that I love the show.. But Jeannie cooper will be truly missesd. She was a great, great person in life and on the show. The show will never be the same. I will miss her character .

    What a life she has had on the show, 40 yrs that is never heard of any more. Good for her.

    God Bless the family. She was loved, will be missed.

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  16. Rhonda Collins says:

    I have watched Young and Restless since I was a teenager. I always loved the character of Kate and the different live situations she presented. I watched this and right away I had tears. I know the hearts are broken by her family and show family and many, many fans. She will definitely be missed and the show will always have an empty spot without her.
    I looked forward every day reading what her son Corbin posted. I too, recently lost my Mother, March 22. I know the pain and agony this brings.
    RIP Katherine Chancellor (Jeanne Cooper) you are missed tremendously!

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  17. bumblebee1 says:

    im going to miss jeanne cooper

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  18. Lindsay says:

    I knew this day was coming sooner or later, and I have a box of tissues ready. I have been a loyal Y&R fan for 39 years and have missed seeing our beloved Katerine. It was haunting these past few months to still see her in the opening credits. I am so thankful that you are paying Jeanne the tribute that she deserves. It will be bittersweet to watch these episodes, but my tears will be mixed…tears of sadness that Katherine is gone mixed with tears of joy that she is in God’s loving arms, watching over all of us. I lost my grandmom recently, so I’d like to think that Jeanne is up in Heaven with my Nana.

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  19. RICKIE says:

    I’m setting my DVR… fast-forwarding to the Katherine scenes… then saying goodbye to “The Young and the Restless” until Jill Farren Phelps gets her walking papers!

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  20. Jean Schirf says:

    I have been waiting for this, so I surly won’t miss my show. Thank you for not trying to replace her she is not replaceable !!!! I have watched from the beginning & Jeanne is dearly missed & I really enjoy her real life son, Corbin Bensons writings about her life on his FB page. Michigan here.

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  21. Alan says:

    I want the show to do right by Jeanne Cooper and her legacy but after the send-off Michelle Stafford got, I have set my hopes very low for this.

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    Judi replied

    Michelle Stafford didn’t die and she left the show of her own choice. Can’t compare that to the send off for Ms Cooper. Have faith.

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    Alan replied

    Bad writing is bad writing no matter what the circumstances and this show is just plain bad these days.

    Derrick replied

    Have to agree with everything Judi said. Have faith!

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  22. Theresa says:

    I have read Mrs. C’s book…I have followed Corbin’s facebook updates everyday….most definitely I will be watching…and yes…crying once again too…I love how Mrs. C said goodbye going up those stairs…that was NOT part of the script, she ad-libed it in…what a perfect ending…maybe she sensed the ending was coming. Goodnight Mrs. C.

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  23. Grace Gilmour says:

    Of course I will be watching and recording. I have missed few episodes of Y & R since it began. I’m sure I will be running out of tissues before all of these stories are done on Mrs. C.

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  24. Bart says:

    Been watching “Y & R” since January 1981 – these upcoming episodes are going to be so tough to watch without my eyes puddling up in sorrow.

    You are sorely missed, Jeanne Cooper, and can never be replaced!

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  25. Mary SF says:

    It has been a long time since I cried when a soap opera character has died simply because of all the fake deaths over the years have made me cynical about the whole thing, never knowing if they are really dead or will come back some how in a year or less or be a ghost. But this time because I don’t think they will dare to ever recast JC – I can believe this character’s death is real– and allow myself to get emotionally invested into the story of her passing. I only hope they don’t do something stupid with it– just let it be simple, dignify and sincere. If they do that– then yes, I will cry; but if the show can’t crank out a emotional response with this story line, then I do fear for its future.

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    k/kay replied

    Mary it is all over everywhere that they are going to use her death concerning a secret she knows about Nikki think long lost son now who could that be? Her funeral is two episodes and I have heard no word on Phillip, Nina Mac or anyone else being there. We can’t even have a memorial for someone who has been on for 40 years and it still not have something to do with SB. I hope on this one they are wrong but MTS is all over tweeting about her new storyline.

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    Mary SF replied

    Really? They want to make Dylan Nikki’s long lost son? Okay, maybe that was the creative difference JG had with JFP because that make zero sense to the history of the show. I thought he was supposed to Sharon’s half brother? Did they drop that angle? Who would be the father? Jack?
    I was hoping Katherine’s death would spark a story line that would keep the Chancellor family active, not as a means to give Dylan some more ties to Y&R characters to keep Steve Burton there. Well if true this will really stir up the fans, and not in a good way.
    For Pete’s sake why doesn’t JFP just create her own soap and make SB the star of that one instead of hijacking Bill Bell’s legacy to do it?

    k/kay replied

    Well first of all the child that Jack & Nikki lost was stillborn and they gave the heart to another baby. But this is soap operas if they could undo Erica Kanes’s abortion I guess they can do anything! By the way if Nikki truly had MS she would not be able to ride a horse or walk around in 5 inch heels. And as for Sharon I just want to come on the set and carry her off and give her a job where she is not thrown under the bus for 2 jocks who need to be selling protein drinks sorry JM &SB need to go.

