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THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS Actor William Wintersole Dead at 88


Veteran actor William Wintersole has died at the age of 88 on Nov. 5. Soap fans will remember him from his longtime recurring role as attorney Mitchell Sherman on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, a part he played from 1986 until 2011. He also appeared as Ted Ballantine on GENERAL HOSPITAL back in the early ’80s. “I had the pleasure of working with Bill for many years,” tweeted Y&R‘s Kate Linder (Esther). “My thoughts are with his family. He was a true professional.” 

Mitchell Sherman’s most prominent client was Katherine Chancellor, and he was also a corporate attorney at Newman Enterprises. As Katherine’s right-hand man, Mitchell helped her deal with numerous legal troubles over the years. When attorney Amanda Sinclair arrived in Genoa City in September of 2019, she revealed to Devon Hamilton that Mitchell had passed away.

The Young and The Restless Mitchell Neil Katherine

Mitchell always had Katherine’s back. (Photo Credit: sean smith/

Wintersole’s extensive career started back in the ’60s and he appeared on classic television series like THE OUTER LIMITS, PEYTON PLACE, STAR TREK, THE FUGITIVE, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, EMERGENCY, and QUINCY. On the big screen, he could be seen in films like Seconds and Valley of the Dolls. He is survived by his partner, Marlene Silverstein, two daughters, three granddaughters, and one great-granddaughter.

Our thoughts are with Wintersole’s friends and family during this difficult time. For more on your favorite daytime stars — past and present — keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.

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