General Hospital (1963– )

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During the original show up through the 1970s, the show primarily covered Dr. Steve Hardy (John Beradino) and his friend, Nurse Jessie Brewer (Emily McLaughlin). Late in the 1970s, the show... See full summary »

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Cast

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 Sonny Corinthos / ... (1,788 episodes, 1993-2014)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,606 episodes, 1991-2012)
Rebecca Herbst ...
 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,306 episodes, 1997-2014)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,275 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Sam McCall / ... (1,247 episodes, 2003-2014)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,089 episodes, 1996-2014)
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 Lulu Spencer / ... (1,062 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Jasper Jacks / ... (1,039 episodes, 1996-2013)
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 Patrick Drake / ... (1,008 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Nikolas Cassadine / ... (976 episodes, 1996-2014)
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 Damien Spinelli / ... (920 episodes, 2006-2014)
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 Robin Scorpio / ... (866 episodes, 1985-2014)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (845 episodes, 1978-2014)
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 Maxie Jones / ... (824 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Johnny Zacchara / ... (763 episodes, 2007-2013)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (732 episodes, 2009-2014)
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During the original show up through the 1970s, the show primarily covered Dr. Steve Hardy (John Beradino) and his friend, Nurse Jessie Brewer (Emily McLaughlin). Late in the 1970s, the show was doing badly in the ratings, so a new executive producer, Gloria Monty, decided to move the show's focus away from the hospital and onto material more relevant to a younger audience than the stereotypical "bored housewife", thus bringing in Luke and Laura, (Anthony Geary and Genie Francis) and eventually having them marry in a stereotypical fantasy wedding that would not be matched until the real-life marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana. Written by Paul Robinson

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Drama

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1 April 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hospital general  »

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Runtime:

(1963-1976) | (1976-1977) | (1978-) | (1963-1976) | (1976-1977) | (1978-)

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(1963-1966)| (1966-)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Elizabeth Taylor was the first Helena Cassadine. She loved the show so much that she donated the $2,000 from her stint to charity. See more »

Quotes

Heather Grant Webber Quartermaine: I empathize with your pain, your loss. It was a magical wedding day you had with Laura.
Luke Spencer: You weren't there.
Heather Grant Webber Quartermaine: I read about it in the papers. It mean, it was the event of the year. A perfect day, a beautiful ceremony. Laura, she looked like an angel. I couldn't help being a little jealous.
Luke Spencer: Why would you be jealous of Laura?
Heather Grant Webber Quartermaine: Oh, what girl doesn't dream of marrying her one true love in an autumn garden.
Luke Spencer: Well, dreams turn to nightmares everyday, Heather. Every day.
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1 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i have been a viewer since 1963, watched in black and white, was 13, and still watching. i have seen them come and go on this show and it's still the best one on TV. it has had it's ups and downs and always manages to come out on top. remember Jesse? Audrey and he sister Lucille? that was back in the day! i do so miss the Luke and laura thing. Luke just isn't Luke without laura. Anthony Geary has only improved with age. Luke is all that and more. GH also has the best looking guys and the sexiest, is Jax gorgeous or what? Jason is sooooooooo smooth, and all that too. it will always be hard for the writers to top the original Luke and Laura storyline,it dosen't get any better then that, but they have kept me watching all these years. to every one that is associated with the show, keep up the good work


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