Here are some quotes from Ms. Lee
from "General Hospital: The Complete Scrapbook" by Gary Warner.
always loved the scene years ago when Edward wanted Lila to sign a document
giving him power of attorney. I constantly refused to do it. I was in the spa,
mud all over my face, and Edward asks again for Lila to sign it, thinking with
mud all over her fact that LIla would not know what she was signing. Lila
signs the papers and Edward leaves very pleased with himself. Edward goes
to his lawyer and shows him the papers. The lawyer says, 'This is no
good. It is signed "MRS. PRESIDENT LINCOLN.' I thought that was
"My agent wanted me to do the
role of Lila Quartermaine. I had never seen a soap opera and wasn't sure
if I would like it, so I told her that I would try it for three days and see
what it was like. I instantly became hooked and stayed for another 17 years.
Most people start in soaps and work their way up to films. I started in
films and moved onto soaps. But I love it and plan to do it until I am a
hundred years old."
"My favorite storyline was
when I concoted my million-dollar recipe for relish, Pickle-Lila. What
tickled me about it is that I've never been much of a cook, though I do like to
make Yorkshire pudding and trifle!"
"As Lila I'm often described as
'gracious', but my backstage reputation changed after I accidentally rolled by
motorized wheelchair over the toes of Stuart Damon who plays my son Alan.
Now when the cast and crew see me barreling down the corridors, they shout,
'Look out, here comes Anna!' And Leslie Charleson even gave me a crash
helmet naming me 'The British Bullet'!"
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