There's no way that longtime General Hospital fans have forgotten the entertaining debut of Kristina Wagner as Felicia Jones. Even though the character hit the canvas all the way back in 1984, the hilarious details are still fresh: Felicia, then known as Felicia Cummings, slinked into town, dressed up as a boy, all in an effort to secretly snag a family heirloom that Frisco Jones (Jack Wagner) had in his possession. Felicia eventually shed her manly disguise, and GH fans instantly knew that this was a character they'd love forever.
Well, forever hasn't come just yet. But a whopping 35 years have passed since Wagner made her debut, and GH is celebrating the actress' very special anniversary with a very special delivery.
Wagner took to social media to share that the ABC soap's executive producer, Frank Valentini, had marked the occasion by sending her a flower arrangement.
"Hydrangeas, Roses, and Orchids! Thank you @valentinifrank for the beautiful flower arrangement to honor the 35th anniversary of my debut as Felicia on General Hospital," Wagner wrote. "Words can not express my deep gratitude and love I have for this show."
Hydrangeas, Roses, and Orchids! Thank you @valentinifrank for the beautiful flower arrangement to honor the 35th anniversary of my debut as Felicia on General Hospital. Words can not express my deep gratitude and love I have for this show.💐- Kristina Wagner (@KristinaWagnr) September 6, 2019
Wagner first entertained GH fans from 1984 to 2003, at which point she exited the soap opera before returning in 2004 in a recurring capacity. She left the series yet again in May 2005, reportedly after ABC refused to put her on contract for an important storyline. Another World actress Sandy Ferguson (ex-Amanda Cory) stepped in to play Felicia but left that same year. The character was absent from the canvas until late 2007, when Wagner again returned for a short stint that lasted until January of 2008. In 2012, it was announced that Wagner would once again reprise the role of Felicia, and she has been playing the beloved character on a recurring basis ever since.
Some of Felicia's stories over the three and a half decades she's been on the canvas include multiple marriages to Frisco Jones, a romance with Mac Scorpio (John York), giving birth to her daughters Maxie (Kirsten Storms) and Georgie (Lindze Letherman), and countless adventures with WSB agents Sean Donely (John Reilly), Robert (Tristan Rogers), and Anna (Finola Hughes). Felicia was also paralyzed after an earthquake in the late 80s, was terrorized by Faison (Anders Hove), and had a bout of amnesia that left her thinking she was a carnival worker named Phoebe.
Former GH head writer Michele Val Jean congratulated Wagner on her anniversary, writing, "They're lucky to still have you and I'm glad you got flowers. Happy Anniversary"
They're lucky to still have you and I'm glad you got flowers. Happy Anniversary- Michele Val Jean (@MicheleValJean) September 6, 2019
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