Adrienne Barbeau Joins 'General Hospital' ... and More Soap Casting News

There's been a bunch of news from the soap world, stars signing, some leaving and a few old favorites returning. Here's the scoop on the soap opera revolving door:

-- TV/film star Adrienne Barbeau is joining 'General Hospital' as of August 12. The actress -- best known as Bea Arthur's daughter on 'Maude,' as well as movies like 'Swamp Thing' -- has been cast as Suzanne Stanwyck.

Stanwyck is closely aligned to Vanessa Marcil's character, Brenda, who will be returning August 11.

'GH' headwriter Bob Guza told Michael Logan that Suzanne is a tough dame. "Despite her hard edge, Suzanne has a lot of love for others, including Brenda -- she's her confidante, so to speak," Guza said.

-- Stacy Haiduk has landed an interesting role on 'Days of Our Lives,' after being let go by 'The Young and the Restless.' Haiduk is an excellent actress, as her dual role on 'Y&R' demonstrated.

On 'DOOL,' Stacy is back behind bars, only instead of a mental patient like Patty, Stacy will be playing a prison warden named Jane. Her role starts in September.

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