Family & Companions
From a young age, Anne Jeffreys had a flair for entertainment. Born in North Carolina in 1923, she was singing at Carnegie Hall by her teens. Initially, she set her sights on modeling or singing, but successful stage acting performances led her to a role in the musical movie "I Married an Angel" (1942). From there, she was in dozens of movies throughout the 1940s, most notably in "Dillinger" (1945) and "Dick Tracy vs. Cue Ball" (1945). By the end of the '40s, her film career stalled, so Jeffreys returned to the stage, which led to her meeting her second husband, actor Robert Sterling. The pair appeared on the sitcom "Topper" (CBS 1953-55). After "Topper," Jeffreys semi-retired from acting to focus on being a wife and mother to her eventual three children. By the 1970s, she was back in the thick of it, though, returning to notoriety with her Golden Globe-nominated turn in the mini-series "The Delphi Bureau" (ABC 1972). After a slew of guest appearances in shows and films, she had a leading role on the short-lived Aaron Spelling drama "Finder of Lost Loves" (ABC 1984-85). Around the same time, Jeffreys started her most enduring role of Amanda Barrington on the soap opera "General Hospital" (ABC 1963- ), continuing to play the character for 20 years, including appearances on spin-off "Port Charles" (ABC 1997-2003). Her last on-screen appearance was in an episode of "Getting On" (HBO 2013-15), a comedy drama set in a hospital ward. Anne Jeffreys died on September 27, 2017 at the age of 94.
Cast (Feature Film)
Made first film appearance in "I Married an Angel"
Co-starred with Frank Sinatra in the musical "Step Lively"
Cast as Dick Tracy's main squeeze, Tess Trueheart, in "Dick Tracy"
Reprised Tess Trueheart role in "Dick Tracy vs. Cueball"
Had a lead role in the Broadway production of "Street Scene"
Replaced Patricia Morison in a stage production of the Cole Porter musical "Kiss Me, Kate"
First appeared on TV in the show "Topper"
Starred as the title character on "Love That Jill"
Appeared on several episodes of "Fantasy Island"
Appeared on an episode of "Battlestar Galactica"
Had a featured role on "Falcon Crest"
Starred as Rita Hargrove on the short-lived "Finder of Lost Loves"
Starred as Amanda Barrington on "General Hospital"
Guest-starred on "L.A. Law"
Had a recurring guest spot on "Baywatch"
Reprised Amanda Barrington role on "Port Charles"
Had final screen credit as Donna Hewler on an episode of "Getting On"