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    General Hospital CAST - Laura Spencer

    Full detailed profile on Laura Spencer Played by Genie Francis on General Hospital Daytime Soap Opera.

    Genie Francis (ABC)
    Laura Spencer

    Actor: Genie Francis

    Who played Laura Spencer over the years

    Stacey Baldwin (1974 - 1976)
    Genie Francis (1976-1981; 1983-1984; 29 October 1993 to 6 September 2002; October - November 2006; August - September 2008; return in 2013)

    Useful information on Laura Spencer

    * Was initially raised by the Vinings, but the adoption was invalid.
    * Laura Vining. (name from birth through teens)
    * Laura Webber. (maiden name from her teens)
    * Marital Status - Single/Divorced.
    * Accidentally killed David Hamilton after he told her that he loved her mother and not her. (1978 as a teenager)
    * Raped by Luke when she worked for him at the Campus Disco. (1979)
    * Accidentally killed Theresa Carter, a mistress of Rick's, when she caught them together in the garage attic. (as a teenager)
    * Arrested for the murder of Damian Smith. (not guilty - 1996 - charges dropped)
    * While suffering from a mental breakdown, she killed Rick Webber.
    *Had mental breakdown - now in a catatonic state. (2002)


    Past: Owner of Deception Cosmetics
    Past: Worked with an outreach program at the hospital
    Past: Ms. Star Eyes
    Past: Worked for ELQ (1981)
    Past: Waitress at the Campus Disco


    The first twelve years of Laura's life were spent being raised by Jason and Barbara Vining. Her mother, Dr. Lesley Williams believed her daughter had died at birth and didn't discover the truth for quite some time. When she did, she demanded her maternal rights, and Laura moved in with her. It was hard leaving the only parents she'd ever known, and all her friends.

    Laura was so distraught that Lesley finally relented and let her return to the Vinings, but she pined terribly for her daughter. Unbeknownst to Lesley, her husband, Cameron, had paid that family to move away.

    When Lesley wed Rick Webber, he aided in the search for Laura. They eventually found her in a commune. Her personalty had been seriously altered, and Rick and Lesley took her back to Port Charles. With lots of explanation and love, Laura adjusted to her new parents.

    It was there that she met and married Scotty Baldwin. He was a law student and Laura took a job at Luke Spencer's disco to help defray costs. One night, when the disco was empty, Luke asked Laura to dance. His emotions got the better of him and he ended up raping her. Laura refused to identify her rapist and somehow forgave Luke, although he didn't forgive himself. She wrote him a letter, fully pardoning his actions, and when Scotty happened upon it, he tracked Luke down and punched him so hard, Luke fell off the bow of the yacht on which his wedding was scheduled to be held that same day.

    Laura and Luke crossed paths frequently, and the romantic tension was always there. Scotty had run off, and Laura went to work for ELQ, only to find Luke worked there, too. They finally realized they were meant to be together. The adventures they shared were numerous, including stopping Mikkos and Helena Cassadine from freezing the world. The day of their wedding, the entire town turned out, including Helena who came only to cast an evil spell on the duo.

    Life was never dull. Laura was kidnapped, believed Luke was dead, forced to marry Stavros Cassadine, and conceived her son Nikolas. When she discovered that Luke was alive, she chose to leave her child behind and reunite with the love of her life.

    The next several years were a blur as they traveled the globe, evading danger. Lucky was born in Texas and the three disappeared for nine years. It was then they decided to return to Port Charles. They still existed in a tumultuous world. Laura was arrested for murder, but acquitted, and eventually gave birth to Lesley Lu. The child was born with a bone marrow disease, and Laura was forced to find Nikolas to save her daughter's life. She had kept his paternity a secret.

    Stavros Cassadine had kept Laura's mother in a catatonic state for a long time, and his mother Helena brainwashed Lucky. It was no wonder that when Luke discovered that Nikolas was a Cassadine, he found it hard to love him. There always seemed to be something in the way of their happiness, and eventually they divorced, only to reconcile years later.

    Just before they were too re-wed, Laura confronted her step-father in the attic about her belief that he killed his lover there. Laura had been having recurrent memory flashes and losing her grasp on reality for some time. When he approached her with a hypodermic needle, she grabbed a heavy candlestick, hit, and killed him. The tragic event caused Laura to have a complete mental breakdown and she was institutionalized for a number of years, diagnosed in catatonia.

    After years of grieving Laura's condition, Luke allowed Dr. Robin Scorpio to inject Laura with an experimental drug. The medication brought Laura out of her catatonic state, allowed her to reunite with her children, and gave her the opportunity to catch up on lost years.

    Unaware that Luke married Tracy Quartermaine, Laura proposed, and he accepted. He hired a fake minister, and as Laura slipped away again, they exchanged vows and one last kiss. Helena Cassadine lurked in the shadows, casting yet another evil spell on the two lovers.

    The medication Laura was given was short-term, and almost immediately she began to return to her previous state. The family planned one last and early Christmas together, but with her time running out, Laura wanted to maintain her dignity and sign herself back into the mental facility. Once again, Luke kissed his beautiful Laura on the forehead and left her sitting in her rocking chair, oblivious to everything around her.


