Soap Star Anne Jeffreys Dies at 94

The late, great Anne Jeffreys, of General Hospital.

Star of the small screen, big screen, and the stage, Anne Jeffreys, passed away Wednesday.

A Storied Career

Jeffreys was in show business for a stunning 74 years.

The Wrap confirmed her death today.

But it wasn’t before she was part of the studio system of Hollywood’s Golden Era, married fellow actor Robert Sterling, got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and, of course, starred in soap operas.

Jeffreys played Amanda Barrington on General Hospital. She took that character to GH spinoff Port Charles as well.

Related: See what GH fan fave is likely on her way back to Port Chuckles!

As our friend Casey Hutchinson noted over at Daytime Indulgence, she appeared on Falcon Crest as well.

She had a number of stage credits under her belt too, including Kiss Me Kate, The King and I, and The Sound of Music.

“In addition to General Hospital, Jeffreys is probably best known to TV audiences for her co-starring role, with husband Robert Sterling, in Topper, CBS’ 1953-55 ghostly romantic comedy,” noted Deadline.

Her GH costar, Jaclyn Zeman (Bobbie Spencer) tweeted about losing Jeffreys.

Fascinating Off-Screen Too

“Born Anne Carmichael on January 26, 1923, in Goldsboro, North Carolina, she began her career as a model for John Robert Powers Agency in New York,” reported

Don’t Miss: See what ABC exec Nathan Varni said about the future of Franco and Elizabeth!

She was also an opera singer and performed in La Boheme before beginning her screen career.

We at Soap Cities extend our condolences to Jeffreys’ loved ones, and we’ll always remember her fondly.

Before You Go: GH star Tonja Walker made some controversial comments on the NFL Take a Knee controversy, but you gotta see what happened after that!

Give us your input in the comment section below. Check back with Soap Cities for more GH spoilers, recaps, news, and fun! Follow us on Twitter at @soapcities, on Instagram at @soapcities, and come chat with us in our Facebook group. Catch General Hospital weekdays on ABC. If you want more soap action 24/7, go to Soap Fans United!


Akbi Khan has been watching and loving soap operas for 31 years and writing about them for the last four. She also loves sitcoms; musicals; laughter; going dancing; spending time with family and friends; fighting for animal rights, ethical environmental stewardship, civil liberties preservation, and LGBTQ rights; and evolving along a spiritual path. She has a Master’s in rhetoric and composition. Akbi is 39 years old and lives in Ellicott City, Maryland.

Leave A Reply