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Tracy Quartermaine
Jane Elliot as Tracy Quartermaine
General Hospital
The City
Portrayed by Jane Elliot
Christine Jones (temp; 1989)
Allison Miller (teenage Tracy; 2006)
Duration 1978–80, 1989–93, 1996, 2003-17, 2019-20 (on GH)
First appearance June 19, 1978 (on GH)
Last appearance February 4, 2020 (on GH)
Cause/reason Went back to Amsterdam
Created by Gloria Monty
Douglas Marland
Introduced by Gloria Monty (1978)
H. Wesley Kenney (1989)
Wendy Riche (1996)
Jill Farren Phelps (2003)
Frank Valentini (2019)
Book appearances The Secret Life
Previous legal name(s)
  • Tracy Ashton
  • Tracy Williams
  • Tracy Hornsby
  • Tracy Soleito
  • Tracy Spencer
  • Tracy Zacchara
  • Nickname(s) Spanky, Popsicle (by Luke)
    [The] Step-monster (by Lulu)
    Wicked Stepmother, The Abrasive One (by Spinelli)
    Ethnicity English-American
    Gender Female
    Born April 6, 1949[1][2]
    Age 71
    Occupation Non-voting stockholder of ELQ
    Founder of "Pickle-Eddie"
    Residence Amsterdam[3]
    Allison Miller as Tracy Quartermaine

    Tracy Angelica Quartermaine is a fictional character on the popular ABC soap opera General Hospital. She is the daughter of the late, wealthy businessman, Edward Quartermaine and his late wife, Lila Quartermaine.

    She is played by actress Jane Elliot, who originated the role in 1978 and has played her intermittently since that time, primarily on General Hospital (1978–81, 1989-93, 1996, 2003–17, 2019-20) and briefly on The City (1996–97). Briefly in 1989, while Jane Elliot was on maternal leave, Christine Jones took on the role.

    Although she retired in 2017, Elliot reprised the role from December 23, 2019 to February 4, 2020.


    The role of Tracy Quartermaine was originated by actress Jane Elliot in June 1978.[6] After two years with the series, Eliot left the role in June 1980. The actress later reflected the on the decision to leave, citing an insult from executive producer Gloria Monty over a salary dispute as the reason for her departure.[7]

    In December 1988, after months of rumors, it was announced that Elliot would reprise of the Tracy.[8] She returned on screen on March 17, 1989.[9]

    Later that year, Elliot went on maternity leave, and veteran soap opera actress, Christine Jones assumed the role of Tracy that November.[10][11][12] Jones portrayed the role for about a month, before Elliot's return.[13]

    Elliot left the series once again in 1993, last appearing on June 16.[14] She briefly returned to the series from June 26 to October 7, 1996.

    Later in 1996, it was announced that Elliot would bring the role of Tracy to fellow ABC soap opera, The City.[15] The decision was an attempt to garner interest in the series, after the departure of lead actress Morgan Fairchild.

    Elliot remarked, "It was all the network's idea. Morgan was leaving and it was a very big loss for the show. It was already in the works that I was returning to General Hospital for a while"[16] The City was canceled in 1997, to make room for the General Hospital spin-off, Port Charles.[17] Elliot remained with the series through its finale on March 28, 1997. In 2003, it was announced that Elliot would once again be reprising the role on General Hospital.[18] She returned on April 15, 2003.

    Elliot won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 1981.[19] She was nominated for the same award in 1993, and again in 2014, although she didn't win.[20]

    On March 8, 2017, Soap Opera Digest reported that Elliot would be retiring and leaving the series when her contract expires in the Spring.[21]

    On April 12, 2017, Elliot's last air date was confirmed to be May 4.[22]

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    Portrait of Tracy Quartermaine; 2017

    On April 28, 2017, General Hospital aired a special stand-alone episode dedicated to Tracy and her many years on the show. A portrait of Tracy (left) was unveiled at this time.

    On November 21, 2019, it was confirmed that Elliot would be returning to GH as Tracy sometime in December.[23] [24][25] She returned on December 23, 2019 and left again on February 4, 2020.



    Tracy and her brother Alan.

    Tracy is the spoiled, rich and often badly behaved daughter of the wealthy Edward Quartermaine and Lila Morgan Quartermaine. She has two sons, Ned Quartermaine (via marriage to Lawrence Ashton) and Dillon Quartermaine (via marriage to Paul Hornsby); and one granddaughter, Brook Lynn Quartermaine (via Ned).

    Tracy was a divorcée and neglectful mother when she debuted on the show. The show established that she had married young to Lord Lawrence "Larry" Ashton and had a son, Ned. When she divorced Larry Ashton, Ned spent a great deal of time with his grandparents or at boarding school while his mother focused on travel or her social life. She was a more involved mother to Ned's much younger half-brother, Dillon. Tracy took Dillon with her to Europe to avoid being charged with a hit and run accident and to keep Dillon's father, Paul Hornsby , from taking custody. She succeeded in keeping Paul out of Dillon's life and raised the boy mainly in Europe. At one point, she lived in the SoHo district of New York City, where she was briefly married to mafioso Gino Soleito. She returned to Port Charles with a teenage Dillon and left him with the Quartermaines.


