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Shell Kepler
Born October 5, 1958(1958-10-05) [1]
Painesville, Ohio, USA [1]
Died February 1, 2008 (aged 49) [1]
Portland, Oregon, USA [1]
Spouse(s) Kenny Ryback (1985–1991; divorced)[1]
Robert DeSantis (1993–2000; divorced)[1]

Shell Kepler (October 5, 1958 – February 1, 2008[1]) was an American television actress best known for her work on General Hospital as "Nurse Amy Vining" from 1979 until 2002.



In the early 1980s, she fronted the band Shell and the Crush, releasing a five-song E.P. which contained songs like "Popular Girl" and "When You Look My Way".

Aside from her work on General Hospital, Kepler also worked on the GH spinoff Port Charles, and other shows such as CHiPs and Three's Company, as well as being in the 1982 movie Homework with Joan Collins.

Kepler was also a businesswoman, marketing clothing on the former Home Shopping Club. In a 1994 interview she claimed that her "Lacy Afternoon" collection had sales topping $20 million that year alone.

After her TV career ended she moved to Portland, Oregon and was active in charitable fundraising.

Personal life

Kepler had one brother, Fred, who is named after their father. Kepler herself was married and divorced twice, but had no children.

Kepler died on February 1, 2008, at Oregon Health & Science University from renal failure.[2][3]

The February 26, 2008 episode of General Hospital was dedicated to Kepler, "In loving memory."[4]


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