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Jennifer Smith
JenniferSmithHG
Holly Gagnier as Jennifer Smith
General Hospital
Portrayed by Lisa Marie (1980)
Roseanne Arnold (1994)
Sally Struthers (2002)
Holly Gagnier (2015)
Duration 1980, 1994, 2002, 2015
First appearance 1980
Last appearance June 24, 2015
Cause/reason Left with her goons
Created by Pat Falken Smith
Margaret DePriest
Introduced by Gloria Monty (1980)
Wendy Riche (1994)
Jill Farren Phelps (2002)
Frank Valentini (2015)
Profile
Gender Female

Jennifer Smith is a fictional character on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. She is the daughter of the late notorious mobster, Frank Smith, and known for her broken engagement with Luke Spencer.

Lisa Marie portrayed the character in 1980, Roseanne Arnold in 1994, and Sally Struthers in February 2002. The character returned in 2015 played by Holly Gagnier.

Casting

The role of Jennifer Smith was originated by actress and model Lisa Marie, in 1980.[1] Shortly after, the character was written out of the show.[2]

In 1994, Jennifer returned to the canvass, portrayed by comedienne and Roseanne star Roseanne Arnold. Arnold, who is a fan of the series, appeared with her then-husband Tom Arnold, for three episodes in late March 1994. In return, Anthony Geary and Genie Francis, who portray Luke Spencer and Laura Webber, appeared in an episode of Arnold's sitcom, Roseanne.[3][4]

The role was played by All in the Family actress Sally Struthers for 10 episodes in 2002.[1][5] Struthers said of Jennifer's return, "Needless to say, Jennifer has a few issues with Luke and Laura. She has some unfinished business."[6]

The character returned in 2015 played by Holly Gagnier.[7]

Storylines

In 1980, Jennifer Smith was in love with Luke Spencer. Luke was only involved with Jennifer to gain control of her father's, Frank Smith non mob related businesses.[1] Laura Webber was jealous of their relationship. Luke and Jennifer decided to get married. Their wedding was going to be held on a yacht. Scott Baldwin discovered that Luke had raped Laura. He found his way on to the yacht and attacked Luke. Luke fell overboard and was presumed dead. He was not. He swam to a dock where Laura was waiting for him. They ran off together. After Frank was put in jail, Jennifer disappeared. She was later said to be in Europe.

In 1994, Luke and Laura ran into Jennifer and her husband, Billy "Baggs" Boggs in Atlantic City.[3] It was clear that Jennifer had never gotten over Luke because she kept flirting with him. Billy was also attracted to Laura. Luke and Laura got away when they threatened to expose theft charges against Jennifer and Billy. If they were exposed, Jennifer would go to prison.

In 2002, Jennifer kidnapped Luke and Laura. She wanted Luke to marry her. She said if he didn't, she would kill Laura. She wanted Laura's death to be a wedding present to her. Roy DiLucca posed as the priest for the ceremony and Felicia Jones posed as his wife. Roy and Felicia helped Luke and Laura escape without harm.[1]

It was revealed that she kidnapped Lucky so she could sleep with Luke, but that was later revealed to be untrue and she doesn't have Lucky. She just wanted Luke so she lied.

Crimes Committed

  • Mobster for the Smith mob family [1980s]
  • Theft [before 1994]
  • Kidnapped Luke and Laura [2002]
  • Tried to kill Laura in order to marry Luke [2002]
  • Ordered two of her hit men to hold Luke and Laura at gunpoint and to confiscate their guns [Jun 23, 2015]
  • Bribed Luke with sexual favors in exchange for Lucky's safe return [Jun 23, 2015]
  • Lied about having kidnapped Lucky in order to force Luke to sleep with her [Jun 24, 2015]

Health and Vitals

  • Admitted to an alcohol rehab program
  • Hospitalized for alcohol poisoning and admitted to a detox program [Oct 2000]
  • Held at gunpoint and threatened by Luke and Laura [Jun 24, 2015]

See also

References

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