I am so very sorry to hear about Anna Lee. I loved watching her
in GH. She will be missed dearly. She had a good heart in the show and you
could tell that she had a good on off the air also. I wish I could have met
her. My condoleses Carrie
I didn't realize until this afternoon when I saw the tag at the end of
the General Hospital episode that a great lady had passed away. It
surprised me that something wasn't included on any of the newscasts I heard
(I have talk radio on all day, and catch at least 2 television newscasts in
As a lifelong GH watcher, I have been a fan of Ms. Lee's for decades.
Her other work was affecting, but seeing her in a daily series was somehow
more engaging. I especially enjoyed the late 70s and early 80s when they
gave her more to do than simply being the mainstay and matriarch of the
Quartermaines. She was worthy and capable of so much more than just doling
out sensible advice to the younger characters. Her timing, humor, and
talent would have been an asset in a dramatic or comedic story, and she was
sorely missed when ABC chose to unceremoniously terminate her employment.
Dignified and beautiful was a description frequently applied to Ms.
Lee. But that would be a drastic understatement. She was luminous on
screen, and she emanated a grace, warmth, and kindness lacking in so many
who attempt to make a lasting mark in the entertainment world.
She will be missed.
God's blessings to her family and friends as they grieve her death.
Berta Collins Eddy
Loves Park, IL
I watched the Daytime emmy show and was very touched
by the announcement that Vanessa Marcil made regarding Anna Lee. I thought
it was very appropriate that Ms. Lee's son was there and able to accept her
award. I will miss seeing her on GH. She was an inspiration.
Anna will be missed by GH fans everywhere... and by fans of other
work she's done. She's been a diva since taking the step toward acting, and
will also live on as the GH Queen to me! It's so sad that she's not with us
anymore. God bless her family and friends. +Dustin
Hello, I'm Gary II, from Ypsilanti, MI, did the Daytime Emmies pay
tribute to Anna Lee?! When she died, everybody was in turmoil, for those who
have watched her on General Hospital over the years, will remember her as the
sweet matriarch Lila.
Gary Collins II
I haven't had the
pleasure of seeing Anna Lee in anything but General Hospital, but she was an
asset to the show. She made the Quartermaine family bearable. She was their
heart and I will miss the story lines around her. Thank you for this site.
Thank you for your message of condolence and also for the
opportunity to share my thoughts on the memorial page you have created for
my Aunt Joan (Anna Lee).
She was my Grandmother`s youngest sister and I have many
fond memories of her visits to Canada when I was young. She had a classy
way of making you feel special and I was fortunate to have corresponded with
her throughout the years. Her letters were full of wit and charm and
genuine opinions about her life.
She inspired me as well as many others to embrace your
chosen profession and give it your all. She loved acting and her sparkling
personality shone through in her movies and on television. She always told
me how proud she was of me that I was a nurse and a dedicated one. She told
me that if she had not become an actress she believed that she would like to
have been a nurse. One of my favorite movies
was Flying Tigers with Anna Lee as a nurse and also starring John
I am saddened by her passing and share the grief of her
loss with all family and fans.
My heart goes out to the family. She will be missed! It was a
pleasure watching her all these years. Helena
have been a fan of GH since my early years, almost since its
beginning. Edwards have come and gone (the new one just doesn't do it for
me) but there will never be another Lila.
I hope that ABC does not recast that role but rather follows the trend
of some other shows, such as with John Ritter, and allows her to truly die
on the show. This might help us through the characters in the show, grieve
and honor her. I would especially love to hear Monica, Emily and even Luke
talk about this gracious lady who influenced them all through her soft
kindness and gentle nudgings.
was devastated by the loss of our cherished Anna Lee, known to all
as the beloved Lila Quartermaine on General Hospital. Having lost my
spouse almost a year ago, I am aware of how devastating a loss like this
can be, and I offer my heartfelt wishes and condolensces to Anna's family
and friends. Be kind to yourself; you will need it in the days and weeks
and even months ahead.
