June 29, 2006 |
"General Hospital" is giving fans much to talk about: the reunion of Luke and Laura Spencer, the ABC soap opera's most popular couple. Genie Francis, who originated the role of Laura nearly 30 years ago, will return to the show to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Luke and Laura's wedding, which was seen by 30 million viewers on Nov. 16, 1981. Francis, 44, will appear in a series of episodes beginning in the middle of October, the network said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1996
UCLA's AIDS care and research center received a $50,000 donation Monday from a rather unusual source--the soap opera "General Hospital." A soap opera may be a strange donor to UCLA but, in this case, a fitting one. AIDS has been a significant part of the story line on "General Hospital" for more than a year, and Dr. Steven Miles, a UCLA AIDS specialist, has been a consultant to the popular daytime show.
May 22, 1995 |
"General Hospital" was named best soap opera and picked up four other honors to lead the field at the 22nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards. The long-running ABC serial also won Emmys for writing, costume design, supporting actress (Rena Sofer) and younger actor (Jonathan Jackson). Three programs wound up with four awards each: the ABC soap opera "All My Children," the CBS soap "Guiding Light" and PBS' beloved "Sesame Street," whose honors included best children's series.
February 13, 1991 |
One morning a few years ago, an actress was rehearsing her lines on "General Hospital." On her blouse she wore an innocent tiny yellow duck pin. Suddenly from the anonymity of the control booth boomed the voice of executive producer Gloria Monty, ever on the watch for anything that might detract from the show: "Lose the duck." Wiry, petite, 5-foot-2, maybe 85 pounds after a big meal, Monty doesn't look so tough.
October 20, 1989 |
Will Decker put the moves on Felicia? Will Harrison land the job of assistant chief of staff, or will Dr. Hardy give the plum to his son, Tom, instead? Can the interracial marriage of Simone and Tom survive? Followers of "General Hospital," one of television's longest-running soap operas, will get the chance to ask some of their favorite characters about life on and off camera when the Port Charles crowd comes to Santa Ana on Saturday.