Celebrity News

Anne Jeffreys, 'General Hospital' and 'Topper' Star, Dead at 94

Anne Jeffreys, 'General Hospital' and 'Topper' Star, Dead at 94
Getty Images

Elegant actress Anne Jeffreys, who starred on "General Hospital" for 20 years, has died. She was 94.

KABC's George Pennacchio confirmed the news Wednesday on Twitter.

GettyImages-526812288
Getty Images
A "gifted" starlet in the '40s

Jeffreys had a long career, one that started when she came to New York in the '40s as a soprano who sang at Carnegie Hall.

GettyImages-3403585
Getty Images
On the set of "Step Lively" more than 70 years ago with Ol' Blue Eyes

After several movie roles, including in "Step Lively" (1944) opposite Frank Sinatra and in several Dick Tracy serials as Tess Trueheart, Jeffreys replaced leading lady Patricia Morison in the original Broadway production of "Kiss Me, Kate" in 1949.

GettyImages-50613204
Getty Images
Prepping to go on in "Kiss Me, Kate" in 1949

Alongside her husband, Robert Sterling (who died in 2006), she starred in the early-TV sitcom "Topper" (1953-1955), playing a mischievous "ghostess with the mostess" who could only be seen by one flustered banker.

GettyImages-517452556
Getty Images
Jeffreys with her husband and co-star Robert Sterling on the set of "Topper"

Jeffreys made many TV guest-starring roles, and was a series regular on "The Bob Cummings Show" (1959), "Falcon Crest" (1982-1983), "Finder of Lost Loves" (1984-1985), "Baywatch" (1993-1998) and "Port Charles" (1999-2003), along with her long-running association with "General Hospital" (1984-2004).

spl578620_012
Splash News
Jeffreys, who remained active and attended numerous red-carpet premieres and events, is seen in 2013.

Her final appearance was on HBO's "Getting On" in 2013.

Comments