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General Hospital Star Kathleen Gati Joins The Cast Of WINTERTHORNE!

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The new online series Winterthorne, continues to intrigue soap fans with the announcement of another casting addition this afternoon!

None other than General Hospital’s Kathleen Gati (Liesl Obrecht) is set to play the role of Valentina Winterthorne, the power hungry sister of Joanna Winterthorne, to be played by Dallas alum Linda Gray (Sue Ellen).  Watching Linda Gray and Kathleen Gati in scenes together ought to be a hoot!

According to the series creator Michael Caruso on Gati’s role, “Joanna will stop at nothing to unearth the big family secret Miranda is hiding. The character is a strict follower of the old ways of the Winterthorne family which caused a major rift between her and her sister, Joanna.”

In addition, Caruso made these comments on the casting news: “Kathleen Gati is a powerhouse actress who brings a richness and depth to every role she tackles. She is so much more than a traditional ‘villain.’ She really embodies all the layers required for a role like this. She is really going to turn up the heat in this role. All of us are dying to work with her.”

The announcement of Gati to the cast of Winterthorne was broadcast first on today’s episode of Soap Box on TradioV by the Internet radio series co-host Martha Madison, who also plays the lead in Winterthorne!

So, what do you think of Kathleen being part of the cast of Winterthorne?  Excited to see how this series shakes out? Comment below!

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jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Glad to see my favorite ‘mutter’ doin other things…but its a bummer she wasnt nominated for an emmy…i mean, what the fluke!!!…lol

su0000
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su0000

whoa
The internet series Winterthorne landed Kathleen Gati, awesome!
That alone is enticement to watch!
Looks like Winterthorne is going to do very well..

(( It’s great to have a Smart TV !! 🙂

Charday
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Charday

Yeah, makes no sense she got no Emmy nom, but it’s rigged anyway. Love that Dr. O! I miss Britt, too.

su0000
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su0000

I believe they need to enter themselves, some actors don’t want to bother doing that/ they don’t see the importance of the emmy game ..t..

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

jimh, I agree with you and those who also responded. But don’t get me started on the Emmys. Okay, well, I’ll just start… Daytime and nighttime Emmys have both been seriously flawed for decades because popularity, politics, and preposterousness are the norm.

Kathleen Gati is absolutely a terrific actress who steals (even without intending to do so) every scene she’s in.

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

I will definitely check out this WinterThorne web series. I hop Kathleen’s character is as evil as Dr. Obrecht.

Rose
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Rose

I hope she will be able to drop into Port Charles occasionally to play her own brand of “villain.” She has been such a great addition to the GH family. I will really miss her, but am happy she landed another good role.

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

As far as I know, KG isn’t leaving GH.

Rose
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Rose

Good to hear.

Marisa
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Marisa

Will she stay on GH??????? I hope so!!!!!!

su0000
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su0000

Kathleen Gati is not leaving GH ..
GH allows its actors to do other projects while with GH
that is one reason GH has a blocker powerhouse of stars, they are not limited to only GH..

Shay
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Shay

As long as the awesome Ms. Gati continues as the beloved Dr. O., I say the more roles for this talented lady, the merrier! Congratulations!

harry
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harry

Shay, just so it doesn’t look like I always have to agree with you, I am going to have to disagree with you on this.
I cannot stand this character.
I fully expect horses to neigh whenever someone calls her name just as they did for the Cloris Leachman character from Young Frankenstein.

Wendy
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Wendy

I guess you don’t know true talent when you see it . Kathleen is a fantastic actress, I absolutely adore obrect, she’s hysterical !!!!! Gh has missed her lately I hope she will continue to pop into port Charles as the MUTTER OF ALL MUTTERS!!

Fanny
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Fanny

They R both part time gigs, she can easily juggle both and then some.

Robert
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Robert

I love her and she is playing Linda Gray’s character sister they will set the screens on fire, I can’t wait!

