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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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GH’s Parry Shen Delivers the ‘Power Performance of the Week’

How many of us have lost, or had to say goodbye to our best friend? Somehow fate or illness intervenes and cuts short someone you share so many memories with.

On last Thursday’s episode of General Hospital, Dr. Britt Westbourne’s (Kelly Thiebaud) family and friends gathered for her memorial at the GH chapel.  However, viewers knew of the special connection between Britt and her bestie, Brad Cooper (Parry Shen).

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Devastated at losing Britt, upset that she never told him she about her diagnosis with Huntington’s Disease, and mourning her death, Brad comes to her former office, where Britt was the Co-Chief of Staff at the hospital. After exchanging heartfelt moments with Britt’s mother, the grieving Liesl (Kathleen Gati), and Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Brad (with a paper bag in hand) spends some time alone in Britt’s former office, which has now been cleaned out.

Next, Brad takes out a carton of ice cream (for those who know the back-story, Britt and Brad would sit together each with ice cream and watch the red carpet at the Nurses’ Ball on TV and hoot and howl at the residents of Port Charles), and thus begins a very emotional and five-hankie moment, where Brad recalls all the key moments in their friendship.

Parry Shen was so touching in this scene, that if you have been a fans of Britt and Brad’s friendship, we are sure you shed some tears.

Later, during the memorial, Brad is pained listening to the others eulogize Britt, and when it is his turn to speak, he does his best to get through it and pay homage to his best friend.

We will miss the Brad and Britt friendship as will many GH viewers for it was one-of-a-kind on the soaps – two originally, not so nice people, doing bad things and finding common ground with each other, and eventually turning their lives around and being there to support each other.

For all of these scenes mentioned above, Michael Fairman TV names Parry Shen’s work, the Power Performance of the Week.  You can check out a clip featuring Shen below.

Now, let us know, what did you think of Parry’s Performance during Britt’s memorial episode? Comment below.

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Marcus Coloma On His GH Exit: “I Don’t Know Why That Decision Was Made, But I Don’t Feel Any ill Will and I Didn’t Feel I Got Fired”

This week, GH fans saw Adam Huss returning to the ABC soap opera as Nikolas Cassadine to finish out the rest of the scenes originally intended to be played by Marcus Coloma who ended his three-year run on the show a tad early.

As has been previously reported, Coloma came down with Covid-19 as his final tape days neared, and a decision was made for him to not return to finish off his last run of episodes.

With all the rumors and stances taken by everyone involved, Coloma was the special guest on this week’s episode of the That’s Awesome Podcast hosted by Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson and discussed his departure from the long-running daytime drama series.

Marcus expressed that when he took the role on GH, he was excited to be in that kind of environment (working on a soap opera), and only signed on for three years.  However, as time went by it became more difficult to reconcile leaving when his contract was up, sharing: “You fall in love with the crew and everybody along with it. So, two and a half years in, this decision that was so clear in the beginning is getting complicated.”

The actor added that while, “I knew the end was coming, it wasn’t like GH was saying, ‘Hey, Marcus, we want you to stay.’  There was no negotiation … and all I can say to that is I don’t know why that decision was made, but I don’t feel any ill will and I didn’t feel like I got fired. It just felt like … there was maybe an understanding that I was going to be there for three years. The big surprise is how much it hurt. Even though I knew I was going to leave.”

In the end, Coloma reflected that this may have concluded as it should, adding, “I really do have some big goals and those goals would have never been realized if I would have stayed. That’s not to take anything away from GH because I admire everything about it.”

Watch the episode of That’s Awesome featuring Coloma below.

Then weigh-in, what do you think of Marcus’ thoughts on his exit as GH’s Nikolas Cassadine? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Adam Huss Back to GH as Nikolas Cassadine

With Marcus Coloma’s last appearance as Nikolas Cassadine on last week’s January 26th episode of General Hospital, the soap opera brought back Adam Huss to finish out the dark prince’s storyline.

According to Soaps.com. Huss aired today on the January 31st episode of the ABC daytime drama series and will finish out the scenes that were written to be portrayed by Coloma.

Adam previously subbed for Coloma back in September 2021 and again in November 2022.

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After it was announced that Coloma was leaving GH, the network and the series agreed that it would be best that Marcus did come in to tape his last episodes since he was recovering from Covid-19 at the time.  Thus, we are seeing those episodes featuring Huss now airing in early February.

So, glad to see Adam back to wrap Nikolas’ current storyline? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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