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Denise Alexander Returns to General Hospital

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Look who’s coming back to Port Charles! Now that Laura (Genie Francis) is delving into her past after realizing she has two half-brothers (Cyrus and Martin) she never knew she had, look for her mother and longtime GH favorite, Denise Alexander to return to her signature role as Lesley Webber.

Denise last reprised her role of Lesley back in 2019 and had visited a few other times in 2017 and 2013.  Laura’s mom  was first on the daytime scene back in 1973 and Alexander played the role till 1984.  She was recurring from 1996-2009.

Will Lesley have ammo on Gordon Gray to help Laura bring down Cyrus?  Soap Opera Digest reported the nwws.

No word yet on Alexander’s first airdate, but stay tuned.

Excited that now Lesley will be back on GH and part of the story with Laura? Comment below.

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Steve
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Steve

Best casting news to start the new year!

While in town, Lesley needs to give a smack down to Nikolas for faking his death (they were always close). She also must have some witty repartee with Monica. Hopefully they give her some lines to indicate she’s been in frequent contact with Lucky since both are supposed to be in Europe.

Will they further dive into the David Hamilton murder, or is that subplot being dropped?

At 81, Denise deserves kudos for braving the Covid protocols to return right now.

Satan
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Satan

Well of course she’s back. It would be impossible to tell this “ancient history” back story of Gordon Gray being Laura’s father without Lesley’s input. I don’t expect Cyrus the Virus to treat her very well, obviously. Probably will blame her for whatever his daddy did.

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Jen

I’m SO glad! I’d stopped watching years ago but I was a devout GH fan as a kid and into the 90’s when Laura and Luke returned. I don’t know who these men are but it’s good to see Michael E. Knight. It’s difficult to understand where the characters I like are, but for Denise I’ll definitely tune back in!

Jim
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Jim

Rather see Leslie than Julian…

James Gribble
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James Gribble

This excites me. I hope they do it justice. Denise Alexander as Lesley has always been my favorite character on GH.

Charday
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Charday

Great to see Dr. Lesley Webber returning to GH! Hope she makes it over to the Quartermaines for a run-in (or two) with Monica Q!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

OMG, you read my mind!

Lois Dameworth
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Lois Dameworth

Ok everyone, I haven’t watched it in years, but have decided to join in again as I’m retired and have the time, but I haven’t been able to find it. I do not have cable. What station is it on?

Charday
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Charday

ABC-tv network. Search the net for your local affiliate station.

Kim
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Kim

Glad to see her coming back to GH!!

Rodd
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Rodd

Will look forward to her return. I’m going to guess that she’ll be in peril from Cyrus since he blames Laura for his own mother’s kidnapping.

It would be wonderful for Leslie, Monica and Audrey to have some scenes together!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Denise Alexander may have gained some years, now at 81 but she sure hasn’t lost any of her acting abilities. She’s still as sharp as ever. I don’t remember her having such a good sense of humour but she was incredible with Cyrus. That tiny woman going toe to toe with this big man was a treat for sure with Laura looking on so afraid for her mom.

Kevin McCarthy
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Kevin McCarthy

Agreed!

Kathie Killebrew
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Kathie Killebrew

She is as beautiful as ever, noticed her speech is giving her some issues. Is her disease progressing?

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Denise Alexander Responds to Outpouring of Fan Support on Her Return to General Hospital

Longtime fans of General Hospital were over the moon when it was revealed that Denise Alexander was on her way back to the ABC daytime drama series to reprise her role of Dr. Lesley Webber, mother of Laura, played by Genie Francis.

With Laura’s story with her new found half-brothers central to the current storyline, it’s a perfect time for Alexander to be back in Port Charles.

Tricia Sheldon, a fan of General Hospital who loves the vintage years of the show and more as she notes on her Twitter account, was able to reach Alexander, who is not on social media.  Sheldon showed her the outpouring of love the actress received, and the excitement on her on-screen imminent return.

In turn, Denise wrote a message to Sheldon to share publicly.  Part of which read   “Wow! I am breathless! What a wonderful surprise!  I am beyond grateful for all the kind and amazing and funny and sweet and caring and supportive and truly delicious messages. I have never felt so appreciated  and it brought tears and laughter reading each one.”

Alexander added, “I do not have a clue as to how to communicate on the Internet on Twitter.”  She then noted, “I would love to reach each and every person who wrote about that first day back. But I don’t even know what the rules are.  I’ve a vague sense that there is a limit to how long a message can be,but do not know how to reach anyone. Is there any way you could forward at least my thanks to everyone?”

Denise closed with,  “I love each and every message, and am full of gratitude.”

You can view the communication and Denise’s heartfelt message below.

