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63 July 26th, 2013 It’s A Wrap For Kelly Sullivan As She Tapes Her Final Day On General Hospital!

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All good things must come to an end, or do they? The fabulous Kelly Sullivan tweeted a few hours ago that she was on her way into General Hospital to tape her final day on the ABC soap opera.

As fans know at the end of June, we learned that Kelly’s character of Connie  Falconeri (the integrated version with Kate) was being written off the canvas! Now just how she leaves the series is up to much speculation.

Kelly took to Twitter this morning announcing her final day at GH stating, “My last day. It’s gonna be a good one.”  Meanwhile her cast mate Laura Wright (Carly) sent her some well wishes on Twitter for her final day at the studio.

Are you sad that Kelly is wrapping up her stay at GH?  Do you wish the powers-that-be would reconsider, and bring her back somewhere down the line? What well-wishes would you like to send Kelly’s way?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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  1. James says:

    Kelly is an amazing actress, but I agree with TPTB in severing ties with this character at the moment.

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    Elizabeth replied

    Yep. KS’s talent was just too far above that of the writing team. I hope she rises to a really great career that she loves where she is widely acknowledged for her talent and grace.

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    des10261991 replied

    I agree Elizabeth! She is Awesome!

  2. rosanna says:

    Will miss her the storyline that was going to be cousins fighting for Sonny is no existent now, Kelly was fabulous as Kate/Connie, I wish nothing but the best and maybe in the future they will bring her back!!

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  3. Cheryl says:

    I wish Kelly well, but I am not going to miss her character of Konnie. Horrible character.

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    Karen Weber replied

    I agree on the character being bad, but Kelly did an amazing job with the whole Connie/Kate thing. She is a great actress, and I look forward to seeing her go on to bigger things. The previous actress that played Kate could have NEVER pulled off the Connie character. I am not trying to be mean, but hey they are actors, so critique is part of it. The previous actress had no depth to her. She certainly was no match on the screen with Maurice. Kelly was able to hold her own with a lot of superb actors of GH.

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    donna replied

    i so agree with you karen. she was amazing

    Julie replied

    I agree with Karen also.. Kelly will be missed!!!!

  4. Laurie McRae says:

    I am disappointed in the GH “powers that be” for DUMPING such a talented actress the way they are! Kelly handled the dual roles of Kate & Connie BRILLIANTLY! It’s so much more than just that, though. Kelly is one of the most gracious, fan friendly GH actresses I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting/Tweeting with! She will be SORELY missed as Kate/Connie, but hopefully will maintain an ongoing relationship with the legion of fans she’s grown as we follow her to her to her next job/role!

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    Mary replied

    She is an amazing actress – really – some of those scenes she did – WOW – and I did like her character – will be missed.

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  5. Tracy Thomas says:

    Just as with Julie Marie Berman tptb wasted a GOLDEN opportunity to do some great story telling! Whether they “left on their own” (Berman) or summarily “let go” (Sullivan) Cartini sacrificed these wonderful talents ( and lets include the ones who left previously…Barash, Reeves Anderson) for the sake of bringing back their OLTL favorites! Unfortunately GH has become unrecognizable and has morrphed in to OLTL 2.0 no matter how much they try to deny it!

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    GB replied

    scott reeves – bless him – as the acting charisma of a (wilted) head of cabbage. kelly sullivan is a likable and elegant presence on screen, but i think there was a real danger she would chew the entire scenery, and in times of budget constraints that’s just too dangerous. as to the OLTL characters, they’re gone, and the actors have now been on GH for a year-and-a-half. they’re GH actors now. when you’ve been in a new job for a year-and-a-half, do you still think yourself as an employee of your old company?

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    Jake R. replied

    GB, I couldn’t agree with you more. And even if I didn’t, what you said was very well said.

    bonnie replied

    agree the OLTL cast is taking over and they have sub par acting skills. Now another OLTL character is coming to GH Bo when will the madness end .GH is going to be cancled at this rate . Kelly is a great actress

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    donna replied

    there is no one else from oltl coming to gh. it was rumoured that bo ,peter reckell from dool was coming to gh but that was found out to not be true

  6. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    She was awesome. But is just Connie leaving or Kate too? lol If there was ever a 3rd attempt to revive Dark Shadows she would be great as the witch Angelique. Id like to see her return to GH but some smart show will snap her up…maybe Tainted Dreams?

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    rebecca1 replied

    great observaton Jimh! She actually looks like the Angelique of old!

