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General Hospital 50th Anniversary Cast Photo Revealed!

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Now here is a piece of soap history!  The cast of General Hospital posed for this very special photo celebrating the shows upcoming 50th anniversary which kicks-off the week of April 1st and goes all the way through to the Nurses’ Ball episodes the following week!

So to help you identify all the cast members, here is where everyone is standing in the photo! Pictured, Back row: Bergen Williams, Sean Kanan, Kelly Sullivan, Carolyn Hennesy, Lisa LoCicero, Sean Blackmore, Derk Cheetwood; third row: Drew Cheetwood, Tyler Christopher, Rebecca Herbst, Bradford Anderson, Kelly Monaco, Brandon Barash, Kirsten Storms, John J. York, Kristina Wagner, Jack Wagner, Sonya Eddy; Second row: Lynn Herring, Jacklyn Zeman, Ian Buchanan, Kimberly McCullough, Finola Hughes, Leslie Charleson, Jane Elliot, Anthony Geary, Genie Francis, Maurice Benard, Laura Wright, Jason Thompson, Nancy Lee Grahn; Front row: Marc Anthony Samuel, Teresa Castillo, Emily Wilson, Chad Duell, Haley Pullos, Tequan Richmond, Jimmy Deshler.

On-Air On-Soaps was on set the day of the photo shoot and we can tell you it was fantastic moment in history to see all of these returning fan favorites, and all the citizens of Port Charles in one room and in one spectacular memento for all-time! Let us know what you think of the GH 50th anniversary photo?

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su0000
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su0000

Well, that is nasty;
No—
Starr
Todd
McBain

Ronnie
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Ronnie

No kidding. Why didn’t they include ME, KA and RH. I mean come on…they all were on GH were one full year before all the PP/ABC/Disney got all complicated. Can’t believe that they weren’t apart of the 50th anniversary photo shoot even though they were asked to leave back in February. Go figure!!

Michael
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Michael

Probably because Roger Howarth is in Connecticut shooting One Life To Live.

Tarlyfan
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Tarlyfan

LOL

su0000
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su0000

The 3 are still with GH with contracts..
It was nasty not to include Todd, John and Starr ..

BOOOO BOOOOO/throw tomato !

bmonika
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bmonika

Because they are not part of GH’s 50th history – they have only been on GH for a short period of time and have no reason to be included. Stop acting like a two year old because you can’t have your own way. How pathetic.

bmonika
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bmonika

They are a part of OLTL and that is how it will remain – get over it

1loveabcsoap
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1loveabcsoap

Can you believe these idiots expecting Todd, Starr and McBain to be in the pivotal cast photo? These 3 actor’s and character’s had nothing to do with the ratings bonanza of General Hospital over the years. I can’t believe the nerve of some people.

Those character’s are the face of OneLife. Pivotal player’s on that show! They DONOT belong in the cast photo of GH.

Lynn
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Lynn

OMG! Really??? John/Todd/Starr have been on OLTL over 10yrs those are OL characters and NOT Gh characters errrrr they have been on verily a year and not even that if you include all the months john did even appear on GH no they are not part of GH esp the 50th!!!!!!

Ces
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Ces

I agree — kept looking for them! They were definitely pivota in storyline to get them to 50!

susan M.
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susan M.

I they didn’t include Todd,John,or Starr that is strange to me. They have been on
for a while and should have been in this cast picture.

1loveabcsoap
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1loveabcsoap

That’s wonderful. They DONOT belong in the 50th anniversary of GH. They had nothing to do with the ratings bonanza of GH over the 50 years!!!!!

Hurray! I don’t have to see their face in the cast photo.

AJ
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AJ

They probably were not around. Nothing to do with time there – the actor who plays Rafe is in the picture. You people need help – there’s no conspiracy!

Christy
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Christy

Ha! that is the first thing I looked for as well!

well since the stars are still GH actors, they should have been there… doesn’t matter what name they’ll go by when they return, they are still part of GH now!

what is up with that, ABC?

