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.
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.
— Jackie Zeman (@JackieZeman) September 28, 2017
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 behindthelensonline.net.
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.
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