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Martha Taylor
General Hospital
Portrayed by Brioni Farrell (unknown dates)
Jennifer Peters (unknown dates)[1]
First appearance 1972
Last appearance 1977
Cause/reason Died
Created by Frank and Doris Hursley
Introduced by James Young
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Gender Female
Born 1972
Port Charles, New York
Died September 1977
General Hospital
Port Charles, New York
Age 5 (at death)
Cause of death Car accident
Residence Port Charles, New York

Martha Taylor was a fictional character on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. She was the daughter of Diana Taylor and Phil Brewer and the adopted daughter of Peter Taylor. She died in a car accident in 1977 at the age of 5.

BackgroundEdit

After the death of their son, Tracy, Phil Brewer became increasingly obsessed with Diana Taylor, who wanted nothing to do with him. One night, he raped her. Diana kept it a secret and didn't want to tell her husband Peter, fearing repercussions. Diana then found out that she was pregnant and figured out that it was Phil's baby, not Peter's.

Martha was born, and Diana tried to pass her off as Peter's child. When Peter found out, though, he felt betrayed and left Diana. The two eventually got back together though, and after Phil's death, Peter legally adopted Martha.

In 1977, Peter and Diana wanted a sibling for their daughter. They adopted a baby anonymously from a mother. They named the baby Peter Jr., and called him P.J. What they didn't know was that P.J. was actually Steven Lars Webber, the son of Heather and Jeff Webber, and that Heather had actually sold him illegally.

In September of that year, a hurricane struck Port Charles. Little Martha was being taken to an emergency shelter by Diana's mother when they were in a horrible car accident. Her grandmother survived, but Martha died from her injuries.

ReferencesEdit

  1. IMDb states that Brioni Farrell played Martha Taylor in 1977 and Jennifer Peters in 1978, but Martha died in 1977, so the dates appear to be incorrect

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