    Scott Baldwin (divorced)
    Lucas Lorenzo Spencer Sr. (divorced)
    Stavros Cassadine (not legal)


    David Hamilton
    Stefan Cassadine (affair)
    Scott Baldwin (dated)


    Gordon Gray (biological father - deceased)
    Lesley Williams (biological mother)
    Rick Webber (adoptive father)
    Lars Webber (adoptive grandfather)
    Helene Webber (adoptive grandmother)
    Terri Webber (adoptive aunt)
    Jeff Webber (adoptive uncle)
    Steven Lars Webber (adoptive cousin)
    Elizabeth Webber (adoptive cousin)
    Sarah Webber (adoptive cousin)
    Spencer Cassadine (grandson)


    Nikolas Cassadine (son with Stavros)
    Lucas Lorenzo Spencer Jr. (son with Luke)
    Lesley Lu Spencer (daughter with Luke)


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    Wednesday, August 28 2013: One Good Turn.

    At GH, Lulu encourages Laura to invite Scott to visit the grandbaby. She'd be happy to if she knew where he was. A few moments later he's waiting outside. Laura's upset at not hearing back from him. He notes that she ran off with her ex, so he ran off with his. Scott admits it was business related. She's done helping Luke and is one hundred percent in her marriage. He doesn't believe she is and neither is he. He wants a divorce. She did everything for Lulu, besides; she and Luke don't fit anymore. Scott doesn't believe they do either. He's not enough for her and he's letting her go. He plans on staying in Port Charles as the DA. Luke arrives to see their tearful separation. She's okay and ignores a call from her doctor in Paris for her wellness visit. He reminds her it's important. Lulu overhears and sees Laura wiping tears away. She wants to know what's going on. Laura only mentions about her wellness visit and decides to make travel arrangements. Alone with Luke, Lulu asks if he was ever going to mention he was dying. She needs him to keep showing up. He's not going to make any promises. Nearby, Sabrina and Patrick are greeted with Felix's news that Britt's in jail. Patrick realizes Obrecht has been working with Faison but he's more upset at Felix's eagerness to celebrate since his child is at risk. Felix apologizes and Sabrina supports Patrick's decision to help Britt. Alone, Sabrina admits if Patrick wasn't there she would have high-fived him but this is not the way she wants to get even with Britt. Elsewhere, Michael stops by to tell Elizabeth about AJ. Elizabeth doesn't believe AJ could be responsible for murder. Michael shares how Connie indicated his involvement after Sonny found her. She asks Michael if he thinks AJ did this. Michael only remembers how angry AJ was at Connie. Elizabeth remembers AJ threatening Connie too. Later, Nikolas finds her crying. She tells him about Connie and AJ.

    Thursday, August 22 2013: Give It Your Best Shot.

    At GH, Mac jokes about Sonny being a grandpa before the grandparents rush off to see their grandbaby. Alexis and Sam congratulate Mac and Felicia on their wedding while waiting for word on Maxie's recovery. They soon receive word that a match has been found. In delivery, Dante and Lulu excitedly hold the baby before going to the NICU. The grandparents are waiting outside with cigars when they come out. They joke about Olivia's dog visions and catch up on Luke's travels which he lies about. After celebrating, Sonny's approached by Derrick who apologizes for printing the news story against Connie's wishes. He thinks Sonny should hold onto a woman like that. Before leaving he hears the good news that a donor for Danny is found and asks Alexis and Sam how soon the transplant will take place. They let him know that it's up to him since he's the donor. Leaving in the elevator, Sonny confesses Derrick gives him the creeps. Olivia's distracted when she sees the dog again. Meanwhile, Spinelli waves fondly at Maxie from the viewing area before leaving. Suddenly, she takes a turn for the worse. From behind the nurses and doctor Maxie's spirit walks around pestering them for a wheelchair. She hears the alarms and considers the girl on the table needs more attention than her. Thinking the girl looks familiar she approaches the bed and realizes the girl is her. She calls out to Lulu and Dante for help and asks a nurse why she's not helping the rest of them. Her sister Georgie takes off the mask. She's there to help Maxie, not the doctor, and tells Maxie she needs to fight to live. Maxie thinks this might be for the best. She's the only one who knows the truth; she can die leaving the baby to Dante and Lulu. Georgie reminds her she's not the only one and takes her to see Ellie with Spinelli in the hall. Ellie catches Spinelli outside and is surprised to learn Maxie wanted to tell him something before surgery. Ellie admits she might know what Maxie was going to tell him. She confides Maxie was lying before getting called away by Brad. Maxie thinks it won't come out, even if she dies, but Georgie thinks her dying would destroy Spinelli. Maxie believes he'll be just fine but then Georgie points out Mac and Felicia nearby and asks, "What about them?" Felicia's worried about losing Maxie. Maxie and Georgie continue until they find Spinelli holding the baby. He's at a loss for words and is surprised he thinks the baby looks like Maxie. He's eager to go find her and leaves Dante and Lulu alone. They consider naming the baby Jacqueline. Outside Ellie tells Spinelli the baby is his. Back in surgery, Georgie begs Maxie not to leave their parents. Georgie kisses them goodbye. Felicia asks if Mac felt something.

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