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September 04, 2018

'General Hospital' star reportedly passes away at 86

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The veteran actress, Susan Brown, most famous for playing the role of Dr. Gail Adamson Baldwin on “General Hospital” has died. She was aged 86.

The executive producer of the long-running series, “General Hospital” announced via Twitter that Brown had passed and expressed his sincere condolences. He tweeted:

“It's a very sad day in Port Charles as the wonderful Susan Brown ("Gail Baldwin") passed away today.  My sincerest condolences to her family and to all who knew this amazing woman.”

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Brown was born in San Francisco. Her first foray into TV was in 1959 when she starred in the soap opera, “From These Roots.” She went on to appear in other series productions like “The Young Marrieds,” “Bright Promise” and “Return to Peyton Place” where she played the character of Constance MacKenzie.

It wasn’t until 1977 that Brown landed the role of Gail Baldwin on “General Hospital” and she would go on to appear on the show for eight years. There was a brief period when she left the show in 1985, but by 1992, she was back as a recurring character.

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Brown’s delivery of the Baldwin character earned her a Daytime Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Supporting Actress” in 1979. She continued to portray Dr. Baldwin on the show’s spin-off series “Port Charles” and remained on the cast until 2004.

Other productions where Brown displayed her acting prowess include series like “The Young and the Restless,” “As the World Turns,” “Beverly Hills, 90210,” and “Frasier.” She appeared in films like “Without Warning: The James Brady Story” where her character was former first lady Nancy Reagan.

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Brown also had a career as an interior design expert. She ran her firm where many of her clients came from her Hollywood circle.  

In an emotional message via Twitter, her co-star, Kin Shriner, bid the screen goddess goodbye:

“Sad to say one of my best friends and costars Susan Brown passed away today she played Gail Baldwin @GeneralHospital my mother R.I.P. Susan I will miss all our laughs”

Brown was said to have been in Los Angeles at the time of her death, and she reportedly passed after a battle with Alzheimer’s.

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