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Rose Kelly
General Hospital
Portrayed by Loanne Bishop
Duration 1980–84
First appearance 1980
Last appearance September 1984
Cause/reason Left town
Created by Pat Falken Smith
Margaret DePriest
Introduced by Gloria Monty
Gender Female
Occupation Original owner of Kelly's Diner

Rose Kelly was a fictional character from the ABC soap opera General Hospital. Loanne Bishop originated the role in 1980, and left in September 1984 after being unhappy with her lack of storylines. Bishop was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 1984. She also took part in Love in the Afternoon, a music compilation sung by soap opera stars in 1982.


Rose and her husband Paddy Kelly are the original owners of Kelly's Diner in Port Charles, New York. They get involved with Frank Smith and his mob dealings, and Paddy Kelly is killed by the mob. Rose is the stepmother of Paddy's son Joe Kelly, and becomes the foster mother of Lou Swenson. She later gets involved with Jake Meyer.


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