Wednesday, May 22, 2024

After 37 Years, “General Hospital” Recasts Demi Moore’s Original Character with “NYPD Blue” Star Kim Delaney


Yes. it’s true. Demi Moore, movie star, got her start on “General Hospital” in the early 1980s. The character was called Jackie Templeton, she looked nothing like other soap characters– and didn’t sound like them with her sexy whiskey voice.

Now, 35 years later or so, Jackie is coming back to the soap. But not played by Demi Moore. (What ever happened to her?) No, Jackie will now be portrayed by “NYPD Blue” star Kim Delaney.

What happened to Jackie in all those years? She’s going to have a son in Port Charles, which will surprise everyone, including Kim Delaney, I’m sure. But Demi has kids that age, and it hasn’t done her any harm.

Meantime, according to reports, Emma Samms– who was also on the soap at that time — couldn’t return to reprise her original role because she’s been battling COVID. Get well soon!


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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