Let the Guessing Begin: Who is Katherine's Daughter on Y&R?



Jeanne Cooper was one of several The Young and the Restless stars who appeared at the Silver Star Casino. Before the appearance, she spoke with Our Prattville magazine's Melissa Parker and revealed this tidbit, which will keep Y&R fans guessing.

“You know, Jill is not my daughter. Well, we’re going to find out who really is my daughter… so start guessing!”

She also had this to say about Eric Braeden and Victor Newman.

“You know that I’m richer than Eric Braeden… and I’m richer than Victor Newman!” When it was suggested that she could probably buy Genoa City, with a straight face, she replied, “I did!”

For a very long time I've suggested on the podcast–to the chagrin and horror of my Y&R watching co-hosts–that I wouldn't be surprised if one day Gloria Fisher (Judith Chapman) turned out to be Katherine's real daughter. After reading the quote from Cooper I can't help but hope that Katherine discovers Gloria, Michael and Kevin are family.
 
Gloria is the only character on canvas who appears to be the exact age as Jill, but if push came to shove the writers might be able to pass Nikki off as Katherine's daughter.

Who do you think is Katherine's daughter?

Gloria Fisher
20% (1 vote)
Nikki Newman
80% (4 votes)
Someone else onscreen.
0% (0 votes)
Someone else offscreen.
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 5

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Actually having Glo as Kay's daughter would tie the Fisher/Baldwins into a core family. Not sure I really want to see that opportunist Gloria strike gold again though.

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It CAN'T be Nikki.. She's YOUNGER than Jill...................

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Gloria Bardwell, not Fisher.

I was hoping that Kay's daughter would turn out to be a character played by Donna Mills. Given the shows budget, I can't see Y&R bringing in a new actress when it would be easier to use a current actress.

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Make it someone new. Just no to Gloria!

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Gloria as Kay's daughter= Jamey's dream come true or how about having Kay's daughter be played by Jamey's favorite Jill, Brenda Dickinson.

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Oh gosh Luke don't you speak that madness into existence!!! Gloria is the last person on the show I want to be her daughter.

I am conflicted on Nikki being her daughter. Even though Nikki is too young to be Katherine's daughter according to her and Jill's age.

The only other possible person on the cast that I could possibly see as Katherine's daughter that fits in the age range is Gina Roma. I know it's a long shot but I would much rather it be her than Gloria. gosh PLEASE MAB NO GLORIA!!!

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I think it would be cool if Nina turns out the be Katherine's daughter. I don't know the back ground of Nina or the history before I started watching in 1990.

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If Glo-Ho is Katherine's daughter ... sorry, but then I'm turning off this show - probably - forever. That's just wrong. That is even worse than making Jill/Katherine mother and daughter in the first place. And Gloria tied to the Chancellor's ... I couldn't take it.

And Nikki ... as Jillian said it, is sadly too young to be Kay's daughter. So I hope it's someone off screen.

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It could be possible that Katherine's daughter is dead and maybe a relative of hers lives in town.

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Is that a shark I see before me?

Making Glo Ho into Kay's daughter proves it once and for all. Queen MAB is the Queen of Hacks.

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Susan Lucci. Wasn't that the rumor going around? Oh, wait, I'm confusing Kay w/ Phyllis Diller. Okay, fine. Then I have 2 other suggestions: Esther the maid or bring in Deidre Hall as her daughter.

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I can't stand that god digging heifer Gloria, but it would be a good story. Could you imagine Jill's reaction.Besides, it would give Michael and Kevin something un-art related to do.

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Let Tawney Moore be Katherine's daughter. That's a million times better than Glo-Ho and it would make Amber Kay's granddaughter. If someone from the current cast has to be tied to Katherine that way, it has to be Amber.

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I want it to be Lorie Brooks, but not Jamie Lynn Bauer, Donna Mills or Deidre Hall in the role!

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Amber as Kay's granddaughter! I'd rather have Gloria and her bulbous eyes roaming the Chancellor mansion.

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Y&R would lose a lot of viewers if they made Gloria turn out to be Katherine's daughter!
What about Ashley?
If I recall correctly, she's not John's biological daughter and maybe there was a baby mix-up there.
Or Lauren, though she is younger than Jill. But it would finally give Tracy Bregman a much-needed storyline.
I know that Susan Seaforth Hays plays her mom, so they could bring her back too.
And is crazy Mary Jane really Paul's biological sister?
That would be a riot if she turned out to be Katherine's daughter.
Nina could not be her daughter because Nina and Phillip are about the same age and Jill is Phillip's mom.

