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Barbara Jean "B.J." Jones was a fictional character played by actress Brighton Hertford on the ABC soap opera General Hospital.

She was born in 1986 and was the daughter of the late Dr. Tony Jones and his first wife, the late, Tania Roskov and the adoptive daughter of Nurse Bobbie Spencer

Background

She was named Barbara Jean in honor of nurse Bobbie Spencer, who helped her mother deliver her after Tania was alone in her apartment during a storm and power outage when she went into labor.

Bobbie legally adopted B.J. years later after Tania died in a car accident when she married Tony Jones.

It was a story line that won much critical acclaim and several awards for acting and writing.

Storylines

With her father after her bus accident.

In September of 1988 she drank some nail remover while Lucy was watching her. She had to be rushed to the hospital.

In January 1989 after Tony goes blind, there was a custody battle for B.J. between Bobbie who was watching her and Lucy. The judge deems them both unfit, and was going to remand her to a foster home. At the hearing Anna speaks up, and the judge grants her temporary custody.

Duke hires a new assistant manager for the club, Hilary Bates whom lost her husband Mike and daughter Emily in a car crash. Hilary offers to babysit B.J., so Anna and Duke can have a romantic night. She ends up kidnapping her.

Anna goes on the air and pleads for Hilary to return her. She calls the P.C.P.D. and talks to Anna and says she's sorry. They eventually track a distraught Hilary to the penthouse above Duke's where she was staying, and she gives them B.J. back.

Seven-year-old B.J. is left brain dead after her school van is hit by a drunk driver in May 1994. Her father makes the decision to donate B.J.'s organs. Her heart is transplanted into her ailing cousin Maxie Jones.

One of the most heartbreaking scenes on General Hospital showed Tony laying his head on Maxie's chest and listening to his daughter's heart beat within his niece.

Later, Tony sits beside B.J.'s body, still on the operating table and asks her to take his own broken heart in exchange and keep it safe.

Maxie's Heart Attack

In May of 2005, Maxie has a heart attack at a party on The Haunted Star and has to undergo another heart transplant, but she doesn't want to have it because she wants to keep B.J.'s heart.

In June, Maxie has visions of B.J. telling her cousin to live her life for her sake. Maxie later recovers and has her high school graduation.

Go Red

In February of 2009, as part of the ABC Daytime "Go Red" campaign for women with heart disease, this famous storyline is brought up.

Maxie falls asleep after attending the "Go Red" fashion show in New York City and while asleep, she dreams of an alternative universe where she died and B.J. lived.

In the dream, Patrick and Carly married, B.J. and Matt were going to get married, Robin was single/timid and Mac was a police officer, instead of commissioner. After the dream is finished, Maxie is glad to be alive.

Health and Vitals

  • Hospitalized after drinking nail polish remover [Sep 16, 1988]
  • Left brain dead after her school bus was hit by a drunk driver [May 13, 1994]
  • Taken off life support and had her heart donated to her cousin, Maxie Jones [May 18, 1994]

Family tree


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References

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Eckert family

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Beatrice Eckert
Fred Eckert
(married to Angela Moscini)
Lena Eckert
(married to Tim Spencer)
Bill
Eckert
Jenny
Eckert
Pat
Spencer
Luke Spencer
(life partner of Tracy Quartermaine)
Bobbie Spencer
Sly
Eckert
P.J.
Hornsby
Valerie
Spencer
Lucky Spencer
(widowed from Siobhan McKenna)
Ethan
Lovett
Lulu
Spencer
Carly Benson
B.J.
Jones
Lucas
Jones
Cameron
Webber
Jake
Spencer
Aiden
Sencer
Charlotte
Cassadine
Rocco
Falconeri
Michael
Corinthos
Morgan
Corinthos
Josslyn
Jacks
Donna
Corinthos
Wiley
Cooper
-Jones
Wiley
Quartermaine
-Corinthos
Ned Quartermaine, Dillon Quartermaine (Luke's pseudo stepchildren)
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Jones family

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Andrew Jones
(married to Rita Lloyd)
Tony Jones
(widowed from Tania Roskov)
Frisco Jones
B.J. Jones
Lucas Jones
Maxie Jones
(widowed from Nathan West)
Georgie Jones
Wiley
Cooper-Jones
Georgie
Spinelli
James
West
Bailey
Jones
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Spencer family

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Tim Spencer (married to Lena Eckert)
Pat
Spencer
Luke Spencer
(life partner of Tracy Quartermaine)
Bobbie Spencer
Valerie
Spencer
Lucky Spencer
(widowed from Siobhan McKenna)
Ethan
Lovett
Lulu Spencer
Carly Benson
B.J.
Jones
Lucas
Jones
Cameron
Webber
Jake
Spencer
Aiden
Spencer
Charlotte
Cassadine
Rocco
Falconeri
Michael
Corinthos
Morgan
Corinthos
Josslyn
Jacks
Donna
Corinthos
Wiley
Cooper
-Jones
Wiley
Quartermaine
-Corinthos
Ruby Anderson (Tim's sibling)
Ned Quartermaine, Dillon Quartermaine (Luke's pseudo stepchildren)
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