Veteran US soapie ac­tor and en­ter­tainer dies at 94

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ANNE Jef­freys, the US ac­tor and singer known for her roles in the 1950s sit­com Top­per and long-run­ning day­timeayti soap opera Gen­eral l Hos­pi­tal, has diedd at age 94.

Jef­freys’ ca- reer started in the e early 1940s with h a num­ber of film roles in­clud­ing Step Lively, a mu­si­cal star­ring Frank Si­na­tra.

In the late 1940s Jef­freys (pic­tured) turned to Broad­way, re­plac­ing Pa­tri­cia Mori­son in Kiss Me, Kate in 1948, and also ap­pear­ing in Three Wishes for Jamie. Be­tween 1952 and 1955 she starred in the CBS sit­com Top­per. Her then hus­band, Robert Ster­ling, was also part of the show’s cen­tral cast. H Her TV roles inc cluded LA Law and Mur­der, She Wrote. Her role in 1972’s The Del­phip Bureau earned a Golden Globe nom­i­na­tion. For two deca ades, be­tween 1984 a and 2004, she p played wealthy so­cialite Amanda Bar­ring­ton in Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal; and also in its spin-off, Port Charles. Her most re­cent credit was in a 2013 episode of Get­ting On.

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