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Denise Alexander Making A Return To GH As Lesley Webber!

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A longtime GH favorite, Denise Alexander (Lesley Webber) is making a return to the ABC daytime drama series, just in time for the holidays.

According to Soap Opera Digest, Lesley will be back in Port Charles in December.

The last time fans saw Laura’s (Genie Francis) mother was back in 2013.

We wonder what Lesley will think of the man in Laura’s life, Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom)? 

Glad to hear Denise is heading back to GH for a bit? Comment below!

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brian
brian

so happy to hear this !

Laverne
Laverne

awesome, I always loved her character on GH. She was one of my favorites.

Matt
Matt

Best news ever!!!!!

Steve
Steve

It’s about time! Lesley not being mentioned the past few years has been awkward, as she should have been there for her family when Nikolas died.

Wednesday’s show did a good job of foretelling upcoming storylines. Nathan’s father, Brit’s return, Lulu’s job are on the way. Even Sam’s one-liner about Danny’s obsession with Annabelle II set her family up to move into the Q mansion. Danny can play with his Uncle Leo?

Man Landers has pronounced officially over and Andre seems to be wrapping up. Onward and upward!

Shay
Shay

And with the end of “Man Landers,” can we now see Nurse Amy to the door, too??? Unless she is being set up as a loony tune with a “Fatal Atttraction” for expectant babydaddy Nathan, she basically has no purpose except to hound poor Chet for the rest of days. Dude deserves better than that!

Momatude
Momatude

It’s nice to see vets return…especially as some of the vets still on the show do not get any respect or can’t keep a relative— poor Liz Weber- 2 sisters, a brother, a father and mother, a grandmother and she’s on her own with three boys. No one visits, no one calls. I’m glad Laura is getting ANOTHER family member visiting.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

You seem to forget, the boys are taken care of a lot by “Grams” Audrey.

Momatude
Momatude

Danny and Scout are taken care of by Chief of Staff and Heart Surgeon 70 year old Monica…but we see her on screen. Gram is only mentioned as a plot device to explain the boys off screen. That isn’t family. Even Ava mob princess has family. Even Nelle is distantly related to Carly! Poor Liz.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Rachel Ames who played Audrey is almost 90. Perhaps she’s retired? 😉

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Yes, always! And she and Genie will have some heartwarming scenes. She’ll love Kevin with Laura. And will Jonathan Jackson (“Lucky”) be back now that Nashville is cancelled? We need some more family for Laura!

Shannon
Shannon

Yea! Lesley is coming back! It’s about time! I’ve really missed her!

Carrie
Carrie

This is wonderful news!

JLH
JLH

Now that’s the best Christmas present GH could give me!

Grant Putnam
Grant Putnam

Great to have her back! Interactions with Monica, Lulu and Elizabeth are required.

Charday
Charday

Can’t wait to see “Lester” back. Hope we see some more good Monica vs. Lesley scenes like this one from 2013: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR6_DiNnAHk

James McDonald
James McDonald

I will make a point to see this.

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

This is WELCOME NEWS!!!

Whenever GH decides to honour its history, the show is on the right path. Sadly, these “episodes” are few and far between.

Anyone lucky enough to have seen Ms. Alexander as Lesley Williams Faulkner Webber at any time during her long and storied tenure was indeed lucky and had great viewing experience! I remember when Ms. Alexander was one of the first “soap hoppers,” as she left DOOL to create a new role on GH. She was front and center from day 1. She always entertained…

To have Ms. Alexander on screen again with Genie Francis — especially in 2017 — is as good as it gets!

jaybird369
jaybird369

EXACTLY, Brother!!!!!

Later.

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

I am so glad to hear this. I always wondered why Leslie wasn’t around when some of the older characters were brought back. I want to see some scenes between her and Monica and talk about some of the past they had when they weren’t quite so friendly with each other. Anything to bring Monica into story.

Harry
Harry

Me too, James. I propose that Leslie stays in the Quartermaine mansion as a house guest and we viewers will be privy to witnessing witty tet e tets transpire between Monica and Leslie.
Monica will always be that “tramp” who had a torrid affair with Leslie’s husband, Dr Rick Webber.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Yes!

Jimh
Jimh

Still wish she had return to Days 50th two years ago and revealed to be Ann’s mom,,,anyway, she will be back for Laura’s wedding?…will Scotty catch the flowers again like he did when Laura married Luke???

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

(Smile) and touche!

Fanny
Fanny

Makes sense if she’s going to attend her daughter ‘s wedding.

Suzie rm
Suzie rm

Can’t wait. She needs to stay. Leslie and teen Laura is what got me watching years ago

dan
dan

Those were the best episodes – when Genie took over the role. Their mother-daughter relationship is really one of the best in soap history!

Satan
Satan

Leslie is running the Russian clinic where Jason was held prisoner!!!

Yeah, there’s a snowball’s chance in my back yard that could happen… but if they really wanted a “shocking twist”, that would do it, wouldn’t it?

