Melinda Bauer
General Hospital
Portrayed by Lisa Waltz
First appearance March 17, 2010
Last appearance April 13, 2010
Cause/reason Never seen again
Created by Robert Guza, Jr.
Introduced by Jill Farren Phelps
Gender Female
Occupation Attorney
Residence Port Charles, New York

Melinda Bauer was a fictional character on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. She is the widow of Warren Bauer and the mother of Kendra and Kiefer Bauer (both deceased).

She was portrayed by actress Lisa Waltz from March 17 to April 13, 2010.


When her son's girlfriend, Kristina Corinthos-Davis, claimed she was getting abused by Keifer, Melinda was blinded and couldn't accept that Kiefer could physically hurt Kristina.

Her son had caused Kristina to be hospitalized twice in early 2010. On the same night Kristina is attacked, Alexis Davis, Kristina's mother hit Keifer in a hit-and-run attack.

When Kiefer died, Melinda was emotionally unstable and pressed charges against Alexis. Those charges were then dropped, however.

Her husband was killed by Mac Scorpio after Warren shot Mac, Ethan Lovett, and attempted to shoot Kristina during a breakdown from losing Keifer.

Melinda was mentioned in June 2011 when Kristina and her brother Michael Corinthos graduated high school, as she had donated money to her deceased son's class.

In 2019, it was revealed that the mysterious fitness trainer, Kendra Lennon was Kiefer's sister. Kendra was out for revenge and was targeting Alexis since she believed that Alexis killed Kiefer on purpose. Kendra revealed that she convinced her mom to go on a cruise for Thanksgiving and that they were gonna celebrate differently thanks to Alexis. Kendra planned to run Alexis over with her car, but another vehicle hit hers instead which killed Kendra.

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