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Dr. Rae Cummings
Rae cummings
One Life to Live
All My Children
General Hospital
Portrayed by Linda Dano
Duration 2000-02 (on GH)[1]
First appearance March 31, 2000 (on GH)
Last appearance May 10, 2002 (on GH)[2]
Cause/reason Went on a cruise, then moved to London with Skye
Created by Gordon Russell
Introduced by Wendy Riche (2000, GH)
Julie Hanan Carruthers (2000, PC)
Jill Farren Phelps (2001, 2002, GH)
Spin-off appearances Port Charles
Namesake(s) Lila Rae Alcazar
Gender Female
Occupation Psychologist
Title Doctor
Residence London, England

Dr. Gretel Rae Cummings, PhD was a fictional character on the ABC soap opera General Hospital.

Casting and awards

Gretel was originated by Linda Dano from 1978 to 1980.[3][4] Dano went on to appear on CBS's As the World Turns and on NBC's Another World until that series' cancellation on June 25, 1999,[5] On June 28, 1999, Dano returned to One Life to Live as Gretel.[3][5]

Anna Stuart filled in for Dano in the role on April 25, 2002.[4] Dano was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Supporting Actress in 2003 for her portrayal of Gretel,[6] and left One Life to Live on March 13, 2004.[4][5]

Crimes Committed

  • Practiced therapy without a valid license [1980's - 2002]
  • Blackmailed Asa Buchanan into marriage

Family tree

Lila Rae


  1. She was on GH into 2002
  3. 3.0 3.1 OLTL News: Dano's Run as ABC's Rae About to End. Retrieved on February 19, 2009.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Who's Who in Llanview: Rae Cummings. Retrieved on February 19, 2009.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Soap Dish. Retrieved on February 19, 2009.
  6. Daytime Emmy Winners & Nominees: 2003. Retrieved on February 18, 2009.

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