Surprise Return for a ‘True General Hospital Legend’
Almost five decades after her last General Hospital appearance as a regular cast member, Robin Blake returned to the show in the September 30 episode as a Metro Court patron. Long- — and we do mean long– — -time fans of ABC’s lone remaining daytime drama will recall that from 1964-76, she played Judy Clampett, who went from student nurse to full-fledged R.N. and became friends Tracy Adams, the hospital’s first Black doctor.
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“Nearly 60 years later, and Robin is still happy to visit Port Charles,” cheered the official General Hospital Instagram account. “You might have caught a glimpse of her today in the Metro Court. Help us give a true General Hospital legend a round of applause!” (Needless to say, viewers went ahead and did exactly that.)
In addition to her lengthy stay in Port Charles, Blake has strolled through series ranging from Dynasty to Cheers and from Falcon Crest to 24 as various party guests and bar/restaurant customers. She also appeared in the 1981 Burt Reynolds movie Paternity as — but of course! — a nurse. (Pictured with Blake in the photo at the top of this post is the late, great Emily McLaughlin, another original cast member; she played Nurse Jessie Brewer, as you well know.)
Check out photos of all of the latest General Hospital hirings and returns in our newly updated photo gallery.