Guiding Light (1952–2009)
"The Guiding Light" (original title)

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Guiding Light takes place in the fictional Midwestern town of Springfield. In its early years the stories centered on the middle class Bauer family, but later the wealthy Spauldings, ... See full summary »

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 Reva Shayne / ... (590 episodes, 1983-2009)
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 Joshua Lewis / ... (552 episodes, 1981-2009)
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 Susan (508 episodes, 1993-2007)
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 Lorelei Hills / ... (440 episodes, 1989-2009)
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 Jeffrey O'Neill / ... (396 episodes, 1999-2009)
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 Buzz Cooper / ... (393 episodes, 1992-2009)
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 Lizzie Spaulding / ... (393 episodes, 2006-2009)
Frank Dicopoulos ...
 Frank Cooper / ... (390 episodes, 1987-2009)
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 Olivia Spencer / ... (378 episodes, 1999-2009)
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 Marina Cooper / ... (369 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Dinah Marler / ... (368 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 A.C. Mallet / ... (339 episodes, 2005-2009)
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 Cassie Winslow / ... (299 episodes, 2005-2008)
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 Daisy Lemay / ... (286 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Rick Bauer / ... (280 episodes, 1983-2009)
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 Bill Lewis / ... (267 episodes, 2002-2009)
Jordan Clarke ...
 Billy Lewis / ... (261 episodes, 1983-2009)
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 Phillip Granville Spaulding / ... (257 episodes, 1983-2009)
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 Cyrus Foley (257 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Natalia Rivera / ... (247 episodes, 2007-2009)
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Guiding Light takes place in the fictional Midwestern town of Springfield. In its early years the stories centered on the middle class Bauer family, but later the wealthy Spauldings, Chamberlains, and Lewises, along with the working class Reardons and others, took their own places of prominence, though the Bauers remained the heart of the show. Written by Anonymous

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(1952-1968) | (1968-1977) | (1977-2009)

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After she joined the show, Joan Collins made a comment in the press that the show planned to bring back the long-absent Roger Thorpe to do battle with her character Alexandra, Roger's ex-wife. She slyly proclaimed "You won't believe who they hired to play him." Nothing was ever heard of this again. See more »

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Frank Achilles 'Buzz' Cooper, Sr.: Change? You changed her? How much? You can't expect her not to be what she is. I mean you can't... you have to live life with your eyes open to what she is. Because if you walk around with your eyes closed, pretending your blind, you know that's like rolling molasses up a sand hill.
Henry Cooper: Molasses up a sand hill? Dad, where do you get this crap?
Frank Achilles 'Buzz' Cooper, Sr.: I'm greek. You know, epic tragedy, we invented it and drama...
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Die Springfield Story
Written by Ralph Thiekötter & Maik Weppner
Courtesy of Heinz & Klaus Funk, Hamburg
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I miss Philip
4 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Grant's portrayal of Phillip over the years was great. I am still holding my breath for the day he come's back to Guiding Light. I know that GL cut a lot of the best cast members last year, but I hope they didn't cut out us fans of the best actors who portrayed not only Phillip Spaulding, but Ross Marler and the cutting back of Rick Bauer, Holly and Blake. Please come back Phillip- I have been a fan of Guiding Light since before you and Rick came back from boarding school and Rick changed his name. Grant, you are greatly missed, as is the character you portrayed, it is not just my hope, but that of my mother's and sister's that you come back soon. You are fondly missed, and we can't wait till you walk into the board room of Spaulding, unannounced and get into it with Allen. The story line for your return could be the best GL has had in years.


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