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General Hospital-related news from 2004

It's impossible to keep up with all of the twists and turns from the world of soaps. Luckily, Soap Central has archived all the General Hospital news from 2004.

Here are the news stories posted on Soap Central during 2004 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, click here.

John Ingle
January 2004
It may be about two weeks late, but General Hospital fans have been given a belated Christmas miracle. General Hospital execs have done an about face and decided not to release John Ingle (Edward Quartermaine) from the show.
Lane Davies
January 2004
As first reported by Soap Central month, General Hospital newcomer Lane Davies (Cameron Lewis) will exit General Hospital sometime in early 2004. ABC has now confirmed the actor's departure.
Kristina Wagner
January 2004
Nearly a year after her surprising and unheralded exit from General Hospital, Kristina Wagner (Felicia Jones) is headed back to Port Charles.
John Ingle
February 2004
Daytime veteran John Ingle (Edward Quartermaine, General Hospital) will take over the role of Mickey Horton on Days of our Lives beginning later this month.
What was the biggest GH news story in 2004?
 MAY: Anna Lee passes away at age 91   58% 
 FEB: ABC axes John Ingle (Edward), rehires him and he quits   18% 
 FEB: GH goes Hollywood with blockbuster Raging Inferno plot   8% 
 SEP: Rumors claim three GH vets are about to be fired   6% 
 MAY: Robin Mattson back to GH after 21-year absence   3% 
 JAN: Kristina Wagner returns as GH's Felicia   2% 
 OCT: Rademacher interview leads to talk that he'll quit   2% 
 Other   2% 
 MAY: Lesli Kay leaves ATWT to be GH's new Lois   1% 
 MAY: Emmy winner Gerald Anthony (ex-Marco) dead at 52    1% 
 FEB: Bogus press release claims McCullough is returning   1% 
 JAN: GH axes Lane Davies due to fizzled storyline   0% 

Jed Allan
February 2004
With the sudden and unexpected departure of John Ingle (Edward Quartermaine) from General Hospital, the show's casting department has hurriedly cast veteran performer Jed Allan as the new patriarch of the Quartermaine family.
Kimberly McCullough
February 2004
Despite what you may have read elsewhere on the Internet, Kimberly McCullough (Robin Scorpio) is not returning to General Hospital.
Rena Sofer
April 2004
When General Hospital co-head writer Charles Pratt, Jr. revealed last month that the character of Lois Cerullo would soon be returning to Port Charles, many GH viewers had high hopes that Rena Sofer would return to reprise her Emmy winning role.
April 2004
General Hospital insiders are hinting that the show wants to bring back a fan favorite character from its recent past. Exactly which character isn't known, but that hasn't stopped some fans from speculating.
Megan McTavish
April 2004
According to network sources, Megan McTavish has inked a deal that will allow her to continue on as head writer of All My Children. McTavish served previously as head writer of General Hospital from 2001 to 2002.
Lesli Kay
May 2004
In a stunning development, Emmy winning actress Lesli Kay (Molly McKinnon, As the World Turns) will soon be exiting CBS's As the World Turns and heading west to play General Hospital's Lois Cerullo.
Sarah Brown
May 2004
Three-time Emmy Award winner Sarah Brown will join the cast of As the World Turns this summer in a new created role. Brown is best known for her work as Caroline "Carly" Benson Corinthos on the ABC soap General Hospital. She joined the show in April 1996 before exiting the role five years later.
Anna Lee
May 2004
Anna Lee (Lila Quartermaine), an actress whose acting career spanned 70 years, died Friday, May 14th. Lee had been ailing for the past several months and died at her home near Beverly Hills with son Jeffrey Byron, 48, by her side. She was 91.
Robin Mattson
May 2004
In what is being seen as a casting surprise, Robin Mattson will reprise the role of Heather Grant Webber on General Hospital next month.
June 2004
The soap world has lost another of its stars. 52-year-old Gerald Anthony (ex-Marco Dane, One Life to Live and General Hospital) died on May 28, 2004. The details of his death were not released.
Kin Shriner
August 2004
Former General Hospital star Kin Shriner (ex-Scott Baldwin) will join the cast of The Young and the Restless later this summer. The move puts an end to what turned out to be a pretty intense battle by several shows to snag the actor.
August 2004
Katie Stuart (Sage Alcazar) and Catherine Wadkins (Mary Bishop) have been let go by General Hospital. Final airdates have not yet been released by the network.
Mary Beth Evans
August 2004
Mary Beth Evans appears to have had a change of heart about setting up shop in One Life to Live's Llanview. Just two weeks after the announcement that the veteran soap star was going to appear on the ABC soap comes words that Evans will remain in place on CBS's As the World Turns.
Réal Andrews
August 2004
His addition to cast was part of what many media outlets called a "raiding" of former ABC talent by CBS execs, but without much story for his character, General Hospital's Réal Andrews (Walker Daniels) has been let go from As the World Turns.
Leslie Charleson
September 2004
Though an ABC spokesperson declined comment, whispers are getting louder in some General Hospital circles that three of the show's veteran performers are on their way out the door.
Ingo Rademacher
October 2004
Could General Hospital's Aussie heartthrob be headed out of Port Charles? No one's saying, but in a recent interview, Ingo Rademacher (Jasper Jacks) hinted that he'd gladly trade in the hustle and bustle of his Hollywood life for relaxing time on a ranch Down Under.
Maurice Benard
October 2004
After months of speculation and countless rumors, a spokesperson for General Hospital has confirmed that Emmy winner Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) has re-signed with the show.
Robin Mattson
November 2004
Robin Mattson's (Heather Webber) short-term run on ABC's General Hospital has come to and end. According to a show spokesperson, the actress is slated to tape her final episode later this month.
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