    Tracy with her sons, Ned and Dillon

    Most of her stories over the years have focused on her unsuccessful attempts to find love, her determination to gain power in ELQ Enterprises, the family company, and her attempts to one-up family members who have tried to displace her or her sons in the family company or in her father's affections. While Tracy wanted to get giddy with her father, Edward, he still had his eyes on his son and deemed favorite, Alan Quartermaine.

    Despite her snobbish and often icy demeanor, Tracy has developed close friendships with Connie Falconeri (deceased), Sabrina Santiago (deceased), Hamilton Finn, Hayden Barnes, and Laura Collins, whom she thought of as a rival over Luke Spencer's affections.

    Though she has a long-standing feud with her sister in law, Monica Quartermaine, they have bonded over the years and managed to develop a somewhat warm relationship with each other while still bickering and hurling insults at one another.

    Through Ned’s marriage, she gained Olivia Falconeri as a daughter-in-law and two step grandsons: Dante and Leo.



    Tracy Quartermaine, circa 1977.

    Tracy arrived on the scene of Port Charles in 1978 as the sinister and evil daughter of Edward and Lila Quartermaine. The Quartermaines had resided in Port Charles for just over a year when Alan's little sister, Tracy began to cause trouble for Alan and his wife Monica. She was fueled to cause trouble and mayhem when her first marriage to Lord Larry Ashton failed and she discovered that Monica was having an affair with her first love, Rick Webber. Her mission was to determine that Monica's unborn child was indeed not a Quartermaine heir, but rather a Webber heir. This was a problem as both Monica and Rick were married to other people at the time, Monica to Alan Quartermaine and Rick Webber to Lesley Webber, mother of Laura Webber.


    Tracy withholds her father's heart medication.

    Tracy married Mitch Williams, a mod attorney with an interest in politics. After Alan and Monica's son Alan, Jr. was born, Monica signed a hospital deposition at the hospital about what happened during the Lassa Fever. One such event was the event that she and Rick. Rick, being on to Tracy's schemes, added to Tracy's intention by letting off the idea that there was much to know from reading Monica's deposition. She was finally able to get some headway when she suggested that there should be a paternity test to prove that Rick was Alan, Jr's father and not Alan, Sr. This was supposed to secure Ned Quartermaine's place as heir of Edward Quartermaine's heir. But Edward was not so amused by Tracy's actions. He spelled Tracy out of his will. To this Edward gives Tracy a last chance to prove her loyalty to Quartermaines by allowing to let her help him when he has a "heart attack". When she fails the test miserably, he admits it was a test and he renounces her as his daughter. With that she sneered at the fact that her son was an heir but not Monica's son. All the while, Tracy's husband is cheating on her with Susan Moore, Alan's later mistress and biological mother of twins Jason Morgan and Drew Cain.


    Tracy and her mother Lila.

    Upon financial need and assistance from her mother Lila, Tracy returned to Port Charles in 1989, just a year after her son, Ned Quartermaine returned. Upon her return, her first husband Lord Lawrence Ashton was introduced to the scene with his new wife. At the same time, Tracy was reunited with several old friends, including Nikolas van Buren, a fellow con man, just like Tracy. However, Tracy was more concerned about the impending romance between Alan and his friend, Lucy Coe, who became an instant enemy of Tracy's. At the same time that Alan was having an affair with Lucy Coe, Monica was having an affair with Ned Quartermaine, Tracy's son. Tracy became suspicious of Monica after Alan implied that Ned was creeping with Monica. Not believing that Ned came on to Monica, but indeed the other way around, Tracy defended her son. Tracy also rubbed the affair in Monica's face.


    Tracy and ex-husband Larry Ashton

    Lord Larry was spending up Tracy's family's money. His adventures led him to the lost civilization, known only as "The Quest". This allowed Tracy and Larry to be civil to each other, for the most part. Tracy was far more interested in Ned's affairs rather than Larry's or the rest of the family. In 1989, Tracy and the rest of the Quartermaines faced tragedy when it was confirmed that Edward Quartermaine's jet had crashed in a desert island. The news grieved everyone including Lila and Tracy, who was determined to find out what had happened to Edward and his jet. Also in 1989, Tracy was accused of the murder of a man that was later turned out not to be dead at all. Scott Baldwin was her attorney and later became her romantic flame. At the same time that all of this was happening, both Alan and Tracy were fighting for ownership of ELQ, the family company. As a result of her actions, Alan blackmailed Tracy into resigning from the family company.

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    Tracy and son Ned

    In the early 1990s, Tracy and Larry tried to figure out the secrets of her then sister-in-law, Lucy Coe. It was later revealed by Larry that Lucy was pregnant with the child of Scotty Baldwin in lieu of Alan Quartermaine. This resulted in divorce for Alan and Lucy and a quick reconciliation for Monica and Alan. Also, Tracy kicked Ashton out and he left town forever. Later on, Tracy became enticed with Paul Hornsby, a young man who had no interest in her whatsoever, but instead infatuated over Jenny Eckert, a distant cousin of Luke Spencer and then wife of Ned Quartermaine.


