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GH’s Beloved Susan Brown Passes Away At 86

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Heartbreaking news to report on Friday.  Susan Brown, who played General Hospital’s Gail Baldwin has passed away at the age of 86.

Page Six reported that Susan died after her battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Kin Shriner, who played Brown’s on-screen stepson, Scott Baldwin tweeted the news stating: “Sad to say one of my best friends and costars Susan Brown passed away today she played Gail Baldwin my mother R.I.P. Susan I will miss all our laughs.”

Over the last 24 hours many GH stars past and present and behind the scenes creatives have shared their thoughts and condolences for Brown.  Here is just a sampling:

Lynn Herring (Lucy Coe) tweeted: “I am so honored to have worked with Susan, an amazing woman and the only one I knew who could keep you in line ! We will all miss her so!”

Jackie Zeman (Bobbie Spencer) responded: “Kin I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss Susan too. She was so very special, on set and in friendship. I remember all the good times we shared on our lunch breaks at at her amazing dinner parties at her beautiful home. RIP Susan + God Bless. @kinshriner”

Ron Carlivati, (the former head writer of GH, now at DAYS) tweeted: I loved loved loved Gail Baldwin. She was so real and so natural and so self-possessed. Loved her relationship with Monica. RIP Susan Brown. You made a huge impact on my 10 year old self.

Wally Kurth expressed: “I loved Susan Brown. What a laugh she had. What a radiant soul. I wish I had had the opportunity to work with her more. RIP Susan.”

Wendy Riche (former GH EP) tweeted: “RIP Susan Brown We cherish the love and laughter you brought to the General Hospital Family and to

Brown came on to the Port Charles canvas in 1977.  She was last seen in 2004 in the role.

Share your thoughts, condolences, and remembrances of Susan via the comment section below.  But first watch Susan in her final scene as Gail with her longtime scene partner, the late Peter Hansen (Lee), as well as Stuart Damon and Leslie Charleson (Alan and Monica) at Lila’s funeral.   Then watch another moment between bff’s Gail and Monica, were Gail learns Monica has breast cancer.

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Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I am so very sorry to hear this news. I loved Susan Brown. I remember her very well. She was terrific as the much loved Gail, Lee’s wife and Monica’s mentor.

Thank you Susan Brown for all the wonderful entertainment. May you rest in peace.

mike
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mike

Remember her from Bright Promise and Return to Peyton Place,elegant lady.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Ms. Brown personified class and sophistication as Dr Gail Adamson Baldwin. She and Peter Hansen were an amazing couple. GH in the late 1970s and early 1980s was prime soap wonder. I am cheered Ms. Brown is so well remembered.

Charday
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Charday

RIP. So sorry to hear this. I always enjoyed the Gail Brown character, and in particular her relationship with Monica Quartermaine.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

R.I.P. Susan Brown. A daily part of my pre-teen/teen years.

Shelley Dinner
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Shelley Dinner

Me too,definitely.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Shelley, remember watching as a kid and wondering why three or four people couldn’t share a cafeteria table. LOL. Someone walked in, someone got up. I’d always yell at the tv..just get another of those empty chairs.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

LOL!

Shelley Dinner
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Shelley Dinner

I do remember that.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

Very sad to hear of Susan’s passing. I know they will write that Gail has passed too.

Joanna Dotson
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Joanna Dotson

Very attractive lady. I remember her wonderful performances.

Jimh
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Jimh

She also appeared as Constance Mckensie on Return to Peyton Place…also i think she was on Bright Promise!!!!…such sad news!!!!

Carrie
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Carrie

A true lady. She will be missed. Bless her soul and her family. R.I.P.

Rodd
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Rodd

I remember first seeing her on “Bright Promise”. I wonder if GH will mark her passing as they did when the actor who played Lee Baldwin died? Hope so. She was marvelous.

Debbie Munkelwitz
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Debbie Munkelwitz

So sad to hear about Susan Browns passing, Loved her as Gail Baldwin.RIP with the angels.

Shay
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Shay

Both Miss Brown—and her character of Gail Adamson Baldwin—-were the absolute epitome of timeless class and effortless elegance!!!! I always relished “their” screentime, especially when she was paired with the dashing Peter Hansen…what a beautiful, dignified and admirable couple they were….they sure don’t make them like that anymore! And more’s the pity for that….I certainly hope this lovely lady receives a GH salute that befits her many years of wonderful contributions to the show…even now, her character is still sorely missed! Rest well, Miss Brown…..Your graceful Gail shall be forever fondly remembered by those of us who enjoyed “her” presence… Read more »

Nancy
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Nancy

Beautifully said.

Shay
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Shay

Thank you, Nancy!!!

Ricardo
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Ricardo

Very sad news, she was a classy, sassy lady and a wonderful. May she RIP

Ricardo
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Ricardo

I meant she was a wonderful actress, I had a brain freeze lol drank my 7 eleven Slurpee too fast. Cream soda lol

rebecca1
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rebecca1

hahahah; too funny!

