She’s Back! Beautiful Genie Francis Returning To ABC’s ‘General Hospital,’ Highlight Hollywood News

Lookout Helena and Luke!   Laura Spencer is heading back to Port Charles.Actress Genie Francis is returning to “General Hospital” to reprise her famous and beloved Laura character, series executive producer Frank Valentini confirmed on  Wednesday.
In announcing her return, Valentini noted that “the door has always been open” for Francis to come back.
“Genie is a part of our ‘GH’ family and the door has always been open for her to return when the timing and story are right,” Valentini noted. “Lucky for us, the stars have aligned and we are thrilled to welcome Genie back home.”
Valentini did not say when Francis is making her “General Hospital,” or how many episodes she’ll appear on.
Francis, who premiered on the series in 1997, most recently appeared on the ABC soap in 2013.  She also starred on the CBS soap “The Young and the Restless” from 2011 to 2012, playing Genevieve Atkinson, but was fired just days after soap killer Jill Firing Phelps claimed she would not be letting the beauty go.  Phelps also fired Genie from “GH” when she was ep there.
Francis reunited with her “GH” costar Anthony Gear, aka Luke Spencer, to present the Best Drama award at the Daytime Emys on Sunday, which we exclusively announced.
Francis received a Daytime Emmy Award in 2007 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the role.
“General Hospital” airs weekdays on ABC.
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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