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

the photo was taken about 2-3 weeks ago-well after the last day of filming for the OLTLer’s for now. Quit looking for things that aren’t there

Sophia
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Sophia

Forget Todd, Starr, and John. How about Dante, Lulu, Jax, Brenda … all important characters who have been on the show for a long timE!

Judy
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Judy

love it! Is it available for purchase?

jim
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jim

Maybe they could make lamented copies of the photo to sell to fans as part of a fundraiser effort for amfar?

jim
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jim

By the way Kim M.(ROBIN! ROBIN! ROBIN!) is in the photo!!! Doubt that was taken b4 she left, and i doubt ABC deliberately stuck in a cardboard figure of her. Would she do it if she had any sort of problem with the current regime? And i also doubt shes only back for just a photo shoot. Even if she isnt seen as much i feel she is still very much part of the show, and will return…full time or recuring. This is a soap, and not a show where everything is done in an hour. Soap viewing requires people… Read more »

Tarlyfan
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Tarlyfan

Where is Jax, Brenda, Lulu, Dante, and Kevin?

10261991des
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10261991des

Ys there should be another photo taken

Jules
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Jules

I was looking for little Emma :(.

Jeffrey Anderson
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Jeffrey Anderson

I agree no Emma be found

Marnie
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Marnie

I wonder the same thing. This is just sooo wrong. Julie was there almost eight years and is excluded. Not good at all!!!!!!!!!Jax was there for years as well. All of these who are mentioned should have been included.

susan M.
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susan M.

A lot were excluded from this cast picture!

Christy
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Christy

they left out quite a few faces!

Jewell
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Jewell

Why are some dressed up and some not? Y&R had a beautiful 40th cast photo.

aria
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aria

this is the cast photo? how dissappointing, i thought they would all be dressed up for the photo? this looks like a picture of everyone put together after work. not a photo shoot of the stars together celebrating the 50th anniversary of a show.

Lin
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Lin

agreed, and everyone currently on cast should be in it. Julie Berman is gone so I understand why she’d not in there. I really think they should have one in Nurses Ball garb.

1loveabcsoap
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1loveabcsoap

Julie (Lulu) should have returned for the photo, just as Robin did. Jax, Brenda, Lucky, Dante, Keven and Steve burton should be in the cast photo as well.

THIS IS WRONG.

These people should understand that WE are invested in these people and their character’s. If nothing else, we are looking forward to that cast picture wth ALL our favorites. I don’t care if they HAVE TO PHOTO SHOP ALL OF THEM IN.

Patrick
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Patrick

I agree! I mean no art director! It looks like some were working in the yard and others wear a tuxedo! It’s ridiculous!

Jules
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Jules

Lynn Herring dressed up on the left side actually makes her look OUT of place!

Ellen
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Ellen

I agree….think it would have been a more glamorous shot befitting the 50th anniversary!! It looks like they took it between taping or before they left for the day…..kind of disappointing!!

Ellen
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Ellen

you can tell it was taken during taping for the nurse’s ball…..some and gowns and tux’s….some not!! not a very classy pic for the 50th!!:(

Brenda
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Brenda

I agree. The Y&R 40th cast photo looks like they are going to dinner at the White House with most in suits and gowns. Don’t they have a wardrobe dept. that could have found something more appropriate for the 50th anniversary photo.

Anna
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Anna

Is that Kimberly McCoullough I see standing by IB?

Lin
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Lin

It looks like her, but I find the photo to be poor quality. Don’t know why it’s so hard to see.

jim
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jim

Its kim…and she is listed.

jim
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jim

Its her, and her name is mentioned!

Cathy
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Cathy

Great shot glad that Kimberly is included missing is actress who plays kristina n Dominic

Cr8z13
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Cr8z13

No Kelly Thiebaud? What’s up with that?

Candice
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Candice

there’s many people who I feel should be in this but since they are just temporarily back I’ll excuse their absence (Jax, Brenda,Robert, Kevin the OLTL characters) but Where’s Dante, Lulu, Kristina??? They are all regular characters on the show 🙁

Lin
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Lin

“Lulu,” Julie Berman is gone. She quit and will not be back on. But don’t understand about Dante and Kristina. 🙁

Joanne
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Joanne

I wish they had been dressed up too like the Y&R pic. As for the absences, Julie and the OLTL folks had already taped their last scenes. I saw Dominic at an event the weekend after the photo was taken and he said he forgot about it since he wasn’t taping that day.

