‘Young and the Restless’ star Jerry Douglas dead at 88

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JERRY Douglas was famously known for his portrayal of John Abbott connected  The Young and the Restless. It was announced connected  November 10, 2021, that the soap opera prima  had passed distant  astatine  the property  of 88. Jerry Douglas, champion known for his portrayal of John Abbott connected "The Young and the Restless," has died. The seasoned soap opera prima passed distant astatine the property of 88. CBS/Courtesy Everett Collectionlectio

Jerry Douglas, the seasoned histrion best-known for playing Jabot Cosmetics tycoon John Abbott for 25 years connected the soap opera “The Young and The Restless,” has died. He was 88.

His household confirmed that Douglas passed connected Tuesday aft a little illness, TMZ reported Wednesday night. No origin of decease has been disclosed astatine this time.

Douglas starred arsenic the begetter of mainstay characters Jack, Ashley and Tracey Abbott successful astir 900 episodes of the CBS soap starting successful 1981 until his quality was killed disconnected successful 2016.

Born Gerald Rubenstein connected Nov. 12, 1932, successful Boston, Massachusetts, helium was the lad of Eastern European immigrants. He enrolled successful Brandeis University astatine 18 with hopes of earning a instrumentality grade successful economics. However, 8 months into instrumentality school, helium gave up the books and started auditioning, according to his official IMBD bio.

Armed with starring antheral looks, helium rapidly scored his archetypal breaks with TV impermanent roles connected fashionable 1960s shows specified arsenic “The Untouchables” and “The Donna Reed Show.”

In summation to his signature soap role, Douglas besides appeared successful impermanent spots connected classical ’70s bid including “Mission: Impossible,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “The Rockford Files,” “Barnaby Jones,” “Quincy M.E.,” “Melrose Place” and “Cold Case.”

Jerry Douglas (John Abbott), Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott), Terry Lester (Jack Abbott, aboriginal    played by Peter Bregmen), Beth Maitland (Tracey Abbott) successful  a 1984 promo changeable  for "The Young and the Restless."Jerry Douglas (John Abbott), Eileen Davidson (Ashley Abbott), Terry Lester (Jack Abbott, aboriginal played by Peter Bergmen), Beth Maitland (Tracey Abbott) successful a 1984 promo changeable for “The Young and the Restless.”CBS/Courtesy Everett Collection

On the large screen, helium stole scenes successful quality roles successful Faye Dunaway’s “Mommie Dearest,” Chuck Norris’ “Good Guys Wear Black” and Oliver Stone’s “JFK.”

News of his decease comes conscionable 1 period aft Douglas’ household and a bevy of “Y&R” co-stars gathered to observe his upcoming 89th birthday.

His longtime co-star, histrion Lauralee Bell, posted to Instagram astatine the time: “Feel truthful fortunate to person been included successful this unbelievably peculiar day luncheon for Jerry Douglas! Thank you @peterbergmanyr and @eileendavidsonofficial so much! I volition cherish this day always.”

The heartfelt station has astir 20,000 likes and scores of comments from fans and chap actors.

Douglas is survived by his woman of 3 decades, Kym Douglas, and 3 children, Jod, Hunter and Avra.