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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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  1. Karen

    September 28, 2017 at 6:24 pm

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

  2. Victoria Okorn

    September 28, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    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.

  3. Jimh

    September 28, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    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

      September 28, 2017 at 10:30 pm

      I loved Aunt Liz!!!!

      • Jimh

        September 29, 2017 at 4:34 pm

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

    • Jovin

      September 28, 2017 at 10:31 pm

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

      • Jimh

        September 29, 2017 at 4:35 pm

        Phoebe and Langley…miss them!!!

    • Jimh

      September 30, 2017 at 3:52 pm

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

  4. Mark Y

    September 28, 2017 at 6:54 pm

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

  5. Llanviewer717

    September 28, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    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.

  6. Shay

    September 29, 2017 at 2:24 am

    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!

  7. nancy dillingham

    September 29, 2017 at 3:55 am

    A grande dame!

  8. Maca

    September 29, 2017 at 4:21 am

    She was so glamorous off and onscreen!

  9. Charday

    September 29, 2017 at 6:51 am

    She was beautiful and total class. RIP.

  10. Iakovos

    September 29, 2017 at 7:00 am

    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!

  11. JMER

    September 29, 2017 at 7:15 am

    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.

  12. Steve

    September 29, 2017 at 7:54 am

    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 Mark Lawson Fuels At-Home Workout With Soap Opera Competition: “Dante, Dante, Dante, Dominic, Dominic, Dominic … But What About Dustin?”

As fans and colleagues of General Hospital and former One Life to Live star, Mark Lawson (Dustin, GH) know, he often posts on his Instagram account at-home workouts from his garage including: exercises with: kettlebells and free weights. In real-life, Lawson is a fitness guru, as well.

In one of his most recent posts over the holiday weekend, Mark used the constant chatter of a potential return of Dominic Zamprogna to GH to reprise his role of Dante Falconeri (which would pit Mark’s school teacher alter-ego Dustin at-odds with Dante, for the love of Lulu (Emme Rylan)) to charge up his workout routine! So what’s a guy to do?  Bicep curls!

Next, fueling his workout in a hilarious send-up, Lawson, as he is curling dumbbells remarks: “You want Dante back? Dante, Dante, Dante … Dominic,Dominic,Dominic … It’s all you talk about.  It’s all you care about, but what about Dustin?  What’s up with Dustin?  Where’s good guy Dustin? School teacher Dustin, who never shot nobody.  Never hurt anybody and all he wanted was a girlfriend.   All everybody talks about is Dante, Dante, Dante. Dominic, Dominic, Dominic.”

You can watch Mark’s IG post below!

Then let us know, if you hope there will be some healthy soap opera competition for the love of Lulu down the line between Dustin and Dante, if Dominic returns to the show.  If he does return, would you be Team Dustin or Team Dante? Share your thoughts via the comment section.

 

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GH’s Michael Easton Posts “Ask Me Anything” Part Two

Over the coronavirus pandemic General Hospital star Michael Easton (Hamilton Finn) has been answering several fans questions posted to him in a series of posts on his official Facebook page. 

This week, Easton posted part two of his “Ask Me Anything”, and the fan favorite said he he will do his best to get through everyone’s questions and thanked those who made donations to America Health Care Workers and food banks during COVID-19.

In part two; questions ranged from: his connection with his on-screen brother played by Josh Swickard, if he would ever consider a return to Days of our Lives to reprise the role of Tanner Scofield (his first soap role), what is his favorite part of playing Hamilton Finn, and the casting of his on-screen daughter Violet played by Jophielle Love and more.

One question posed to Easton revolved around the just completed Daytime Emmys, when he was asked: “How many times have you submitted yourself for the Emmys? Some actors seem to put a real emphasis on being nominated but you don’t seem to care that much?”

Michael responded: “I’m pacing myself. I’ve maybe submitted three or four times in twenty years. It’s a lovely honor but not something I focus on. Everyday I try to give the best, most truthful performance I can and as I long as I can do that…I live with myself.”

Make sure to “Like” Michael’s official Facebook page, if you have not already to see more of his “Ask Me Anything’s”

So, what are your hopes for Hamilton Finn when Michael returns to taping new episodes of General Hospital in the future?

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WATCH: 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Winners Virtual Interviews

This year’s 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were back on television for the first time since 2011, and back on CBS.  Due to the times we are living in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic, the usual kudofest, honoring the best in daytime programming, had to move from its originally scheduled live event to a virtual one.

That also means for us at Michael Fairman TV, the usual backstage “Winner’s Walk” interviews conducted immediately following some of your daytime drama favorites big wins also had to altered for this unique year.

So we had our own, if you will, “Virtual Winner’s Walk” albeit without the walk and without the glitz and glamour.  That being said, it all felt much more intimate as we spoke immediately following Friday night’s broadcast with these newly crowned winners:  Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series winner, The Young and the Restless’ Jason Thompson (Billy Abbott); Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series winner, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Heather Tom (Katie Logan Spencer); who tied One Life to Live’s Erika Slezak (Ex-Viki) with the most wins by an actress in Daytime Emmy history with 6,  Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series winner, The Young and the Restless’ Bryton James (Devon), and Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series winner, The Young and the Restless’, Eva Larue (Ex-Celeste).  All four of these conversations were emotional, candid, and touching.

Over the weekend, we caught up with Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series winner, Tamara Braun (Ex-Kim Nero, General Hospital) for another heartfelt chat on her second all-time win in the category, and Outstanding Writing Team in a Drama Series winner, The Bold and the Beautiful’s executive producer and head writer, Brad Bell, who won this award for the fifth time in his career as he shared how much he learned from his late legendary parents and Y&R and B&B co-creators: Lee Phillip Bell, who was part of the In-Memoriam tribute on the telecast, and the late Bill Bell.

Each of these interviewsare also posted on The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube.  Make sure to “subscribe” to the channel for more celebrity interviews and features.

Now watch the reactions, thoughts and emotions of this year’s major Daytime Drama Emmy winners below!  Then let us know, who you were most excited about being honored with the Emmy, and more via the comment section .

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