Betsy Frank
Deborah Strang as Betsy Frank
General Hospital
Portrayed by Betsy Franco
(2010; 2013-14)
Deborah Strang
Unknown Actress (2017)
Duration 2010, 2013-14, 2017-18
First appearance July 2, 2010
Last appearance April 19, 2018
Cause/reason Visited by Drew
Created by Robert Guza, Jr.
Introduced by Jill Farren Phelps (2010)
Frank Valentini (2013)
Previous legal name(s) Karen Anderson
Alias(es) Karen Frank
Gender Female
Occupation Nurse
Residence Woodstock, New York
Betsy Franco as Betsy Frank

Nurse Elizabeth "Betsy" Frank, RN is a fictional character from the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital.

The character appeared on GH briefly in 2010, 2013, and 2014, portrayed by actress Betsy Franco.

The character appeared briefly in 2017 and 2018, portrayed by actress Deborah Strang.[1]

She is the illegal adoptive mother of reformed serial killer turned art therapist Franco Baldwin and one of the late, Susan Moore's twins, former Chief Drew Cain with the late, Alan Quartermaine.


Betsy first appeared when Franco stole Aiden Cassadine from the hospital. He told her he wanted to give her the baby to make up for being a bad kid.

Betsy assured Franco that she loved him. Dante Falconeri eventually managed to convince Betsy to give Aiden back to his parents.

In 2013, Betsy was questioned in regards to the location of Franco's daughter, Lauren. Betsy denied having any contact with Lauren and accused Lauren's mother of keeping her from Franco.

Betsy returned on Decmeber 11, 2014 regarding information on where Franco could be allegedly hiding with Nina Clay and Avery (then "Jaime").

In September 2017, Betsy showed up at Franco's art show.

On September 22-15, Betsy revealed that Jason has a twin named Drew and that she raised him until he supposedly died at the age of three. It was later revealed that Drew was alive and well and either in Port Charles, New York or St. Petersburg, Russia.

On December 1, it was revealed that the man everyone thought was Jason for two years, was actually his twin brother, Drew. Jason's memories were implanted into Drew by Dr. Andre Maddox under orders from Cesar Faison.

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Betsy reunited with her son Drew

Betsy disappeared for several months and in March 21, Commissioner Jordan Ashford and Curtis Ashford found her held captive in her exes Jim Harvey's house. In April 5, Betsy was reunited with her adopted son Drew after so many long years. He expressed his gratitude on how she took him in and raised him like he was her own. He soon tried to convince her to tell him what happened during his childhood with Jim Harvey and Franco, but she suffered a panic attack when she saw Jim hiding behind the door.

In April 6, at General Hospital, Betsy told Drew the complete truth as to why he was sent away and how he fell down the stairs when he was a kid, and how it relates to Harvey. He was completely horrified when he learned from Betsy that Franco was molested by Harvey while also saving him from getting molested too by pushing him down the flight of stairs. Soon afterwards, Drew found and saved Franco from Harvey who nearly strangled Franco to death. Drew fatally shot Harvey in the back and finally made him pay for what he did to his oldest friend and protector.

Health and Vitals

  • Held captive by Jim Harvey in his house for months [revealed Mar 21, 2018]


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