Full detailed profile on Audrey March Hardy Played by Rachel Ames on General Hospital Daytime Soap Opera.
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Audrey March Hardy
Actor: Rachel Ames
Who played Audrey March Hardy over the years
Rachel Ames (23 February 1964 - December 2002 (contract); December 2002 - 2007)
Useful information on Audrey March Hardy
* Marital Status - Single/Widowed (Steve Hardy)
Current: Registered Nurse
Current: Head of Student Nurses at General Hospital
Current: Surgeon at General Hospital
In 1964, Audrey March showed up in Port Charles to visit her sister, a senior nurse at GH. Audrey was a flight attendant, but also a registered nurse, and her immediate attraction to Dr. Steve Hardy led her to stay. His reluctance to marry her almost made her leave, but a serious battle with Lymphoma and a subsequent victory brought them closer.
In 1965, they wed, and although Audrey wanted children, she and Steve couldn't conceive. She underwent artificial insemination and tried to convince him that the child was his, but a car accident caused her to lose the baby. The deception caused a rift, ending in divorce, and Audrey left for Vietnam to work with orphans.
In 1969 Audrey returned, and believing she was over Steve, married Dr. Tom Baldwin. It was a big mistake that led to him raping her, another divorce and her leaving again, with her sister being the only one to know that Audrey was pregnant. The child lived but was kept a secret for a while.
Another marriage to Jim Hobart, another mistake, but then a happy ending as Steve and Audrey re-wed. Steve ended up adopting Tommy, and Audrey later learned that Dr. Jeff Weber was Steve's son by an earlier affair. In 1993 Audrey hosted a surprise party to honor Steve's thirty years at GH, and in 1996 her beloved Steve passed away from a heart attack.
A hostage crisis that led to serious injury for Audrey brought Elizabeth Webber to her aid (daughter of Steve's son, Jeff). Liz's rape by an unknown person caused Audrey to confess her own secretive past, building a lasting bond between the two women.
Audrey has made spontaneous appearances on GH since 2003, and most scenes deal with her granddaughter Elizabeth's need for a guiding hand. Audrey has had a long and colorful life in Port Charles, and she still manages to add some sparkle to the staff at General Hospital.
Steve Hardy (divorced)
Tom Baldwin (divorced)
Jim Hobart (divorced)
Steve Hardy (dissolved by his death)
Randy Washburn (engaged)
Lucille March (sister)
Anne Logan (niece)
Thomas Hardy Sr. (son with Tom)
Thomas Hardy Jr. (grandson)
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An intern brings Steve Hardy’s portrait to the nurses’ station. Patrick meets the new interns for a tour. He gives the history of Dr. Hardy and other great doctors at GH. He reminds them that the doctors may be the brains of the hospital, but the nurses are the heart. Near Nikolas’ room Liz is reminded by Audrey of Steve’s 50th anniversary. Liz wishes everyone could be there to dedicate the portrait for the board room. Sara’s in Monterey, her parents are in Asia, and Tom’s in Africa having just graduated medical school. They visit the portrait before leaving with Patrick. Audrey remembers dancing with Steve on their anniversary. She touches a kiss to Steve’s portrait and leaves with Elizabeth.
At the Quartermaine’s Tracy tells Alan she has no room for figments of her imagination. Monica can see Alan too. They compare notes on what they see. Monica tells Alan she is so happy. He tells her she is about to be happier and Emily says, "Hi mom," behind her. Tracy jokes Alan should have brought dad or mom back instead of Monica’s adopted waif. Tracy and Monica start fighting over the house and Pickle-Lila. Tracy berates Monica for her long line of infidelities starting with Rick Webber. His ghost joins them and asks Tracy not to drag him into this. Rick’s there to bury the hatchet with Alan. They decide to let bygones be bygones. Emily tells Tracy and Monica they should do the same. Monica says Tracy can stay. Tracy offers a truce with a handshake. Emily says a hug is worth their trip. Monica and Tracy hug awkwardly. Tracy announces they’re gone and the hug ends. Monica wonders what’s in the relish making them see things.
Monica visits Liz in Nikolas’ room at GH and hears Helena knows he is there. Monica tells Liz to get some rest. She tells Monica that AJ visited her. Monica thanks Liz for giving him a second chance and leaves. Liz talks to Nik, sharing her past feelings for him and her possible new feelings for AJ. She remembers all that has transpired between them and is sad that Lucky may never come back. She tells Nik she will go home and tell the kids their uncle will get better soon. She kisses him and tells him she loves him. She leaves the room and Audrey is there for her. In the room, Nikolas comes to.
At the Quartermaine’s Tracy toasts her victory to AJ. He complains about her stealing the recipe. Tracy says production will begin soon and she will find the missing heir and oust AJ from ELQ. AJ’s convinced there’s another copy and starts to search the house. Tracy talks to her late parents and eats Pickle-Lila. Monica comes home asking where the food came from. Tracy tells her she hired a cook and gives her a plate of crackers with relish. Monica enjoys it trying to remember when she tasted something similar when Alan was alive. Tracy smugly shares it is Pickle-Lila. AJ returns and Monica offers him another sample to test but Tracy has already eaten it all. AJ threatens Tracy and before it gets physical Monica tells him to go to his room and to ignore anything he hears until she comes to get him. She throws Tracy out of her house. Tracy threatens to stay mad that Alan gave Monica the house. She yells if he weren’t already dead she’d kill him herself. She sees Alan in the mirror as he says, "Here’s your chance, Tracy."