MK
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MK

I was expecting a Bigger and classier photo that Y and R. I am more disappointed that Rachel was not included, it shows that Luke is still the front and center of the show. Audrey should have been honored, she was there for 45 yrs.

Chantal
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Chantal

I have a feeling Lindsay Morgan is out…

caroldee
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caroldee

Yeah major player missing..sad..no lulu or dante..what?? NO..Audrey Hardy..really bad ABC!!

Jeffrey Anderson
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Jeffrey Anderson

Zowie!!!!! I love this picture right into my yearbook.. Thank u so much.. I’m real life journalis to kept track or keep it updates on GH!!!! this is incredible picture

shan
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shan

No DZ or Kelly Monaco. JMB left but so did BB . I think all of them should of been in the picture

Marnie
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Marnie

BB left but he is in the pic. hmmmm

Robert
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Robert

It’s not fair that Kristen, Roger and Michael got excluded because of the stupid disput between ABC (All aBout Commission) got greedy and cancelled two soaps they KNOW they should NEVER have cancelled and now the common actor paid the price! It’s a small honor but sad at the same time that corporate greed made what is suppose to be a special occassion suck!! Oh, ABC take a note from the #1 Daytime Soap network CBS when it comes to putting an anniversary together! The week leading up to Y&R 40th was absolutely wonderful. ABC and GH you are hitting… Read more »

Dan
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Dan

My god, people will complain about anything. Wonderful photo. They probably took it while as many cast members as possible were on set taping the Nurses Ball. Unfortunately, not everyone is going to be there at the same time. That’s why a few people are missing, and some are dressed up and some aren’t.

jim
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jim

I agree Dan…no one seems pleased about anything GH does, and it makes me wonder why so many complainers even watch. Sometimes i think most of them would be happier if the show was cancelled.
My only complaints are usually with the conplainers, and if there is something i dont like i usually make harmless suggestions and dont say hardly anything negative because there is much more positive things happening on GH to keep me happy and satisfied, so on with the show!!!

Tristan
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Tristan

Thank you!!! Let’s just be thankful that GH IS celebrating its 50th. As for those not in the picture? It is just a picture!!!!! Wouldn’t it be worse if all those mentioned weren’t even being invited back (like Rachel Ames)? The OLTL Three were probably legally enjoined from being so photographed, since at the time of the picture their status had not yet been legally determined. As for Kelly Thibaud? Probably taken while she was out with her broken leg. Everyone seems to be looking for political motivations to various appearances (or not) in the picture. They clearly took the… Read more »

Dzz Dee
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Dzz Dee

We are are talking about ABC, soaps… we should be happy that they are celebrating!

aria
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aria

totally right dan, jim and tristan,enough with the complaining GH is great, i ‘m loving it everyday, and i’m so grateful its on and Celebrating this milestone. thank the universe for the team of FV and RC if not for them, GH would not be this good.

Jake R.
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Jake R.

What about Tristan Rogers aka “Robert Scorpio”? I love what the “new” writing team and EP are doing with the show but why is Robert Scorpio always left out?

Jerrica
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Jerrica

JEEZ! Some ppl commenting r just ridiculous..Y’all want some cheese w/ ur whine??? Quit complaining so freaking much and just enjoy.
Great pic (^_^)

Karen
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Karen

I agree that Robert Scorpio was the best character he is so good now he is in a dumb coma, Maybe they will surprise us since Robin is in the photo.

Kollene
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Kollene

I think this has been semi photo shopped. Front row: Marc Anthony Samuel and Tequan Richmond look like the same person…….

Tony Tedesco
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Tony Tedesco

Where’s Rachel Ames?

Denise I. Quigley
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Denise I. Quigley

That is a wonderful picture,where can I get this picture,please let me know

jeanette burns
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jeanette burns

please send me a copy of my favorite show on tv for the last 35 years

jeanette burns
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jeanette burns

i dont know what that means

heidi
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heidi

Great photo!!!