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I like the Lorie Brooks idea, at least she grew up in Genoa City (I think?).
I'm glad that (apparently) Kay's daughter will be alive. I know people hated Jill/Kay as mother and daughter and I understand, it was horrible, but I don't know why so many people want the real daughter to just be dead and buried when the woman would be Kay Chancellor's daughter. Could add a lot more to this show than Mackenzie. She could be a new love interest for Victor too, finally a woman around his age. this thing with Ashley is uninteresting and can't last much longer

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Donna Mills! We know that she can act up a storm. Could you imagine the war between her and Jess Walton?

Of course, Gloria vs. Jill would make for a great conflict since it would build on all of the issues that exist already between two.

But Donna Mills...Oh, that would be so great. Then we could have a nice reunion with Ted Shackelford and a seriously vicious triangle with Gloria!

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Gloria as a new love interest for Victor...that might be interesting. lol

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Please let it not be Gloria. I think the show would lose viewers.

It could be Nikki considering the way they age in the land of soaps. Katherine and Nikki have always been close like mother and daughter.

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I HATE Gloria and wish they would get rid of her. It has got to be Nikki and she is not much older than Jill.

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They need to drop that big boulder Sharon was hiding behind on the Newman Ranch, during Nick and Phyllis' wedding on Gloria and Jeffrey.

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Oh Lawd - NOOOOOO - not GloHag! Puh-leeze! If they made Gloria be katherine's daughter, that would just sever the last floss-thin shred of credibility this show has left. ANYBODY but her! Besides, Gloria looks way too old to be Katherine's daughter anyway.

I also agree that Nikki is way too young.

On the top of my wishlist though, I'm pulling for the dearly departed Violet Montgomery to be Katherine's daughter. After all, she did have Katherine's ring, right? Then, perhaps Katherine will feel guilty for Cane growing up as an orphan because his mother was given away.

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Speaking as someone who started watching Y&R back during the era of the Brooks sisters, I would love for Kaye’s daughter to turn out to be Lorrie Brooks and I would love to see Jamie Lynn Bauer. Not only would there be a throwback to some great Y&R history, but Lorrie back in Genoa City would automatically cause some conflict on two fronts.

1. Jill trapped Lorrie’s father Stuart into marriage by getting pregnant. Even though Jill lost the baby, Lorrie couldn’t stand her and they had their share of confrontations. Lorrie would definitely get the last laugh on Jill if she turns out to be Kaye’s daughter.

2. Before Nikki, Victor fell head over heels in love with Lorrie. They were engaged to get married but Lorrie got cold feet and basically left Victor at the altar, which broke his heart. She came back some years later to try to pull a scam on Victor which almost succeeded, but she ended up calling it off and leaving town again. Even then Victor still had feelings for her. Imagine the drama that Lorrie could put Nikki through on both the Kaye and Victor fronts.

Lorrie Brooks was kind of the Brooke Logan of her day. She wasn’t exactly a bitch but she could be bitchy and scheme with the best of them. She could more than hold her own against anyone in Genoa City. I loved her and I would be very happy if Maria brought her back.

Luke, no offense but Gloria is soooo OVAH! Wink

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I love the idea of Amber's mom Tawney being Katherine's daughter, but I think they should recast Donna Mills to play her instead of Andrea Evans. I would love to see Donna Mills on Y&R!!! As for Deidre Hall as Lorie Brooks....I think she would be a better fit as Paul's mom Mary.....

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Does Kay need a daughter? HELL NO!

I'm really afraid for Y&R - it is becoming so plot driven, and I don't understand why the writers are trying to create a new arc instead of "playing the beats."

For example:
- P3 needs a DNA test to prove he is who he says he is
- Abby should be furious with her bio-dad for the way he treated her sister, Colleen
- Is Jill still working at the salon?

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My official guess: Tawny Moore, last seen on the Bold and the Beautiful played by Andrea Evans.

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Also, I don't think Gloria will turn out to be Kay's daughter, but I *do* think Gloria will create an elaborate scheme to "prove" she is Kay's daughter as part of a "get rich quick" scheme. Think blackmailing DNA technicians and so on. We will get this beat, and that will lead to the revelation of the "true" daughter.

And this is total wishful thinking, but I'd love for the show to bring back Brenda Dixon in a new role and have her turn out to be Kay's kid.

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I haven't been watching Y&R for more than six years or so, so I'm not sure who the Brooks sisters are but everyone seems to love them.

Also, was Sharon's mother ever featured prominently on the show? She's the only other one in that age range that I can think of. That would make Sharon Kay's granddaughter, and maybe Kay can get Sharon's head screwed on straight and stop ho'ing around.

I think it's going to be Gloria though.... gulp.

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I posted this last week. Let Nina's mother be Kay's daughter-thus making Nina Kay's granddaughter. This would ignite the Jill/Nina feud even further and keep the great Tricia Cast around.