- Lila redirects here. For other uses of the name, see Lila (disambiguation)
|Anna Lee as Lila Quartermaine|
| General Hospital|
|Portrayed by|| Anna Lee (1978-04)|
Meg Wyllie (temp, 1994)
(young Lila; 2003-04)
Unknown actress (2012)
|First appearance||1978 (on GH)|
|Last appearance||November 21, 2012 (on GH)|
|Cause/reason||Appeared as a ghost|
|Created by|| Gloria Monty|
|Introduced by|| Gloria Monty (GH)|
Wendy Riche (PC)
|Book appearances||Robin's Diary|
|Spin-off appearances||Port Charles|
|Alias(es)|| Lila Morgan (maiden name)|
|Namesake(s)|| Lila Rae Alcazar|
|Born||April 29, 1918|
|Died|| July 14, 2004|
Port Charles, New York
|Age||86 (at death)|
|Cause of death||Died in her sleep|
|Occupation|| ELQ Enterprises shareholder|
Founder of "Pickle-Lila"
|Residence|| 66 Harbor View Road|
Port Charles, New York
Lila Quartermaine (née Morgan; previously Tolliver) was a fictional character on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. The character was created in 1978 and, except for a temporary recast in 1994, was played by Anna Lee the entire span of the character's life on the show. She was the wife of Edward Quartermaine, and the matriarch of the wealthy Quartermaine family. Lila often served as the rational party and peacemaker in the constant Quartermaine squabbles, and was adored by pretty much everyone she came in contact with. Lila died when Anna Lee died herself.
ArrivalEditLila Quartermaine came to Port Charles with the rest of her family in 1978 when Alan decided to stay at General Hospital and bought a house in town. In 1981, Lila's first husband Crane Tolliver pays her a visit. He has proof that his and Lila's divorce was not legal, and therefore her marriage to Edward is illegal and all the Quartermaines are illegitimate. He teams up with Susan Moore, Lila's son Alan's former mistress (and Jason's mother), to blackmail the Quartermaines. Susan backs out, and Crane kills her. Crane himself dies shortly after. Lila legally marries Edward in 1983.
In 1986, Alan's wife Monica and her lover Sean Donely bankrupt the Quartermaines and Monica throws all of them out of the Quartermaine Mansion, of which she is the owner. The family moves in above Kelly's Diner, but Lila does little complaining. She founds her own business, called Pickle-Lila, which is a delicious relish that sweeps the country. This venture puts the Quartermaines back in the black. In 1989, When Edward disappeared into the Bermuda Triangle and was thought to be dead; Lila did not appear to be fazed as she preferred conversing with his portrait, which actually talked back to her. Lila was reunited with Edward in 1991, when their daughter Tracy discovered him playing beach bum in the Bahamas.
1990'sEditIn 1992, Lila takes a bad spill and is badly injured. She opts not to have surgery, and therefore has to use a wheelchair the rest of her life. In 1993, Lila took on a personal assistant, Brenda Barrett. When the teenager's sister, Lila's grandson Ned Ashton's lover Julia, left Port Charles, Lila invited Brenda to live with them. In 1996, When Lila's grandson Jason Quartermaine was stricken with permanent amnesia after a car crash. Lila reached out and Jason only bonded with his grandmother and sister Emily. Jason later wanting to distance himself from the family, takes the name "Jason Morgan" as a tribute to her.
Ned Ashton asked Felicia Scorpio-Jones to write Lila's memoirs. Lila told Felicia about love letters Edward had sent her during World War II. Lila had given them to her cousin for safekeeping. In the process of writing Lila's memoirs, Luke Spencer and Felicia uncovered a family secret. They found out that Edward had killed Lila's fiancé and married her instead. Lila, however, revealed the truth. She said that Eliot had forced himself on her after discovering that Edward had been sending her love letters he signed as Eliot. So, Lila had hit him over the head with a fireplace poker, killing him. Luke and Felicia agreed to keep the truth a secret.
Tracy's 2003 return to Port Charles delighted Lila, that is until Tracy revealed that Skye was not really a Quartermaine. Disappointed, Lila kicked Tracy out of the mansion. She returned not long after with her teenaged son Dillon Quartermaine in tow.
2004 saw many changes to the Quartermaine family. The Port Charles Hotel, which the family had owned for many years, caught fire and burned to the ground trapping Edward, Alan, Monica, Tracy, Jason, Emily, Skye, and Dillon inside. The whole situation caused Edward to have a near fatal heart attack. Ned and Reginald were left to try and keep Lila away from the television, worried that the news would kill her.
One evening in July of 2004, Lila told Edward that she loved him before going to bed. She then died peacefully in her sleep. The entire family and town were shocked at her passing. The family continued to bicker as they dealt with their grief. The Quartermaines and the rest of Port Charles came together to say goodbye to Lila at her funeral. Even old friends Lee and Gail Baldwin, Lucy Coe, Kevin Collins, Robin Scorpio, and Amanda Barrington all returned home for Lila's funeral and many of her family members spoke of what a wonderful person she was. Emily then took over as family peacemaker and always encouraged Jason to have more contact with the Quartermaines, as a favor to Lila.
As the family sings before Thanksgiving Dinner in 2012 the ghost of Lila appears with the ghost of Edward.
