Monday, June 17, 2024

Constance Towers, Only 89 Years Young, Returning to General Hospital Next Month After a Few Years Off


Never say never.

Constance Towers, who is 89 years young, is returning to ABC’s General Hospital after several years away.

Towers, who had an impressive movie and Broadway career long before the soap, plays Helena Cassadine. Her character died on screen of a heart attack years ago but that doesn’t mean anything on a daytime drama.

According to her Facebook account, Towers’ airdates are May 5th and May 8th. It’s unclear if Helena is alive, a ghost, or something else. And remember– Towers isn’t the oldest actor on a soap. Bill Hayes, 97, appears regularly on “Days of our Lives.”

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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