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Kimberly McCullough & Michael Sutton Reunite to Commemorate GH’s Iconic Love Story on the 25th Anniversary of Stone’s Death

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On November 29th, 1995, viewers of General Hospital watched one of the most heartbreaking, and iconic moments in soap opera history; when a young Stone Cates, who is dying of AIDS, sees his beloved Robin one last time.

In the scene, Stone asks Robin to walk towards the window, hoping that the light from it will give him the ability to see her, as he has lost his vision due to complications from the disease.  When he says, “I see you, Robin, I see you” right before his passing, it became a landmark moment in television history, and so did the love story of Robin and Stone.

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25 years later, the story and that scene still resonate as ever and to mark its recent anniversary, Michael Fairman reunited Kimberly McCullough (Robin) and Michael Sutton (Stone) to share their remembrances of not only that scene, but the challenges and the joys of playing this young couple who would be forever changed by HIV/AIDS and what it meant to them, the audience, and to soap history.

 

In the mid-90’s, Wendy Riche was the executive producer at GH, Claire Labine was the head writer, and Francesca James was a director, who all crafted and executed all the right moves in this storyline, while Kimberly and Michael brought it to life on-screen.  Then, in 1996, Michael received a Daytime Emmy nomination for his work in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category, while Kimberly received the Daytime Emmy that year for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series.

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While Kimberly and Michael discussed their experiences, and shared backstage stories, they also update the audience as to their lives now, where Kimberly is a successful television director and mother to her son, Otis, and Michael is successful in his real estate career, and how he has helped those impacted by Covid-19.

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You can watch the conversation below, which is also posted on The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube, along with more celebrity interviews.  Make sure to “Subscribe” if you have not done so, previously.

Then let us know your thoughts and remembrances on the power of Robin and Stone’s story via the comment section below.

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Cant do it justice without Wendy Riche…ok with this but Robin is rarely around ..give stories to those mainstays…

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Such a great interview. I’m overjoyed to see Kimberly and Michael together again. What a wonderful way to remember their iconic story.

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Love seeing you both. Miss Robbin

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Mr. Michael Fairman; “Michael” ; Mr. Fairman’ God how you keep us all ticking… the lovefest fans alike have watched decades you bring us a wonderful heart tug – come on… the love story of Robin and Stone… celebrating 25 years in the making from one fan who has a pretty good read on decades of keeping up. These two actors are etched, are so beloved, is right at the top of the best of the best in ALL soap annul. Kimberly McCullough (Robin) and Michael Sutton (Stone) two so young, who paired up, and did their best work, demanding… Read more »

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Michael Sutton turned out to be pretty handsome.

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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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