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General Hospital Alum Anne Jeffreys Dead At 94

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On Thursday, news broke first via KABC Los Angeles entertainment guru, George Pennacchio, that TV, Film, and theatre actress Anne Jeffreys died at the age of 94.

Jeffreys was very well-known to General Hospital fans for her 20 years of playing wealthy socialite, Amanda Barrington beginning in  1984, with her final appearance on the daytime drama was in 2004.

It was revealed in 2013, that Amanda had died off-screen.  Jeffreys also appeared on GH’s spin-off, Port Charles.

In addition, Anne is most remembered to primetime TV audiences co-starring with her husband Robert Sterling, in the romantic ghostly comedy, Topper from 1953-1955 on CBS.

The talented actress also had a career in the theatre singing Tosca at the Brooklyln Opera House, and appearing in the show My Romance on Broadway, and Kiss Me Kate in both Los Angeles and New York in the 40’s,

GH’s longtime enduring star, Jackie Zeman took to Twitter after hearing the news of her former castmates passing, expressing:  “God Bless the beautiful + talented #AnneJeffreys RIP We will always remember you with love + appreciation #GH @GeneralHospital

So, do you remember Anne Jeffreys at Amanda Barrington on GH? Share your remembrances in the comment section below.

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Karen
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Karen

Amanda B was a beautiful socialite. Loved her. She lived a long beautiful life. REST IN PEACE

Victoria Okorn
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Victoria Okorn

I so remember Ann Jeffries from “Topper” when I was a kid. And was so happy to see her as Amanda Barrington on GH. She had that wonderful special quality of grace and sophistication that I’ve always admired. God speed Ms Jeffries.

Jimh
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Jimh

I liked her…we really dont get the snobby socialite on soaps anymore or the meddlesome Aunt Liz like on Another World…i do like the meddlesome Aunt Stella on GH…p mention her passing on a different headline but i see it wasnt printed!!!

Jovin
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Jovin

I loved Aunt Liz!!!!

Jimh
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Jimh

Irene Daily…was the best…she also played Killer Pamela Stewart on Edge Of Night!!!

Jovin
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Jovin

Or Phoebe from AMC!! Lol. Those loony ladies provided lots of laughs!!!

Jimh
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Jimh

Phoebe and Langley…miss them!!!

Jimh
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Jimh

Monte Hall-Legendary Game Shoe host for ‘Let’s Make A Deal” has died at age 96…R.I.P.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Loved the Kirbys on Topper and Neal the St. Bernard!

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

Back in the day, I just loved her as Marion Kerby on Topper and was so excited when she came to GH.
Thank you Ms. Jeffreys for years of wonderful entertainment. RIP.

Shay
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Shay

What a lovely lady and actress! Pure class and glamour until the very end! Even into her 90’s, Miss Jeffreys always left an impeccable and effortlessly stylish impression upon her public…her quite youthful beauty and ageless grace were utterly amazing! Professionally speaking, I never failed to enjoy her memorable appearances as Amanda Barrington on GH and elsewhere in primetime. To say her kind of soigne’, sophisticated soap star is a vanishing breed is a true understatement, and a very sad one at that. She will cetainly be missed, but surely never forgotten!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

A grande dame!

Maca
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Maca

She was so glamorous off and onscreen!

Charday
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Charday

She was beautiful and total class. RIP.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Classy lady! I recall her on GH as Amanda and the actor/character added a lot to the daily storytelling. Glamour, some class conflict, some humor. Applause applause!

JMER
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JMER

I remember her distinctively on GH in the 80s rubbing shoulders with the Qs, in hospital board of directors’ meetings, and with son Derek. but didn’t realize she was on the show for twenty years. I miss the days when GH was able to get an actress of her experience as a supporting player on the show.

Steve
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Steve

Amanda was the epitome of class, although she did dally with Leo at Lorena’s spa back in 80’s 🙂

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DAYS and GH Director Joe Behar Passes Away at 94

Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Joe and his family in the comment section.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Releases His New Album ‘Clean Slate’

On Thursday, the highly-anticipated nine song set from General Hospital’s James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) dropped  on Apple Music

The album entitled “Clean Slate” features the tracks: “Look Out Below”,  “My Funny Friend”, “Can U Feel Me?”, “World of Good”, “Don’t Tell Me”, “I Burn For You”, “Always Love You”, “Another Time”, and “My One and Only Love”.

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Fans of General Hospital, always love when James performs at the Nurses Ball’ but now here, Stuart delivers several original songs with his unique vocal style that make it unmistakable JPS.

Check out a preview of the album below.

Now, let us know if you will be adding “Clean Slate” to your playlists and more via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Austin Reveals His True Identity

Leave it to many GH fans who guessed right as to just who Roger Howarth’s new character of Austin will turn out to be!  On Tuesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, we learned the last name of the character who is related to the Quartermaine’s.

For weeks, Austin has seemed to be fixated on Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) and the Q’s and now with this cliffhanger of a reveal we know why.

At a key family business meeting at the Q’s, Scott (Kin Shriner) who now seems in cahoots with Austin for a piece of the Quartermaine pie, brings Austin to the gathering.

 

When Austin arrives, Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) looks none-to-pleased!  She clearly knows the guy.  When Michael struts up to Austin asking who he is and what is he doing here … Austin introduced himself as Austin Gaitlin-Holt.  Michael and everyone else look a bit perplexed as we fade to black.

However, GH history buffs know that Jimmy Lee Holt was the son of Edward Quartermaine and his mistress Beatrice LeSuer.  Jimmy Lee did some pretty reprehensible things while he was in Port Charles.  When he left he married Charity Gaitlin.  Upon the death of Edward Q. back in 2012, Jimmy Lee was left out of his inheritance.  Therein must lie some of the story…. and now Roger Howarth fans eagerly await to see how this new doctor in town and Quartermaine turns out to be.  Will he be a bad boy, or a misunderstood good guy?  We shall see.

So, what did you think of Austin being revealed to be Austin Gaitlin-Holt? Share your thoughts in the comment section, and also cast your vote in our poll on Roger’s new character below.

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