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General Hospital Honored by Ruderman Family Foundation


The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that ABC's lone daytime drama, General Hospitalhas been honored by the Ruderman Family Foundation for its depiction of people with a broad range of abilities.

GH received the foundation's Seal of Authentic Representation for casting Maysoon Zayid as Zahra Amir (Shiloh's lawyer). Zayid is an actress and disabilities advocate living with cerebral palsy. GH was honored along with Tales From the City, Raising Dion, Years and Years, and Loudermilk. 

The Foundation's president, Jay Ruderman stated,

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By giving credit where credit is due in Hollywood, we hope to inspire a broader, longer-term, industry-wide sea change when it comes to authentically casting actors of all abilities.

GH's executive producer Frank Valentini commented,

Our goal has always been to provide stories that are authentic and relatable for our viewers. Having the opportunity to welcome Maysoon Zayid onto the show was exciting for us. She is an incredible talent and was a perfect fit to guest star as Zahra Amir. It takes all kinds of people to tell a story; especially those that are rich and entertaining enough to resonate with our audience.

Congratulations to the entire General Hospital team on such a prestigious honor!