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General Hospital News: Finola Hughes Pens Tribute To Kelly Preston

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Many were shocked Monday morning when learning about the loss of film actress Kelly Preston, and you can count General Hospital star Finola Hughes among them. Tributes came pouring in about her kindness and Hughes joins others in praising the star, who lost her two-year battle with breast cancer at age 57.

Finola Hughes Remembers

The actress who has brought Anna Devane to life in Port Charles, on and off since 1985, took to her Instagram account to share her thoughts about the huge loss to the Hollywood community, who continues to mourn Hughes’ Staying Alive co-star, John Travolta’s wife.

“I didn’t know #kellypreston personally but wanted to acknowledge this beautiful woman, her light and spirit. Several years ago we ran into each other in NY. She approached me, we talked, I was struck by her beauty, her light and her sparkling nature,” writes Hughes. But that wasn’t all she noticed.

“She was so joyous and kind, we had a wonderful conversation. I’m sure many people have had experiences like that with this beautiful lady full of light and love ❤️ My heartfelt condolences to her family #kellypreston #jt ❤️”

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It was back in 1983 that Hughes graced the big screen opposite Travolta in the sequel to his huge hit, Saturday Night Fever. Soap Hub sends condolences to Hughes and Travolta, as well as the rest of Kelly Preston’s family and friends during this difficult time.

General Hospital History

GH made its debut on April 1, 1963 and is the second longest-running daytime soap opera in American history. The longest-running sudser is Guiding Light. While it’s not the longest-running sudser, GH is the longest-running soap opera currently on air.

The soap exploded into mainstream media in the early 1980s due to the show’s immense popularity. Daytime Emmy winners Genie Francis (Laura) and Anthony Geary (ex-Luke) appeared on the covers of Newsweek and People magazines. Created by Frank and Doris Hursley, the show is currently helmed by executive producer Frank Valentini and is head written by Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor. The Corinthos, Quartermaine, Baldwin, Collins, Jerome, and Ashford families drive stories today in the show’s fictional hamlet, Port Charles. .

Bringing the Drama

GH has won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series a record 13 times — more than any other soap opera. The show is one of four remaining daytime dramas currently on the air. The other three are Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless (YR), and The Bold and the Beautiful (BB). GH airs weekdays on ABC. Check your local listings for air times.

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