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MONDAY GH's 50th Anniversary! Roll Out The Red Carpet For A Once In A Lifetime Event!

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Monday, April 1st marks the 50th anniversary of ABC’s General Hospital, and with lots of drama, fun, and surprises in store as the celebration culminates with The Nurses’ Ball which begins this week, and concludes the following week with special not-to-be missed episodes!

In a brand new promo from ABC to get this party started right, General Hospital is rolling out the red carpet, not only for its fictional characters of the town of Port Charles, but for you, the fans who kept the show on the air for 5 decades!

So as the promo relates, get ready for “a once in a lifetime event,” with the return of the long-awaited Nurses’ Ball! Check out Lynn Herring, Finola Hughes, Teresa Castillo, Jason Thompson, Ian Buchanan, Laura Wright, Maurice Benard, Rick Springfield, Jane Elliot, Jack Wagner, Bradford Anderson, Kelly Monaco and more,  in these quick clips to get you ready for the celebration!

Watch the GH 50 anniversary promo after the jump, and let us know if you will be with GH all week long and next to help celebrate the milestone? And, what are you looking forward to seeing most at The Nurses’ Ball?

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heidi
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heidi

This is so exciting!!! Love it!!! Love GH!!! Happy 50th!!!

jim
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jim

Unless Helene has some reason to kidnap me, of course ill be there! Ive been waiting what seems like 50 years! lol!! And i look forward to it all!!!

susan M.
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susan M.

What most I am looking for at The Nurses Ball is seeing Robin walk in and see Patrick kissing Sabrina! And let the fireworks begin! Luke & Laura find LuLu! And realize they both belong together! Seeing Rick Springfield Rock N Roll! I saw Rick Springfield years ago in person at Radio City Music Hall! Really enjoyed the show and he was wearing his black pants that had zippers on the side of each leg! Nikos comes out of his Coma & so does Robert Scorpio! Happy 50th GENERAL HOSPITAL! And many more! I will be glued to my t.v.… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

I hope those are not spoilers- there are spoil free people who do not want to read/know what will happen..
If they truly are spoilers you have ruined the awaited for suspenseful surprises for numerous of spoil free fans 🙂

(I am a spoiler free fan)

susan M.
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susan M.

It is just my opinion. This is what I would like to happen.

dee
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dee

Rick Springfield Rocks! Still touring and still making music..

Christy
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Christy

oh yes! I saw him in concert in 2006. It was fantastic. He got up and walked thru the crowd using the armrests to walk on and we helped to support him… some even caught him (on the butt!) when he started to lose balance. What fun, huh? te he he

Girls still threw panties on the stage for him. Funny! and he did the strum the guitar with a bouquet of roses, which shreds them and they go everywhere. But yeah, that was a great concert, even better cuz it was a round rotating stage and smaller venue.

Debbie Harris
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Debbie Harris

Can’t wait to watch it!! Here’s to Another 50 Great years for General Hospital!!!

Alyson
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Alyson

Carly and Sonny going together, yay! CarSon<3

su0000
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su0000

WOW! Sabrina was beautiful!!! lucky Patrick!

ahh gonna luv the GH Chippendale’s 😉

Mary Fergen
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Mary Fergen

I am so there!!!!! Happy 50th, GH!

Elhu
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Elhu

I will absolutely be tuning in for this major milestone not only in GH’s history, but in the history of this wonderful genre. I am sooooo proud of all those that have worked sooooo hard at GH both in front of and behind the cameras to even make it to this landmark event, especially since just one year ago, we did not even know if GH had a future to look forward to. I cannot wait to see how everything plays out, and I am sure we will not be disappointed. I look forward to everything. Happy 50th GH, and… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

General Hospital, back from the dead..!!!!

