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Smith
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Boss Frank, enforcer Luke, and daughter Jennifer
General Hospital
Information
Years in PC 1979-96, 2015
Notable members Frank Smith, Sonny Corinthos, Luke Spencer, Roy DiLucca, Damian Smith, Jennifer Smith
Connected families Corinthos, Eckert, Spencer
Known for Money laundering, putting several hits on Luke/The Spencers
Estate Information

The Smith mob family was a fictional mob organization on the ABC soap opera General Hospital headed by Frank Smith.

History

In 1979, Frank Smith hired Luke Spencer to manage his money-laundering operation, the Campus Disco and groomed him to become a mobster. Frank ordered Luke to execute a "hit" on senate candidate Mitch Williams. Luke's pal and sister's beau Roy DiLucca decided to carry out the hit himself. After the foiled attempt on Mitch's life, Mitch's security agents shot at him. He supposedly dies in Bobbie Spencer's arms, only to return twenty years later after a long stretch in Pentonville federal prison.

Luke's girlfriend Laura Webber later heard an incriminating conversation of Frank's, which caused her to be marked for death. Frank told Luke that if he married his daughter, Jennifer Smith, he would spare Laura's life. Laura tried to convince Luke to break off his engagement to Jennifer. However, Luke knew that doing so would get him, Laura and their loved-ones killed. The day Luke and Jennifer's wedding was to take place on Frank Smith's yacht, Scott Baldwin pulled Luke out of the ceremony and started beating him. Luke fell overboard and was thought to have drowned. He later resurfaced and with Laura's help came up with a plan that involved the book of mob contacts that they had stolen from Frank earlier.

Luke and Laura went on the run with Frank's henchmen hot on their trail. One of the men named "Hutch" ended up befriending the two and could not kill them. The other hitwoman attempted to complete the hit but was discovered and killed by Hutch. It turned out that with Frank's black book, Luke and Laura did indeed have the evidence they needed to send Frank to jail. Frank wound up in prison where he continued to run his organization. In 1984, Frank framed Luke for a murder that was committed in Mexico and his best friend Robert Scorpio helped Luke was clear his name. Laura then announced her first pregnancy and they went on the run once more. Frank never stopped searching for Luke and Laura, and continued to track them for years, even after their son Lucky was born. He also hired Sonny Corinthos as his front man.

In 1993, Frank's hit men track Luke and Laura to the Triple L Diner in Canada and blew up their truck thinking they were inside. For safety reasons Luke and Laura send their son Lucky Spencer back to Port Charles to live with Luke's aunt Ruby Anderson. Frank's men found Lucky staying with his friend/cousin Sly Eckert. They also find Sly's father, Bill Eckert, who is the spitting image of Luke. Bill is shot and mortally wounded in a case of mistaken identity. He dies in Luke's arms. Luke and Laura, with their son Lucky, decided to hide in plain sight. Back in Port Charles Frank’s son, Damian Smith, speaking on behalf of his father, promises Luke that he and his family will be safe if Luke will help smuggle people into the country, with Sonny as a liaison. Luke agreed to the Smith’s demands until he can figure out how to get rid of Frank. It turns out to be no easy task and puts him back in touch with a much-changed Jennifer.

When Frank ordered Sonny to have Luke taken out, Sonny learned that Luke was a family man with a daughter on the way. He then joined allegiances with Luke and agreed that Smith needed to be dealt with once and for all. To get him out in the open, they both help spring Frank from prison in 1994. However when Luke attempted to kill him, Laura walked in and Frank managed to escape using her as a human shield. Lucky follows his father to a meeting with Frank's henchman and is shot but makes a full recovery. Finally, Luke tracks Smith down to Puerto Rico and is followed by Sean Donely, who had hoped to take Smith back into custody. Sonny, who was already in Puerto Rico, arranged Smith to meet him in a cemetery for a final showdown; however Luke arrives in his place. Sean manages to tail Frank to the cemetery but is quickly discovered and shot. Just as Frank was moving in to kill Sean, Luke appeared and shoots him dead. After Frank's death, Sonny takes over the Smith organization.

Frank’s son Damian was in town from 1994 to 1996.

Jennifer returned to town in 2015 and Frank was revealed to be alive until he was killed by Luke.

Relationships

  • Jack Boland (deceased) - money launderer
  • Sonny Corinthos - former associate
  • Luke Spencer - former associate/heir
  • Roy DiLucca - former enforcer
  • Hutch - assassin
  • Sally Armitage (deceased) - assassin


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