And this is as close to being an original old-timer as you're going to get!
Rachel Ames (Audrey Hardy) has been revealed as a returnee by none other than Genie Francis on Katie.
Ames, 83, made her first film appearance in the 1951 film When Worlds Collide, (which starred Carolyn Hennesy's (Diane Miller) aunt, Barbara Rush). She joined the cast of General Hospital less than a year after it began, and became the wife of Dr. Steve Hardy (John Beradino), then the star of the show.
Ames retired in 2009. Fans may recall how fantastic she always looked, and that she participated in the Nurses' Ball doing high kicks to the song "One."
It will be great to see her again.
Photo: Rachel Ames, John Beradino, and Emily McLaughlin of General Hospital/American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.