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Returning to Port Charles.

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that veteran "GH" star Genie Francis will be returning to the series. The actress recently completed a stint on "The Young And The Restless" as Genevieve Atkinson, who she played from 2011 to 2012. She is, of course, best known as Laura Spencer. Apparently, she has just signed a new contract, the details of which have not been released. She will begin shooting new material this month and should be seen first on February 11.

Francis has played Laura off and on since 1977. She last appeared in the role in 2008.

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