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General Hospital-related news from 2001
It's impossible to keep up with all of the twists and turns from the world of soaps. Luckily, soapcentral.com has done it for you. Our News Archive has a listing of every news story ever posted on our site.
Here are some of the news stories posted on soapcentral.com during 2001 that focus on General Hospital or past and present GH performers. To read any of the articles listed below, simply click on the appropriate link.


To access articles from other years or to review articles with similar themes, please see the News Archive links below this text to access a specific year. Or to view a listing of all years for which news stories are available, simply click here.

Sarah Brown
January 2001
Sarah Brown's (Carly Corinthos) contract with General Hospital doesn't expire for another two months, but that hasn't stopped the rumors about her possible departure from swirling.
Steve Burton
January 2001
The details of Steve Burton's (Jason) return to General Hospital continue to develop. The actor has already returned to work, though his first on-air appearance will not air until the end of the month.
Jensen Buchanan
January 2001
soapcentral.com has learned that Jensen Buchanan (ex-Victoria McKinnon, Another World and As The World Turns) has landed a role on General Hospital.
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January 2001
Perhaps we should have called the awards the Brownies or the Benardies because everywhere you look on the final ballot you'll see signs of two performers: Sarah Brown (Carly) and Maurice Benard (Sonny).
Jensen Buchanan
January 2001
As first reported by soapcentral.com last week, Emmy nominated Jensen Buchanan (ex-Victoria McKinnon, Another World and As The World Turns) will be joining the cast of General Hospital.
Juan Saucedo
January 2001
It's been rumored for the better part of three months, but now comes official word from a General Hospital spokesperson: Michael Saucedo (Juan Santiago) will be leaving the show.
Kin Shriner
February 2001
Scott Baldwin is going home -- and he won't even have to leave town to do so. Beginning the week of March 5th, Kin Shriner will make a permanent move to General Hospital from Port Charles.
Lisa Vultaggio
February 2001
After just about two years with General Hospital, Lisa Vultaggio is leaving the show. According to an ABC spokesperson, Vultaggio has been released from her contract. The spokesperson quickly clarified that "It was a mutual decision between [Vultaggio] and ABC."
Lisa Vultaggio
February 2001
In a recent interview, Lisa Vultaggio says that she is grateful to General Hospital for allowing her to play Hannah for the past two years. The actress also asserts that she will probably not return to daytime television in the near future.
Maurice Benard
February 2001
On screen, Sarah Brown (Carly Corinthos) and Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) share a fiery, passionate relationship. In this year's Dankies, that passion took a back seat as the two performers battled against each other in several key awards categories.
Kristina and Jack Wagner
February 2001
After seven years of marriage, one of daytime's favorite real-life pairs has decided to call it quits.
Tamara Clatterbuck
February 2001
Her addition to the General Hospital cast was shrouded in controversy, but now Tamara Clatterbuck (Tammy) has broken free from that cloud and is making news of her own.
Robin Mattson
February 2001
There's been a lot of Internet talk about the possibility that Robin Mattson (ex-Heather Webber) will be making a return to her old GH stomping grounds in the near future. Not so, swear General Hospital sources.
Jensen Buchanan
March 2001
As expected, Jensen Buchanan returned to General Hospital last week in the role of Melissa, Roy's ex-flame. This does not mean that her legal troubles are over.
Sarah Brown
March 2001
After a five-year run on General Hospital that included three Daytime Emmy wins, Sarah Brown has decided to leave the show. The news comes more than two months after an initial soapcentral.com report stated that Brown was considering a leave so that she could enroll in film school.
Steve Burton
March 2001
It's been only about two months since Steve Burton (Jason Morgan) returned to General Hospital, but the actor has already decided to leave the show.
Anthony Geary
April 2001
A General Hospital spokesperson has confirmed and denied a rumor swirling around the 'net about Anthony Geary. How is that possible?
Linda Dano
April 2001
Look for Linda Dano (Rae Cummings) to bring her One Life to Live character back to Port Charles later this month. This time, though, she won't be coming alone.
Amber Tamblyn
April 2001
Rumors are abuzz that yet another General Hospital star is looking for the exit. For several weeks, soapcentral.com has been sifting through reports that Amber Tamblyn (Emily Quartermaine) has decided to leave the show.
Ingo Rademacher
April 2001
There are unconfirmed reports that Ingo Rademacher is returning to daytime television. This time, though, the actor will not be reprising his role of Jasper "Jax" Jacks on ABC's General Hospital.
Tamara Braun
April 2001
ABC confirmed today that the role of Carly Corinthos will be recast. After a five-year run as Carly, Sarah Brown announced last month that she would exit the role that earned her three Daytime Emmy awards.
Ingo Rademacher
April 2001
It's a move made by many daytime stars. After a successful run on a daytime drama series, a star looks to broaden his or her horizons. That may involve a jump to a primetime series or even a movie.
Ingo Rademacher
April 2001
As previously reported by soapcentral.com, Ingo Rademacher (Jax) will return to General Hospital in June.
Amber Tamblyn
May 2001
Amber Tamblyn (Emily) has confirmed that she will, in fact, be leaving General Hospital, when her contract expires later this year.
Robert Kelker-Kelly
May 2001
Daytime veteran Robert Kelker-Kelly will end a self-imposed three-year absence from daytime television next month when he joins the cast of General Hospital.
Emmy
May 2001
What a difference a year can make. One year after General Hospital won a record sixth Outstanding Drama Series Emmy, the show failed to win even a single Emmy.
Rebecca Herbst
May 2001
Reports from last year hinting that Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth) and Michael Saucedo (Juan) were an item were apparently true. Whether or not Herbst broke her engagement with for beau Johnny Lindesmith remains unknown.
