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General Hospital 50th Anniversary Timeline! – What Was Your Favorite Storyline?

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We are counting down to the big 50th anniversary celebration of ABC’s General Hospital! And to help us with the countdown, ABC.com’s official General Hospital site has a timeline of all the decades with specific years storyline highlights complete with blast from the past images and more!

With 50 years of romance, heartache, and jaw-dropping moments features, On-Air On-Soaps wants to know what has been your favorite storyline and moment throughout the years on GH?

Was it Audrey and Steve Hardy’s romance? Bobbie’s hooker past coming to light?  Diana killed by poison tea via Heather? The Ice Princess Storyline? Luke and Laura’s wedding? Robert and Holly’s wedding?  Dr. Tony Jones going psycho?  The numerous botched wedding attempts of Sonny and Brenda?  Lucky telling off Elizabeth and Nikolas after finding out about their affair?   These are just for starters!  Weigh-in!

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Trish
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Trish

My all time forever favorite was Luke and Laura on the run from Frank Smith/left handed boy. The only other story that came close to grabbing me like L&L was Sonny and Alexis coming together.

Tracy
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Tracy

Lesley taking the wrap for Laura killing David Hamilton. Denise Alexander was amazing on the stand and the love that Rick and Lesley shared through that was awesome!

Michelle
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Michelle

Ned/Lois and Eddie Maine was such a fun story.

Tali
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Tali

Agree!

susan M.
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susan M.

What I remember are my favorite episodes of GH are: Luke & Laura’s Wedding, Anna,Robert, Shawn Donnelly, (the day’s of the WSB)…The first time Robert met his daughter Robin ! Liked Audry & Dr. Hardy(great couple) & when Dr. Hardy would alway’s
tell the Christmas Story To the kids in the hospital & everyone else that was there. Liked
the romance between Bobbie & Dr. Drake (Rick Springfield). The first time Laura came on the show. Liked the Webber brothers….There is so many good stories then & especially now(2013)!

jim
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jim

Everything you said is what i liked too, though there was some much earlier stuff with Jessie Brewer i liked as well plus a few other things.

Cathy
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Cathy

The metro court countdown one of the best story n brought scrubs together! Even though we knew that Robin was ok the way each day played was magic…we need scrubs magic back!

jim
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jim

Too many great moments to mention. The mob stuff grew tiresome after awhile. Glad thats not the shows main focus anymore.

Michelle
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Michelle

Agreed! The disappearance of the mob stories brought me back to GH.

ces
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ces

Left Handed Boy storyline hands down.
I also loved the whole Grant Putnum/Celia Quartermaine/Jimmie Lee storyline
Monica/Rick/Alan back in their heyday
Heather’s first round giving the LSD
Luke & Laura’s Wedding and basically their entire love story even starting in the disco… ick how it happened but who can forget Herb Albert’s “Rise” playing?!

So many great moments..

Rose
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Rose

I’m a big Robert Scorpio fan, so mostly all the story involving him with Holly, Anna, Sean, Frisco, Luke.Laura etc, etc.

When Robert Scorpio first showed up for the ice princess, I got hooked on GH ad stayed hook for all his time on the show. RobertHolly marriage pf convenient and falling in (Swoon) with Luke coming back from the dead, Susan Moore murder investigation, Robert ex-wife and Anna/Robert back story, The mount rushmore adventure, Robert marrying Anna, loved all of it.

Carlee
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Carlee

I agree with everything in your post. Robert Scorpio, IMO, the best character ever. However, where is he now??????

Jake R.
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Jake R.

Robert Scorpio IS the best character. I do love Luke though, but Robert was the first daytime super spy! Anna is also amazing-she was kicking ass and taking names before “Alias,” “Covert Affairs” and all these other shows.

Justin
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Justin

I loved the mystery stories like the one where the then chief of police (Bert Ramsey) was fournd out to be “Mr. Big!” Who woulda thunk it??

Bill Wilson
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Bill Wilson

This was one of mine, too, Justin! Loved Bob Hastings in that role!

Jake R.
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Jake R.

