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(WLTX) - One of the most popular actress in daytime tv history is coming to CBS's "The Young and the Restless," according to a report.
Entertainment Weekly's website reports Genie Francis will join the soap as a series regular at the end of May.
Francis is best known for playing "Laura Spencer" on "General Hospital," a role she portrayed off and on from 1977 to 2008.
Her character was long linked with Anthony Geary's "Luke Spencer," and the tandem's wedding in 1981 remains the highest rated episode in soap opera history.
EW says she will play the mother of Ethan Cane Ashby.
"The Young and the Restless" airs weekdays at 12:30 p.m. on WLTX.