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Lynn Herring Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Her General Hospital Debut; and ‘We Love Lucy’

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Today, April 11th marks the 35th anniversary of the debut of Lynn Herring on General Hospital as Lucy Coe.  And wow, when you look at the road this character has gone on played to the hilt by Herring, it has been one entertaining ride for GH fans along the way.

Lucy started out as a mousy librarian, if you can believe that! And of course, she eventually showed all that she was a bombshell.  She then became quite the schemer and seductress.

Along the way, Lucy was married to Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon), was involved with Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom) and other men in Port Charles.

 

At one point, Herring took the character of Lucy to the now defunct Port Charles where she stayed from 1997-2003,

But this one time gold-digger eventually became the champion of the GH Nurses’ Ball and helped raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS research. Now, year after year, the one thing you can always look forward to is Herring’s hilarious antics and sincerity in her star turn as the emcee of the annual fundraising event.

On Sunday, the GH tweeted posted: “Lucy Coe knows everything about everyone in Port Charles and we would be lost without her. Please help us congratulate TheLynnHerring on the 35th Anniversary of her #GH debut”. 

Lynn responded sharing: “Thank you! Have loved every @GeneralHospital  moment!”

Share your congratulations to Lynn via the comment section below, and let us know your favorite Lucy moment too!

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Rodd
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Rodd

Congratulations to Ms. Herring! We love to see Lucy mixing it up in Port Charles! Here’s to many more years of doing so.

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

Very hearty congratulations to the wonderful Lynn Herring for 35 years of outstanding performances as the unforgettable Lucy Coe. You always dazzle!!!!!!!!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Yes, Congratulations to Lynn for a milestone anniversary. I always enjoy her visits to GH, especially her costume changes during the Nurses Fiasco, er, Ball every year. My favorite moments are watching her deal with the inevitable disasters guaranteed, at the Ball. Never truly flustered for long, she tries valiantly to rescue the proceedings and usually succeeds. I wish she were on more. She can have Gladys’ air time. And T. J. And Jordan. And Martin. And…

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Hello Soaphound: I absolutely agree with you about Lynn Herring as Lucy Coe. Like Kin Shriner, Herring excels at playing drama as well as comedy. I actually got to meet her in person at one of the early ABC SuperSoap Weekends at Disney World in Orlando. I approached her as she was getting ready for an event with John J. York, and she was incredibly sweet and happy to pose for a picture. She was also quite gracious inside a theatre where stars were interviewed for one of the events. Those fan weekends were amazing; it’s a shame they ended.

Su000
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Su000

Soaphound-
Has the Lucy Character always been portrayed
as a person on meth/coke/speed?
She surly is portrayed to come off as
a dithering speed freak..
I only know the Lucy character
from her nurse’s ball stuff.
Is that the only role she’s played/know for?
Lynn put 35yrs into GH CONGRATS!! to her.
Always good to see her..

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

She was Lisanne Gardner on DAYS for a while back in the early 90s. She also did a short run on As The World Turns. I watched her on those shows too. Lucy has always been hyper…no drugs needed. Incredibly fun character to watch!!

Su000
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Su000

Hi James –
whoa! you’ve been watching soaps since the nineties!!
And that’s ‘every day 5 days a week?
You need an award too– 🙂
OK- which was your favorite #1 soap?
I’m GH .. my all-time fav man has been Sonny.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

SuOOO After reading your sweet comment to James, I have to tell you that I have watched the soaps since the 1950s, just about every one that came down the pike! Five days, all day long and somehow I managed to fit in a family. Don’t get me wrong, Iam not bragging, but more admitting to my addiction and the fact of how my life revolved around ” my stories”. Sounds pretty pathetic right? Things were so different then and my daughter watched them right along with me as well as a granddaughter and great-granddaughter. My favorite was probably Guiding… Read more »

Su000
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Su000

Hi Violet — hope you’–re doing well. ___WOW you’ve soaped since the 50s _________Soap Operas and Rock and Roll .. lol_______ That’s decades before me– ____The way I see it, Violet-The soaps gave you hours of happiness!________ It was your time of the day just for you. AWESOME! —–(((how did you survive the 20 minutes of commercials?))_______ ___When I was volunteering to deliver food and drugs to the housebound seniors (covid19 lockdown) ___One of my ladies said;___ ___ 0ooh I’m watching my stories -then a little talk then she said; _____When I die I pray heaven has my stories I need to know what happens… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

SuOOO
Loved your comment, you’re a sweetheart, and I’ll treasure my medal. Stay well, hope you get your shot soon.