    Tracy and ex-husband Paul Hornsby

    Tracy found Jenny to be a threat to her happiness with Paul. Tracy had decided to dig up some information on her to keep her away from Paul. However, Paul found out what had been going on and decided to leave Tracy with their son, newborn baby Dillon Hornsby. In a moment of rage, Tracy made a mistake and ran over Jenny Eckert with her car and fled the scene of her car. Later on, Jenny remembered that it was Tracy she had seen behind the wheel and blackmailed her into getting a divorce from Paul and dividing the custody with Paul of Dillon. Tracy did most of the terms, but in the end, was forced to vacate the Quartermaine house. Edward Quartermaine decided that she should take a long vacation until everything dies down with the family company. Tracy was supposed to take and give Paul Hornsby joint custody of Dillon and share parentage with him, but because she did not like Jenny Eckert and what she did to Ned, she took Dillon with her to Europe. With that, Dillon and Tracy left the scene for three years.

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    Tracy returned to Port Charles in 1996 and packed quite a punch. Tracy returned with hopes of taking over the company from her son, Ned Quartermaine. At the time, Ned was leading a double life, one as a son and financier at ELQ, and another as a rock star, known as "Eddie Maine". However, she fell out of favor with the family and soon left town again. She blackmailed her old acquaintance Sydney Chase into selling her the building located at 212 Greene Street, in the SoHo section of New York City. Living briefly with Dillon in the building's penthouse, she became involved with local mafioso Gino Soleito, whom she eventually married. Soleito died soon thereafter, and Tracy became—in her words—the crime family's new "godmother". Her new status served as the inspiration for a twisted joke on Thanksgiving Day 1997, when she sent of a group of her henchmen to Port Charles to rob her family at gunpoint and pretend to threaten their lives. In the course of the "joke" the prepared food was ruined, continuing a long-running streak of ruined Quartermaine Thanksgiving dinners which result in the family ordering take-out pizza.

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    Tracy and son Dillon

    In 2003, Tracy Quartermaine returned to Port Charles. This time she came with her now teenage son Dillon Quartermaine. The first time he has met their family, it was apparent to Dillon that they did not approve of him simply because he was Tracy's son. Tracy explained to everyone, including Skye, that she was a Quartermaine, by blood, and that was the distinction between the two of them. Tracy blackmailed Skye for $5 Million when she told her about her true parentage. Tracy told Skye how Edward sold her on the Black Market right after she was born. Skye refused to give into her blackmail and ultimately revealed to the Quartermaines and Tracy's part in it. The entire family gets angry with Tracy and Lila kicks Tracy out of the mansion. When Tracy leaves town, she leaves Dillon behind with Edward and Lila.

    Skye edward alan tracy monica

    Tracy returns to Port Charles in 2004 after Dillon is arrested. Since no one else is willing to bail him out of jail, his friend Sage Alcazar decides to call his mom, Tracy. By this time, the bond that Tracy and Dillon once shared began to tear and Dillon began to find out the exact kind of person that his mother really was. Also, in 2004, Tracy was devastated by the loss of her mother, Lila Quartermaine. Tracy lashed out on the entire family once again before having a heart to heart with big brother Alan, Sr. At the same time, Tracy begins scheming with the help of Jasper Jacks to take over control from her son, Ned Quartermaine. This included proving that Ned was corrupt and that Edward Quartermaine was not of sound mind. Edward, with the help of Luke Spencer and Skye Chandler-Quartermaine, eluded Tracy and Alan's plots to "take care of Daddy". Tracy later plotted with Helena Cassadine to break up the marriage of Nikolas Cassadine and Emily Quartermaine.


    Tracy and Luke

    Tracy Quartermaine fell victim to a cruel prank, at the hand of her son, Dillon Quartermaine and his girlfriend, Georgie Jones for Luke Spencer. The plan was to get roughly $15 Million he planted in her bank account to bail Helena Cassadine out of extradition. Since Tracy Quartermaine did not want to give him the money, Luke decided to pull the ultimate prank on her. He would have Dillon call Tracy from Las Vegas and tell her that he and Georgie eloped. Knowing this would get Tracy to Vegas, Luke used this as an opportunity to manipulate Tracy's weakness: alcoholism. Once Tracy arrived in Las Vegas, it was "too late"- the pair was married. This drove Tracy into a drunken fit. Luke Spencer offered to buy her a few drinks, which made them drunk. Since Tracy drunk more than Luke did, she was completely incapacitated when Luke proposed marriage and she accepted. The following morning, when she woke up in a Vegas bed, Luke revealed everything to Tracy and the conditions to ending their marriage from hell. [26]

    At first her marriage to Luke was platonic, and it continued because of finances, but she had to fight romantic feelings for Luke, who continued to be devoted to his former wife and great love, Laura Webber, who briefly came out of a catatonic state in late 2006. Tracy had to deal with her son Dillon's entanglement with his stepsister Lulu Spencer. She advised Lulu against having an abortion when she became pregnant by Dillon, feeling Lulu would eventually regret her decision but was supportive when Lulu did abort the baby. Tracy told Luke that she was relieved for Dillon's sake that he would not become a father while he was still so young. During the storyline, Tracy referred to her own "three pregnancies" and it was strongly implied that she had an off-screen abortion at some point in her life. Tracy began to be haunted by her recently deceased brother Alan Quartermaine, who served as her moral compass, as she doesn't have much of a conscience. As Tracy began to be supportive of Lulu, really acting as a mother to her when she most needed it, the ghost of Alan decided it was time for him to move on.