It is biggest ‘bringing back from the dead ‘ soap story in soap opera history !!!

jimh
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jimh

Actually Days killed off half its cast several years ago and then later brought back all of them which most of us thought wouldnt happen…so i have to say they did it first, even though it seemed to have been their plan all along. Im excited GH is doing it!!!

ces
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ces

Can’t wait!!! Loved the ad for it!! Sabrina looked pretty and yeah a kissss!!!
Seeing Rick Springfield perform – oh yeah 🙂 Happy 50th GH!

Brett
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Brett

I wish they hadn’t shown Sabrina in the promo, seeing her looking amazing was one of the things I was looking forward to!

I will watch all week, but then again, I always do!

30yearGHFan
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30yearGHFan

Congrats GH. Loving it all

BUT WHERE IS ROBERT SCORPIO?????

Alley
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Alley

Happy 50th, GH. You’ve been a part of my life since I was a teenager. Thanks for the memories, and here’s to 50 more years!

Rodd
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Rodd

But of course, I’ll be there. It’s bound to be an event no one in their right mind would want to miss.

Emily
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Emily

Congrat! Happy 50th General Hospital. Love your show.I have been watching this show forever, I am now 63 years old. Love everyone on the show. Miss Bobbie Spencer, hopefully Bobbi can come back full time. Sorry to see Jason go, Edward, Lila, Georgie, RIP.

JR
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JR

The Duke & Anna Tango! #GH50

tarlyfan
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tarlyfan

ooh, I can’t wait.

Charles E.
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Charles E.

I am hoping that the long-suffering A.J. FINALLY finds happiness with Elizabeth, and wonder what they will do at the NB. I’m crossing my fingers for a real L&L reconciliation, and Jax & Brenda return to town married (as it should have been from the get-go). As to Sabrina, I can’t accept her with Patrick knowing Robin is still alive- she’s better off with Milo. Bobbie’s been throwing hints about her son Lucas looking for Mr. Right- could it be Felix DuBois? And will someone PLEASE give Monica a man?? It would be great if Alan were actually alive and… Read more »

Teresa
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Teresa

Cannot wait! Congrats GH and here’s to another 50 years of love in the afternoon.

tarlyfan
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tarlyfan

can’t wait. Looks very interesting.

k/kay
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k/kay

Congratulations GH 50 years wow!

Matt
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Matt

I’ve been watching GH (and all the ABC soaps, RIP) since I had a babysitter who watched them all. She had to take me to the dentist one day and the Muzak in the waiting room was the song playing when Luke raped Laura at the disco. of course, I said his out loud which embarrassed my poor babysitter to have people thinking she was letting a child watch such things!

Cartini
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Cartini

I want the NB to be the start of Nicholas and Sabrina !

L.o.v.i.n.g.
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L.o.v.i.n.g.

Oh yes! They would be so amazing!! Team Sabrolas Cassadine 🙂

Michael
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Michael

Loved today’s episode- especially the prolonged scene between Laura Wright and Jackie Zeman. Love, love, love Zeman- and it was great to see these two pros together. If I’m not mistaken, it is probably the first time Zeman and Wright have had a long scene together. I really hope they keep Zeman after the anniversary episodes- she’s still fantastic! Is there a Frank/Ron fan club somewhere? They have not only saved this soap, but made it “fun to watch” again.

heidi
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heidi

Just watched Monday’s episode and loved it!!! It was great! Can’t wait to see Tuesday’s show!!! Can’t wait to see who was under the burlap sack! Congratulations GH!!! You are the BEST!!!

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart in the Cast of Disney Channel’s Super-Villains Pilot ‘Amy From Amarillo’

Casting news was recently announced for the Disney Channel’s upcoming half-hour live-action comedy pilot with a working title of Amy From Amarillo.

According to Deadline, while the series has named actress Isabella Pappas in the title role of Amy, none other than General Hospital star James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) is also noted to be a part of the cast.

In story, the project follows a family of super-villains who must go on into hiding in Amarillo, Texas when they fall afoul of the League of Villains and are about to be liquidated.  Production on the pilot is set to begin this month.

