Francis – known to General Hospital fans as

By Patrick Gomez
Updated April 29, 2015 07:00 PM

Luke and Laura together again?

That’s right, Genie Francis – known to General Hospital fans as Laura Spencer – is returning to the ABC soap that skyrocketed her to stardom in 1976.

Executive producer Frank Valentini took to Twitter Wednesday to announce the happy news.

Francis, 52, first left the show in 1982 and has since appeared on numerous other soap operas including Days of Our Lives, All My Childrenan and The Young and the Restless.

But this is not the first time Francis – who recently revealed her 30-lb. weight loss – has returned to General Hospital.

The actress has come and gone from the soap multiple times, most recently doing a five-month stint in 2013.

“Genie is a part of our GH family, and the door has always been open for her to return when the timing and story are right,” Valentini told TVLine in a statement of Francis returning “in a few weeks.”

“Lucky for us,” he continued. “The stars have aligned and we are thrilled to welcome Genie back home.”

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