Jerry Douglas was going to celebrate his 89th birthday on November 12th. The American actor, known for his role in The Young and the Restless in the United States, died on Tuesday, November 9 in Los Angeles, following a “brief illness” the media reported. People. He had become famous with his role as John Abbott, the patriarch of the Abbott family and wealthy president of Jabot Cosmetics on the CBS soap opera.
After his death, Anthony Morina, the executive producer of the soap opera, spoke in a statement: “Our show was fortunate to have an actor of his caliber join the cast of Y&R and bring the iconic Abbott family. His contribution to Y&R legacy as Patriarch of the Abbott family, John Abbott is still felt to this day. He will be sorely missed. “
Jerry Douglas has had a long career spanning six decades.
The American actor was born in 1932 as Gerald Rubenstein, to Jewish immigrant parents, from Eastern Europe. He grew up in Massachusetts before moving to California for his acting career and began portraying John Abbott in 1982. He remained in the soap opera for over 30 years. While his character died in 2006, he continued to play his mind from time to time until 2016. In addition to The Young and the Restless, Jerry Douglas has appeared in other TV shows like Cold Case, Melrose Place or The Christmas Wish. Melrose Place or The Christmas Wish.
Jerry Douglas also shone in the theater and in music. He had also released a collection of jazz music entitled “The Best Is Yet To Come” in 2007. He leaves behind his second wife Kym Douglas, his two sons Jod and Hunter, his daughter Avra and his two grandchildren.
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