    Alan 'haunts' Tracy

    In 2007, Luke and Tracy's marriage has moved more away from platonic and closer to love.[27] Tracy helps Luke to try to maintain custody of Laura Webber. Her son, Dillon, and Lulu Spencer find evidence to suggest that Laura did not kill Rick Webber, but Scott Baldwin in fact did. Tracy and Dillon agree to keep the evidence of the revelation from Luke Spencer, as it will destroy Luke that he caused Laura's physical breakdown. [28] Tracy has also come to care about Lulu. Edward is up to no good and sends Tracy to a mental hospital after she talks to Alan in front of Lainey and also she found out that her only ally was Lulu. Tracy discovered that Lulu's friend, Logan Hayes, is the son of Luke's enemy, Scott Baldwin. She has forbidden Lulu to see him but that has not worked. She has asked the Quartermaine's, Nikolas, Lucky, and Elizabeth to keep Lulu away from him. When Tracy decides to crush the family company, Edward Quartermaine has no choice but to let Tracy out of the mental house and she is the only person who can get through to her stepdaughter, Lulu Spencer.


    With Tracy Quartermaine out of Shadybrooke, she can now focus on ruining Lulu's relationship with Logan Hayes. The first step is to get Scott Baldwin to admit that Hayes is his son. After receiving iron-clad proof that the two are related, Scott tries to get back into Logan's good graces. As it fails and Tracy is determined to get Luke back home, she offers Logan money to play nice with his father and regain good spirits with Lulu after using her to make Maxie Jones look good. Hayes rejects the offer and suggests to Tracy that Lulu will go back to him when she realizes how real their connection was but both are unaware that Lulu already agreed to Scott that she would give Logan a second chance. Upon realizing this, Tracy slaps Baldwin and resents him more for manipulating Lulu back into Logan's arms. This indicates that Tracy genuinely cares for Lulu's well-being. At the same time, Luke Spencer returns, pretending to be Tracy's masseur, Ramon, finding out that Tracy cheated on him with this guy.[29] Upon Luke's return from hiding Laura Webber from Baldwin, Tracy reveals to Luke what has happened with his daughter and Scott's son. Lulu at the same time gets mixed up with Jason Morgan and Johnny Zacchara, a mobster's son. Now, Luke and Tracy are teamed up to protect Lulu and her safety. Tracy has offered her to come back, but she declined.

    Luke has asked for Tracy's assistance in the matter, and she accepted,despite Ghost Alan warning her against interfering with Luke's events. He exclaims to her that he does not want to be "damned to haunt the rest of the Quartermaines together...forever". In response to this, Tracy replies that he is a self-presumed hallucination. [30] Though Alan continues to haunt his troublesome sister, he still continues to serve as her conscience and sole guardian. A few days before Halloween 2007, the Spencers received an invitation from Nikolas Cassadine for them to attend a fancy dress Black and White Ball, as it is in Alan Quartermaine's honor. While both Tracy and Luke sneer at the thoughts of that function, Tracy reminds him that if they want to gain leverage on Baldwin and Hayes alike, and keep an eye on Logan and Lulu Spencer, it would be a good idea for them to attend. [31]


    Tracy with sons Dillon and Ned.

    At the actual function, she came late and did not actually appear at Wyndemere. It was, however implied that Tracy was expected to be late, by Luke Spencer's admission. When she finally arrived at Wyndemere, she was isolated by the burgeoning storm and she stood on the deck by herself for 90 minutes before getting up to Wyndemere. [32] Alfred, the Cassadine family butler, mistakenly scared Tracy Spencer, allowing her to lose her balance and fall down an entire flight of stairs. Luke kissed her, thankful that she was alive and did not fall victim to Anthony Zacchara.[33] He, Scott Baldwin, and Coop Barrett rescued her from the collapse, while Tracy and Luke and Scott barricaded themselves in the master bedroom, where Luke vowed to "nurse her back to health". When Tracy offered for Luke to go search for Zacchara, he told her that he did not want her to be his next victim.[34]

    In 2008, Tracy filed a malpractice suit for her out-of-town again husband, Luke. The lawsuit was filed against her sister-in-law Monica Quartermaine, which resulted in a hospital brawl in the General Hospital elevator. Tracy told Monica not to operate on Luke because of her emotional strain against the deaths of Alan and Emily, however, she did anyway, and froze on the operating table.


