Jane Elliot

Jane Elliot (born January 17, 1947) is an American actress, best known for her role as Tracy Quartermaine in the ABC daytime soap opera, General Hospital.

Jane Elliot
Elliot on Rosetti and Ryan in 1977
Born (1947-01-17) January 17, 1947
Other namesJane Elliott
Years active1960–2017
Spouse(s)Luis Rojas

Life and career

Elliot was born in New York City. She was married to Luis Rojas and has three children, Adrian Lucas Rojas Elliot, Isiah Mikail Elliot, and Annie Rose Elliot.[1][2] Elliot made her daytime debut in the short-lived ABC soap A Flame in the Wind in 1965. She later guest-starred in a number of television series, such as The Mod Squad, Kojak, Barnaby Jones and Police Woman. Elliot also co-starred in films Change of Habit (1969) opposite Elvis Presley and Mary Tyler Moore, and One Is a Lonely Number (1972). She had a lead role in the short-lived NBC series Rosetti and Ryan in 1977.

Elliot is best known for her role as Tracy Quartermaine on the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital. Elliot debuted in 1978 and became a fan favorite.[3] Her first stint was highlighted by an episode in which Tracy withholds her father's heart medication when he appears to be suffering a heart attack. Elliot left in 1980 and won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for the role in 1981.[4] The same year, she landed the recurring role of Judy Trent on the prime time CBS series Knots Landing.[1]

From 1981 to 1982, Elliot appeared on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light as Carrie Todd, a character who turns about to be a murderer suffering from a split personality. From 1984 to 1986 she played All My Children's Cynthia Chandler Preston Cortlandt, who marries a wealthy older man for his money while having an affair with his son. Elliot portrayed Anjelica Deveraux on Days of Our Lives from 1987 to 1989; her character has an affair with the much younger Justin Kiriakis (played by Wally Kurth) but marries someone else despite being pregnant with Justin's child. In 1987, Elliot appeared in the films Some Kind of Wonderful and Baby Boom. After two years on Days of Our Lives, she returned to General Hospital in 1989, and in 1991 was reunited with Kurth, who was cast as Tracy's son, Ned Ashton. Elliot left again in mid-1993, later becoming a producer on the 1995 ABC soap opera The City. From 1996 to 1997 she reprised the role of Tracy Quartermaine on The City after briefly appearing as Tracy again on General Hospital. In 2003, Elliot returned to General Hospital as a regular cast member.[5] In 2014, she was nominated for another Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, 33 years after her win and 21 years since her last nomination.[6][7] Elliot announced her retirement in March 2017.[8][9] In November 2019, it was announced that she would be returning to General Hospital in December 2019.[10]


Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
1965 A Flame in the Wind Linda Skerba Series regular
1965 The Nurses Miss Marks Episode: "Night of the Witch"
1967 N.Y.P.D. Jilly Episode: "The Pink Gumdrop"
1968 Judd for the Defense Jo Ann Storm Episode: "Kingdom of the Blind"
1968 The Guns of Will Sonnett Netta Episode: "Where There's Hope"
1968 The Mod Squad Daphne Episode: "The Guru"
1969 Change of Habit Sister Barbara Film
1970 Dan August Pleasance Episode: "The King Is Dead"
1970 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers Grave Young Episode: "Trial of a Pfc"
1970 The Interns Louella Episode: "Act of God"
1972 Welcome Home, Johnny Bristol Sister Theresa Television film
1972 One Is a Lonely Number Madge Frazier Film
1973 The Fabulous Doctor Fable June Fable TV pilot
1974 Kojak Carla Elliot Episode: "Therapy in Dynamite"
1975 Barnaby Jones Ann Danvers Episode: "Fantasy of Fear"
1975 Police Woman Trudy Franklin / Jana Hummel Episode: "Ice"
1976 Widow Judy Television film
1976 Once an Eagle Cheryl Logan Television miniseries
1976 Electra Woman and Dyna Girl Princess Cleopatra Recurring role, 4 episodes
1977 Panic in Echo Park Ebony TV pilot
1977 In the Matter of Karen Ann Quinlan Maria Armstrong Television film
1977 Rosetti and Ryan Jessica Hornesby Main role, 7 episodes
2003–2017, 2019
General Hospital Tracy Quartermaine Series regular
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1981)
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress: Daytime (1992)
Nominated — Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1993, 2014)
Nominated — Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress (1993)
Nominated — Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Villainess (2005)
1980 Dan August: The Jealousy Factor Plesance Television film
1980–1981 Knots Landing Judy Trent Recurring role, 3 episodes
1981–1982 Guiding Light Carrie Todd Marler Series regular
1982 The Zertigo Diamond Caper Maggie Brenner Television film
1984–1986 All My Children Cynthia Chandler Preston Courtlandt Series regular
Nominated — Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Villainess in a Daytime Serial (1986)
1987–1989 Days of Our Lives Anjelica Deveraux Series regular
Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Villainess: Daytime (1990)
Nominated — Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1989)
Nominated — Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Villainess: Daytime (1991)
1987 Some Kind of Wonderful Carol Nelson Film
1987 Baby Boom Park Mom Film
1988 Baby Boom Julie Recurring role
1996–1997 The City Tracy Quartermaine Series regular
1998 Law & Order Randi Smolin Episode: "Castoff"
2001 Law & Order State Attorney General Isabel Shore Episode: "Ego"


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  2. "About GH: About the Actors | Jane Elliot | General Hospital @". Soapcentral. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
  3. Rout, Nancy E.; Buckley, Ellen (1992). The Soap Opera Book: Who's Who in Daytime Drama. Todd Publications. pp. 94–. ISBN 978-0-915344-23-9. Retrieved 14 June 2011.
  4. "Jane Elliot Playing Tracy Quartermaine on General Hospital". Soaps.sheknows.com. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
  5. "Jane Elliot 411". Soap Opera Digest. Archived from the original on 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
  6. Michael Logan (2014-05-02). "General Hospital's Jane Elliot on Her (Shocking!) Daytime Emmy Nomination". TV Guide. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
  7. "Daytime Emmy reels: Jane Elliot (GH) yearns for true love and first Emmy in 33 years". Goldderby.com. 2014-05-22. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
  8. "Jane Elliot Leaving GENERAL HOSPITAL!". ABC Soaps in Depth. March 8, 2017. Retrieved 2017-07-06.
  9. "General Hospital's Jane Elliot Dishes on Her Awesome 50-Year Run in Soaps". TVInsider. April 5, 2017. Retrieved 2017-07-06.
  10. "'General Hospital' surprise: Tracy Quartermaine will be home for the holidays". EW.com. Retrieved 2019-11-22.
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