Former US soap star Kari Wuhrer is suing TV bosses at ABC claiming they sacked her from hit show General Hospital after she told them she was pregnant.

Wuhrer has filed suit in Los Angeles claiming her character, REESE MARSHALL, was "killed off" two weeks after the actress told producers when was expecting a child.

In her suit, the actress claims ABC bosses have made other actresses choose between ending their pregnancies or losing their jobs and she names BOLD + THE BEAUTIFUL star Lesli Kay as another former General Hospital star who was dismissed after falling pregnant.

Wuhrer's lawyer, MARTY SINGER, insists Kay will be a witness in his client's court battle.

ABC bosses have hit back, insisting Wuhrer was fired because she didn't have "chemistry with her character's love interest."