    Edward, Tracy and Monica

    Since Tracy filed the medical malpractice suit, she has been kicked out of the family's (esp. Monica's) mansion with frozen access to the family money. When Luke did return, she explained to him that she still loved him, but was not going to continue to be married to him. Luke told her that he was not going to give up on their marriage so easily, but she shrugged and left the monument which was their "Haunted Star Casino". Recently, she and Luke Spencer left town because Luke was being investigated by his connections with the Zacchara family, which invested in his Haunted Star Casino. The mob family left him to take the fall with the I.R.S. because he stole money from them. Afraid of what he would be up to, she agreed to leave with him. Tracy returned without Luke because he was not spending the money and enjoying their time the way that she wanted him to. Upon returning, she discovered Lulu in bed with Johnny and nearly forbade it from happening. Lulu, who has a soft spot for bad guys, shrugged off Tracy's request to stop seeing Johnny.

    At this time, Monica Quartermaine, Tracy's sister-in-law, is in rehab after being indicted in court for hit and run. Tracy has visited Monica and has learned that she is doing fine and is ready to return to work in a few weeks, which pleased Tracy. Tracy visited Monica in the rehab and asked for advice about how to save Lulu's life. Monica told Tracy that if she could turn back the clock, she would do everything to save all of her children, especially Jason. With that, she told Tracy that if she want to save Lulu's life, then she has to do everything in her power to drive a wedge between Lulu and Johnny. After that, she visited Johnny in his holding cell where she told him about her brush with the mafia. She explained to him that she was once a mob boss and she heard about how his father Anthony Zacchara murdered his wife, Johnny's mother. She told him that if he really cared about Lulu, he would let her go.


    Laura confronts Tracy.

    In October 2008, when Lulu was in her darkest hour, Tracy had one of her 'men' track down Luke. He turned up in Mexico, so Tracy headed there, but not before blackmailing Edward into getting the money laundering charges drop. Once she's satisfied, she flies to Mexico. She soon finds Luke in a bar, of course, passed out drunk. The bar tender informs her that he's been there a while. She pours water over him, and tells him about Lulu's situation. They prepare to leave after Tracy pays the bar tab, but they're stopped by a police officer. Luke is wanted for destruction of property and not paying bar tabs. Tracy pays off the cop, and is frustrated when he soon returns for more cash. But what she doesn't realize is that it's a different cop; a much more honest one. He takes the money, and arrests Tracy for bribery. Luke tricks the officer, so Tracy doesn't go to jail! But in the end they both end up in jail.

    In November, it was announced that Laura had awoken from her coma. To this news, it is a question of whether or not Luke will stay married to Tracy or go back to Laura, the love of his life. On November 20, Tracy will file for a divorce and leave Luke to be with Laura as she has his heart, not Tracy. Luke however told Tracy he loved Laura, but his love for Laura had changed, now Tracy was the only woman for him!

    With a new dawning beginning as Luke proclaimed his love for Tracy, being unconvinced and stubborn, Tracy shut Luke out lying to him and making him believed they were already divorced. However, the obvious love between the two lead to many ploys by Luke to win the new love of his life back. This happened on New Year's Eve when Luke planned a surprise party for Tracy. Tracy thought that it was a stupid gesture and a waste of her time and money. They played roulette, Tracy asked Luke when Laura's birthday was. He replied December 21. Tracy then said that if the ball landed on 21 Luke will leave the country and give her a divorce but if it landed on six, Tracy's birthday, she had to take him back. The ball lands on 6 and they bring in the new year with a passionate kiss.


    Tracy and Lulu

    2009 started off with a bang in the hospital, and showed how close Tracy and Lulu had become over the years. Tracy then bailed Luke and his new friend Ethan Lovett out of jail. Tracy fixed the results of a DNA test to show that Luke was not Ethan's biological father, after Helena Cassadine pointed out how much alike the two were, but Tracy did not know the true outcome. It was later determined that Ethan was, in fact, Luke's son and Tracy's stepson. Tracy struggled with Luke's affections for Ethan's biological mother Holly Sutton who eventually left town again. Luke took off for the summer, and Tracy did not go after him. When he returned they began to get closer. Luke, Ethan and Lulu spent Thanksgiving with the Quartermaine's, and Tracy spent Christmas Eve with the Spencers.

    In 2010, Tracy has been there for Luke in the problems his children have been having. She has tried to protect Ethan from working with Johnny, and his problems with Kristina Corinthos-Davis. She bailed him out after he was arrested. When Tracy becomes suspicious of Elizabeth baby's paternity Helena has her kidnapped. Luke comes to rescue and they are both held captive in Greece in Helena's dungeon. Tracy becomes deathly ill and Helena refuses to give her medical attention. Luke comes up with a story claiming that their marriage isn't really legal and Tracy is angry enough to regain her strength.


    Tracy with granddaughter Brook Lynn.