Best Cast!!!

liz
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liz

I see Robin, Please make her stay, Love love love Kimberly McCullough please bring back our scrubs.

tbs
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tbs

The photo’s are always taken on a work day and everyone is invited to take part in the photo but if an actor doesn’t want to show up on his/her own time them that’s that. the actors who are dressed in street close are the ones that came on there own time so hats off to them for showing up. as for the OLTL people I’m sure it had to do with the lawsuit pending. It would had been nice if everyone was all dressed up but most likely they didn’t put that in the memo

1loveabcsoap
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1loveabcsoap

No OneLifer’s in the photo.

Angela
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Angela

Definately need a redo here. Too many left out! 🙁

Ces
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Ces

*pivotal* sheesh

Terry
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Terry

Where was Rachel Ames? She was brought back for the 50th?

Dzz Dee
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Dzz Dee

I agree, there is missing characters, however, we have to realize that this is ABC they aren’t serious about Soaps.. I suppose it was asking too much to get Jason, Jacks, & Lucky to travel.

jim
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jim

Whats abc got to do with or who isnt there…if they werent serious about GH they wouldnt hired FV or RC to save it after realizing how foolish they were to allow Brian Frons to convince them to cancel the other two. And i doubt we’d be seeing the nurses ball if they werent serious. Lucky is doing Nashville and Jax is in Hawaii with his family…these two might not have the time to fly in on what looks like a photo done in a moments notice. And it might have been too much work, lol, for Jason(steve burton) to… Read more »

Ava
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Ava

Dzz Dee – Steve Burton no longer qorks for GH. In fact, he works for Y&R now. GH isn’t going to promote his new soap. Ingo is doing DWTS and recently said in an interview that he can’t juggle both DWTS & GH the way Kelly did. It is too hard, he said. As for Jonathan, he said he couldn’t fit GH into his Nashville schedule. The actor himself said it. Please stop blaming the show until you have your facts straight. Ron and Frank are trying to give fans a 50th anniversary to remember. Let’s try to enjoybit without… Read more »

DzzDee
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DzzDee

Exactly, You said , What I meant about those long ago key characters..another life & they moved on. ABC is still lacking in common sense! They could of easily back slide there decision to keep OLTL on ABC. As I am a fan of GH & OLTL.. But……… ABC has one soap.. I don’t think they are that serious!

jim
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jim

People, get over it. ive been to parties and reunions where everyone didnt show up! There are dozens of reasons why? One reunion i attended we did a group photo: some dressed like they were from Dynasty and others dressed like they were from The Waltons. It was no big fuss…everyone was just grateful who were able to attend and it didnt stop the party because of some who couldnt commit: other committments, on vaction, illness or just didnt feel like it. Geez, sure a lot of unhappy people when there neednt be.

Tam
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Tam

It’s just a photo, no big deal. Lots of the ‘regulars’ are missing. The fact that GH is still on the air is the important part. I’m just glad none of the oltl crowd is in the photo. My critique is the poor photo backdrop. Sean and Sonya appear to be beheaded bodies.

jag8950
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jag8950

Thrilled to see Robin in the picture, there is still hope for her yet.

kinda
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kinda

There’s a lot missing from this photograph and that’s the main reason I don’t watch this one-sided show anymore.

Karen
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Karen

Why dont they bring Tristan Rogers back for the 50th and his daughter Robin get him out of the comma they can figue it out. All his fans want him back more then once every 4-5years it is ridiclous. Even if he is on another soap he could do it for the anniversary show.

jeanette burns
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jeanette burns

waiting for my copy of this cast picture

Cheryl
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Cheryl

Why wasn’t Tristan Rogers in this photo?. He was and is still an important character at GH.!!. Not the same without him, I can’t believe they put him in a coma and left it like that!!!! , Tristan Rogers made GH and I don’;t know why he isn’t: back on the set celebrating their 50th!!! He alway’s gets shafted, so not right!!! You need to bring him back or you will loose ratings again !!!!!

General Hospital

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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Breaking News

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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