Jeremy
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Jeremy

rest in peace!
Love You, Susan

blake
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blake

I don’t watch GH but I read many mainstream news and entertainment websites reporting her passing. That is very nice to see.

Shay
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Shay

Indeed it is, Blake! The sad news of Miss Brown’s death was even widely reported in the British press, which I thought was quite a tribute to her popularity and success! I guess it just goes to show that at one time, GH was a genuine global hit with its classic stars having great name recognition far beyond the US shores.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

As someone who watched Susan Brown’s entire GH tenure, I feel compelled to pay my respects… She was a great actress, to be sure, and she had great chemistry with the late Peter Hansen, Leslie Charleson, Kin Shriner, and others in her role as Gail. BTW, in the highlighted scene, in which we last saw Lee and Gail, Leslie Charleson looked radiant, perhaps her best look ever, even besting her early Pearl Drops Toothpaste commercial! (Check it out on youtube.) Gail was a reliable character with a deep moral center. Had Ms. Brown’s talents been used to better effect, she… Read more »

jaybird369
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jaybird369

James…well said, Brother!!!!! As far as I’m concerned, Susan Brown (and Gail) should have had A LOT MORE storyline when she was on GH!!!!! She (and Gail) will be truly missed.

Amen.

Have a good one, Brother.

RICKIE BOGUILLE
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RICKIE BOGUILLE

Terrible news! What a voice, what poise! I remember when she first appeared on the scene as Monica’s mentor (then played by Patsy Rahn). I don’t know if anyone else watched GH during this period… huge cast exoduses (Augusta, Kira, Joel, Henry Pinkham, Lucille Weeks, Jane Dawson, Jim Hobart, etc.) and then a period of in-and-out characters (Caroline & Bobby Chandler, Pat Lambert, The Vinings, Jessie’s niece, Kate). Once the show settled down a bit, it was a joy to follow. The addition of Susan Brown and Gerald Gordon was icing on the cake. Susan’s Gail stood out amongst a… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Hello Rickie: I was watching during those years, too. The “huge exodus” you mentioned saddened me. The “in-and-out” characters were somewhat unsettling, although I thoroughly enjoyed the interactions Diana Taylor (Valerie Starrett) and Peter Taylor (Craig Huebing) had with Pat Lambert! So glad you mentioned Gerald Gordon as Dr. Marc Dante, another GH character I enjoyed. And your honoring of Susan Brown’s “voice” and “poise” is apropos.

Reed
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Reed

Nice tributes, one and all, and the memories on some of you, wow! I’m in awe! Whether it was McCain or Aretha, one’s passing does tend to bring out the best in us, as we give that person their due. Let’s hope that Susan Brown and her family knew this outpouring of affection and respect existed long before her passing, as she clearly enriched so many lives along the way. Where I felt that GH came up a little short in Peter Hansen’s tribute, the reprise of Carly Schroeder notwithstanding (more, please!), I hope they really pull out all the… Read more »

Sue
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Sue

Great actress, beautiful woman

GARY
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GARY

Elegant, beautiful Susan Brown is so iconic to me. I remember her not so much from GENERAL HOSPITAL, but from a short lived soap that would follow GENERAL HOSPITAL called THE YOUNG MARRIEDS in the mid 1960s. Susan played sophisticated Ann Reynolds, a woman unhappily married to a difficult blind man, Walter. I feel like they lived in an art studio and had a WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOLF kind of relationship. After the soap was cancelled DARK SHADOWS took it’s place where I transferred my affections to a young actress named Alexandra Moltke who played Victoria Winters. Both these… Read more »

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Another loss for the soap world and its extended family.  Arlene Dahl, who had a notable career in film and television, and who appeared on both One Life to Live and All My Children, has passed away at the age of 96.

Her son, former Falcon Crest and The Bold and the Beautiful star, Lorenzo Lamas (Ex-Lance and Ex-Hector, respectively), shared the news via his Facebook page: “Mom passed away this morning in New York. She was the most positive influence on my life. I will remember her laughter, her joy, her dignity as she navigated the challenges that she faced. Never an ill word about anyone crossed her lips. Her ability to forgive left me speechless at times. She truly was a force of nature and as we got closer in my adult life, I leaned on her more and more as my life counselor and the person I knew that lived and loved to the fullest. My sympathies go to her loving husband @marcrosennyc who, for the last 37 years, made her life so wonderful and joyous. Love you mom forever ♥️ #ArleneDahl #Moviestar #legend #mom #RIP”

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Dahl came on to One life to Live as Lucinda Schenk Wilson, the selfish and manipulative mother of Mimi King played by Kristin Meadows.  Arlene made appearances on the ABC soap starting in 1981 and eventually was offered a one-year contract that took her through till 1984. A decade later, Dahl came on to play Lady Lucille on All My Children for a short time.