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZMyP2SK9HI&feature=g-u-u
- ↑ Edward was engaged to Lila in 1944 when he had an affair with Mary Mae Ward, Alan is said to be born in 1945, the marriage date is estimated
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|Ron Carlivati (Head writer, 2012-present) · Jill Farren Phelps (Executive producer, 2001-2012) · Robert Guza, Jr. (Head writer, 1996; 1997-2000; 2002-2008; 2008-2011) · H. Wesley Kenney (Executive producer, 1987-1989; Head writer, 1988) · Gloria Monty (Executive producer, 1978-1987, 1991-1992; Head writer, 1981) · Wendy Riche (Executive producer, 1992-2001) · Frank Valentini (Executive producer, 2012-present) · Garin Wolf (Head writer, 2008; 2011-2012)|
|Cross reference of character names · List of cast members · List of current actors · History of General Hospital|
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|Judith Pinsker and Claire Labine (real world) · Robin Scorpio (General Hospital world)|
|Cross reference of character names · List of General Hospital cast members · History of General Hospital|
|Christina Baldwin · Dominique Baldwin · Gail Baldwin · Lee Baldwin · Scott Baldwin · Serena Baldwin · Alison Barrington · Amanda Barrington · Elizabeth Barrington · Katherine Bell · Gia Campbell · Stavros Cassadine · Stefan Cassadine · Lucy Coe · Kevin Collins · Mike Corbin · Sonny Corinthos · Rae Cummings · Alexis Davis · Roy DiLucca · Cesar Faison · Audrey Hardy · Maxie Jones · Tony Jones · Eve Lambert · Livvie Locke · Caleb Morley · Alan Quartermaine · Edward Quartermaine · Lila Quartermaine · Monica Quartermaine · Mac Scorpio · Robin Scorpio · Luke Spencer · Joshua Temple · Ian Thornhart · Amy Vining · Sarah Webber · Karen Wexler|
| Creators: Richard Culliton · Carolyn Culliton · Wendy Riche|
Executive Producers: Wendy Riche (1997-1999) · Julie Hanan Carruthers (1999-2003)
Head Writers: Carolyn and Richard Culliton (1997) · Lynn Marie Latham (1998-1999) · Scott Hamner (1999) · Karen Harris and Jonathan Estrin (2000) · Karen Harris (2000) · Karen Harris and Barbara Bloom (2000) · James Harmon Brown and Barbara Esensten (2000-2003)
|Cross reference of character names · List of cast members · History of General Hospital|
|Lila Rae Alcazar · Brook Lynn Ashton · Ned Ashton · Emily Bowen-Quartermaine · Skye Chandler-Quartermaine · Michael Corinthos · Jimmy Lee Holt · Courtney Matthews · Lila McCall · Danny Morgan · Jason Morgan · Sam Morgan · A.J. Quartermaine · Alan Quartermaine · Alexandria Quartermaine · Celia Quartermaine · Dillon Quartermaine · Edward Quartermaine · Lila Quartermaine · Monica Quartermaine · Tracy Quartermaine · Jake Spencer · Bradley Ward · Faith Ward · Justus Ward · Maya Ward · Anthony Zacchara|
|Barrett family||Brenda Barrett · Julia Barrett · Alec Scott|
|Barrington family||Alison Barrington · Amanda Barrington · Elizabeth Barrington · Rafe Kovich, Jr.|
|Cerullo family||Brook Lynn Ashton · Lois Cerullo|
|Cramer family||Blair Cramer · Starr Manning · Todd Manning · Hope Manning-Thornhart|
|Devane family||Anna Devane · Patrick Drake · Duke Lavery · Emma Scorpio-Drake · Robin Scorpio-Drake|
|Eckert family||Michael Corinthos · Morgan Corinthos · Bill Eckert · Sly Eckert · Dante Falconeri · Carly Jacks · Josslyn Jacks · B.J. Jones · Lucas Jones · Ethan Lovett · Aiden Spencer · Bobbie Spencer · Cameron Spencer · Jake Spencer · Lena Spencer · Lucky Spencer · Luke Spencer · Siobhan Spencer · Tim Spencer · Lulu Spencer-Falconeri · Ben Westbourne|
|Falconeri family||Connie Falconeri · Dante Falconeri · Olivia Falconeri · Trey Mitchell · Lulu Spencer-Falconeri · Ben Westbourne · Johnny Zacchara|
|Lansing family||Ric Lansing · Trevor Lansing · Molly Lansing-Davis|
|Lord family||Blair Cramer · Téa Delgado · Victor Lord, Jr. · Victor Lord III · Starr Manning · Todd Manning · Hope Manning-Thornhart|
|McCall family||Danny McCall · Lila McCall · Danny Morgan · Jason Morgan · Sam Morgan|
|Morgan family||Lila Rae Alcazar · Brook Lynn Ashton · Ned Ashton · Emily Bowen-Quartermaine · Skye Chandler-Quartermaine · Michael Corinthos · Courtney Matthews · Lila McCall · Chloe Morgan · Danny Morgan · Jason Morgan · Sam Morgan · A.J. Quartermaine · Alan Quartermaine · Dillon Quartermaine · Edward Quartermaine · Lila Quartermaine · Monica Quartermaine · Tracy Quartermaine · Jake Spencer · Anthony Zacchara|