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Guiding Light 

The Guiding Light (original title)
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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 Holly Norris / ... 1,041 episodes, 1976-2009
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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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30 June 1952 (USA)  »

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

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(1952-1987)| (1987-)

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(1967-2009)| (1952-1967)

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1.33 : 1
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According to the memoir of Agnes Nixon, a long-time head-writer for the series, in the early-1960s, she wrote a story-line featuring the character of Bert Bauer, portrayed by Charita Bauer, surrounding early detection of uterine cancer with a Pap test after she lost a friend to cancer. Executives of the show were outraged, but Nixon stood her ground. She was eventually granted permission to write the story-line, but was forbidden from using the words cancer, uterus or hysterectomy in her scripts. The story, one the first involving cancer on television, resonated with millions of women, who, after watching the show, scheduled Pap tests. See more »

Quotes

Marina Cooper #6: I don't know about you guys, but I've always wanted to go to Hawaii.
Henry Cooper: Uh-huh, warm weather, big old palm trees, I don't know about you, but it sounds about perfect to me.
Harley Davidson Cooper Mallet Spaulding Aituro: Just about perfect.
Alan Cooper 'Zach' Spaulding: [Has headphones on] All I hear is weird people talking.
Marina Cooper #6: Oh, that's just my soap opera podcast.
Henry Cooper: Weird people-- what have you been listening to? Give me that. Zach, I think you'll like this a little better. And Harley, I think you'll like this, too, this band is amazing. Hey!
Harley Davidson Cooper Mallet Spaulding Aituro: [Distracted] I'm sorry, what?
Henry Cooper: I'm ...
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Referenced in Lost River (2014) See more »

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Die Springfield Story
Written by Ralph Thiekötter & Maik Weppner
Courtesy of Heinz & Klaus Funk, Hamburg
(German version)
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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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