Y&R Finally Set To Air Jerry Douglas Tribute Episode Nearly Two Years After His Death

Y&R Finally Set To Air Jerry Douglas Tribute Episode Nearly Two Years After His Death

Although the announcement was made earlier today, viewers of "Young and the Restless" are already excited that the soap is finally honoring a fan favorite. One commenter believes that it's about time, saying "So happy to hear this. It is past due for a YR fan favorite. Sure miss the guy!"

Douglas starred on "Young and the Restless" for over 30 years, joining the show in 1982. His character, John Abbott, was a single father to three children, left to raise them after his wife Dina abandoned the family. A businessman and founder of Jabot Cosmetics, Abbott died on the show in 2006. However, the beloved character often returned to visit his son Jack as a ghost. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, on Nov. 12, 1932, Douglas studied economics at Brandeis University. After graduating, he fell into acting, studying under mentors in both Los Angeles and New York. While "Y&R" is his most notable, the actor, screenwriter, and playwright had minor roles in various other productions, such as "Arrested Development" and "Melrose Place."