I am saddened to report my anger and resentment at ABC. I too heard
all the rumors regarding Anna Lee's being bumped to recurring and
assurances that ABC would be using Anna Lee again in the future. I too
remember Anna's dear son, Jeffrey Byron, stating that this would set Anna
back, being 'let go' by GH. I hope that GH and ABC are happy. They can be
forever remembered as the people that killed the greatest legend: Anna
Rest in peace, our dear Anna Lee. You deserve all the love and
dedication that is now coming your way.
Welland, ON, Canada.
The world today, shines a little less brightly, and our hearts our
heavier in our chests as we say goodbye to someone who became a member of
our family through her role on General Hospital.
I have watched GH for more years then I care to admit, and Lila was
the grandmother we all wanted to have. Not because of the writers (heck in
some cases in spite of them), but because of Anna herself. She, taught
generations about true style and grace, about how to hold your head up high
no matter what life throws your way. She demonstrated it again last year
when ABC treated her so badly. ABC should be ashamed of itself for not
acknowledging this beautiful lady and what she meant to daytime television.
To the family, we will never be able to tell you how sorry we are for your
loss. Please know however that although we may not have been blessed to know
her in person that she will always live in our hearts and minds. You are in
Pearl City, Hawaii
just got back home from the Daytime Emmy's and was so sad to hear that
Anna Lee had passed away. She was so beautiful and had such a nice way
about her. We always said she looked just like our Tanta Lina who passed
away at 101 yrs old in 2002. They were so similar in many ways. Anna will
be greatly missed! I will have to look up some of her early movies. What
part did she play in the Sound of Music? I had no idea she was in that.
My thoughts and prayers are with her family!
To Anna's family
I am sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I have been a fan
of GH since the 1960's when my mother started watching the show. Anna was a
wonderful actress. My deepest sympathy is with all her family.
I just heard of Ms. Lee's passing from Vanessa Marcil last night on
the Daytime Emmy awards. She has always been one of my favorite actresses.
She brought grace and style to General Hospital and I was shocked by the way
that ABC treated such a wonderful lady. I don't know what TPTB are thinking
at GH. I've been watching since I was in junior high , actually the year
before Ms. Lee joined GH. I can honestly say that I have tuned in only a
handful of times in the last 6 months. The Quartermaine family was the
backbone of the show and without them ( and Genie Francis and Vanessa Marcil)
it's sadly turned into just another soap. My prayers and thoughts go out to
her family and friends. I'm so glad that I have old episodes of GH on tape
so that I can go back and watch a truely good daytime drama, because as of
now it seems that it's over. I'll enjoy seeing her scold Tracy, shake her
finger at Edward and flirt with Jax and Sonny if only now on tape. Thank you
Ms. Lee for all of the years of gracing our television screen with your
sweet smile and presence. Lisa
It is with deep regrets that I heard that "Lila Quartemaine" died.I
have been watching the show ffor over 30 years and cannot believe how she
was treated by ABC.I did write and complained but it fell on deaf ears.My
deepest sympathy to her family and we will all miss her
Louise from Montreal.Canada
I cannot imagine the pain the family is going through. I do know
however that my heart broke. I've spent years loving her as Lila and learning
how a true lady acts. Lila may have been a role for her, but she was a living
lesson for me. I loved Anna's voice and her accent. I pray I will forever be
able to close my eyes and hear it. My prayers go out to her son, family and
friends. A devoted fan, Michelle Miller Boca Raton, Florida
Hi, I met ANNA LEE at a tribute for the late Roddy McDowell.........It
was in the 1990's.....at the ST. JAMES CLUB on Sunset Blvd......I happened
to be sitting right near her and we started talking.......She didn't know me
but she treated me just wonderful.........One year passed by and I happened
to see her again at some occasion at The Beverly Hilton Hotel and she said
to me , "I remember you" and once again we started to talk.............I
always enjoyed her work as an actress, but it was the small talk that will
always be remembered by me.........SHE SHALL BE MISSED..............GOD
BLESS! NEIL HERRICK
I have watched her from day one-she WAS the show-only reason I kept
watching, until they did what they did to her, and stopped watching after
that. Is that what all the soaps are going to start doing-drop the old in a
garbage can like yesterdays trash? How sad has this TV Industry gotten-are ALL
shows going to follow in this path? Please send me a site to find out about
the memorial if you do not have the info. Thank You Pat
Suzanne, I posted a very critical post
about abc on soap net about the treatment of Anna Lee. I also wrote ABC an
email and told them how dirty and shameful Anna Lee was treated. After the
Friday episode, there was a very short "In Memory" and her picture and it made
me so mad. She gave them so many years and that was the best they could do for
her? Now I am going back to Soap Net and ask everyone to email ABC and let
them know how shabbily they have treated a great woman, and demand an episode
on her in her memory. God Bless Jeffery and the rest of the family.. Faithful
Fan Kathy Barr
To the family of Ms. Lee,
I have watched her on the General Hospital since she first came on. I had
always taught she was the most beautiful women there was. She shone from her
heart out and it wasn't just skin deep.
