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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 EW.com, 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!

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Joe
Joe

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

brian
brian

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

Laverne
Laverne

that is so awesome love her

Patrick
Patrick

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

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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
nancy dillingham

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!

Michael
Michael

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

Steve
Steve

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

Andrew
Andrew

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
Violet Lemm

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
nancy dillingham

Got you, Violet!

aria
aria

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

Rosie
Rosie

So happy she was always my favorite!

Charday
Charday

Awesome!!

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

Akways loved Lesley!!!

Jimh
Jimh

Who

Who kills Shiloh will be GHs new murder mystery too…

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

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
Satan

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
Jimh

Willow is also Nina’s daughter

Satan
Satan

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.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

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.

Kit
Kit

What’s the airdate(s)?

Kerry Kassinger
Kerry Kassinger

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

Rodd
Rodd

It will be lovely to see her again.

Iakovos
Iakovos

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

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Yes–please!

Dan S
Dan S

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

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

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!

Ricky
Ricky

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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Soap Vet and All My Children Alum John Callahan Dead At 66

Absolutely heartbreaking news this Saturday afternoon.  John Callahan, best known to soap fans for his role as Edmund Grey on All My Children has passed away after suffering a massive stroke.  The stroke happened on Friday, March 27th when paramedics responded to a call at his home in Palm Desert, California. He was 66-years-old.

According to reports, Callahan was rushed to Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA, where he was put on life support.  John’s daughter Kaya, and his former wife, and AMC co-star Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria) rushed to the hospital to be by his side from Los Angeles.  John died Saturday morning.

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In a statement, Eva La Rue shared: “We are extremely saddened and distraught over the loss of John. He was my great friend, co-parent and amazing father to Kaya. The absence of his bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. Words cannot express the shock and devastation we are feeling at this time. The Yankees just lost one of their greatest fans.” 

John played Edmund on All My Children from 1992-2005.  He also appeared throughout his soap career on: Santa Barbara, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bay and primetime’s Falcon Crest and Desperate Housewives; in addition to many more television appearances.

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Michael Fairman TV will continue to follow this breaking story as remembrances are shared by John’s former co-stars throughout the day and night.

Below is LaRue’s touching tribute to John  via Instagram:

 

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May Flights of Angels Wing You to Your Rest my Dear Friend. Your bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. We are devastated-My great friend, co parent partner, and loving father to Kaya. That big belly laugh, bear hugs, bad puns, ability to harmonize to any song, great kitchen table singing-fests, and two steppin bad ass! “Johnny Numbers”, my All My Children soap stud, the great time keeper, Beatles fanatic ( I wish to God we could go back to “Yesterday”)… Kaya and I are beyond broken hearted, so stunned, sorry that my thoughts are a mess. You gave the best most beautifully written tributes, and I am at a complete loss for words right now for you. I hope Heaven has baseball and that your team always wins! The Yankees has just lost their biggest Fan. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

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Please share your condolences with Kaya and Eva and the Callahan family below, and let us know your thoughts on this heartbreaking loss on the death of John Callahan via the comment section.

 

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47th Annual Daytime Emmy Ceremonies Canceled Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

There won’t be any “And the Enmy goes to _” come this June, where NATAS had originally scheduled three nights of award presentations honoring the best in daytime programming at the 47th Annual Daytime Emmys.   The three-day event was slated for June 12-14th, at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena. California.  Deadline broke the story of the decision to postpone daytime’s biggest night, for now.

NATAS president and CEO Adam Sharp said of today’s decision: “These were extremely difficult decisions to make, but at the end of the day the health and safety of our event attendees and staff must remain our paramount concern,” NATAS president and CEO Adam Sharp said of today’s decision. “We are closely monitoring public heath authorities’ guidance, seeking feedback from our awards communities, and evaluating the flexibility of our venue and production partners as we plan for the future in this unprecedented context.”

 NATAS chairman Terry O’Reilly said on the change” “Given our concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided that we will not be staging the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Pasadena this coming June.  As there are so many unknowns right now with the flow of information changing on a daily, almost hourly, basis, it would simply be irresponsible to move forward with our annual celebration of excellence in daytime television at this time.”

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Daytime Emmy Awards executive director Brent Stanton, who is involved in the judging of the competition that was well-under way before the cancellation, shared “Judging continues, and we look forward to announcing our incredibly talented nominees later this spring. We are working on some interesting alternative ideas for how to best recognize the honorees later this year and will share more details in the weeks ahead.”

So, what do you think of the cancellation of the Daytime Emmys? Comment below.

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General Hospital Officially Shuts Down Production Temporarily Due To Coronavirus

GH is the first soap to suspend production due to safety precautions and concerns for the Coronavirus pandemic and is set to shut down from March 16 to April 10.

According to Deadline who announced the production suspension along with halt to Jimmy Kimmel Live, a network rep for GH stated: “We don’t anticipate an interruption in the broadcast of original episodes.”

We anticipate more official word from the other network soaps shortly as to their plans during the health crisis with production halts or schedules over the next month.

Let us know what you think of GH shutting down production at this time and if you hope all the other soaps follow suit for the safety of all their production talents and employees via the comment section below.

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