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Charlene Simpson
Charlene at lucy's
Maree Cheatham as Charlene Simpson
General Hospital
Portrayed by Maree Cheatham
Duration 1987-91, 1999-2000[1]
First appearance 1987 (on GH)
Last appearance 2000 (on PC)
Cause/reason Moved to Florida with Colton
Created by Ann Marcus
Norma Monty
Introduced by H. Wesley Kenney (1987)
Wendy Riche (1999)
Spin-off appearances Port Charles
Birth name Charlene Mopler
Nickname(s) Char
Gender Female
Born June 2, 1942
Age 78
Occupation Former Housekeeper
Residence Florida

Charlene Simpson is a fictional character from the ABC daytime drama General Hospital and its former spinoff Port Charles.

She was portrayed by Maree Cheatham from 1987 to 1991 on General Hospital and from 1999 to 2000 on Port Charles.[2]


She was Colton Shore's and Decker Moss' mother. She also was Lucy Coe's aunt. Charlene shows up in the fall of 1987 and Lucy convinces her new husband Tony Jones to hire her as their housekeeper, failing to admit that they are related.

Charlene makes an instant enemy in Ruby Anderson by openly flirting with flattered hospital administrator Dan Rooney, but Dan assures Ruby that his heart belongs to her.

Charlene aids Lucy in many of her schemes, and after Tony divorces Lucy, Charlene helps Lucy in her desire to land an even richer husband Alan Quartermaine. Charlene is mortified at their wedding when a switch in dresses sent to the bride to be results in Lucy wearing all red.

Charlene is thrilled by the arrival of her two sons, Colton and Decker, and often provided support during their romantic issues, although Charlene was not pleased when Colton fell in love with mob princess Olivia St. John.

In 1990, Charlene had to undergo a serious surgery which occurred during a hostage crisis at the hospital, risking her life as a patient. Charlene recovers, and the following year returns to her home in Texas after helping Decker deal with the murder of his girlfriend Dawn Winthrop.

Charlene would visit Lucy in 1997 for Thanksgiving when Scott Baldwin returned to town with his daughter Serena, whom Lucy had given birth to after an embryo transplant.

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