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GH's Lady Jane Jacks, Barbara Tarbuck Dead At 74

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Photo: IMDB

We seem to not be able to say goodbye to 2016 quick enough without news of people’s deaths in the public eye.

Now, General Hospital fans have learned on Wednesday morning that Barbara Tarbuck passed away on December 27th.  Tarback played the beloved mother to Jax (Ingo Rademacher), Lady Jane Jax.  She died at age 74.

In an ironic twist, when Jax left the canvas in a hurry in November, he had to scurry out of Port Charles to tend to his ailing mother in Australia, after coming to town to be with Carly (Laura Wright), following the death of her son, Morgan.

Laura Wright took to Twitter to share her reaction and condolences stating:  “So sad– what an amazing woman the world lost — Barbara was fearless #RIP”

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Among Tarbuck’s other television credits, they included roles on: ER, Cold Case, Santa Barbara, Falcon CrestDynasty, Dallas, American Horror Story to name but a few. Tarbuck was also a reknowned acting coach and appeared in numerous stage productions throughout the world.

In a year in the soaps that has seen us having to say goodbye to the likes of Agnes Nixon, Larkin Malloy, Claire Labine, and Joseph Mascolo among others, Tarbuck’s death punctuates that.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Barbara Tarbuck and her performance as Lady Jane Jacks in the comment section below.

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Timmm
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Timmm

I cannot believe the irony of this. She wasnt on GH much but she was a good actress and I wish they could have had her straighten out Jerry! God bless Barbra!

Rose
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Rose

Timmm…It was wonderful how “real” and how right Barbara seemed as Mom/Lady Jane to Jax and Jerry, even though she wasn’t on that much. I was hoping we would see her again in Port Charles on a short visit with Jax to see Josselyn. It must also be especially sad for Ingo who has recently had another lose within his own family recently.

Timmm
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Timmm

I agree Rose, can you imagine how weird Ingo must have felt to leave PC to be with his ailing mom and then the actress really dies?

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I am very sorry to hear this news. She was wonderful as Lady Jane. May she rest in peace.

Joe
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Joe

Can’t say buh-bye to 2016 fast enough. Terrible year for celebrity losses. I wish her peace!

Rose
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Rose

Joe…And 2016 isn’t over yet.

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

She was a great actress, made her role interesting and intriguing. I watched her on many shows
RiP

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Loved her!

Vicki
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Vicki

She was a classy lady. RIP

Judy
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Judy

I have never heard of her put my prayers go out to the family

Lia
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Lia

This is so sad. My sympathy to her family and friends. She is missed, and always will be. I loved her work on GH, because she was the loveliest of the Jacks family. Her death and now Debbie Reynolds has made this a very heartbreaking day.

Terry
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Terry

Can 2016 please come to and end without anymore deaths. This week alone was the worse. George Michael, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds and Barbara Tarbuck.

Rosalie
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Rosalie

So sorry for a great loss its always hard to say goodbye
R.i.p.
Big gh fan since i was a preschooler. When my mom used to watch it id cut school to come home to watch it..
Rosalie

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Hopefully, there will be A LOT LESS celebrity deaths in 2017……….

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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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