(now watch the fan fiction sites run with this rumor……)

Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco
Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco

This is great. I have missed her and appreciate GH having her home for the holidays!

Joe
Joe

Always loved her. Very happy to see her back, hopefully for good!

heidi
heidi

Yea!!! Love Denise!

dishy
dishy

God I wish she would come back to DAYS as Susan! Give her a juicy storyline with her daughter ANN MILLBAUER and her old nemesis JULIE!

randy
randy

IVE BEN WAITING FOR DENISE EVER SINCE GENIE RETURNED THIS LAST TIME..THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN THESE 2 ACTRESSES IS AMAZING ,IM GLUED TO MY TV WHEN THESE 2 SHARE SCENES,,,WHAT A GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT TO THE G,H FANS,,
AN DRAMATIC STORYLINE FOR THESE 2 STELLAR PERFORMERS WOULD BE THE ANGEL ON TOP OF THE TREE BUT ILL SETTLE FOR A FEW SCENES,,WELCOME HOME DENISE

Mark W
Mark W

I’m hoping her return is more than just for a bit. Four of her veteran co-workers had 40 year anniversary’s this year (Leslie Charleson, on consistently even if recurring as of now; Genie Francis, Kin Shriner, Jackie Zeman), and if GH has gotten one thing right it’s little salutes to the show’s history here and there, some better than others. Monica and Lesley have patched things up and it would be nice for Lesley to see certain aspects of Monica that have made her more like Lila than the Monica of old. Denise’s daytime career goes back to the early 1960’s, so having her return is like catching up with a long-lost aunt you haven’t seen in years that reminds you about what life and family are all about.

Ann
Ann

It would be good to see her again……long overdue I think

Carol
Carol

She looks too young to be Laura’s mother.

Rodd
Rodd

Delighted! Hope she has scenes with Laura, Lulu, and Monica, too. And wouldn’t it be fantastic to see Audrey back for a few days?! Would LOVE it! And what about Gail? Leslie, Monica, Gail and Audrey playing bridge one night, discussing how their families have changed over the years….cue the flashbacks. Love it!

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Rodd, awesome commentary! I totally agree with your suggestions. Having Audrey back, for whatever reason, would be wonderful. And we haven’t seen Gail in far too long. The bridge seen you promote would be gold! Akin to the Golden Girls…

Are you reading, GH producers and writers?

Jovin
Jovin

Hopefully she won’t regress 40 years as written by Ron Carlivati!

Kevin O.
Kevin O.

I love this. Family members should turn up for big events, like weddings and funerals.

Charday
Charday

Awesome! Hope Lesley and Monica Quartermaine go a few rounds!

dan
dan

Denise Alexander is Soap Opera ROYALTY! She should be given a contract! Any scene she is in is interesting! And her and Genie together is the best!

Darnell
Darnell

It would be nice to see her stay and back at GH.

Grant Putnam
Grant Putnam

She’s been babysitting Audrey Hardy.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

So loved Leslie back in the day, with all her SLs and family troubles. A beautiful lady!

James H
James H

I am so happy to hear Denise is coming back. She was the reason I got hooked on GH. I so wish they would bring her back for good. She is Soap Royalty. I am so happy.

Max Daddee
Max Daddee

Really looking forward to Denise Alexander’s return – she has a great presence and warmth about her that she brings to her role, along with alot of conviction. Similar to Genie Francis in some ways.

su0000
su0000

I have never heard of or seen a Denise Alexander (Lesley Webber)..
She is just another Newbie to me..

cmp874
cmp874

She should not be. She and Scotty Baldwin are the only two characters left on the show currently (that I know of) that were created by Frank and Doris Hursley, the duo responsible for creating GH in the 60s. However, while other actors have portrayed Scotty prior to Kin Shriner, I don’t think any other actress played Lesley.

Steve
Steve

She’s far from a newbie. Since Rachel Ames is retired, Denise is most senior cast member who can return a she debuted as Lesley in 1974. Laura’s mother, Lulu’s grandmother, great-grandma to Spencer, Aiden, Rocco and Charlotte. Former nemesis of Monica. Lots of connections to the current canvas.

Allen Saint James
Allen Saint James

Id like to see Laura reflect some on her her growth as a person and and as a romantic Partner by having a rewardingg couple of scenes with Leslie and or Bobbie reflecting on her History with Luke as a way to honor the Myth that is Luke and Laura’s past with respectfully

Sedrick
Sedrick

Denise Alexander has been woefully misused every since Lesley was brought back from the dead all those years ago. I grew up watching her powerful performances in the 80’s, and was underwhelmed by the way she has been written. A disgrace to Ms. Alexander and her talents.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

She was a wonderful actress in her time as Lesley Webber, mother to Laura and grandmother to many. The last time she was on, she had trouble walking, but still lovely at her age. You can always check her out on Google or Utube, if you are interested. It’s always fun watching the old shows from way back, especially ones you missed. I was watching the one when Jason came back from college, and a lot of the old Luke & Laura ones. What fun!

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