That was a great storyline! Mild-mannered Burt!

su0000
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su0000

There are so very many really great stories that I can not just go with one..
I liked the so-called mob years. always on the edge.
Also, all the early years of the Quartermain stories were a favorite.
Th weddings were an event , not a story, so not anything great just glitter and flash..

(Recently I like the Caleb story ..

Raleigh
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Raleigh

I enjoyed when the real Grant Putnam was revealed to be locked away as Patient 402.

Gillian
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Gillian

Luke and Laura’s wedding. Jason telling Sam that her daughter Lila had died. Kristina’s funeral (Alexis’ sister) when Alexis threw her sister’s ashes on Sonny. This past Thanksgiving, the tribute to Edward with he and Lila walking upstairs at the end. Stone’s death. And so many others – too many to list. What an amazing show with a rich history.

calie
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calie

Metro Court and Elizabeth and Jason.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I was a devoted GH fan back in the day and remember so many great stories. I suppose some of my favorites are (in no particular order): When Phil Brewer finally got what was long overdue and the trial of Jessie for his murder. (She didn’t do it.) When Lucille March finally became Mrs. Al Weeks. (That was so cute.) Steve and Audrey finally getting together permanently. The Ice Princess story – Luke and Laura on the run again and the introduction of Robert Scorpio, Sean Donnelly and Tiffany Hill. (And who could forget Agent O’Reilly.) Monica’s breast cancer story… Read more »

MK
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MK

Sean was not brought on during the ice princess, he was part of the aztec story 3 yrs later

Jake R.
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Jake R.

I remember Agent O’Reilly getting shot while she was in the phone booth. So sad! That Aztec Storyline was THE longest mystery they ever had; it went on over the course of two summers if I recall.

Phil Seldis
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Phil Seldis

Any and every time close friends Dr. Steve Hardy and Nurse Jessie Brewer sat down in Steve’s office and discussed what was going on in the hospital and in each other’s lives. In the early years, if the show was appointment viewing, your appointment was with Steve and Jessie. They were GH’s Nancy and Chris, Tom and Alice, Maeve and Johnny, Joe and Ruth…etc.

heidi
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heidi

There are too many to pick just one! I love GH!!! Of course Luke and Laura’s wedding, Jason and Brenda’s wedding, Maxie and Spinelli’s non-wedding, Tracy and Luke’s weddings (all), Robin’s first scenes with Robert, anything with Robert and Anna, Lucy discovering Nik and Liz having an affair, anything with Laura, Luke, and Lucky, Robin and Patrick’s weddings, Sonny and Brenda’s weddings, any of the karaoke scenes at Jakes, the Metro Court hostage situation, anything with Carly and Jax, anything with Jason, Spinelli, Maxie, Brenda, Molly, Diane, Tracy, and Emma. the Ice Princess story, anything Cassadne, anything Faison, the Santa… Read more »

Pepper
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Pepper

Luke and Laura wedding(because of Elizabeth Taylor). Jason and Sam wedding because it was odd and special. Maxie and Spinelli non-wedding. Sonny and Brenda’s wedding,Lucky and Liz wedding.Mod story with Manny.Shooting at the church with Jason and Sonny. The Cassidines, and anything Carly and Jaxs and anything Jason and Sam especially the Mexico trip looking for Michael and Kristina.Robin and Jason’s death. The birth of Daniel and the death of Edward Q.I liked Todd, sepecially when Sam went to work for him.

Lynn A.
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Lynn A.

My all time favorite is when Sonny confronted Brenda and found the wire tap on her. Best emotional scenes ever! Second favorite would be when Lucky was supposedly killed in the fire and the fallout scenes with Elizabeth, Luke and Laura.