I hope that in the years to come I can have half the respect and love I felt
her receive from the cast members on the show as I grow older. She made my
getting older so much easier as I think her real inner self came through on
I was sorry to hear they had not renewed her contract but I had hoped it was
her decision and not what was reported.
I feel as though I have lost a member of my own family.
I love her and wish the best for her family at this time.
I just found out about Anna Lee's death. I don't watch General
Hospital because it comes on when I am sleeping, but I keep up with it on
the internet. I was looking at the message board when it was mentioned
about her memorial service on the show and got a big shock.
I had watched her in the role of Lila for as long as she had played
the part, and I really and truly believe that no one could have played like
she did. She was a very strong person in her character and from what I have
seen and heard of her she was as a person also. She made the Quartermaine
family. The others just added to it. I hope that her family and friends
are all well and prayers are with them. She will be greatly missed.
I have watched "General Hospital" for many years and loved Anna's
portrayal of the dear Lila Quartermaine. She was a genuine treasure to
the daytime show and to Hollywood. I remember seeing "The Sound of Music"
and she was one of the nuns with Julie Andrews.
To Anna's family, you have my deepest condolences. General Hospital
will not be the same again without Anna's portrayal of the determined
matriarch. I did read that the soap will somehow put Anna's passing in
Many blessings to all.
I really dont know who will answer this but I hope someone will.
My name is Chris and I have been watching GH since I was 15 years old. I
am now 41. I loved Lila like she was my Mom. I never had a mom so seeing
her on t.v. and taken her advise made me who I am today. Please to the
family-Thank you for letting me be apart of your family. I love here and
Chris Morales Stichter
I just found out that Anna Lee passed away after watching Friday's
episode (I have to tape the episodes daily due to work schedule)...while I
was forwarding past the commericals to catch the previews I passed what I
thought was a picture of her and a memoriam. I actually thought, no way did
I just forward through that, so I re-round the tape back just a little bit
and I did see what I thought I saw. At that point I was totally shocked
that our "Lila" had passed away. I cried for hours. Then I watched part of
the Daytime Emmy Awards that same evening and cried again when she was
presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award and she was not there to accept
the award. That is when her death truly hit me hard.
Anna Lee was truly a "lady"...she had beauty, grace and a style that
was beyond words. We will truly miss her.
My heart goes out to her family and please know that our thoughts and
prayers are with all of you now. She will definitely be remembered
always...how could any of us forget her. But knowing she is a beautiful
angel in heaven gives us some comfort.
I hope the writers of GH will grace her with a proper memorial on the
show. She deserves that and more. I know she was so loved by all the actors
of GH so please honor her and allow her fans to honor her as well. I feel
having a memorial on GH would give everyone concerned some kind of closure.
Can you please at least give all of us that much.?
have been watching General Hospital for 25 years and all of the ABC soaps
for just as long. I remember watching Anna Lee in another picture entitled
Whatever happened to Baby Jane starring Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. I saw
Anna Lee in that movie and I couldn’t believe how beautiful she was and
always will be. I was so shocked to hear that she had passed from this life
to her eternal life with our god the father. May she rest in peace; I and
many other fans of General Hospital will sadly miss her. Signed, Diane
Insalaco Gulfport, MS.
To the family and friends of Anna Lee -
It is with deep sorrow that I read of Ms. Lee's passing. I always
admired her work on GH but have been a fan since the Sound of Music.
Please accept my condolences on your loss. If she was anything like her
character on GH she was surely a wonderful, kind, fun-loving, and
(Fort Worth, TX)
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