    In November 2010, after Tracy learns her marriage to Luke has been a scam, Luke pleads with her to remarry him. She insists on getting a pre-nup, but Luke plans on getting her drunk in Vegas again. Tracy instead ropes Luke's son Ethan Lovett and her great-niece Maya Ward into being chaperones. Maya objects, but Ethan quickly agrees to a trip with Maya. They eventually do get to Vegas and all four of them get drunk. They hire Reverend Grace to marry Luke and Tracy, but Maya and Ethan wind up getting married instead due to a mix-up. Once they get back to Port Charles, Luke continues pleading for Tracy to marry him. She tells him that she will marry him if he signs a pre-nup and gives her the wedding of her dreams—without using any money stolen from her. He agrees but constantly wonders how to pull it off.


    Tracy and Luke wed. (2010)

    On December 21, 2010, Laura's birthday, the two of them get married at the Quartermaine mansion with Lulu and Lucky as the maid of honor and the best man, respectively, and Maya and Ethan also in the wedding party. While most of the guests suspect that Luke will ditch the bride, it's actually Tracy who tries to leave Luke at the altar. Lulu and Tracy's granddaughter Brook Lynn convinced her to go through with it. At the wedding party, both the best man and the maid of honor give their speeches. When Tracy throws the bouquet, Brenda Barrett catches it and announces her upcoming marriage to Sonny. Once the guests have left, Tracy takes the pre-nup and throws it in the fireplace. Upon the return of Skye Chandler-Quartermaine in Port Charles in 2011, Skye fuels Anthony Zacchara with some background knowledge of Tracy Quartermaine, including facts that she inadvertently invested his dirty money into her family's company back during her marriage to Gino Soleito. With the new found knowledge, Anthony begins blackmailing Tracy into a romance and eventually a marriage or else he will report her to the FCC and have them arrest her. With her back against a wall, Tracy is forced in an engagement to the mob boss, adding some embarrassment to the situation, Anthony enlists Maxie Jones' help in arranging the wedding. Claiming to first have a cold and then to be superstitious, Tracy gets Anthony to push back the wedding from Friday, January 13.


    Tracy and Anthony

    Tracy has become jealous of Luke and Anna's bond, she has warned Anna about getting involved with Luke to any extent but when she doesn't seem to realize the warnings the way Tracy hoped which was her jealousy talking for herself, she gets upset and storms off. Tracy heads to the lock up and talks to Anthony her husband, he wants to use her phone, in exchange she demands he sign the divorce papers but he doesn't want to. Tracy's April birthday is once again forgotten by Edward, Monica, Ned, and Dillon. Luke, however, remembers and tracks down the offspring of Tracy's childhood horse Skittles. Luke's gift of Son of Skittles delights Tracy.

    Tracy enlists Luke's help to get rid of Anthony. Luke arranges for Anthony to be sent off to Ecuador, and Tracy tells Anthony to meet her at the Quartermaine boat house. When Tracy arrives at the boat house, she finds Anthony's dead body. Originally she thinks Luke shot Anthony, but Luke disproves this theory, and they realized someone has framed them. When the police arrive Tracy and Luke pretend that Anthony is alive and prop up his body to make him appear to be sleeping. Heather Webber, who is infatuated with Luke, sees through this and buries the body, to protect Luke. The police question Tracy in Anthony's disappearance, but they didn't arrest her because the body was never found.

    In August 2012, Tracy meets Joseph, a mysterious man, and the two instantly connect. They soon fall in love, during the pathogen scare, where Tracy thought she was going to die. She remains unaware of Joseph's involvement with Jerry Jacks. Joe later gives Tracy his only vile of the antidote, which would allow her to live. When Sonny Corinthos exposes Joseph as Joe Scully, Jr., his old nemesis, Tracy is furious and breaks up with him. Even though she was still angry with him, Tracy removes a bullet from Joe and agrees to hide him. She later turns him in, when she finds out he lied to her once again.

    In November 2012, Tracy's father Edward Quartermaine dies. Diane Miller reads the will and says that the majority of the shares of ELQ goes to Edward's "living" grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The other minority shares of ELQ goes to Monica and Alice Gunderson, the maid.  Tracy fears that she will no longer be the CEO of ELQ anymore.  The other monetary possessions goes to a charity and PBS. She can get 41% of shareholder support where her opposition believes they can also get 41% with the other 18% in limbo. Sam has power over the 18% (through Jason and Danny) and believed to be the swing factor of the control of ELQ. Sam split her shares and Lucy, a non-voting shareholder, agrees to become Co-CEO for her support. However, Lucy Coe stabs John McBain and A.J. finds information about Tracy's illegal actions of Soleito money. This makes A.J. Quartermaine the new CEO.


    Tracy with former CEO A.J. Quartermaine

    She figures out that Duke Lavery stole the last jar of pickle relish and is working for A.J. She sets him up and decides to act like she was hiring him to be a double agent. Tracy hires Damian Spinelli to investigate and figure out the recipe.  Spinelli finds out that his girlfriend Ellie Trout is also working on the recipe and initially tries to tell Tracy that he can not do the assignment. In the meantime, Duke buys jewelry for his date with Anna and takes her to a fancy restaurant.  He tries to pay with the money that Tracy gave to him, but it was counterfeit. Anna Devane and Duke Lavery arrive at the Quartermaine Mansion and both decide that they were not press charges and then Laura Webber and Scott Baldwin arrives. She states how Alice is letting too many people in.

