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Veteran star returning for General Hospital’s 60th-anniversary celebration… Two more beloved daytime actors pass away… And a popular alum from The Young and the Restless is gearing up for fatherhood… Here’s everything you missed in the daytime world — with links — in the Soap Hub soap opera news wrap.

General Hospital: The Big 6-0

General Hospital is getting set to celebrate its 60th anniversary, and one of its favorite veteran stars is returning for the celebration. Jane Elliot will be reprising her role as Tracy Quartermaine.

Time to Party

After a two-year absence, largely due to Covid protocols, GH is bringing back its Nurses’ Ball. Here’s everything we know about it. 

Addressing Controversy

Genie Francis and other GH stars took part in a panel discussion about the show at the winter TV critics press tour in Pasadena. When asked about the soap’s presentation of social issues over the years, Francis addressed Laura’s controversial rape in 1979.

A Poignant State of Mind

Maurice Benard’s (Sonny Corinthos) latest episode of State of Mind took place at Graceland and featured a trio of his General Hospital co-stars.  Cameron Mathison (Drew Cain), Laura Wright (Carly Spencer), and Dominic Zamprogna (Dante Falconeri) joined the host on stage and shared their thoughts about losing loved ones.  

Song Bird

During a Coastal Entertainment Zoom event, GH’s Wally Kurth (Ned Quartermaine) and Amanda Setton (Brook Lynn Quartermaine) fielded questions from fans about their characters. Setton opened up about being a singer in real life reports Soap Hub weekly news.

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A Star Remembered

GH will present a stand-alone episode devoted to the late Sonya Eddy, specifically focusing on her beloved character Epiphany Johnson. It’s set to air in March.  

The Young and the Restless: Baby Joy

The Young and the Restless alum Shemar Moore (ex-Malcolm Winters) is about to welcome a new family member. The actor and his significant other, Jesiree Dizon, revealed that they’re about to become parents to a baby girl.

Days of our Lives: Cool Connection

Cary Christopher and Cady McClain have a cool connection besides the one they share as Thomas DiMera and Jennifer Deveraux on Days of our Lives. Check out what it is.

The Bold and the Beautiful: Wellness Wednesday

Is there a fitter man in daytime than B&B’s Lawrence Saint-Victor (Carter Walton)? The actor chatted with Soap Hub weekly news about keeping in tiptop shape, acknowledging “it’s part of the job.”

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More Baby Joy

In other infant-on-the-way news, Ashley Jones (Bridget Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful) attended her pal Kaley Cuoco’s baby shower. Cuoco, who starred on The Big Bang Theory and now appears on The Flight Attendant, is expecting her first child with Tom Pelphrey (ex-Jonathan Randall, Guiding Light). 

Daytime Losses

Writer, producer, and actor Quinn Redeker passed away at the age of 86. Read all about his prolific career including his memorable stints as Alex Marshall on Days of our Lives and Rex Sterling on The Young and the Restless. 

Ben Masters, remembered for his delightfully devious portrayal of Julian Crane on Passions, died on January 11 at the age of 75. Soap Hub looks back on his long career. 

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