Terran
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Terran

My two favorites (I couldn’t have just 1) are the time in 1978 when Laura killed David Hamilton and Lesley took the wrap. Amazing writing by Doug Marland and I was glued to my TV set during the summer of 1980 when my Luke and Laura were on the run for their lives. Pat Falken-Smith’s writing was at its peak, Genie and Tony were pure gold and the world was in love with them…

MK
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MK

Loved Laura and Scotty with Bobbie. Frank Smith, Ice Princess, Heather on LSD, Susan Moore’s murder, Alan trying to kill rick and Monica, Mexico, Bobbie in Florida, Mt rushmore, Bombing of the arts festival, Faison and the crystal, Robert’s showdown with faison, Jagger, Karen, Jason shipwrecked, Bobbie held hostage, Luke and Laura’s return, Audrey and steve attacked, BJ’s death, Puerrto rico, Stone and Robin, Nurses Ball, Mary Mae and Edward, Damian’s murder, Casadine takes over hospital, Carly;s revenge, Liz and Lucky, End Game, Lucas’ coming out, Hotel Fire, Train wreck, Scubs, Robert and the virus, Anna’s return, Brenda’s return, and… Read more »

sean
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sean

Diana was killed by Alice Grant. Heather accidentally took the poisoned tea..

Steffy
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Steffy

My all time favorite was liason but now I’m loving quiz & I did love l&l when it was Greg v!!!

Howard
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Howard

Wow, so many but here it goes: MEMORABLE STORY LINES….. The Diana Taylor Murder–who did it? Lassa Fever….. Rick and Monica–their passion for each other, The Ice Princess, Bobbie and Roy Deluca, Laura being hypnotized by David Gray, Robert Scorpio as Police Commissioner, Grant Putnam as a DVX agent, Natalia telling Luke she was a spy, The chemistry between Courtney and Jax, the idea of Kelly’s Diner, being a place for so many, The Floating Rib–yesterday and today, Lois and Ned, Sky being a Quartermaine, Sonny falling for Emily, The bringing to life of Heather Webber, Frisco, and so many… Read more »

JAISAM/MCBAMFANS
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JAISAM/MCBAMFANS

I start watching GH in 2003

And JASAM caught my eye

When kelly monaco(sam) lost her baby, I was

Mesmerize

That story of her and Steve (jason) blending together and

bonding together was magical!!!!!

2004 was a good/ bad for JASAM
That was GH AT THEIR BEST!!!!!

randy
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randy

o,k….im really dating myself now ,, but i remember way back when audreys son lil tommy was kidnapped,,,,i think by phil brewer if my memories are correct,,,it went on for months…at the end of every show audrey would look into the camera and say ,,oh tommy where are you….i was like 7 years old at the time ,,this was pre luke and laura…2nd choice definetly leslie takeing the blame for laura killing david hamilton

randy
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randy

oh 3rd would have to be laura coming out of a comatose state and going back into it,,not the best storyline but genie francis blew it out of the water on this one,,,,with an emmy at the end for her

Tania
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Tania

1. Alice killed Diana Taylor but tried to frame Anne Logan.
2. Luke returns from the “dead” to find his lady love, Holly married to best friend, Robert.
3. Laura’s return from the “dead” in 1983.
4. The Laurelton Murder mystery with Terry & Bobbi and introduced Lucy Coe.
5. Who killed DL Brock
6. Robin/Stone AIDS story
7. BJ’s death
8. Tiffany & Sean battle for Lucas

melanieofoz
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melanieofoz

Alice didn’t try to frame Annie, it was Heather. She wrote Anne’s name using Diana’s finger to make it look as though Diana was trying to write it in her own blood. I remember Bert Ramsey asking Anne if she spelled her name with an “e” at the end because it was important.

rbs
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rbs

My favorites would be Lucy and Doc, Anna and Robert, Patrick and Robin, Robin coming to Port Charles and the Asian Adventures –

Teresa
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Teresa

My absolute favorite is everything involving Luke and Laura. This ice princess, their wedding, their adventures on the run but most of all the moment Laura told Luke she was pregnant. A very close second is the love story of robin and stone and their HIV storyline. That storyline brought so much awareness to the cause and showed the realistic effects of the disease, stone’s death and robin’s life showcased both ends of the spectrum. I will always be so proud of GH and all the actors involved!!!!!