    She attends the 2013 Nurses Ball and participates in a number.  She is then seen trying to get Shawn Butler to enter a pickle relish deal for diner Kelly's, but fails.  She then tries to get Mac Scorpio to partner with her for The Floating Rib, but fails at that too.  Tracy decides that she needs a rich partner for financing and decides that she will recruit Nikolas Cassadine. She uses Nikolas' new found hatred for A.J. to soften Nikolas up to the idea.

    She and Nikolas head to New York City for The Chew segment. She finds out that the reason why Nikolas changed their hotel was that he wanted to spend time to get back with Elizabeth. While waiting for the time to head over to the show, Tracy is informed by Luke Spencer that he talked to Ava Jerome, the mother of Lauren Frank. Luke also tells her that he sent Spinelli, A.J.'s investigator, in the wrong direction. Elizabeth persuades Nikolas to prevent Tracy from getting to The Chew. Tracy is able to prays to the heavens/her father to let her be able to go to the show. At the taping of The Chew, the food experts get sick. 


    Tracy and her sons, Ned and Dillon

    Tracy tries to help one of the food experts, Mario, but he says to leave him alone. It is presumed that Roger Howarth's new character had something to do with the food poisoning.  She then tries to tell Elizabeth about A.J.'s transgression, but A.J. goes over to Elizabeth's to tell her. However, he is invited by Elizabeth to Laura and Scott's wedding due to Nikolas wanting to take Elizabeth himself. A.J. tries to tell Elizabeth, but it stopped by Aiden and Cameron coming down the stairs.  Franco is shown flying to Port Charles pretty much confirming that he was the relish poisoning culprit. Franco is seen talking to Heather Webber, who is later revealed as his biological mother.

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    Tracy and Monica toast each other a happy holiday (2019)

    After leaving Port Charles, Tracy comes back at the end of 2019, only to see that the Quartermaine Mansion has been redesigned and that Brooke Lynn is back.

    Crimes Committed

    • Schemed to prove that A.J. wasn't Alan's son so that Ned would remain the Quartermaine heir [1979-80]
    • Blackmailed Larry Ashton for a portion of the Dragon Bone profits [1989]
    • Slapped Eric "Edge" Jackson [December 1991]
    • Slapped Harlan Barrett {1991]
    • Blackmailed Jenny Eckert to stay away from Paul Hornsby [1992]
    • Hit Jenny Eckert with her car and fled the scene [1993]
    • Hired a prostitute to pretend to be her when Gino wanted to consummate their marriage; hid his body when he died in bed [1996]
    • Slapped Jasper "Jax" Jacks [1996]
    • Hired robbers thieves to rob the Quartermaines [1997]
    • Blackmailed Skye Chandler-Quartermaine; Tracy told Skye that if she didn't cough up five million dollars, she would reveal that Skye wasn't Alan's biological daughter [Apr 18, 2003]
    • Sneaked into Jasper Jacks's hotel room and stole the Dead Man's Hand [Nov 13, 2003]
    • Hired Coleman to steal the Azure Key's treasure from the auction [Feb 4, 2004]
    • Had Edward committed to Shadybrook [Mar 9, 2004]
    • Helped Sage Alcazar upload pictures of a showering Georgie Jones onto the computer at General Hospital [Mar 31, 2004]
    • Blackmail; threatened to send Dillon to military school and ruin Georgie's reputation if he didn't vote for her as CEO of ELQ [Apr 6, 2004]
    • Blackmailed Jax into an engagement; if Jax married her, she would not go to the police with photos that suggested Skye Chandler-Quartermaine had killed a police officer. [Apr 30, 2004]
    • Blackmailed Felicia Jones; if Felicia chose Tracy as Lila Quartermaine's heir, Tracy would keep Georgie Jones' role in Sage Alcazar's death a secret [Aug 27, 2004]
    • Conspired with Heather Webber to have Edward committed to a mental institution [Oct 2004]
    • Helped to cover up Alan Quartermaine's hit and run; later blackmailed Dillon into keeping quiet about it [Mar 24, 2005 and Mar 30, 2005]
    • Faked her death after Luke Spencer pretended to kill her [Jan 16, 2006]
    • Blackmailed Sam McCall into leaving ELQ; if Sam left, Tracy would keep a secret from Sam's past hidden. [Jan 16, 2007]
    • Teamed up with Luke to alter Alan's will [Mar 7, 2007]
    • Aided and abetted Luke in the kidnapping of Laura Webber [Jun 11, 2007]
    • Got into a cat fight with Monica Quartermaine [Jan 28, 2008]

