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Denise Alexander Returns To General Hospital For Their 56th Anniversary Episode

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A longtime fan favorite is returning to GH to help them celebrate their 56th year on the air.  According to, look for Denise Alexander (Lesley Webber) to be back in action and in scenes with her on-screen daughter, Laura (Genie Francis).   Alexander returns on-air on Tuesday, April 2nd.

In story, Leslie returns to Port Charles to honor the late Dr. Gail Adams Baldwin (the late Susan Brown) when Gail’s final wish was to have all her friends gathered together.  Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn), who is Gail’s lawyer sets up the event.

In a sneak peek video, Lesley and Laura realize how Gail’s passing has brought up memories from their past at that time they were both working at General Hospital.  Gail was also a doctor.

Laura says to her mother: “I remember when I was a candy striper. And I was so proud that my mother was a doctor in the hospital. I was really fortunate to have a role model like you.”

Alexander first played the role of Lesley in 1973.  Her initial run on GH was from 1973 to 1984 ,and again from 1996 to 2009. Denise then made guest appearances on the ABC daytime drama series in 2013 and 2017.

So, what do you think of Denise Alexander returning for a memorable occasion on GH? Comment below!


Leave a comment | 28 Comments


  1. Joe

    March 27, 2019 at 11:22 am

    She’s still connected to GH 46 years after she started. Amazing!

  2. brian

    March 27, 2019 at 11:27 am

    I would like to see her on the show more often, and has scenes with Monica

  3. Laverne

    March 27, 2019 at 11:31 am

    that is so awesome love her

  4. Patrick

    March 27, 2019 at 11:44 am

    SHOOT ! I – get it – have been IMPRESSED with Genie Francis… PLUS whatever the hair and makeup w/dress. has been doing – KEEP IT UP. this “beloved” character is that strong a hold, for; Shelly AND Chris… that to not just bring Denise Alexander for the 55th Anniversary… but to build and solidify around Laura.. will only strengthen her. PLUS she’s just one of the LATE GREATS . Recurring role .. if she’s up to.. is tantamount to , at the very least bringing us a core veteran family.

    Lesley / Laura / Kevin / Spencer ….

    could Nicholas Cassadine be far behind


    this answers for YOU !!!! Shelly AND Chris… your lack of a full canvas … for that full one hour… is empty. PLEASE consider this… they are full characters . answers 1/2 your PROBLEM at year after year attempts at continually “boring” us with Sonny and Carly… they are the dullard

    @GH has so much going for it.

    ONE PROP – YOU WERE SMART to bring on Dante… after the culmination AND superpowerhouse Jon Lindstrom. two enigmatic characters rich and full of history in the capable hands of two of your best solid acts. This is truly a test to see just how far you two (shelly AND Chris ) can focus and bring good story. it’s just so gnawing , because ALL of the actors responsible for bringing the Shiloh story IS BUST. spiral this junk.. and lets see Sam bring Kristina to heaven. dag already

    Dominic Zamprogna, welcome back.. it’s a treat to see you outside of your former shell. up to this point.. just watching your acting skillset come alive. Thank You
    it’s meh all around that the corinthos clan is stink on shit.. otherwise you are BACK !

    • nancy dillingham

      March 28, 2019 at 5:36 pm

      Always impressed with Genie–and I agree re hair and makeup and dress. Love Genie’s longer hair (reminds me of her in earlier years) and her natural makeup.
      So good–she has that glow! Go, Genie! I would love to she her also dressed down in a pair of jeans and a casual shirt. Delicious!

  5. Michael

    March 27, 2019 at 11:45 am

    So excited! Love that Lesley will be back. And Laura as a candy striper! She’s come a loooong way since then.

  6. Steve

    March 27, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Glad to have her back (albeit for one episode). Wished Laura mentioned her a bit more.

  7. Andrew

    March 27, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    Love that they are bringing back Denise Alexander. She has always been my favorite. Wish they would keep her around and find Lesley and Monica a man to fight over.

    • Violet Lemm

      March 27, 2019 at 7:53 pm

      She’s always welcome. I was just speaking of her the other day, when she (and I) was very young. Speaking of men, I wonder if she’ll have her good looking Italian gentleman with her. I may be old, but not dead yet!

      • nancy dillingham

        March 28, 2019 at 5:36 pm

        Got you, Violet!

  8. aria

    March 27, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    its always great to see icons like Denise Alexander Come back and visit. I can’t wait.

  9. Rosie

    March 27, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    So happy she was always my favorite!

  10. Charday

    March 27, 2019 at 7:13 pm


  11. James R. Poissant

    March 27, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    Akways loved Lesley!!!

  12. Jimh

    March 27, 2019 at 7:35 pm


    Who kills Shiloh will be GHs new murder mystery too…

    • Violet Lemm

      March 28, 2019 at 11:17 am

      Can’t wait. By the time this is over, it could be anyone’s guess. Maybe it depends on who he’s done the most harm to. We know Krissi will be devastated when she sees him for what he really is.

    • Satan

      March 28, 2019 at 1:03 pm

      It will be Willow who kills him. After she finds out that the baby she had with Cult Boy (more than likely the product of a rape) and gave up for adoption is actually dead, she will have a complete meltdown, and as a result, will not go to prison for killing Hank or Shiloh or Jim Jones or whatever the Hell his name is.

      Then she and Mikey can raise his kid together sappily ever after….

      • Jimh

        March 28, 2019 at 2:52 pm

        Willow is also Nina’s daughter

        • Satan

          March 28, 2019 at 9:48 pm

          That seems likely…. since her hatred of Nina is practically a carbon copy of the hate Sam had for Alexis before she knew she was her mom. Or Billie & Kate on Days of Our Lives, for that matter.

          Another one of those well worn soap cliches that you can usually see coming from 666 miles away.

  13. nancy dillingham

    March 28, 2019 at 4:19 am

    Wonderful! Can’t wait to see her and Genie together again. They’ll bring some much-needed warmth to what has become a very harsh GH.

  14. Kit

    March 28, 2019 at 6:04 am

    What’s the airdate(s)?

  15. Kerry Kassinger

    March 28, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Lesley needs to be brought back to GH full time. Laura needs her Mom.

  16. Rodd

    March 28, 2019 at 8:47 am

    It will be lovely to see her again.

  17. Iakovos

    March 28, 2019 at 11:49 am

    THANK YOU, GH GODS! There is a place for the veterans. Make it work, people!

    • nancy dillingham

      March 28, 2019 at 5:37 pm


  18. Dan S

    March 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

    Yes. Give her a contract. She is daytime royalty and an amazing actress! GH needs more longtime veterans around PC!

  19. Jamesj75

    March 29, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    This is a momentous occasion in daytime TV, as true soap royalty makes a return to a soap! It was newsworthy back in 1973, when Denise Alexander joined GH after a stint as a popular character on DOOL. Her GH tenure and subsequent returns have been exquisite gifts for the viewer. This is one episode I won’t miss!

  20. Ricky

    March 24, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    General Hospital is making a big mistake by not having these Legends are still in good health like Chris Robinson and Leslie Charleston Denise Alexander carat diamond people would love to see these people back on the show and wouldn’t have more viewers and it has now but they just can’t seem to figure that out

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