DC's Top 10 Female Entertainers of 2012
No. 6: Jane Elliot, General Hospital
Jane Elliot’s Tracy Quartermaine has been the lynchpin of General Hospital’s Quartermaine family in recent years. As the legendary TV clan continued to be trimmed down, Elliot managed to almost solely keep the spirit of the Q's alive. In 2012, with a new regime on board, Elliot received a little help in resurrecting the Q's, both in front of and behind the camera, and man did she rise to the occasion!
After getting past Luke’s (Anthony Geary) crush on Anna (Finola Hughes) and almost chafing under the yoke of her marriage to Anthony Zacchara (Bruce Weitz), Tracy found unexpected romance with Joe Scully Jr. (Richard Steinmetz). This tender-but-short-lived arc allowed viewers to see the softer, more vulnerable side of the Q battle axe. It also caused plenty of drama between Tracy and her sister-in-law/mortal enemy Monica (Leslie Charleson), as Tracy's dalliances with the sexy made man kept happening in Monica's living room!
When Tracy wasn't bringing danger home to the Q mansion in 2012, she was dealing with the mortality of her precious "Daddy". While the family almost lost Edward (John Ingle) during the poisoned water scare, the Q patriarch took a turn for the worse later in the year.
As the only surviving member of her family of origin, Tracy didn't know how she would go on without Lila (Anna Lee), Alan (Stuart Damon) and now Edward. Elliot broke viewers' hearts into a million pieces as she made Tracy's anger, remorse and sorrow over losing her father all too palpable. Sean Kanan better be prepared to keep bringing it as Tracy's naughty nephew and rival AJ in 2013, because when it comes to Elliot, it's already been brought.