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

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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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 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)
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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)
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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Runtime:

(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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The show chose not to deal with some of its most significant off-screen deaths. When long-time cast member Charita Bauer died in 1985, it took the show a year (after persistent audience demands) to write in an off-screen death for her character Bert in 1986. When Michael Zaslow had to be written off due to his affliction of ALS, a recast was unpopular with audiences and the character of Roger Thorpe was written off in 1997 to California, but audience demands persisted for a proper tribute especially after Zaslow's well-publicized death in 1998. Roger Thorpe was finally killed off in 2005 in an off-screen death. Similarly, soap legend Mary Stuart, who joined the show in 1996, passed away in 2002, and, in 2006, her character of Meta Bauer is still vacationing off screen in Nova Scotia. See more »

Quotes

[Harley brings take-out food to Gus while he's at work at Spaulding]
Gus: Thank you. My favorite kind of food - the kind that sweats in the bag before you open it.
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Referenced in More One Life to Live: Episode #1.3 (2013) 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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Why Don't They Bring Back Michael Bauer?
6 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've often wondered why the writers never think about bringing back Mike. After he left the show, it's as if he never existed. Now I realize the Bauers have less of a role on here now, but I've often wondered about Mike. The character that played him is still around, making commercials.

And, while I'm at it........why ARE the Bauers talked about less and less??? I know Michelle is gone away to make a life with Danny and the two children. Maureen has been dead for a looooong time. Ed is out and about. Rick? Hardly ever see him. Allan Michael is the only "tie" left (Mikes's grandson).


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