Denise Alexander return to General Hospital
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Denise Alexander is making another trip back to General Hospital beginning Friday, January 8 to play Lesley Webber, the mother of Genie Francis’ Laura, as reported by Soap Opera Digest. With Laura discovering that Martin and Cyrus are her half-brothers, through her biological father Gordon Grey, Laura’s past had been briefly mentioned at their family reunion, including her mother.

Lesley had an affair with Gordon but convinced him not to leave his wife Florence, Martin and Cyrus’ mother, for her. When she wound up pregnant, she was led to believe her child was stillborn, but baby Laura was actually swapped with another child and ended up with the Vining family and raised by Barbara and Jason. Lesley would eventually be reunited with Laura, and her then-husband Rick adopted her.

Alexander has played Lesley on and off from 1975 until 2013. She most recently appeared on the ABC soap for its 56th anniversary in April of 2019, a show which also honored the passing of the character Gail Baldwin. She also appeared at Kevin and Laura’s 2017 wedding.

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– Dustin Cushman