  26. Pat Cropley says:

    I never once felt that they would bring in a new actress for JC. She is the one and only Katherine Chancellor. I have admired her acting for years and she will be truly missed on the show, not only by her fellow actors but by her multitude of fans. God Bless and Rest in Peace Jeanne Cooper aka Katherine Chancellor.

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  27. Leah says:

    These characters, as much as we may profess otherwise, are part of our family; we have grown to love them. Good Bye Mrs. C!! You have brought so much to the screen, reminding some of our own trials and tribulations.

    Y&R will never be the same. Times dictate otherwise. Current audiences (or so TPTB believe) want more shallow, base behavior. (reality tv plots/behavior) But while remembering Kay, we’ll remember a show that took the time to develop and evolve its characters and stories. Good Bye Kay; good bye to an era and a genre.

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    Mary SF replied

    Amen to that— we were blessed to experience soaps at a time when they were at their best. We got to enjoy 40 years of performances Jeanne gave us. She was a movie actress who never thought doing a soap was beneath her. As more and more in front and behind the camera who made soaps great retire or pass away, the daytime dramas as we knew them will either die or change in a way that will make them something so different it will never be the same. Sad but true.

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    Patrick replied

    “…good bye to an era and a genre.”

    whew! it’s a big deal to see this Lady off. didn’t she permeate our existence and the show unto itself. she resonated her standard.

    she unequivocally made Y&R. say what you will about the Newmans’ and Abbots’. Lady Chancellor… was loaded, triggered and aimed forthwith…

    Jeanne Cooper, starred in a big show.

    jeez! she was a tough nut to crack… a beloved old hollywood…. a stalwart WOMAN who reached in to herself and realized… for us…. with passion… that the genre we love… celebrate.

    I cry for a segment of our viewing public…. tears of joy… to stand proudly with, she intrinsically fought side by side… she knew equal rights for the gay community was in us.

    i celebrate you, Jeanne.

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    Patrick replied

    @Leah.

    that is so well said.

    “…reminding some of our own trials and tribulations.”

    we all know who they are… what show… what story… what couple… what family… that stirred.

    some; more than others.

    Jeanne Cooper, would bemoan our platitudes…. as it were…

    gut instinct filled her being… she made her mark… knew her take… and cut a swathing figure.

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  28. Lori Evans says:

    We miss & love you miss C. You will be very missed. God Bless your family.

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  29. Mary says:

    I still can’t believe it!! She will be missed by all who are fans of the show!! I wish I could get my hands on all of the seasons (from the beginning to the present day) because I didn’t start watching until I quit working several yeasrs ago. I didn’t always agree with the way Katherine handled things but she was by far my favorite. I loved her spunk!!

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  30. Cynthia Woods says:

    I will have a 3-pk of tissue by me the rest of this month till the end.When i think of her i have tears in my eyes because she was the queen of soaps.Katherine Chancellor -Jeanne Cooper you will be miss.R.I.P.

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  31. Clara says:

    I and my husband tape the show every day and watch it at the end of our day.So glad that they are not going to recast Katherine,no one could replace her.Love the show and have from the very first one.RIP Mrs Chancellor…….We will never forget you

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  32. Jessy Lee says:

    I have already and will again. I am personal friends with some of the Old cast members and She is like losing a true Family member. She had become a FB friend and Thanks to her Son Corbin we got an update even as his Hurt and pain was was killing him inside..I cryed thinking of him and his Brother and Sister losing their Mama…He said she knew of all of our messages were read and she LOVED all of her Fans till her last breathe…RIP MRS C my sister in bitch! God Bless You! Jessy Lee

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  33. christine gregg says:

    I have watched this show since I was a little girl with my mom and Aunt Jo, I will miss the spunk between Katherine and Jill. I will miss some of the knowledge Mrs. C passed to her friends which really help people in real life she was a joy. I MRS YOU JEANIE!!!!!!

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  34. gale lang says:

    An amazing actress who is so missed on Y & R There must never be a replacement as she is and was irreplaceable…R. I.P.

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  35. Roxane Roberts says:

    God Bless and farewell ma’am…you were a grand lady!

