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Rachel Ames has the distinction of being the longest-running performer on ABC Daytime's longest-running daytime drama, General Hospital (1963), which she joined on February 23, 1964, less than a year after the program's first air date. She has been nominated three times for an Emmy Award as Best Actress in a Daytime Drama. Ms. Ames was introduced ... See full bio »

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Known For

General Hospital Audrey Hardy, R.N. / Audrey March, R.N. / Audrey Hardy R.N. / Audrey Hardy
(1964-2018)
When Worlds Collide Julie Cummings
(1951)
Port Charles Audrey Hardy, R.N.
(1997-2001)
Broken Arrow Terry Wilson
(1956)

Filmography

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 1964-2015 General Hospital (TV Series)
Audrey Hardy, R.N. / Audrey March, R.N. / Audrey Hardy R.N. / ...
- Episode #1.13424 (2015) ... Audrey Hardy, R.N.
- Episode #1.12780 (2013) ... Audrey Hardy, R.N.
- Episode #1.11916 (2009) ... Audrey Hardy, R.N.
- Episode #1.11915 (2009) ... Audrey Hardy, R.N.
- Episode #1.11263 (2007) ... Audrey Hardy, R.N.
 1997-2001 Port Charles (TV Series)
Audrey Hardy, R.N.
- Episode #1.1142 (2001) ... Audrey Hardy, R.N. (credit only)
- Episode #1.1137 (2001) ... Audrey Hardy, R.N. (credit only)
- Episode #1.1132 (2001) ... Audrey Hardy, R.N. (credit only)
- Episode #1.1127 (2001) ... Audrey Hardy, R.N. (credit only)
- Episode #1.1122 (2001) ... Audrey Hardy, R.N. (credit only)
 1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Mrs. Bailey
- The Glory Shouter (1970) ... Mrs. Bailey
 1969 Daddy's Gone A-Hunting
Dr. Parkington's Nurse (uncredited)
 1969 The Virginian (TV Series)
Mary Kinkaid
- Death Wait (1969) ... Mary Kinkaid
 1969 Ironside (TV Series)
Carolyn Channing
- Up, Down and Even (1969) ... Carolyn Channing
 1968 Off to See the Wizard (TV Series)
Nellie Malone
- Mike and the Mermaid (1968) ... Nellie Malone
 1958-1964 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Florence Yeager / Emily Dawson / Jane Harley / ...
- The Trace McCloud Story (1964) ... Florence Yeager
- The Eli Bancroft Story (1963) ... Emily Dawson
- The Saul Bevins Story (1961) ... Jane Harley
- The Ben Courtney Story (1959) ... Nora Courtney (as Judith Ames)
- The Dan Hogan Story (1958) ... Mary Hogan (as Judith Ames)
 1964 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Ethel Beldon
- I'll Get on My Ice Floe and Wave Goodbye (1964) ... Ethel Beldon
 1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Mrs. Harmon
- Funny Man with a Monkey (1964) ... Mrs. Harmon
 1963 The Fugitive (TV Series)
Ann Gerard
- Never Wave Goodbye: Part 1 (1963) ... Ann Gerard
 1963 The Bill Dana Show (TV Series)
 1963 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Rosemary
- A Wife for Andy (1963) ... Rosemary
 1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Agnes Hoyt
- Reunion at Balboa (1963) ... Agnes Hoyt
 1962 G.E. True (TV Series)
Kate
- Circle of Death (1962) ... Kate
 1961 Stagecoach West (TV Series)
Cecilia Barnes
- The Root of Evil (1961) ... Cecilia Barnes
 1960 Laramie (TV Series)
Mrs. LuBell / Helen Bentley
- A Sound of Bells (1960) ... Mrs. LuBell
- Cemetery Road (1960) ... Helen Bentley
 1960 Thriller (TV Series)
Betty Follett
- The Mark of the Hand (1960) ... Betty Follett
 1955-1960 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Jessica March / Georgette French
- Millionaire Jessica March (1960) ... Jessica March (as Judith Ames)
- The Cobb Marley Story (1955) ... Georgette French (as Judith Ames)
 1958-1960 The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (TV Series)
Phoebe McKean / Doris Burns / Miss Nancy - Schoolteacher
- A Murderer's Return (1960) ... Phoebe McKean
- Remittance Man (1958) ... Doris Burns (as Judith Ames)