Natalie
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Natalie

My ALL TIME favorite GH story? The Bradley Ward disappearance aka murder mystery. I loved the way it unfolded from Lucky and Sly found the bloody nightgown and gun in Mary Mae’s house and then Luke and Laura unearthed Bradley’s body while digging a rose garden. The pace, the twists and turns, it was old fashioned and brilliant storyline that kept us on our toes through out.

Jake R.
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Jake R.

What ever did happen to Cousin Sly? And his sister Jennie?

David
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David

So many
Luke and Lauran on the run, Laura’s return outside of the mayor mansion (with the Laura theme song by Chris Cross in the background), Dominque’s death and dieing in Scotty’s arms, Robin and Stone’s romance, the Cassadine weather machine and the discovery of Anna (Love) being Robin’s mother . There are so many others!

janet
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janet

I have watched for a long time with a few shut off in disgust. I loved Robert with Robin and Anna showing up the story of the Chinatown , kidnapping Robin, her three godfathers. BJ”S heart story, Felicia knocked it out of the park, she made me cry seeing it was BJ’s heart yet her daughter would live. Loved almost all the show Loved AJ trying his damnedest to get his son from the mob. , Hated and still will not watch any and all the mob stories killers and mob bosses as hero’s introduced me to other soaps. I… Read more »

Amelie
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Amelie

My all-time favorite storyline was the love story and marriage between Holly & Robert Scorpio. A great story and a wonderful romance with amazing chemistry between the actors. It showed at last that a happy marriage did not have to be boring! I hope we get to see Holly & Robert again during the 50th Anniversary!

melanieofoz
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melanieofoz

I started watching GH around 1970 when I was 8 years old. My aunt got my sister and I hooked on it along with OLTL. Stopped watching late 80s/early 90s when plots became too unbelievable which lost my interest and came back last year when RC and FV took over. In the past 43 years my favorites were/are….. Relationships: Steve & Audrey; Sharon & Henry; Jane & Howie; Dan trying to woo Jessie; Lucille & Al; Lee & Gail; Peter & Diana; Rick & Lesley; Scotty & Laura; Bobbie & Noah; Heather & Joe Kelly; Rose & Hutch; Edward &… Read more »

Jacque
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Jacque

Cartini are doing s fabulous job in their writing People should not give up. Remember
nothing is as it seems. they are touching all basis for the 50th anniversary. enjoy the ride. I don’t think you will be sorry.

Andy G.
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Andy G.

You know, I almost feel sorry for Demi Moore. Has anyone else noticed that, in all this hoopla over GH’s 50th, absolutely no one is clamoring for the return of Jackie Templeton? Some of my favorite GH moments from over the decades I’ve watched (in no particular order, and too many more to mention): 1. The left handed boy/Luke & Laura on the run. 2. The Ice Princess story line 3. Brenda’s mental breakdown at a photo shoot 4. Robin & Stone’s AIDS diagnosis/the Nurses’ Ball extravaganzas 5. Rena Sofer as Lois Cerullo 6. Spinelli calling Sonny “the Pacino-esque one”… Read more »

Jake R.
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Jake R.

I worked with Demi Moore on a movie once. Trust me, she’s no one anyone need clamor for!

k/kay
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k/kay

Funny you should say that the actor who played Steve Hardy said she was awful he could not figure out how she made it into the movies.

Alan
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Alan

Loved the Laura/Leslie/David Hamilton storyline and the whole cheesy but fun Ice Princess storyline.

su0000
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su0000

I loved the ”whodunit” stories, all of them that kept me on the edge wondering, they were the great ones ..
I never was couple/love story person..
From the first radio soap love story that ended in breakup the misery of soap opera love stories have been much the same with different actors playing out the same old happy to heartbreak stories for 60 years, blah….
so yah, the mysteries, thrillers, chillers, are my favorites..

Christine
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Christine

I did not start watching GH until the airplane scene with Sonny and Brenda. I think this was around 1994. My cousins used to watch this show and I watched SANTA BARBARA, if it had not been cancelled yet. Otherwise I might have been watching a little GUIDING LIGHT. Anyway, I missed all the fun of the 80s – its hey day, but I had homework! 🙂 I did enjoy Liz with Jason after Lucky “died.” I enjoyed the transformation of Carly (played by Sarah Joy Brown, at the time). I enjoyed the comedy of Brenda and Jason being married;… Read more »

Jake R.
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Jake R.

