Rachel Ames (born November 2, 1929 in Portland, Oregon) is an Emmy Award Winning American actress. She is the longest-running performer on ABC's longest-running daytime serial, General Hospital, playing Audrey Hardy, R.N. from 1964 to 2007. She also played Audrey Hardy on the General Hospital spin-off series Port Charles. Her contract was not renewed for General Hospital in 2003, but she still appeared as a recurring character from 2003 until 2007, and made a brief appearance in 2009. In the early years of her acting career, she was credited as 'Judith Ames'. Ames has been nominated three times for a Daytime Emmy Award as 'Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama' for her role on General Hospital, and in 2004, was given a 'Lifetime Achievement Award' Emmy.
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