Debuting on daytime television in the spring of 1963, General Hospital (GH) has been entertaining soap opera fans for well over 50 years now. During this half century, audiences have seen many interesting characters in the land of Port Charles come and go. Then there are those larger-than-life personas on the soap opera, who have stood the test of time, endured countless storylines and who continue to keep fans tuned in daily. Today, Fame10 honors the five longest-running GH roles.
5. Tracy Quartermaine
Entitled, spoiled, rich, snobby and absolutely obsessed with the ELQ empire are just a few words that can describe Tracy Quartermaine. She’s also fierce, strong, smart, as well as an incredible business woman. Part of the infamous Quartermaine clan, and the daughter of Edward and Lily, Tracy entered the world of Port Charles in 1978 and turned the entire town upside down. While at one point she was considered a villain, Tracy has evolved tremendously over the years, and now holds a very soft sport in the hearts of GH fans everywhere. Interestingly enough, Jane Elliot, the actress who originated the role, has stood the test of time by playing the Quartermaine on-and-off from 1978 to the present time with Christine Jones only taking over the role in 1989 (briefly) to cover Elliott’s maternity leave.