My absolute favorite storyline was the Ice Princess caper. Everyone on that mystery Island, the location shoots, the introduction of the Cassadines. Everyone seems to forget that Mikko’s brother Victor (played by Thaao Penghlis) wasn’t killed but sent to prison. I think they should bring HIM back onto the show and have him hooked up with his sister-in-law Helena to take revenge on the Spencers. I’ve emailed one of the show’s ep’s about it on Facebook but I think he ignored me lol. Left-handed boy/Frank Smith was a close second. Something no one ever mentions from the Left-handed boy story… Read more »

Anthony
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Anthony

Boy there are some stories that I like going way-back-when.There’s no particular order here, just as they pop into my mind. There was an interracial love story involving a blind-from-birth white man and a black doctor. He didn’t know what “color” was and he fell in love. There was Audrey’s storyline with her secret baby and the blackmailing Mrs Nelson who Audrey was accused of murdering. There was the who-dun-it murder of Phil Brewer with all the suspects going in and out of the doctor’s office – ultimately is was Augusta McLeod who was uncovered as the murderer. The Diana… Read more »

Christine
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Christine

My favorite storyline is the growing romance and adventures of Frisco and Felicia. I now watch GH with the return of Frisco Jones for the 50th anniversary. I really hope and a lot of my many friends hope that Jack will sign on for a lot longer than just for the 50th. Their growing romance is every young girls dream of having and to me they are the #1 super couple. The other super couples are great as well but these two will always be my favorite.

Wendelyn Sullivan
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Wendelyn Sullivan

My favorite storyline is of course when Felecia came onto the show. Her being an Aztec Princess, and how Frisco hid her from the goons that were looking for her. The whole Aztec treasure storyline. Also when Tony got shot,and how Frisco blamed Felecia for it, how it tore them apart and how they slowly put them back together again, and how it bonded Tony, Tania, Frisco and Felecia together during that time. I liked how one sl drifted into the beginning of another sl. I loved the Asian Quarter sl, when Robert learned he had a six year old… Read more »

Mary
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Mary

This is how I feel. I will always be and F&F fan also I understand why Felicia feels and why she went with Mac, not happy about it but I understand it. I think the writers rushed the storyline when Frisco came back and that’s why she choose Mac. GH always led from one storyline to another and I miss the good old days with F&F, R&H and Sean and Tiffany and Tony. The relationship that Tony and Frisco had were like they could be real brothers and the friendship that Tony and Felicia had was awesome!!! Robert should have… Read more »

Lisa
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Lisa

I will be 50 this year also-so my memories of GH go back to my first real memories of anything at all. By far, my favorite storylines contain the unforgettably iconic Frisco & Felicia. I am addicted to the Asian Quarter storyline and it is where I go to on Youtube when I need a good dose of nostalgia to lift my day. That particular storyline forever united F&F and introduced us to Anna Devane and Robin Scorpio. From an acting standpoint-the Maxie/BJ heart transplant storyline gave us some of the most memorable performances in GH history by Kristina Wagner,… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

What is the name of Laura’s sister who was a nurse at GH? Can’t rememeber her name. Her sister isn’t mentioned in the People Magazine for GH 50th Anniversay or
even a picture oh her.

Barbara t loves One life to live
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Barbara t loves One life to live

Amy, She really died a few years ago from Kidney failure, sad it would be so nice to see her again, Her name was shell Kepler, she was 49 when she died.

jim
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jim

Lauras stepsister was Amy Vining. Her potrayer was the late Shell Kepler who sadly passed away several years ago.

k/kay
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k/kay

Her sisters name was Amy Vining the actress passed away a few years back. I think the actress’s name was Shell Kepler but that may not be right.

Barbara
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Barbara

My favorite storyline is the growing romance and adventures of Frisco and Felicia. I hope the writers will make them get back together. Frisco & Felicia are meant to be together forever. Felicia with Mac is boring.

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