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Here are some of the news stories posted on Soap Central during 2021 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.

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January 5, 2021
Laura's mother is heading back to General Hospital! Actress Denise Alexander has reprised her role as Dr. Lesley Webber.
January 6, 2021
All My Children alums Jacob Young (ex-J.R. Chandler) and Eva LaRue (ex-Maria Santos) discuss the primetime revival of the ABC soap opera, a secret project for which they recently reunited, and more on Young's podcast, Real Conversations with Jacob Young.
January 10, 2021
Multi-soap veteran John Reilly has passed away at the age of 84. He is known for roles on General Hospital, Sunset Beach, and Passions.
January 12, 2021
General Hospital has made plans to honor the late John Reilly and his Port Charles alter ego, Sean Donely, with a special tribute episode slated to air this spring.
January 14, 2021
Beloved stars from All My Children, One Life to Live, and General Hospital are reuniting for ABC Daytime: Back on Broadway, a one-night-only streaming concert that will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
January 20, 2021
Former daytime writers Charles Pratt Jr. and Tracey Thomson open up about the soapy elements of their Disney series, The Secrets of Sulphur Springs, plus they reveal their favorite soap opera storylines -- and what they would have done differently as writers for General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, and All My Children.
January 26, 2018
General Hospital fans can soon look forward to seeing Vinessa Antoine (ex-Jordan Ashford) on their screens again; Fox has picked up her Canadian legal drama, Diggstown.
January 28, 2021
Actress Tiffany Daniels stepped in for Briana Nicole Henry in the role of General Hospital's Jordan Ashford this week -- but why? And how long will the recast last? Find out from Henry, who has spoken out about the temporary casting situation.
January 30, 2021
General Hospital's Alexis Davis (Nancy Lee Grahn) continues to find herself deeper and deeper in trouble, but the ABC soap's head writers preview that things will get better -- after they get a whole lot worse.
February 3, 2021
General Hospital head writers Chris Van Etten and Dan O'Connor spill details about the drama they've got planned for February Sweeps, including "a twist nobody will see coming."
February 3, 2021
The nominations are out for the 2021 Writers Guild Awards, and NBC's Days of our Lives and ABC's General Hospital will be vying for the win in the Daytime Drama category.
February 4, 2021
General Hospital star Ingo Rademacher (Jasper "Jax" Jacks) and his wife, Ehiku, are expecting their third child.
February 10, 2021
General Hospital is bringing actor Chad Brannon back to Port Charles, but will he be reprising the role of his presumed-dead alter ego Alexander "Zander" Smith -- or someone else?
February 11, 2021
NBC's sci-fi drama Debris has snatched up General Hospital star Sebastian Roché (ex-Jerry Jacks), who says he's excited to play a mysterious MI-6 agent in the drama that "will blow your minds.
February 15, 2021
Soap stars Chad Duell (Michael Corinthos, General Hospital) and Courtney Hope (Sally Spectra, The Young and the Restless/The Bold and the Beautiful) are thrilled to share that they now call each other fianceés!
February 15, 2021
Former daytime actor Christopher Pennock (ex-Mitch Williams, General Hospital; ex-Steven Petrie, The Young and the Restless) has passed away. The Jackson Hole, Wyoming, native was 76.
February 17, 2021
General Hospital viewers better be ready for a serious blast from the past, because Chad Brannon is back in Port Charles and has a video and photos to prove it!
February 18, 2021
General Hospital actor Josh Swickard (Harrison Chase) and his wife, Lorynn York, are expecting their first child -- and the due date is only six weeks away!
February 22, 2021
Vanessa Marcil says that when General Hospital's Brenda and Sonny get back together, it's going to be so hot, it'll "be like 9½Weeks." So, is that steamy moment coming soon?!
February 23, 2021
General Hospital alum Anthony Montgomery (ex-Andre Maddox) discusses tackling the anguishing topic of child trafficking in his new film, Angie: Lost Girls, and if a return to GH is on the horizon.
February 24, 2021
Just as beloved General Hospital star Réal Andrews has returned as Marcus Taggert, the actor reports that he tested positive for COVID-19. He has since tested negative but still must sit out going back to work for the time being.
February 26, 2021
General Hospital's head writers tease that the upcoming double wedding "is the crescendo and climax of years of stories and secrets and lies" -- and by the end of it, nobody's lives will be the same.