- The Schoolteacher (1958) ... Miss Nancy - Schoolteacher (as Judith Ames)
 1956-1959 State Trooper (TV Series)
Julie Colfax / Mary Jones / Jenny Braedon
- Larceny and Old Ace (1959) ... Julie Colfax (as Judith Ames)
- Another Chance (1959) ... Mary Jones (as Judith Ames)
- Nevada Boy, Pride and Joy (1956) ... Jenny Braedon (as Judith Ames)
 1959 The Lineup (TV Series)
Policewoman Sandy McAllister / Sandy McAllister
- Lonesome as Midnight (1959) ... Policewoman Sandy McAllister
- Run to the City (1959) ... Sandy McAllister
- Wake Up to Terror (1959) ... Policewoman Sandy McAllister
 1959 Gunfighters of Abilene
Alice Hainline (as Judith Ames)
 1959 Union Pacific (TV Series)
Sarah Morgan
- To the Death (1959) ... Sarah Morgan (as Judith Ames)
 1959 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Sarah Buchanan / Ellie Morgan
- Angels of Vengeance (1959) ... Sarah Buchanan (as Judith Ames)
- The Corner (1959) ... Ellie Morgan (as Judith Ames)
 1959 Frontier Doctor (TV Series)
Nancy Turner
- The Big Gamblers (1959) ... Nancy Turner (as Judith Ames)
 1959 Cimarron City (TV Series)
Emily Barton
- The Unaccepted (1959) ... Emily Barton (as Judith Ames)
 1957-1959 The Californians (TV Series)
Madge Dorsett / Ann Sloan
- A Turn in the Trail (1959) ... Madge Dorsett (as Judith Ames)
- The Avenger (1957) ... Ann Sloan (as Judith Ames)
 1959 Man with a Camera (TV Series)
Lila
- Mute Evidence (1959) ... Lila (as Judith Ames)
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Muriel
- Trial at Devil's Canyon (1959) ... Muriel (as Judith Ames)
 1958 Lassie (TV Series)
Mrs. Bridell
- Lassie's Decision (1958) ... Mrs. Bridell
 1958 Zane Grey Theatre (TV Series)
Ellen Larkin / Martha Bream
- Homecoming (1958) ... Ellen Larkin (as Judith Ames)
- The Stranger (1958) ... Martha Bream (as Judith Ames)
 1958 Colgate Theatre (TV Series)
- If You Knew Tomorrow (1958) ... (as Judith Ames)
- The Last Marshal (1958) ... (as Judith Ames)
 1958 The Silent Service (TV Series)
Jeanne McFarland
- The Sandshark Story (1958) ... Jeanne McFarland (as Judith Ames)
 1958 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Marian Shaw
- The Case of the Black-Eyed Blonde (1958) ... Marian Shaw (as Judith Ames)
 1958 Man Without a Gun (TV Series)
- The Last Bullet (1958)
 1958 Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Mrs. Armstrong
- For Sale, Deathbed, Used (1958) ... Mrs. Armstrong (as Judith Ames)
 1958 M Squad (TV Series)
Greta Loder
- The Fight (1958) ... Greta Loder (as Judith Ames)
 1955-1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- Found Money (1958) ... (as Judith Ames)
- The Shot (1955) ... (as Judith Ames)
 1957-1958 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Maude Kimball / Ellen Craig
- Special Delivery (1958) ... Maude Kimball (as Judith Ames)
- A Time to Kill (1957) ... Ellen Craig (as Judith Ames)
 1958 Trackdown (TV Series)
Melinda Curry / Jenny Krail
- The House (1958) ... Melinda Curry (as Judith Ames)
- The Farrand Story (1958) ... Jenny Krail (as Judith Ames)
 1958 Telephone Time (TV Series)
Joan Yedor
- The Checkered Flag (1958) ... Joan Yedor (as Judith Ames)
 1958 The Adventures of McGraw (TV Series)
Sue Walters
- Time for Dying (1958) ... Sue Walters (as Judith Ames)
 1957 Oregon Passage
Marion Erschick (as Judith Ames)
 1957 Code 3 (TV Series)
Maggie Porter
- The Bite (1957) ... Maggie Porter (as Judith Ames)
 1956-1957 Crossroads (TV Series)
Marian / Mrs. Edith Brissie
- The Miracle of Faith (1957) ... Marian (as Judith Ames)
- The Comeback (1956) ... Mrs. Edith Brissie (as Judith Ames)
 1957 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Edie Duncan / Mary
- Too Good with a Gun (1957) ... Edie Duncan (as Judith Ames)
- No Skin Off Me (1957) ... Mary (as Judith Ames)