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  36. Joyce Peters says:

    I can’t wait we all love her so much and I will always remember her. I have my DVR set.

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  37. Beverly says:

    I can’t imagine Y&R without Mrs. C. She kept even Victor Newman in line. Very hard to do but Mrs C was always able to do it.
    Jeanne Cooper will be dearly missed. RIP Mrs. C. You are loved.

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  38. Karen says:

    It is doubly hard for me to watch because it hits so close to home! My mom got me hooked on Y&R March 1973 and we watched together every day for 39.5 years. I lost my mom at the age of 89 on July 25, 2013. Two months and two weeks after the passing of Jeanne Cooper. I know that my mom and Jeanne would have gotten on beautifully as my mom had so many of the same traits as Jeanne Cooper did!! Perhaps its because they were so close in age and lived through a lot of the same things. The Great Depression, World War 2….Mom and Jeanne were only 5 years apart…May God bless both mom and Jeanne…We love you and miss you so very very very much!! I love you mom!!

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  39. Michael says:

    I watched the show at its regular time yesterday and I have to say, I was greatly, greatly disappointed. The show was choppy and scenes with Billy/Victoria, Sharon/Nick/Faith/Avery/Summer never should have been included in this episode. That was what ruined it for me. Y&R is not off to a good start with the long good-bye for Katherine and Jeanne Cooper.

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  40. su0000 says:

    I’m looking forward to Katherine / Jeanne Cooper’s last time..

    Jeanne Cooper , a great lady , good night sleep well …

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  41. lisa says:

    Katherine/Jeanne’s PRESENCE and ABSENCE will be felt for a long time to come.
    I hope they have some really juicy stuff in store for all whom Katherine has left behind.

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  42. sarah says:

    A friend drew me into watching the characters of y&r have kept almost like watching family situations Katherine is greatly missed and cant be replaced glad to hear she will be honored ..love this fiction family with such real situations aging,alcohol,drugs,and forgiving and bonds of love than you Katherine ( Jeannie)

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  43. Dee says:

    “Dame”cooper was truly an artist of the highest acting standards and a legend in daytime TV! The show will be very different without this lady! I looked forward to her response to life’s daily problems with much anticipation . She always made sound decisions that could be used by the viewer to apply to their own personal problems. Not something one finds on too many shows. Lucky the few who called her MOM! We share your loss!

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  44. Mary W says:

    She was truly one of the greatest if not the greatest daytime soap actress. I.ve watched her for the last 35 years. A good friend of my mother got us all hooked on Y&R we were always watching Another world and Days, but Y&R became a family favorite very easily. I think Katherine made the women of soaps see that they could also play strong leadership roles with dignity, and not succumb to sex as easily as her male counterparts still do to manipulate and misuse other characters. Bob Hope said it best…”THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES…may God continue to bless all who this wonderful woman’s life has touched. May the writers, cast and friends of Y&R keep her memory alive.

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  45. Regina says:

    Katherine will be missed, and I hope the writters will do this great lady justice, in this series.

    Farewell Katherine, you are missed

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  46. Deborah says:

    I have watched Y&R since the first date it aired, and I never miss an episode..even if it means using the DVR! I think the way Y & R and CBS is saying goodbye to Katherine is brilliant! She was so loved, and her presence will be missed, she was such an important part of the show! Taking the time slowly to dedicate episodes to her memory is a wonderfully respectful way for all of us to say goodbye!

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  47. Chris says:

    Watched today. Loved the song that was sung at the end. What was the name of it nd who sang it?

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  48. Adam Hewell says:

    Who sang the song at the end of the 8/19 episode tribute to Katherine ?

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  49. Jonny says:

    Trying to find out the song for my mom also

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  50. Tami Arehart says:

    I also want to know the name of the song. I have cancer and there is nothing more doctors can do for me. I want this song played. Please let me know ASAP. Thanks!

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    stephanie replied

    It is on Facebook page of Music of Y&R by Kati Mac called while we can.

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  51. karen says:

    I also would like to know the name of the song and where I can get s copy of it. It is the song played in the back ground during Murphy’s explanation. Please let me know.

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    stephanie replied

    found the song on facebook page called music on Y&R it is by Kati Mac called while we can.

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  52. stephanie says:

    I am looking for who did the song about take my hand on the background of the scene when they were thinking about JC. Does anyone know the name of the song and who sings it that is so pretty.

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  53. mandozee says:

    Does any know the title and who sang the song at the end of 8/19/13′s show that played as the cast remembered their times with Miss. C? thought it might be “While We Wait. But I can’t find it. Thanks, mandozee

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