Timmm
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Timmm

Good, I hope that means she is gone for good. Too cartoonish and unbelievable in her role as Nathan’s mom. Speaking of my buddy Nathan, can she get him a job over at WinterThorne as well?

harry
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harry

Timm, so you are sitting out on that branch alone, I agree. I do think she overacts, over-mugs and is wayyyy too cartoonish. I know so many viewers, whom I respect a great deal, disagree with me on this but I really have no use for Dr. O. I suppose the actress is good but it’s the writing which has been afforded to this character which is horrible. It is as if the writers cannot make up their minds whether she is this evil and demented villain one would expect to see as Dr Evil’s right hand woman or this… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Your right Harry, writing has a lot to do with Kathleen’s character. Now no picking on Michele! I lover her and she is being wasted on GH but like you said with Kathleen you cannot directly point the finger at the actress. I hear what your saying about internet soaps BUT it is where everything is ending up. I like my network soaps and will not conform to the internet right now but some day that will be our only choice. Speaking of the internet, you should check out Michele Stafford’s semi bio series from 2013. There are ten episodes… Read more »

lisa
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lisa

Love her ! Good going…..

Patricio
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Patricio

Ms. Gati has what I guess you would call “star quality” or ” stage presence” . It’s rare and maybe a little old Hollywood but non the less true. She is so talented! I’m still thinking about the day she told the scary story at. Xmas.

She actually dethroned Dr. Steve Hardy and Dr. Alen Quartermane s long tradition of telling the Christmas story! Not an easy task!

harry
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harry

She DID NOT dethrone Dr Hardy and Dr Quartermaine. Clearly, you are not a GH fan or you would not make such a blasphemous statement.
Considering you spelled Alan Quartermaine’s name wrong, I would wager a bet you only recently started watching GH.
It was Christmas, it was not Halloween. That storytelling incident serves as yet another example of how the writers continue to pay infidelity to GH’s history.
The actress is fine–it’s not her fault.

Patricio
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Patricio

With all respect to a fellow GH superfan I will withdraw my comment about dethroning Dr h and Dr. q.

In fact I have been a pretty big fan sine before Luke and Laura. Really since the early 70s as a teen. Audrey, Jessie, Steve.

These writers still bring back Lesley and Audry and Heather which is a bow to our history.

su0000
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su0000

Harry..
The Krampus is a big part of the celebrations..
here were have a Krampus society, they are/the Krampus, in the prades and many people tell the Krampus story, it is culture.. and there are Krampus parties, it’s quite a celebration tradition..
RC hit it right on 🙂
acknowledging the Krampus was a very righteous thing to do ..

Margie -Rose Dalton
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Margie -Rose Dalton

Awesome more of our lovely lady Kathleen. I am eagerly awaiting to see this series. Hopefully more Dr O. on #GH,too. Thank you,Michael.

Kelly
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Kelly

Does anyone know when this will start on the internet? I am looking forward to this!

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Watch Ingo, Maurice and Peanut below and then let us know what you thought about this heartfelt conversation via the comment section below.

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When GH is at its best through the years has been when it tackles social issues of our time, and this story will stand among the iconic soap’s best.  The backdrop of the story was that of father and son, grappling with and coming to terms with the past, finding love, forgiveness and redemption against this most horrific of diseases that has afflicted so many.

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As the funeral begins, one by one Mike’s family and friends say beautiful words of what he meant to them,. Michael reflects about how his grandfather loved to party and how he’d like them all to raise a glass for him. . Olivia, speaks on behalf of Dante (Dominic Zamprogna), and how close Mike and Dante were.  Ava (Maura West) talks about the love and kindness and joy he brought to little Avery.

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When Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) got up to speak, things became even more heartbreaking when she flashes back to a scene where she was having a terrible time and Mike was there for – always a great listener- but he tells he eventually, he will not remember her.

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This episode featured beautiful work by Maurice Benard, and Max Gail and everyone in the supporting cast who had their moments.  It was an ensemble piece but led by Benard and Gail, who should both be receiving Emmys in 2021 for their work..

What did you think of Mike’s funeral episode? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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