Hope Manning-Thornhart
Hope Manning
Tess, Madeline and Molly Sullivan as Hope Manning-Thornhart
One Life to Live
General Hospital
Portrayed by Tess, Madeline and Molly Sullivan (2008–January 12, 2012)
Shiloh Nelson
(February 24-27, 2012)
Caitlyn Buton
(February 27-28, 2012)[1]
Cheyanna Prelesnik
(Hope's ghost; June 21, 2012)[2]
Duration 2008-12, 2012
First appearance November 6, 2008
Last appearance June 21, 2012
Cause/reason Appeared as a ghost to Johnny Zacchara
Created by Ron Carlivati
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Family Lord, Manning, Thornhart, Cramer
Nickname(s) Peanut (by Todd)
Alias(es) Hope Manning McBain

Chloe Victoria Brennan

Gender Female
Born November 6, 2008
Died February 28, 2012
Age 3 (at death)
Cause of death Car explosion
Shiloh Nelson as Hope Manning-Thorhart
Caitlyn Buton as Hope Manning-Thornhart
Parents Cole Thornhart (deceased)
Starr Manning
Grandparents Todd Manning
Blair Cramer
Victor Lord, Jr. (former legal)
Téa Delgado (former legal step)
Patrick Thornhart
Marty Saybrooke
Great-grandparents Victor Lord (deceased)
Irene Manning (deceased)
Peter Manning
(adoptive; deceased)
Bitsy Jones (adoptive; deceased)
Addie Cramer
David and Samantha Saybrooke(paternal; deceased)
Aunts and uncles Danielle Manning
Jack Manning
Sam Manning (adoptive)
Brendan Thornhart Cramer
(both material and paternal; stillborn)
Great-aunts and uncles Tony Lord (deceased)

Victoria Lord
Meredith Lord (deceased)
Tina Lord
Victor Lord Jr.
Ian Thornhart
Kiki Saybrooke
Granya Thornhart

First cousins Daniel Thornhart
(paternal once removed)
Brian Kendall (deceased)
Megan Gordon(deceased)
Kevin Buchanan
Joey Buchanan
Natalie Banks
Jessica Buchanan
Daniel Wolek
C.J. Roberts
Sarah Roberts
Sam Manning
Victor Lord III (deceased)
(maternal once removed)
Powell Lord II (deceased)
Richard Abbott
Cassie Callison
Adriana Cramer
Langston Cramer (adopted)
Kelly Cramer
Paul Cramer (deceased)
(maternal twice removed)
Peter Manning
(maternal thrice removed; deceased)
Other relatives Dorian Lord
Melinda Cramer
(maternal great great aunts)

Hope Manning-Thornhart (née Hope Manning McBain, formerly Chloe Victoria Brennan) was a fictional character on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. The character was originated on the now-canceled ABC soap opera One Life to Live in 2008 by triplets Tess, Madeline, and Molly Sullivan who played her from the character's onscreen birth on November 6, 2008 until the show's finale on January 13, 2012. On General Hospital, she was portrayed by Shiloh Nelson and Caitlyn Buton, appearing to introduce her mother, Starr Manning to the show and has since been seen in hallucinations. She was the daughter of Starr Manning and Cole Thornhart.

OLTL storylinesEdit


Hope was born onscreen on One Life to Live on November 6, 2008. Her parents were sixteen-year old Starr Manning and seventeen-year-old Cole Thornhart. Prior to her birth, Starr had decided that she couldn't raise a child when she was only a child herself, so she agreed to allow Michael McBain and Marcie McBain adopt her child at birth. Marcie and Starr's mother Blair were in the delivery room with Starr, and Hope was born healthy, but whisked away before any of them could see or hold her.

Starr's father, Todd (who unbeknownst to everyone was actually her uncle Victor, not Todd), had paid the doctor to tell Starr the baby died and he planned to kidnap her, run away, and raise her himself because he hated the McBains and didn't want them to raise his granddaughter. Todd changed his mind, however, and the doctor went to get Hope to return her to Starr and Marcie, but she was found dead.

It turned out that Hope had been switched shortly after birth with Chloe Brennan, the stillborn daughter of Starr's cousin Jessica Buchanan who was born the same day. The truth eventually came out, months later, and Hope was returned to Marcie and Michael. Marcie noticed that Starr had a change of heart though about the adoption, and returned her to her biological parents.

In September of 2009, Starr and Hope were kidnapped by Russian mobsters. Cole had been working undercover with the police to bust up a drug ring, and his cover got blown. They were later rescued safely.


In October of 2010, Starr and Hope were kidnapped again, along with Starr's sister Danielle Manning, by Blair's serial killer husband at the time Elijah Clarke. Starr and Hope were able to escape, only to get kidnapped again by psycho Hannah O'Connor. They later escaped from her as well. Cole ended up shooting and killing Eli and going to prison for it.

In 2011, the real Todd returned to Llanview after being held captive for eight years and then escaping, and was shocked to find out he had a granddaughter. He quickly bonded with Hope and told her that he would always protect her. He nicknamed her Peanut, saying she looked like Mr. Peanut, and Hope was that character that year for Halloween.[4][5]

GH storyline (2012)Edit

In January of 2012, Cole broke out of prison during a major jail break, and Todd faked his death. He then went to live with his parents. Starr and Hope moved to Los Angeles so that Starr could pursue a music career, and Cole soon joined them.

In February of 2012, Starr, Cole, and Hope were flying back to Llanview when their plane was diverted to Port Charles to attend Starr father's murder trial. They were in a car accident when Johnny Zacchara shot out Anthony Zacchara's tires and he swerved into their lane. Starr escaped the car, but Cole and Hope were trapped inside when it fell over the embankment and exploded, killing them.

Starr had a hard time moving on, but had help from Michael Corinthos. Starr stayed in Port Charles for around a year, before going back to LA to see Langston.

Family treeEdit

  1. According to IMDb
  4. Todd nicknames Hope
  5. Hope is Mr. Peanut for Halloween
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