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Farewell Tony Geary Messages & Videos: GH's Jackie Zeman, Kin Shriner and Maurice Benard Reminisce!

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As General Hospital and its fans get ready to say goodbye to Tony Geary (Luke Spencer) on the July 27th episode of the ABC daytime drama series, GH is releasing some little video gems of retrospective clips of scenes with Tony’s co-stars and his cast mates sharing their sentiments about working alongside of him.

First up was Tony’s longtime on-screen nemesis Kin Shriner (Scott Baldwin) followed by Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) in a very touching tribute, and most recently late last week, Tony’s on-screen sister for 37 years, Jackie Zeman (Bobbie Spencer).

Each moment is very sweet and seeing some clips through the years is always a treat.  The clip with Jackie was Tony’s first GH appearance ever.

Watch and listen to what Jackie, Kin, and Maurice had to share about working with Tony after the jump, and then let us know what you thoughts of the clips and the sentiments they shared.

Remember Luke’s first appearance on #GH? Jacklyn Zeman does. Watch the clip and her #FarewellTony message.

Posted by General Hospital on Friday, July 10, 2015

Kin Shriner & Maurice Benard share their #GH memories of Luke. Join us in saying goodbye by uploading your own videos using #FarewellTony.

Posted by General Hospital on Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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wow just wow ..
There is lots of love out there for Tony.
It’s goodbyes for us and a new beginning for Tony, I’m happy for him ..

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Tony will be back…to collect his next emmy…finally, Monica!…will Cameron and Aiden be spooked by little Jake…i just wonder if one can trust the kid…will he be good or bad…Liz needs to check his head for 666!!!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Will it be little Jake that triggers Jason’s memories to return???

Harry
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Harry

Maybe, Jim. Was there not a movie entitled, “The Two Jakes”?

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Yesterday was the first time I had ever seen little Aiden. It was a surprise since I had completely forgotten Liz had another child. Aiden is such a cutie pie. I wanted to eat him up. He’s so little. That’s a good question, jimh. What kind of child has emerged after spending years in Helena’s clutches and ‘tutelage’? As far as Jake’s memory? A couple of us actually thought that it is a logical possibility for little Jake to nudge Jake’s memory along. We have already been made aware of his cloudy/vague flashbacks with the toy motorcycles….so, it is possible,… Read more »

CeeCee
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@Harry.
Yes, Harry. There is a movie, THE TWO JAKES, starring Jack Nicholson. Imagine that!!

Ina Young
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Great old pictures, wasn’t watching then, came on about the time of Wedding to Laura.
Inamaria

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi, Ina.
I believe the movie came out in 1990.

brian
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brian

Truly enjoying GH ! 30 million viewers watched their wedding in 1981 and everyone who loved that era should be tuning in now for the next two weeks. Definitely worth the watching !

su0000
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Mash had 30 million every week and Rhoda’s wedding had 57 million lol .. I read Did you know; Luke and Laura followed Cliff and Nina’s extravaganza wedding, by a year.. Cliff and Nina wed; September 3, 1980 Luke and Laura wed; November 17, 1981 AMC- Nina and Cliff wedding; watching it on YouTube, it was much better than Luke and Laura’s, by far.. There are no numbers as to how many watched but I’d bet it was a notable number.. ”Cliff and Nina’s romance enthralled viewers. Chicago Sun-Times, stated, “Nina’s wedding to Cliff Warner is regarded as one of… Read more »

Aden
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Aden

You MUST have something better to do than sit around and find new and inventive ways to rag on Genie Francis and her Laura. Lmao. But clearly not. We all get it and have read it ad nauseum…you dont like Genie and you dont like Laura. Can we move on now?

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I loved Nina and Cliff’s wedding complete with the horse drawn carriage and the domineering, dastardly father-in-law Palmer Cortlandt, who seemed to harbor a borderline incestuous obsessive for his daughter, Nina. Palmer Cortlandt, may be one of the most emotionally complex psychological characters in daytime history. And what made him so fascinating is that there was an element of realism injected into his psychological make up. Plus, James Mitchell was an utter gem of an actor. They don’t write them like that anymore, do they? But I regress, er, I mean digress. To your point about Nina and Cliff’s wedding… Read more »

Ces
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Ces

Sweet message from Maurice. 3 short videos is all we get??

tskyent
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tskyent

So going to Miss Tony!!

Harry
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Harry

I am going to miss that ole bastard.
I am being reminded as of late as to why I fell in love with Luke Spencer in the first place.

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Kin Shriner Celebrates 45-Year Milestone as General Hospital’s Scott Baldwin

What would General Hospital be without Kin Shriner, who has always played Scott Baldwin to the hilt with unique style and acting chops? Today on August 2nd, Kin marks his 45th anniversary with the ABC daytime drama series, and the series just would never be the same without his four decades plus of performances, making him an enduring fan favorite.

Shriner debuted on GH back on this date in 1977.  Scott’s love story with Laura (Genie Francis) would begin to set a new trajectory for GH. Later, when Laura married Luke (Tony Geary) in 1981, and Scott made a shocking appearance at the reception and caught the bouquet, the character turned to the dark side which started a new era of story for Scott/Laura/Luke and more.

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Scott is the stepson of attorney, Lee Baldwin (the late Peter Hansen) and Dr. Gail Adamson (the late Susan Brown); although through the years they tangled over differences, the family loved and cared for one another.

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In more recent years, Scott’s legal eagle courtroom antics are always a must-see for viewers, as well as any time Shriner gets to show Scott’s emotional side, such as the time he learned his son Franco (Roger Howarth) had died.

