young and restless alum William Wintersole dead

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Young and Restless’ trusted attorney for decades.

Soaps.com is sad to report the news that actor William Wintersole, who played Mitchell Sherman on The Young and the Restless, passed away on Tuesday November 5 at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 88 due to complications from cancer. He died peacefully according to his daughter.

Wintersole was born on July 30, 1931 and was a native of Ohio, who was later a graduate from UCLA, and served with the American Forces Radio and Television service during the Korean War. He is survived by his life partner Marlene Silverstein, his two daughters, Tiffany Harmon and Katherine Ramsey, as well as three granddaughters, Kristy, Amy and Jill, and a great-granddaughter, Abby.

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William Wintersole began his acting career in the 1960s, appearing on hit television series of the era such as Rawhide, Peyton Place, Star Trek, Mod Squad, I Dream of Jeannie, and with several appearances on Mission: Impossible. The roles kept coming throughout the 1970s when he guest-starred on almost every popular series at the time, including Bonanza, The Waltons and Emergency. In 1981 Wintersole joined daytime in the role of Ted Ballantine on General Hospital before taking on his best-known role, that of attorney Mitchell Sherman on Young and Restless, a part he played on and off from 1986 – 2011. Sherman was the lawyer and confidante for Katherine Chancellor (Jeanne Cooper) and was succeeded after his character’s onscreen death by his grandson, David Sherman, who was played by Robert Gant.

Soaps.com extends condolences to family, friends and former colleagues of William Wintersole. We invite readers to look at a gallery of the daytime stars we have lost this year.