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On One Life to Live, Arlene mixed it up with Phillip Carey’s Asa Buchanan and Jeremy Slate’s Chuck Wilson.  Dahl is also well-known as one of the regular panelists on the game show, What’s My Line?

While still working in TV and films, Arlene branched out into beauty and cosmetics, eventually becoming an executive and beauty columnist.

Throughout her life, Arlene was married six times.  She had been married to Marc Rosen since 1984 and they remained together till her death.  She is survived by her son Lorenzo, two other children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Watch Arlene with Phillip Carey in scenes from OLTL below.

Then share your condolences to Arlene’s family, and share your remembrances, via the comment section.

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As the World Turns and Guiding Light Favorite, Lisa Brown, Passes Away at 67

(UPDATED) In just more heartbreaking news in the soap world in 2021, we have lost another beloved performer.  Lisa Brown, who was so noteworthy for her spunky and emotional turns as Guiding Light’s Nola Reardon from 1980-1985, and later as Iva Snyder on As the World Turns from 1986-1994, has died.

Brown passed away this week on November 24th at the age of 67 following a brief illness.  The news came via the As the World Turns Facebook Fan Group and Soap Opera Digest.

This comes just two months later following the death of her former on-screen love interest Michael Tylo (Ex-Quinton, Guiding Light), who passed away in late September.

Those that followed Lisa’s career know she also starred in the Broadway Musical 42nd Street, while still playing Nola each and every day on Guiding Light.

She is survived by her children: James “Buddy” Nielsen, and daughter Victoria from her first husband Tom Nielsen (Ex-Floyd, GL) in addition to her two grandchildren, Penelope Ruiz-Nielsen and Brayden Hopf, and her second husband Brian Neary.

 

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Brown’s on-screen ATWT daughter, Martha Byrne  (Ex-Lily) simply tweeted, “My heart is broken.”

On Friday, Lisa’s son, Buddy Nielsen, posted a touching tribute to his mother, where he revealed that she passed away due to cancer.

Buddy shared: “My Mom passed away the day before Thanksgiving after a very quick battle with cancer. This all happened really fast and wasn’t expecting it. I’ve been MIA as I’ve been back and forth between LA and NJ as she has been in and out of the hospital the last couple weeks. This dream we live, we are all subject to the suffering, aging and death. It’s not to be morose but to understand that we have finite time and must take care with what we do and how we do it. To be able to be with someone at their last breath is truly beautiful. We must not fear death as without it we would never be born and experience the 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows. Our existence is both small and vast all at the same time. We are tiny but immense. I know she is here but no longer in her physical form, what we do in love we leave in death. My beautiful daughter and unborn son are her legacy.”

Share your condolences to Lisa’s family, and let us know of your remembrances of this wonderful actress who gave us so many memorable moments throughout her career via the comment section below. But first, watch Lisa in some of her classic scenes from ATWT and GL.

 

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In his post on his Instagram account on Tuesday, Steve shared that he was let go by the ABC daytime drama series due to their vaccine mandate and that even though he applied for medical and religious exemptions those were denied.  Thus, he has to exit his role.

In story, viewers saw on Monday, that Jason is MIA from being under the rubble of the cave that collapsed in Jason’s attempt to apprehend Peter August (Wes Ramsey).

In his post, Burton shared the following: “I know there has been a lot of rumors and speculations about me and General Hospital and I wanted you to hear it from me, personally. Unfortunately, General Hospital has let me go because of the vaccine mandate. I did apply for my medical and religious exemptions and both of those were denied, which, you know, hurts, but, this is also about personal freedom to me. I don’t think anyone should lose their livelihood over this. But with that being said, you know me. I’ll always be grateful for my time at General Hospital I love it there. I grew up there. I grew up with some of you, so I will always be grateful and I believe when one door closes multiple doors open. That’s always been my perspective, so I am excited to see what the future brings. ”

Steve went on to say, “Maybe one day when these mandates are lifted, I can return and finish my career as Jason Morgan. That would be an honor, and if not, I am going to take this amazing experience, move forward and be forever grateful. I have got to say, that I am forever grateful for your love and your support over the years. It means so much to me. Thank you. I don’t know when my last airdate is. It may have aired or it might be tomorrow or the next day. I am not sure. I want you guys to have an awesome Thanksgiving. I know it is hard, maybe, in this type of situation to be thankful or grateful, but we have so many things to be thankful about. Being grateful really is the key. Love you guys.”

The popular actor began his run as GH’s Jason Quartermaine back in 1991. Later in 1995, after a car accident he had a major personality shift and became Jason Morgan. Burton went to Y&R to play Dylan McAvoy for a four-year stint from 2013-2017, before heading back to his home at GH.

A source close to the show told Deadline that Burton’s last tape date was October 27th.

You can watch Steve’s video announcement below on his GH departure.

So, how do you feel about Steve being let go from GH? Do you hope Steve can return at some point? Share your thoughts via the comment section below,

 

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