Maria Ciaccia has been a fan of General Hospital for over 40 years.
Maria was previously a guest writer for this site and for classicfilm.about.com before coming on as the General Hospital expert in 2008.
Her soap opera articles and interviews have appeared in Soaps in Depth magazine, The World Times, PEOPLE Magazine.com and the now-defunct site for pregnant women, thatglow.com.
She has covered many fan events and the Daytime Emmy Awards. A visitor to the General Hospital set several times, she has met and/or interviewed Jackie Zeman, Stuart Damon, Ingo Rademacher, Leslie Charleson, Tony Geary, Constance Towers, Leslie Kay, Carolyn Hennesy, Kathleen Gati, Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio), Richard Burgi, Matthew Ashford (ex-Tom Hardy) and Julian Stone (ex-Jerry Jacks).
Maria is the author of three books, including Dreamboats: Hollywood Hunks of the '50s. She has appeared several times on E! Mysteries and Scandals and is interviewed on the features of two DVD collections: The Tyrone Power Collection and Tyrone Power: The Matinee Idol Collection. Her work on her new foundation, Movie Memories, dedicated to building a new audience for classic film, can be found here.
Bachelor of Music, Boston Conservatory of Music
masters credits: Boston University, Eastman School of Music