Those joining Stuart and Pappas in the cast include: Hilda Spellman, Patricia Belcher, Kayden Muller-Janssen, Malachi Barton, Reed Horstmann and Lucy Davis will plays Amy’s mom, Eva aka Spark, a feisty supervillain who shoots electrical current out of her hands.

Production on the pilot is set to begin this month.  Stuart will be continuing his role on GH as per usual.

Furthermore, James took to Twitter this morning to clarify for inquiry GH fans who were concerned about the status the project might cause for his role on the ABC daytime drama series: “I am currently working on a Disney Channel comedy pilot. We film 15 minutes from the GH stage so, should the show get picked up for series, and while it would create scheduling headaches for some very cool people, I have no plans to hang up Valentin’s dancing shoes any time soon.”

So, intrigued by this pilot and what role James will have within it? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GL Alum Kimberly J. Brown Joins the Cast of General Hospital

Another daytime favorite is coming to General Hospital.  This time its Kimberly J. Brown (Ex-Marah) of Guiding Light fame.  She last appeared on the soaps during her from 1993-1998 and then a brief return in 2006

According to Soap Opera Digest, she will make her GH debut next week in a mystery role.

Kimberly worked with two GH powerhouse actresses during her tine on Guiding Light. 

She noted to SOD about her time in Springfield: Cynthia Watros (Nina, GH, Ex-Annie Dutton, GL) was my stepmom for a bit, and Laura Wright (Carly, Ex- Cassie, GL) played my aunt.”

Brown has appeared in numerous primetime television shows and motion pictures over the last few decades.

Now the question becomes, who will Kimberly play on GH? Share your theories via the comment section below.

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General Hospital and ‘H.R. Pufnstuf’s’ Billie Hayes Dead at 96

She was one-of-a-kind, and now actress Billie Hayes has passed away at the age of 96.  Hayes’ family announced her death from natural causes on April 29th at Cedar-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

Hayes was best-known for her unforgettable role as Witchiepoo on the 1969-70 Saturday morning live-action children’s classic H.R. Pufnstuf from Sid and Marty Kroft.

However, daytime fans will remember that then General Hospital executive producer, Gloria Monty, hired Hayes to play the recurring role of the street-smart international spy, Brighton O’Reilly, back in the 80’s series hey day.

GH’s Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) took to Twitter to mourn the loss of Hayes on Monday sharing; “My dear wonderful Billie Hayes has died. Sadly I only got to work with her on GH but it was a magical relationship. Right away Gloria Monty saw something unique and ran with it. I cannot tell you how her passing saddens me.”

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In story, Brighton O’Reilly was shot and killed by Victor Cassadine back in 1981. Billie told Soap Opera Digest back in 2003 about her time as an agent on GH, and her exit from the series: “I asked Gloria why she killed me off, and Gloria said, ‘To tell you the truth, Billie, we really hemmed and hawed at it. But I decided to do it for selfish reasons. I knew if I killed O’Reilly there’d be such an abundance of sympathy and love for Scorpio that his stock would go up. And he’s my new leading man!’ I understand why Gloria knocked me off, but I would have loved to have gone on with it because I feel it could have been developed into a fascinating character.”

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Sid and Marty Kroft also took to Twitter and expressed:  “Margaret Hamilton (Wizard of Oz) once told us that Billie Hayes was “one of the best witches ever” We couldn’t agree more. Rest in Peace dear friend.”

Billie’s career spanned decades including Broadway, television, motion pictures and voice-over work. In addition, she founded the Los Angeles-based animal rescue nonprofit organization Pet Hope, a cause she had championed since adopting a puppy abandoned in the basement of Broadway’s St. James Theatre during the run of Lil’ Abner in which she was featured in the role of Mammy Yokum.

Share your remembrances of Billie Hayes and your condolences for her family and loved ones via the comment section below.

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