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Kin’s scenes with his current on-screen love interest, Kathleen Gati (Liesl) are always a delight for GH fans, as well.

In addition to his General Hospital run, Shriner appeared as Scott in the GH spinoff; Port Charles from 1997-2000 and again in 2001.

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Share your congratulations to Kin on his 45th anniversary in the comment section, and then let us know what has been your favorite Scott Baldwin scene through the years. 

But first, in case you missed it, check out our interview last year with Kin on the Michael Fairman Channel below.

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General Hospital’s Maura West Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

On last Thursday and Friday’s episode of General Hospital, the ABC soap opera finally moved the story forward with the reveal to Ava (Maura West) that Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) and Esme (Avery Pohl) slept together, and within it, fans got to witness the beginning of the fallout and the reaction as played by three-time Daytime Emmy-winner and enduring fan favorite, Maura West.

As one might expect, the material in the hands of the mighty West, and the acting choices she makes are always intriguing and masterful.

In story, things start to unravel for Ava, when outside Trina’s (Tabyana Ali) courtroom trial, Esme and Ava have a confrontation.  It is there that Esme snarks at Ava, that she has the ability to destroy her world.  When Ava dares her to try, Nikolas shows up on the scene begging Esme to stop.  However, a manipulative Esme says, “Too late, I’m ending this right here, right now.” After lighting the fire, Esme walks off telling Nikolas to have a nice chit chat with his wife.

Next, Ava and Nikolas go to a private office, and Nikolas tells her that he made a huge mistake. A now suspicious Ava, asks, “What kind of mistake?” Nikolas then goes on to explain how he slept with Esme, just once, when he thought his relationship with Ava had tanked and had suffered irreparable damage.

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What comes after was where West shined, as a sarcastic Ava quipped, “Poor you, seduced by a high school graduate.”  Ava, then launches into that she thought she married a man, but instead she married a spineless weakling, and now she is going to burn him to the ground.

Later at Wyndemere, as Esme is frantically packing her suitcase and taking with her the all-important envelope linking her to Ryan (Jon Lindstrom), Ava appears and a confrontation begins with Ava calling out Esme as a, “conniving little whore”. Esme flaps back that Ava slept with both Morgan and Sonny (Maurice Benard)! Having put two and two together, Ava says she know that Esme is responsible for the revenge sex tape of Cameron (Willian Lipton) and Joss (Eden McCoyand setting fire to her car.

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Ava has wised up from all of Esme’s nasty statements and has come to realize that everything Esme has done including sleeping with Nikolas, feels like a targeted, planned attack on her, and she knows there is more to this story than Esme has ever let on.  When Ava spots the envelope in Esme’s suitcase, she goes to get it, but Esme grabs it from her. Then, with a steely warning, Ava tells Esme that she will be going to the courthouse now to exonerate Trina, and if she doesn’t, Ava will make sure Esme disappears and no one will ever be able to find her alive.

Now, while some viewers may be waiting for a knock-down drag-out catfight, we don’t know what will happen on Monday or Tuesday’s episode, but sometimes it’s more delicious just letting the words and its intentions drive the action, and West delivered the goods in spades in scenes with Marcus Coloma and Avery Pohl.

For all the reasons stated above, Michael Fairman TV names Maura West’s work as The Power Performance of the Week.

What did you think of Maura’s performance in the scenes where Ava finds out Nikolas slept with Esme and Ava’s confrontation later with Esme? What do you hope happens next?  Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section.  But firstm check out some moments from West’s performance below.

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Tony Dow, ‘Leave it to Beaver’ and ‘General Hospital’ Alum, Still Alive But in ‘Last Hours’ Despite Reports On His Death

UPDATED:  Since the original posting of this article, Tony Dow has now passed away.  On Wednesday, July 27th his son, Christopher confirmed his death on Facebook sharing: “Tony passed away earlier this morning, with his loving family at his side to see him through this journey.  We know that the world is collectively saddened by the loss of this incredible man. He gave so much to us all and was loved by so many. One fan said it best—“It is rare when there is a person who is so universally loved like Tony.”’

The original post below is the story on how Tony’s wife, Lauren Dow, had shared that her husband was still alive after erroneous news articles on his death were premature:

Lauren Dow, the wide of Tony Dow, best-known of his role of Wally Cleaver – the All-American older brother of “Beaver” Cleaver (Jerry Mathers) on the TV sitcom, Leave it to Beaver, shares that he is still alive amid previous reports of his passing early today.

Earlier, Tony’s management team had posted news of Dow’s death at the age of 77 on a Facebook post, but that has since been taken down.

Now comes word from Lauren to ABC7 in Los Angeles, that her husband is still breathing, but is in hospice care in their home.  She admitted that based on some health issues that happened overnight, she inferred that Tony had passed away when she informed people close to her and the family.

However, Dowd’s son Christopher confirmed to PEOPLE that his father, “is still alive but in his last hours. Under hospice care.”

Daytime fans recall that Tony played the part of Ross Jeanelle on General Hospital back in the mid-70’s.   On GH, Ross was investigating the murder of Dr. Phil Brewer and in story, Ross also dated nurse Beth Maynard, who was the sister of Diana Taylor.

Some of Dow’s other TV credits included: Adam-12, Mod Squad, Emergency, The Love Boat, and Murder, She Wrote plus he directed numerous TV episodes.

Share your thoughts and prayers for Tony Dow and his family via the comment section.

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