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  7. Rhonda says:

    Sooooo sad to see Kelly go. I love her, her acting and love the character of Connie\Kate! You’ve gotten this wrong GH, please bring Kelly back!! As a long time fan and watching this show for 30+ years I do not understand what has been happening lately with some of these storylines.

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  8. Beacon says:

    No great loss. Split personalities are not GH’s specialty, leave the psychological storytelling to OLTL.

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  9. carol says:

    Huge mistake for the show to get rid of this multi-talented actress instead of some of the much less talented newbies that we could all do without. I wish Kelly luck in her new endeavors and hope whoever made this decision lives to regret it.

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  10. Aria says:

    Of course I wish the powers that be would reverse their decision, this is a bad mistake, makes you wonder who will be next..

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  11. JEFF says:

    Yes, she’s a talented actress they should be keeping.

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  12. Mary SF says:

    I love the relationship between Connie and Olivia and I hated the idea of pitting those two against each other for Sonny. I hope however they write her off it leaves room to bring back the character in the future. I also hope they don’t split her personalities again– let her leave well and whole for parts unknown. And finally KS is very talented so I hope she finds a new gig soon.

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  13. nancy dillingham says:

    Tracy Thomas, I agree with you wholeheartedly! TPTB wasted great talent–and GH is NOT GH anymore.

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  14. Cathty says:

    Yes I’ll miss her, LOVE Connie/Kate whatever she played! KS is a fabulous actress, big loss to GH, but I’m sure she’ll find something else! Good luck Kelly!!

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  15. Rodd says:

    I think she’ an actress who can be depended upon to hit it out of the ballpark. It’s a sad loss for GH and us fans. I hope she can be brought back on at some point down the road. Best wishes to her.

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  16. JustSaying says:

    To be honest, GH never knew what to do with the character of Connie/Kate. Whether it be with this actress or the original actress, she was written all over the wall. I wish the actress well, but I wish the character could have been on recurring basis.

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  17. B.J. says:

    Wishing all the best to Kelly! She’s too good for the circus GH has become anyway. I wouldn’t want to wait around for a couple of scenes in that menagerie, if I had her talent.

    Hope she finds something equal to her talent soon.

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  18. lou says:

    Kelly is terrific and having a S/L with women friends with Connie & Liv was a nice back to basics move. Unf the geniuses who destroyed the genre keep thinking the fans want far-fetched nonsense instead of insightful relationships developed over time. Kelly never dialed in a performance despite lousy material.

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  19. moshane58 says:

    Yes very sad.I liked the Connie/Katie storyline and really like Kelly Sullivan…Wish they would bring her back.

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  20. Carol Bryan says:

    I’m just about ready to watch my soaps online (All My Children and One Life to Live). General Hospital should be keeping Kelly as her story line with Sonny has a lot more to come. As usual the powers that be start getting rid of characters until their show hits bottom. It has been stupid to cast OLTL characters as one person then cast that same person as someone else. This really messed up the whole show. I’m done!!

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    matthew replied

    I 100% agree but won’t ever give up on GH. I’ll just ffwd so much that I’ll get done in 10-15 min. Sad that they would do this to Kelly Sullivan to keep the kennel club they have going with all these bad actors and even worse characters from other shows. :-( I miss crazy Connie already:-(

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  21. su0000 says:

    GH has a casting budget..
    Kate/Connie was cut out and Ava brought in..
    an even exchange in my opinion,.

    It was either pay for Kate/Connie or Ava …

    It is about budget for cast payroll, which character is best for the show,

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    matthew replied

    I’d prefer Connie over Ava any day of the week. Love Kelly Sullivan! Can’t stand Ava or that actress that plays her! Sarah Brown deserved that Emmy way more than her a few years ago and if your right that they’re paying her with Sullivan’s salary then Sarah and Kelly have both been robbed. Much better actresses in my opinion.

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    Shay replied

    I second that motion!!! Cannot tolerate Ava either! She is just a total phony and I don’t know which is worse, looking at her or listening to her! That faux-Marilyn voice is completely grating and her face/lips have a very plastic/botox quality to them. Do not enjoy anything about this woman…her storyline is boring, and she seems to have to insert herself into everyone else’s business. Please let the jig with her fake background story be up sooner rather than later. I cannot see having to put up with this irritating broad in the long run…as for KS, her plot has run its course. Don’t particularly mind her, but the Connie thing has become really old and so has the on-again/off-again relationship with Sonny. Just wish she would take cousin Olivia with her……

    matthew replied

    I was thinking the same thing Shay! She really should cut back on the lip pumping and drop the Marilyn impersonation. GH has always been the daytime soap with a primetime feel and all this bad acting is giving the show that ultimate cheese factor that you find across the rest of daytime.

    bj anafan replied

    agree. How many hours a week do we have to watch Ava slurping scotch.