Robin Christopher
June 2001
Earlier this spring, you'll recall that soapcentral.com reported that Robin Christopher (Skye Chandler) was rumored to be a permanent addition to the General Hospital cast. Christopher, whose character has bobbed from All My Children and then to One Life to Live, was reported to have been tapped to provide a "replacement" for actress Sarah Brown (ex-Carly).
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June 2001
Emmy-winning co-head writer Michele Val Jean has left her post at General Hospital. In November of last year, Val Jean was promoted to the top scribe position after Bob Guza, Jr. and Meg Bennett both decided to call it quits.
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June 2001
The best laid plans... you know the rest. The Nurses Ball has been a fixture on General Hospital for the past eight years. For a shorter time, the ball has also graced spinoff Port Charles. Of course the writers plan for this event every year - but by extrapolation the characters on the shows also have to "plan" to make the ball happen.
Amber Tamblyn
June 2001
Amber Tamblyn (Emily) will be leaving General Hospital sooner than expected. Confirmed in May that the actress would be bowing out, the early exit has some fans miffed.
Ingo Rademacher
June 2001
ABC did not officially comment on Ingo Rademacher's return. In fact, by the time Rademacher had appeared as a presenter at this year's Daytime Emmy awards, the network still had not issued an official statement about his return to the show.
Jill Farren Phelps
June 2001
For one reason or another, Jill Farren Phelps has had more than her fair share of Internet backlash.
Tava Smiley
June 2001
Chloe Morgan seemed to have a lot of potential partners for her dance card. With the return of Jax to the show later this summer, a past relationship with Stefan and her recent date with now-thawed Stavros, the romantic possibilities seemed endless.
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August 2001
As far as Internet rumors go, General Hospital seems to have more than its share of stories and gossip circulating on the 'net.
Tava Smiley
August 2001
Some two months after soapcentral.com first reported that Tava Smiley (Chloe) would be exiting General Hospital, a show spokesperson has finally confirmed that the actress and her character are on the way out.
Vanessa Marcil
August 2001
Fans hoping for a speedy return by Vanessa Marcil (ex-Brenda) to General Hospital will have to wait a little while longer. The actress has signed on to appear in the recurring role of Carmen Olivera on the ABC primetime drama, NYPD Blue. Marcil will replace Rosa Arredondo in the part.
Stephen Nichols
August 2001
Rumors are circulating that Stephen Nichols (Stefan) may be leaving General Hospital and heading east.
Rebecca Herbst
September 2001
The bad news mongers are at it again. Weeks after rumors of Ingo Rademacher's near-death experience on a carnival ride, someone has started a rumor about another GH star's medical crisis.
Maurice Benard
October 2001
The first, for "Janine," is described as a feisty, sexy femme fatale in her 40s. It's also said that the woman doesn't have the best reputation and that she's headed to Port Charles to improve her image and to try to help her daughter.
Angel Boris
October 2001
The Internet is abuzz with talk that Angel Boris (Angel Ellis) has been let go from General Hospital. The news has some viewers rejoicing, as GH Online polls have repeatedly revealed that Angel was not one of the show's most liked characters.
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October 2001
General Hospital has been publicly panned by critics in recent months for what have been called "dark" storylines that have focused on gloom and doom rather than traditional soap opera elements. In fact, executive producer Jill Farren Phelps and head writer Megan McTavish have been taken to task on more than one occasion on their vision of the show.
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October 2001
As General Hospital moves to scrap the biotoxin storyline it had planned for the upcoming November Sweeps, there's reportedly more trouble brewing involving this same saga.
Angel Boris
October 2001
Though the network has officially declined comment, soapcentral.com has learned that Angel Boris (Angel Ellis) has now taped her final scenes with General Hospital. Those scenes will air later this month.
Vanessa Marcil
October 2001
It's been a heartbreaking few months for fans of former General Hospital star Vanessa Marcil (ex-Brenda). Nearly every month, rumors that the actress is planning a return to the show pop up on the Internet. The rumors have been shot down by Marcil almost as quickly as they surface.
Genie Francis
October 2001
The Lifetime cable channel will air a biography of General Hospital star Genie Francis (Laura Spencer) as part of its "Intimate Portrait" series. The program will explore the highs and lows of Francis' life, not just her experience on GH.
Rebecca Herbst
October 2001
General Hospital star Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber) and her husband, former GH star Michael Saucedo, are the proud parents of bouncing baby boy.
Vanessa Marcil
November 2001
Vanessa Marcil (ex-Brenda Barrett) has denied reports that she is mulling a return to General Hospital in the near future. "I have never once had any conversations with anybody [...] about coming back," says Marcil in an interview.
Genie Francis
November 2001
In promotional ads, ABC declares it a day that should never have come. On November 16th, General Hospital's supercouple Luke and Laura Spencer would have celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. (The original wedding ceremony aired on November 16th and 17th, 1981)
John J. York
November 2001
According to a message on his official web site, John J. York (Mac Scorpio) has been released from his contract with General Hospital. The actor will remain with the show, however, in a recurring capacity.
Stephen Nichols
November 2001
soapcentral.com has learned that Stephen Nichols (Stefan Cassadine) will be exiting General Hospital in early 2002.
Jensen Buchana
November 2001
According to published reports and a statement from her publicist, Jensen Buchanan (Melissa Bedford) has been let go from General Hospital.
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November 2001
The news that General Hospital planned to recast the role of Carly Corinthos following the departure of Emmy winner Sarah Brown created a stir among GH fans earlier this year. However, fans have apparently been won over by the new Carly, played by Tamara Braun, as evidenced by Braun's six nominations in this year's Dankies.
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