    • Arrested for the illegal disposal of a firearm [May 31, 2012]
    • Suspect in the disappearance of Anthony Zacchara [May 31, 2012]
    • Blackmailed Damian Spinelli into stealing the recipe for Pickle-Lila relish [Mar 8, 2013]
    • Broke into the General Hospital lab [Mar 28, 2013]
    • Assaulted Nikolas Cassadine and two of his guards after they held her against her will in a hotel room [May 13, 2013]
    • Blackmailed A.J. Quartermaine into taking responsibility for the tainted relish that had sickened Elizabeth Webber and the cast of a tv cooking show [May 15, 2013]
    • Breaking and entering; broke into the Cassadine Mansion pretending to be a guard [Oct 2013]
    • Shot Jerry Jacks in the shoulder [Oct 14, 2013]
    • Hit Carlos Rivera in the head with a decanter in defense of A.J. [Feb 2014]
    • Faked an annulment in an attempt to infiltrate ELQ with the help of her then husband, Luke [Jun 2014]
    • Tried to infiltrate Michael Quartermaine's laptop (failed) [Jul 1, 2014]
    • Slapped her son, Ned [Aug 20, 2014]
    • Blackmailed Hayden Barnes into conspiring with her to take over ELQ from Nikolas; if Hayden backed out or made a mistake, Tracy would reveal to the world that Hayden was actually Rachel Berlin [Nov 2015-Apr 2016; Tracy revealed Hayden was Rachel in the hospital while knocked out in front of Sam and Jason]
    • Assaulted Monica Quartermaine [Jun 27, 2016]
    • Attempted to attack Larry Ashton with a fire poker (fireplace poker) [May 1, 2017]

    Health and Vitals

    • In a car accident while pregnant [May 1992]
    • Slipped and fell in the mud while pregnant [May 1992]
    • Gave birth to her premature son, Dillon completely natural [May 1992]
    • Nearly choked by Heather Webber [Nov 2004]
    • Nearly killed by Helena Cassadine [Spring-Summer 2005]
    • Involuntarily committed to the Shadybrook mental institution, after having conversations with her deceased brother’s ghost [Jun 2007]
    • Suffered a life-threatening illness while being held in a dungeon in Greece [2010]
    • Chloroformed and imprisoned under Helena's orders [May 2010]
    • Imprisoned in a dungeon by Helena (along with Luke Spencer) [Jun 2010]
    • Knocked out by the Quartermaines' housekeeper, Alice Gunderson, and tied in the Quartermaine boathouse [Nov 8, 2012]
    • Blackmailed by A.J. Quartermaine [Jan 2013]
    • Held hostage at gunpoint by Luke [Mar 30-31, 2015]
    • Had a seizure [Feb 20, 2016; shown on Feb 29, 2016]
    • Became forgetful and had another seizure [Mar 9, 2016]
    • Falsely diagnosed with cancer
    • Had worms in her brain from eating food in Mexico [revealed Mar 22, 2016]
    • Suffered a bloody nose as well as a third seizure [Apr 4, 2016]
    • Had brain surgery [Apr 5, 2016]
    • Held hostage by Paul Hornsby [Sep 28-Oct 3, 2016]
    • Hit in the head and knocked out by A.J.'s mausoleum plaque [Apr 28, 2017]

    Positions held at ELQ International

    Predecessor CEO Successor
    A.J. Quartermaine
    Tracy Quartermaine
    Michael Quartermaine
    Tracy Quartermaine
    Tracy Quartermaine
    Lucy Coe
    A.J. Quartermaine
    Lorenzo Alcazar
    Tracy Quartermaine
    Tracy Quartermaine
    Lucy Coe
    Edward Quartermaine
    Tracy Quartermaine
    Lorenzo Alcazar

    Family tree

    Brook Lynn

    See also


    1. Alan's birth date is shown as 1948 on 11/21/12, Tracy is younger than Alan
    3. Stated on June 30, 2017.
    4. On June 2, Luke revealed that Tracy had filed for an annulment when she thought that she was married Faison. Tracy told him that she didn't know if it went through. Luke told her that he did some digging and found out that it did. So they are no longer married
    5. According to Luke Spencer
    6. Reed, Jon-Michael. "'Cliff Hangers' Keeping Viewers Tuned In", Oscala Star-Banner, June 14, 1978. Retrieved on November 7, 2013. 
    8. Hirsch, Lydia. "Jane Elliot to quit 'Day of our Lives,' return as Tracy in 'General Hospital'", Daily News of Los Angeles, December 25, 1988. 
    16. "THE SOAPS / A Hurricane Force Named Tracy Is Due to Hit 'City'", Newsday, September 23, 1996. 
    18. "Case re-signs with 'Y&R'", Chicago Tribune, April 5, 2003. 
    19. "'General Hospital' tops Emmy list", May 20, 1981, p. 104. Retrieved on May 18, 2013. 
    20. "Lucci gets another Emmy bid", Block Communications, April 2, 1993, p. 15. Retrieved on May 6, 2013. 
    23. General Hospital surprise: Tracy Quartermaine will be home for the holidays (en). Time Inc.. Retrieved on November 21, 2019.

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