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Blackie Parrish
Blackie
General Hospital
Portrayed by John Stamos
Duration 1982–84
Cause/reason Went to prison for the manslaughter of Lou Swenson
Created by Gloria Monty
Norma Monty
Introduced by Gloria Monty
Profile
Gender Male
Born 1964[1]
Age 53
Occupation Drummer for Blackie and the Riff Raff

Blackie Parrish was a fictional character on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. He was the foster child of Rick and Lesley Webber.

He was portrayed by actor John Stamos from 1982–84.

History

Lesley Webber is destroyed by the disappearance of her daughter, Laura Spencer. She and her husband, Dr. Rick Webber, take in a foster son, Blackie Parrish, who has just lost his mother. Blackie is a street kid used to living by his wits. He meets his girlfriend, runaway Lou Swenson, when she is hiding in a construction trailer.

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Upset by the degradation on the waterfront, Rick founds a sports center to give kids a place to go rather than hang out on the streets and get into trouble. Blackie is a big help in getting this center off the ground. Interested in music, and with the help of Lou, he forms Blackie and the Riff Raff, a band in which he plays the drums. The group acquires a manager who brings in Frisco Jones as lead singer. Blackie moves in with Frisco at the Port Charles Hotel.

Under pressure to come up with a hit song, Blackie panics and develops writer's block. He steals a song from a hotel bellboy, Josh Clayton. Lou knows this and confronts Blackie with Josh's tape. Steffi, Blackie's manager, jumps to grab the tape. In an attempt to get away from her, Lou backs away, falls, hits her head and dies.

Blackie owns up to his responsibility for Lou's death and is sentenced to two years in prison for manslaughter.

At the 2014 Nurse's Ball Lucy Coe mentions that Blackie Parrish was supposed to perform but due to a schedule conflict he was unable to. This means that Blackie has been released from prison.

References

  1. Blackie started college in the fall of 1982.

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