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Genie Francis is finally coming back to daytime TV but it won't be to play Laura Spencer on "General Hospital." Instead, this Emmy champ will be joining the cast of “The Young & the Restless” this spring as the ex-wife of mob boss Colin Atkinson, a role played by her former “Gh” co-star Tristan Rogers.  Francis began her fable run on “Gh” in 1976 as a teenager and appeared on and off until 2008. Despite being part of one of the most talked-about storylines ever, it was Anthony Geary, the actor who played her on-screen other half Luke, and not Francis who garnered most of the awards attention. Over the years, Geary has amassed 14 nominations and six wins (1982, 1999-2000, 2004, 2006, 2008). Francis, who left the show in 1984, returned in 1993 but was not even nominated until 1997. She lost her Best Actress bid to Jess Walton (“The Young & the Restless”). That year marked an exceptional one for her. »

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