    Shay replied

    So right, Matthew!!! Ava acts as if she is all class and refinement, when in reality she is just plain cheap and tacky, and it really shows! Her over-the-top “style” just does not fit in with the GH look and feel that we have come to know and expect. She actually reminds me of a thirties-type gun moll or screwball comedienne with that hairdo, over-exaggerated strut and phony childlike voice.

    Shay replied

    Good one, bj!!!! Also, have you ever noticed that chick’s strange eyebrows…they are halfway gone!!!!???? Must have used the pencil point/base of nose guide to determine that configuration….she does have wide nostrils…LOL!!!! All I can say is appearance-wise, Ava is getting dangerously close to tranny-looking territory…..total artifice!!!!! And while I am at it, the sleeveless frocks are getting tiresome, too. Cover up your arms, lady…they aren’t THAT fabulous!!!!! Okay, I’m done…for now!!!!!

  22. mary says:

    I love Kelly and Connie. They should have kept Kelly as Connie and let go the actress who plays Olivia, Boring.

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    Jeff replied

    I have to agree with You, Mary. Yeah, they keep Olivia who sees dogs and they get rid of Connie because RC doesn’t have any idea how to write for women.

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    rebecca1 replied

    I love the Olivia character; she’s the heart and soul of the Sonny/Dante/Connie…(as well as anyone else she loves)…clan.

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    ethel replied

    i so agree with you mary – olivia’s character is the one they should have gotten rid of not connie – olivia needs to go back to bensenhurst because she serves no purpose in port charles anymore………jmo

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  23. bonnie says:

    Kelly is a great actress . Its a shame to have her leave the show. They could have cancled the OLTL crew. there acting is sub par. She will be missed just another nail in the coffin of GH .

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  24. Karen says:

    Maybe Kelly will go play Phyllis on Y&R? I think she would rock that role!

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    donna replied

    she`s to good for that role she needs to go to the big screen in hollywood and forget about tv

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  25. julie says:

    Kelly is a very talented actress. She should have been kept on GH. SO many characters just take up space – so many tired story lines. I hope that they can make magic with what they have and create a new interest inthe show. I think she is a big loss

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  26. Lew S says:

    BIG Mistake!!!!

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  27. Jake R. says:

    Kelly was certainly much more enjoyable than the previous actress who played Kate. And I enjoyed when she went full Connie and was into the leopard print outfits and hitting on every man in Port Charles. But once the tow characters/personalities got reintegrated and she was much more Kate Howard but with Connie’s name, I lost interest.

    One of the great things on “GH” is when they have “ethnic” characters who go beyond stereotypes. Lois was probably the first, and I really enjoy Olivia when she’s in full Bensonhurst Italian Mother mode. When Kelly was Connie she was like that too, but the “WASPY” Kate Howard never did it for me.

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  28. heidi says:

    I wish Kelly well in whatever she does next!!! I was ready for the Connie/Kate story line to be over and if that means the new Connie one is too then we have to accept that. If she was sidelined to let Maura in for a longer stay… I have to approve! Maura is fabulous and her story is front and center at the moment and Connie’s is not. I am sure someday Connie may appear again…

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  29. Diane elderbrook says:

    I want her to stay!!!

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    rosa replied

    I would like to see her stay and hook up with the doctor Silas I would like to see sonny and Olivia tighter and the truth come out that britt stole the eggs and her mother helped her that the baby belongs to dante and lulu

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  30. Joann says:

    One of the best performance that I had seen in a while. Sorry to see you go.

