Susan Brown, perhaps most famous for her role in General Hospital as Dr. Gail Adamson Baldwin, passed away peacefully at 86-years-of-age on Friday after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Following her graduation from the University Of Southern California, Susan, born and raised in San Francisco, kicked off her TV career in a 1959 soap opera, From These Roots.
The actress went on to star in other series like Return To Peyton Place, Bright Promise, and Young Marrieds. Reportedly, the General Hospital alum ran an interior designing business, where she frequently gave suggestions to her cohorts in Hollywood.
At the time of her death, she was living in Los Angeles surrounded by friends and family. Susan joined the cast of General Hospital in 1977, before finally packing her things and leaving in 1985 – eight years later.
In 1992, Brown returned as a semi-regular character, and also characterized the same role in the spin-off, Port Charles, where she held the same position until the last episode – airing in 2004.
You can see a photograph of her earlier in her career below:
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Susan’s performances didn’t go unnoticed; she earned a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 1979. After the news of her passing, Kin Shriner – who portrayed Scotty Baldwin in the series – took to Twitter to air his grievances.
He wrote that he was sad to announce that one of his “best friends and costars” passed away. The actor added, “RIP Susan, I’ll miss all our laughs.”Some of Brown’s other contributions to the small screen include As The World Turns, The Young And The Restless, and Beverly Hills 90210.
She also had a spot on Frasier. While Susan had a few roles in movies, for the most part, her career was fostered almost entirely through daytime soaps.