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)
Ron Raines ...
 Alan Spaulding / ... (446 episodes, 1994-2009)
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 Lorelei Hills / ... (440 episodes, 1989-2009)
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 Jeffrey O'Neill / ... (396 episodes, 1999-2009)
Justin Deas ...
 Buzz Cooper / ... (393 episodes, 1992-2009)
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 Lizzie Spaulding / ... (393 episodes, 2006-2009)
Frank Dicopoulos ...
 Frank Cooper / ... (390 episodes, 1987-2009)
Crystal Chappell ...
 Olivia Spencer / ... (378 episodes, 1999-2009)
Beth Ehlers ...
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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)
Michael O'Leary ...
 Rick Bauer / ... (280 episodes, 1983-2009)
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 Bill Lewis / ... (267 episodes, 2002-2009)
Jordan Clarke ...
 Billy Lewis / ... (261 episodes, 1983-2009)
Grant Aleksander ...
 Phillip Granville Spaulding / ... (257 episodes, 1983-2009)
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 Cyrus Foley (257 episodes, 2007-2009)
Jessica Leccia ...
 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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Life happens here.

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Drama

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TV-14
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30 June 1952 (USA)  »

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Guiding Light  »

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Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

(1952-1987)| (1987-)

Color:

(1967-2009)| (1952-1967)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Head writer Doug Marland originally planned to have the character of Jackie Marler shot in cold blood by her schizophrenic sister-in-law Carrie Marler (Jane Elliot). When Elliot was fired, Marland killed Jackie off in a plane crash instead and had to scrap a long-term murder trial in which Carrie's split personalities would be revealed on the stand. A couple of years later when he was writing ATWT, Marland got to write his scrapped Carrie story in the saga of Royce Keller, the man with the split personalities who went on trial for killing his sister Neal. See more »

Quotes

Alan: Alexandra, you look like you've been frightened badly.
Buzz: You look radiant.
Alex: Thank you. I was out taking a ride on Buzz's sow.
Buzz: Hog.
Alex: Whatever.
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Connections

Featured in The 25th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Die Springfield Story
Written by Ralph Thiekötter & Maik Weppner
Courtesy of Heinz & Klaus Funk, Hamburg
(German version)
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Hooked for 10 years
26 February 1999 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen every soap, but from what I have seen, this one can claim the best acting talent around. It's too bad Cynthia Watros (Annie) and Wendy Moniz (Dinah) had to go, They're both gifted actresses. Grant Aleksander (Philip) probably can claim best actor presently. Fortunately, the great cast makes up for some of the plot lines, e.g. Michael the angel, the bizarre cloning of Reva, and now Hart is in this metaphorical fight for life. It'll take a week to decide his fate. Pity the punching bag.


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