February 26, 2021
General Hospital star John J. York (Mac Scorpio) is celebrating three decades at the ABC soap opera and calls his time in Port Charles "an incredible gift."
March 2, 2021
If you've wondered if the repeated mentions of Ashland Locke meant the character might soon pop up on-screen, the answer is yes. And now we know which soap vet will play the role.
March 2, 2021
General Hospital star Andrea Bogart (ex-Abby Haver) and her husband, Erik Almås, are expecting their second child.
March 5, 2021
Swoon! Boomerang stars Tequan Richmond (ex-T.J. Ashford, General Hospital) and Tetona Jackson are expecting a baby girl that they've named Harlie Giselle.
March 9, 2021
General Hospital favorites John Stamos (ex-Blackie Parrish) and Kin Shriner (Scotty Baldwin) have two very different versions of the days they used to pal around with each other on their Harley motorcycles. Whose do you believe?
March 10, 2021
General Hospital viewers were shocked when Franco died this week, but portrayer Roger Howarth doesn't seem worried about his future with the show: "I have faith"
March 10, 2021
Returning General Hospital star Chad Brannon shares details about being back in Port Charles, where it looks as if he'll be reprising the role of... wait for it... Zander Smith!
March 10, 2021
The Young and the Restless viewers are about to meet power-hungry businessman Ashland Locke, who portrayer Richard Burgi says LOVES poking the inner souls of Genoa City residents.
March 12, 2021
The Legitimate Wiseguy, a mob film by Nicholas Celozzi, has cast Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital) and Patrick Muldoon (ex-Austin Reed, Days of our Lives) alongside heavy hitters like Harvey Keitel and Emile Hirsch.
March 19, 2021
Years ago, he might not have been as receptive to playing amnesiac Mike, but General Hospital star Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos) says he now sings a different tune.
March 22, 2021
Could General Hospital fans soon be seeing Kristen Alderson back in the role of Starr Manning, the One Life to Live character she brought to the soap for a short time before taking on the role of Kiki Jerome?
March 24, 2021
The emotional song "We Weren't Done with This Yet" featured on the March 23 episode of General Hospital was written by William Lipton (Cameron Webber)!
March 26, 2021
Even though he says soaps are "absurd," Jeff Kober is still having fun playing General Hospital's Cyrus. So, is he in it for the long haul?
March 29, 2021
Meet newborn baby Mira, whom Emily Wilson (ex-Ellie Trout, General Hospital) introduced on Instagram via a heartwarming family photo.
March 31, 2021
Get ready for a full hour of Alexis Davis material, because General Hospital is airing an episode dedicated to Nancy Lee Grahn and her long-running character.
April 5, 2021
Is Ryan Lavery coming to Port Charles?! General Hospital has cast Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery, All My Children) in an as-yet undisclosed role.
April 6, 2021
Soap beauty Ashley Jones (Bridget Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful) is thrilled to announce the launch of her first jewelry collection.
April 7, 2021
The Young and the Restless' Sydney Walsh (ex-Judge Delores Anderson) joins General Hospital as Maggie, a prisoner who will cross paths with Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn).
April 8, 2021
Big Sky has cast General Hospital alum Sebastian Roché (ex-Jerry Jacks) in the recurring role of Sheriff Wagy, who may or may not bring law and order to Lochsa County.
April 12, 2021
General Hospital honors Lynn Herring on her 35th anniversary as Port Charles's lovable busybody, Lucy Coe.
April 14, 2021
General Hospital has cast TikTok star Caitlin Reilly for a special tribute episode dedicated to her late father, John Reilly (ex-Sean Donely).
April 16, 2021
General Hospital favorite Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky Spencer) reveals that returning to the ABC soap opera is on his radar -- it's just a matter of when.
April 16, 2021
General Hospital's Kelly Thiebaud (Britt Westbourne) says a false-positive COVID-19 test is keeping her away from work for ten days. Will the unexpected break mean she'll have to be temporarily recast?
April 16, 2021
All My Children alum Cameron Mathison (Ryan Lavery) is finally opening up about the HUGE news that he has joined General Hospital, sharing that he feels "like a kid on Christmas."
April 14, 2021
Gregory Zarian (ex-Julius, General Hospital; ex-Brent, Days of our Lives) opens up about his intense hostage film, 86 Melrose Avenue; working with Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos, GH); and why it's important to never give up on your dreams.
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