Now let us know what you thought of Denise reaching out to all of the fans, and how grateful she is that viewers are excited to see her back on-screen via the comment section,

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Watch the Replay: GH, DAYS, Y&R, B&B & OLTL Stars at Michael Fairman’s Virtual Birthday Party for SAG-AFTRA Foundation Covid-19 Relief Fund

Earlier this week on Monday night, several of the stars of General Hospital, Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, and One Life to Live, took part in a virtual livestream “party” for Michael Fairman’s 60th birthday.

The event was held virtually to help performers in need who have been deeply affected by the Covid-19 pandemic by letting viewers know where to make a donation to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Covid-19 Relief Fund.

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Participating throughout the 90 minute livestream were: The Young and the Restless, Jason Thompson, Sharon Case, and Christian LeBlanc, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard, Laura Wright, Wes Ramsey, and Chloe Lanier, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Katherine Kelly Lang, Days of our Lives’ Rob Scott Wilson, Eric Martsolf, Galen Gering, Arianne Zucker, Shawn Christian, Santa Barbara favorite, A Martinez, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson and Eddie Alderson, and Studio City’s Sean Kanan.

You can catch the replay of the birthday benefit event below or on The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube.

Throughout the evening, the actors shared stories of how they got their SAG card, played a game of Michael’s trivia, and revealed stories about themselves and other “party” guests in a wonderful display of community and camaraderie at all went down live!

Since March of 2o2o, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation has given out more than $6.2 million in emergency aid to over 6,500 SAG-AFTRA performers and their families facing hardship and uncertainty during this pandemic. Thousands of SAG-AFTRA artists have found themselves in dire need of assistance to help pay their rent, buy groceries, cover health care premiums and other bills.  You can still make a donation of any dollar amount to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Covid-19 relief fund here. https://members.sagfoundation.org/donate 

Now, check it out below, and let us know if you enjoyed the virtual birthday party livestream via the comment section.

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All My Children

‘ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway’ One-Night Only Streaming Concert With Favorites from AMC, GH and OLTL

Beloved stars from All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital will reunite for ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, a one-night-only streaming concert benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.   The free streamed event can be viewed on the Broadway Cares website beginning at 8 pm Eastern on Thursday, February 11.

Additionally, the event can be seen on Broadway Cares’ YouTube Channel, ABC-owned television stations’ 32 connected TV apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku and each of the eight stations’ websites around the country, including abc7ny.com and Good Morning America’s Facebook page..

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The star-studded lineup will include performances by All My Children’s Bobbie Eakes, Melissa Claire Egan, Vincent Irizarry, Eva La Rue, Susan Lucci, Cameron Mathison, Eden Riegel, Chrishell Stause and Walt Willey, One Life to Live’s Kristen Alderson, BethAnn Fuenmayor, Kathy Brier, Kassie DePaiva, David Gregory, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Catherine Hickland, Mark Lawson, Hillary B. Smith, Jason Tam and Brittany Underwood; and General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson, Brandon Barash and Anthony Geary..

For the February 11 streaming special, viewers can expect to hear a bevy of Broadway classics and jazzy standards.  The streaming event will be directed by John Dietrich, who also directed each of the live stage performances.

Dedicated fans also will have the opportunity for one-on-one virtual meet-and-greets with their favorite soap stars on Saturday, February 13.  Further information on tickets and the lineup of special guests  will be announced later this month.

From 2005-2011, the stars of ABC Daytime took the stage at New York City’s Town Hall one night each year for ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares. The evening featured dynamic production numbers, heartfelt ballads and hilarious skitsNow, 10 years after that final performance, the iconic ABC Daytime actors revisit their performances as they help raise money for those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

When the event began in 2005. it was for a one-night benefit concert to celebrate All My Children’s 35th Anniversary. With overwhelming support from fans, the event continued for six more years and included cast members from One Life to Live, General Hospital and co-hosts of The View. Over its seven-year run, ABC Daytime Salutes Broadway Cares raised an incredible $1.85 million.

“This event is truly one of a kind,” Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola said. “We are so thankful to the stars from ABC Daytime for joining us again as we relive moments from this delightful tradition, while helping to provide lifesaving medication, healthy meals and emergency support to those struggling during this ongoing pandemic.”

“It was such an incredible privilege and joy to join my fellow co-stars to perform in the seven ABC Daytime Salutes concerts to benefit Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS,” said former All My Children star Susan Lucci. “There are no fans like ABC Daytime fans. Their love and support continue to astonish us.  We can’t wait to share these special performances with them and help raise money for so many in need during this difficult time.”

Lucci also shared her excitement on her Instagram account expressing: “We’re getting the fans and cast back together!!! Join us on Thursday, February 11 at 8pm for “ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway”—a fabulous online event revisiting seven years of singing, dancing and plot twists, featuring your favorite ABC Daytime stars. And it’s all to help Broadway Cares support our friends and neighbors who are struggling during this pandemic. Watch the stream at
broadway-cares.org, to join the fun! I hope to see you there!”

So excited to hear about the ABC Daytime Back to Broadway event? Let us know in the comment section, and check out the announcement from The View’s Whoopi Goldberg below.

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