Su000
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Su000

You stay healthy and well, Violet!
That’s an order 🙂

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Su000, please forgive my intrusion here. I just want you (and anyone else reading this) to know that YOU also deserve a medal: for volunteering to deliver food and drugs to housebound seniors (extremely generous of you); for being so sweet and kind to Violet and Nancy, among others; and for promoting the vaccine to prevent Covid. I hope you are able to receive the vaccine(s) soon. Best wishes to you and your loved ones!

Su000
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Su000

Hi James 🙂 Thanks for my medal- I don’t deserve it but nice to get it- When seniors are alone and they can’t do for themselves then you do it for them and throw in some personal time and love. It was no big deal- I am strong and healthy and I enjoyed doing/helping. Everyone needs the shoot so we can live on without fear, be normal. A relative died of covid- It’s a horrible horrible death. She told me via skype to breathe it was trying to breathe when drowning – she got worse and passed- roll up your… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Jamesj75
You are right about Su. It goes without saying how much she has done for so many people, as well as her service to the U.S. Before I get maudlin here,you deserve your medal too,the way you befriend everyone and I think your friends are luçky to have you.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I’ve been watching since the very first episode.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Hey Su, you didn’t see the Lucy character when she was stealing Monica’s husband Allen.

Su000
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Su000

Hi Nancy– 🙂
No, I first saw Lucy when she was doing the Nurses Ball-
You get a medal too!!
Watching since the beginning-
(hmm wonder how many hours that amounts to?
(shocking, I’m sure lol 🙂
Stay well !

rose
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rose

I have loved Lucy since her mousy librarian days. Definitely not boring, certainly when compared to the rest of GH characters. Sometimes she can self sabotage even some of her best intentions, but talk about a lady reinventing herself throughout the years with personality and creative ideas. And I always look forward to the nurses ball. Hopefully GH writers and budgets will bring it back to it’s former glory and with great guests. And find a love interest for her.

Dennis M
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Dennis M

What happened to the Deception storyline?

Margherita
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Margherita

I think Sasha overdosed and Maxie got preggers. Maybe they will revisit Deception once Peter is out of the picture. Kind of hope Sasha builds a relationship with Brando and maybe they work together to call out Gladys.

Dennis M
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Dennis M

Why would they start the storyline and then make a U turn? Compelling drama needs consistency. This is my issue with the show, in addition to the bloated cast.

Margherita
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Margherita

I get that. And it seems they are also mixing up almost every single couple. No double wedding. Chase and Willow done. Michael and Sasha done. Jordan and Curtis done. And so on. Maybe as more and more of the cast and crew get vaccinated, then they will be able to have more consistency with the storylines.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Dennis M
I have been wondering if those few episodes were just to set up the scenes for the heart necklace reveal. Nina finally got to see it on Sasha, she was told that Nell was her daughter, etc, etc, etc. Just an idea.

Christy
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Christy

Its still mentioned from time to time. Sasha is over her drug deal, but Maxie us working on this Peter deal… but not a lot has been done since Nina left town

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Thank you, Lynn Herring for 35 years on GH/PC for playing a fabulous character. I remember her when she had really short hair and was married to Alan for a hot minute. I don’t believe she’s been on-contract for several years, but I think GH should also devote a special episode for her 35th anniversary with the show. She’s such a colourful, loving character and played so passionately by Lynn. She, too deserves a special episode like Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis) got for her 25 years on GH… but then again she’s always been on-contract. It shouldn’t matter, ABC,… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

What I said! And where is Genie Francis’ stand-alone epi???

Ms Thomas
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Ms Thomas

Happy 35th. I love it when you are on. Certainly you are a classy dresser. Espescially at the Nurses Ball.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

And where is her stand-alone episode–along with Genie Francis’s?

Gloria C Worthey
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Gloria C Worthey

I guess I am the only one (along with my mother) who thinks “Lucy” is the most annoying character ever. Ugh.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Gloria C Worthy
You are not the only one. I can’t stand her either!

