SHOW: GENERAL HOSPITAL
Robert: Tristan Rogers
Anna: Finola Hughes
YEARS: 1985-1992 (with many returns and reunions over the years including in 2012)
Anna came to Port Charles in 1985 when Robert was still married to Holly. It was revealed that not only were Robert and Anna former WSB partners, they also were married and shared a daughter, Robin. Over the next several years Robert and Holly split up, Anna fell in love with Duke, Holly returned and reunited with Robert, Robert left then returned and became PI partners with Anna, and much drama ensued along with plenty of mob-hunting and romantic complications on the way to Robert and Anna finally getting married again. In 1992 they were supposedly killed in a boat explosion but we learned years later they were very much alive.
Robert and Anna worked because of the electric chemistry of Rogers and Hughes. Robert and Holly, and Duke and Anna were also popular couples in the 1980s that nearly made this list, but Robert and Anna epitomized the show during that time. Fans have rooted for them to reunited for the past two decades and have seen glimpses of their greatness in returns to GENERAL HOSPITAL and appearances in GENERAL HOSPITAL: NIGHT SHIFT. Their legacy continues to be played out in daytime with Robin's "death" earlier this year. They even have a grandchild on the show now in Emma.
The couple was nominated for a 1992 Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Wedding. Hughes won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1991 as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
Hughes brought the character of Anna over to ALL MY CHILDREN for a time but this year joined GH full-time again. Rogers has been starring in THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS and indie soap THE BAY in recent years.
- Anna confirms that Robin is Robert's daughter
- Robert and Anna say goodbye to Robin at the airport
- Robert finds Anna after the earthquake
- Robert and Anna's wedding
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