 1957 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Eve Douglas
- Lynch Mob (1957) ... Eve Douglas (as Judith Ames)
 1955-1957 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Eileen Scott / Reggie Gress / Jane Morris / ...
- The Magic Suitcase (1957) ... Eileen Scott (as Judith Ames)
- The Phantom Car (1956) ... Reggie Gress (as Judith Ames)
- The Flicker (1956) ... Jane Morris (as Judith Ames)
- Before the Beginning (1955) ... Kate Donaldson (as Judith Ames)
- The Strange People at Pecos (1955) ... Amy Kern (as Judith Ames)
 1957 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Carol
- The House of Empty Rooms (1957) ... Carol (as Judith Ames)
 1956 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Nurse Holste / Alice Fuller
- Three and Two, Please (1956) ... Nurse Holste (as Judith Ames)
- The Years Between (1956) ... Alice Fuller (as Judith Ames)
 1956 Dr. Christian (TV Series)
Julie
- Insurance Policy (1956) ... Julie
 1956 Broken Arrow (TV Series)
Terry Wilson
- The Mail Riders (1956) ... Terry Wilson (as Judith Ames)
 1956 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Janet / Jenny
- Out of Sight (1956) ... Janet (as Judith Ames)
- The Black Road (1956) ... Jenny (as Judith Ames)
 1956 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Laura
- The Hidden Thing (1956) ... Laura (as Judith Ames)
 1956 Highway Patrol (TV Series)
Anne Reynolds
- Scared Cop (1956) ... Anne Reynolds (as Judith Ames)
 1956 You Are There (TV Series)
Mrs. Fowler
- V-J Day (September 2, 1945) (1956) ... Mrs. Fowler (as Judith Ames)
 1954-1955 I Led 3 Lives (TV Series)
Comrade Jeanette / Margaret
- Second Courier (1955) ... Comrade Jeanette (as Judith Ames)
- Love Story (1954) ... Margaret (as Judith Ames)
 1955 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series)
Ellen Thayer
- The Black Scarab (1955) ... Ellen Thayer (as Judith Ames)
 1955 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
- I'll Be Waiting (1955) ... (as Judith Ames)
 1954 City Detective (TV Series)
June
- Her Sister's Keeper (1954) ... June (as Judith Ames)
 1954 Ricochet Romance
Betsy Williams (as Judith Ames)
 1954 Public Defender (TV Series)
Shirley Selvey
- The Do-Gooder (1954) ... Shirley Selvey (as Judith Ames)
 1954 Your Favorite Story (TV Series)
Lucy Kilgore
- The Crime (1954) ... Lucy Kilgore (as Judith Ames)
 1953 Arrowhead
Mrs. Kirk (uncredited)
 1952 The Turning Point
Girl (uncredited)
 1951 Toast to Our Brother (Short) (as Judith Ames)
 1951 When Worlds Collide
Julie Cummings (as Judith Ames)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for Fixodent (2001).

Publicity Listings:

1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Judith Ames

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)

Spouse:

Barry Cahill  (his death)  (1 child) | See more »

Children:

Christine Cahill

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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[Who reflected her early years on General Hospital (1963)]: Crazy, absolutely crazy and panicky. We were body-mics, we did our own hair, we raced on and did the show, straight through; for a 1/2 hour with all of the commercials, in place and sometimes, we would get stretches from the floor man or speeding up and signs and we were trying to finish them for a 1/2 hour and sometimes, we wouldn't ... See more »

Trivia:

Met a young, unfamiliar movie actor Peter Hansen, in 1950, when the two were under contract at Paramount Pictures, where they encounter on a lifelong friendship, until Hansen's passing in 2017. Then, some 15 years later, they would both co-star together on General Hospital (1963), where Ames played the head nurse and Hansen played the attorney. See more »

Trademark:

Blonde hair. See more »

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