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  31. smoochie says:

    Ive been watching GH since before Luke and Laura came onto the canvas. and I need to do some venting here. Before I do, I just want to say that I will miss Kelly a lot , I think she did the most with what she given and wish her a great career going forward-she is very talented and has a lot to offer.
    I am over the fact that Sonny cant make up his mind who the love of his life is/was. First it was Brenda,then we found out about Connie from around the way, then enter the long suffering Olivia who he had a thing with (and Dante as a result) not to mention filling holes of Carly’s and Alexis from time to time, resulting in more progeny. I totally agree with Shay, the person who wrote about the character of Ava and the actress with whatever was said. I cant stand even looking at this actress, whose bio says she is only 41. she needs to stop doing plastic and botox. she looks much older than Michael Easton who is 45. I also can’t stand watching the actress who plays Britta, her mother, and the actor who plays Brad ..yuck. The casting director needs help or retirement.
    For awhile I couldn’t stand the new Lulu, but she’s grown on me a bit, not by much. I’ve always loved Roger Haworth, but not as Franco- he needs to stop making the same facial expressions he uses as when playing Todd Manning- separate himself from the Todd character and become one with James Franco. And for the final casting blow they’ve brought William Devry in as Derek Wells, an actor who played one of the most despicable rapist psycho villains (All My Children), and whom I will be fast- forwarding on- The whole show is going down the tubes. All the stories are getting old, ludicrous and unbelievable . I really had hopes for awhile that GH was going to be the best soap on the airwaves. I loved that the storylines were moving and secrets were exposed quickly, and resolved . The only saving grace on the show for me right now are several actors and actresses that I love and respect. and they are the only reason I continue to watch GH. BTW this is JMO but glad for the freedom of speech. thanks for letting me vent.

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    Shay replied

    Guess I’m not the only one with that immediate ick response to DeVry’s Derek/Julian character….definitely begs the question, WT???? Seems like there is lot of the yuck factor going around at GH these days: Brad’s sleazy antics, TJ/Taylor’s and Michael/Penny’s tawdry one-night stands, Morgan/Kiki’s too-frequent bedroom games and the disgusting, cringeworthy (and boring) “love” scenes between Patrick and his simple little senorita. Sad to say the only hot couple in the past few months was the temporary hate “hookup” of AJ and Carly, although it was in extremely bad taste!!!! What this soap needs to do is return to genuine romance between some real loving couples!!!! As for Britt and her “Mutta,” I find them to be hilarious!!!! Dr. O. has finally been fleshed out from simply a mad scientist with a case of unrequited love to a substantial force to be reckoned with….I thoroughly enjoy her too-rare appearances and cannot wait to see what she will do next, and when her true agenda/alliances will be revealed. One thing GH does do very well is give a lot of latitude to their character actors…they may not have enough airtime, but they certainly make the most of what they do get, i.e. Obrecht, Alice, Diane Miller, Epiphany, etc….

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  32. Debbie says:

    I really liked her I’ll miss her.

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  33. debera says:

    ah too bad, really like her and what a fabulous actress with a fabulous character, WHY GH WHY

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  34. Lynn T says:

    Why did they let her go because of budget but then hire someone else? RIDICULOUS! …BRING HER BACK!!

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  35. Tammy says:

    I have to be honest, I didn’t really care for either one of the Connies/Kates for a long time. It wasn’t until recently when Connie started to remember the cause of her split personality and talked about what Joe Scully did to her. I have to say, I don’t cry over this show except for when a kid dies, but the way Kelly Sullivan played that part literally had me in tears. Since then, I’ve had the up most respect for her as an actress. I was hoping there would be a little drama between Kate, Sonny, and Olivia to spice the show up. Oh well!
    Thanks Kelly for what you brought to the show and I wish you the best!

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  36. Stephanie says:

    I LOVE her. ABSOLUTELY LOVE her! She is so amazing and just super awesome! I hope she becomes a HUGE star! I am going to miss her hilarious moments as crazy Connie vs. conservative Kate on GH but I wish her the best in her future. **)

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  37. Calleen says:

    I’m a HUGE GH fan and have been watching since Luke/Laura days. For the first time, i felt compelled to write about the departure of Kelly, aka Kate/Connie. When I read her contract was not re-negotiated and she was being let go, my first thought was WHY would the Powers To Be at GH let such a talented actress go? We all saw the scenes Kelly provided us fans as she Mastered the Kate/Connie Personalities. She was BRILLIANT and brought chills to my body when performing her scenes. Than it hit me why GH mistakenly let her go….it will now allow us to see Kelly on the BIG SCREEN and the Red Carpet/Academy Awards. Go Kelly! Show them what you got!

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  38. maryjolocke says:

    I would like to see Kelly sullvan played role of Jessica Buchanan one life to live

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  39. Nancy Grant says:

    I miss Kelly and I stopped watching General Hospital because she left, I think it was a bad mistake letting her go! She was the best thing about General Hospital and I used to enjoy watching it because of her but not anymore!

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