Christy
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Christy

From mousy librarian to barely clad fashion gal doing high kicks for the nurses ball, to realtor, to occasional psychic, to a gal trying to throttle a vampire in Kelly’s, to swinging up and down on a church bell cord with Felicia, to a duck lovin’/doc lovin’ arm twisting nurses ball coordinator… Lucy is very versatile and loveable!! I cant see Lynn ever tiring of Lucy because she’s so versatile. Congratulations Lynn! Here’s to many more years!!

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Cameron Mathison Talks Strangest Shirtless Scenes, Favorite Susan Lucci Moment & More On ‘7 Questions With Steve & Brad’

On the latest installment of Steve Burton (Jason) and Bradford Anderson’s (Spinelli) You Tube series, 7 Questions with Steve and Brad, the General Hospital stars welcome the newest addition to their Port Charles family, Cameron Mathison.

Mathison is set to debut this summer back on ABC daytime in a role still under wraps, after previously playing All My Children’s Ryan Lavery and wrapping up his co-hosting gig on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family.

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In the rapid fire sequence of questions from Burton and Anderson, Cameron fielded questions such as what was his strangest take-off-your-shirt moment in soaps, his favorite Susan Lucci moment (where in story, Ryan for a short time was romantically linked to Erica Kane), plus Mathison fessed up on his favorite hosting gig, if he bakes at home, and more.

Watch the enlightening and fun conversation here.

Then let us know, are you looking forward to Cameron’s debut on GH? Comment below.

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GH’s Rebecca Herbst Thanks Fans for the Birthday Love

She is not often on social media, but when she does show up, it delights so many of her enduring fans. General Hospital’s Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth), who yesterday celebrated her birthday on May 12th, took to Twitter to share warm ‘thank you’s’ to a few fan factions who sent her some lovely gifts in honor and support of their favorite soap star.

Herbst expressed: “Yesterday was such a beautiful day! THANK YOU for all your sweet Birthday messages! #Friz & #Liason showered me with the most gorgeous flowers, cakes & goodies. And #Friz donated $2500 to #SmileTrain.  I felt very loved. I’m so grateful for each & every one of you. …XO”

Of course, the Friz fans loved Liz with Franco (Roger Howarth) and the Liason fans are those who love Liz with Jason (Steve Burton).

Now with Roger Howarth returning to the show – in what is at this juncture still a mystery as who he will play – will Rebecca be paired with Roger in story again, or not this time?  Do you think Liz might end up romantically with Finn (Michael Easton), or is there still a chance that down the line Liz and Jason could get back together, or could Liz meet someone new? Only time will tell!

For now, Herbst was thankful for the money donated to the Smile Train charity and all the wonderful gifts and messages that came her way.

So, what did you think of Becky’s thank you message?  Who are you hoping Liz winds up with romantically in the future?  Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL Touches on Racial Profiling, Social Injustice and Bias In Key Scenes with Portia and Jordan

This week ABC’s General Hospital took the opportunity to write in to their scripts and story, the issue that has been so prevalent in our country now and for decades that of racial profiling, injustice, bias, gender equality and more rolled into scenes featuring: Brook Kerr (Portia), Briana Nicole Henry (Jordan), Sydney Mikala (Trina) and William Lipton (Cameron).

When Portia comes to the boxing gym for a workout and comes upon Jordan hitting the boxing bag hard over the the incident with Cameron in the hospital garage, it spurs a greater conversation.

Jordan tells Portia about the situation that arose with Cameron and a gun, and Portia says she heard about it.  Jordan knows if Cameron’s skin was a different color, she may not have been able to de-escalate the situation and talk her officers down, if she had not arrived on the scene in the nick of time.

This launches the two women into an important conversation on racial profiling, social injustice, white privilege and gender bias that they have found themselves dealing with in their professions (Portia is a doctor and Jordan the police commissioner) and their children’s lives.

Later in another scene, Trina reminds Cameron how they, along with Joss (Eden McCoy) were pulled over by a cop last summer when they were driving around the backroads.  She goes on to say when Cameron questioned why they were being stopped, it scared her.  She feels if Joss and Cam were not there, she would have likely been pulled out of the car and pinned to the ground by the cop.  Trina notes she put aside her fear and never said anything to them, because they would never understand.  Trina tells Cam he needs to realize how lucky he was the other night when nothing happened to him after his run in with police.

You can watch the conversation below in scenes with Briana Nicole Henry and Brooke Kerr.

Then let us know, did you like how GH wove this social message into the story?  Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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