Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Deaths Elsewhere: Anne Jeffreys

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Deaths Elsewhere: Anne Jeffreys

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Anne Jeffreys * The actress and opera singer who likely had her greatest impact on TV audiences as Marion Kerby, "the ghostess with the mostest" in the 1950s TV series "Topper," has died. She was 94.

Ms. Jeffreys, whose husband, actor Robert Sterling, died in 2006, died peacefully in her sleep at her Los Angeles home Wednesday (Sept. 27, 2017), her manager Don Gibble said Thursday.

More recently, she spent two decades playing Amanda Barrington on "General Hospital." She was featured in the role of the wealthy matron on more than 350 episodes of the soap opera from 1984 until 2004.

In "Topper," she and Sterling starred as fun-loving husband and wife George and Marion Kerby who, after dying in a Swiss avalanche, return as ghosts to their mansion and comically haunt its new occupant, actor Leo G. Carroll as staid banker Cosmo Topper. …

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