General Hospital (1963– )

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Families, close friends, enemies and lovers go through drama and life changing events.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Sonny Corinthos / ... (1,796 episodes, 1993-2015)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,606 episodes, 1991-2012)
Rebecca Herbst ...
 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,315 episodes, 1997-2015)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,279 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Sam McCall / ... (1,260 episodes, 2003-2015)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,095 episodes, 1996-2015)
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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 / ... (1,019 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Nikolas Cassadine / ... (979 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 / ... (847 episodes, 1978-2014)
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 Maxie Jones / ... (834 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Johnny Zacchara / ... (765 episodes, 2007-2014)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (735 episodes, 2009-2015)
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Storyline

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

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Trivia

During Steve Hardy and Audrey March's first marriage, the minister was Rachel Ames's father, Bryan Foulger. See more »

Quotes

Jason Morgan: I'm not saying that Sam's right. I am saying that she's scared and she's hurt, and what do you do when you're scared? You either run or you fight. Is that what you really want?
Sonny Corinthos: No, I don't want to hurt Sam. I just want to protect my place as the baby's father.
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The best Soap in the History of Soaps
22 May 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I'm so tired of people saying that General Hospital is just a stale old soap opera. GH has been a staple of ABC's daytime lineup for 39 years. It's 3rd in the ratings and I think that ain't half bad considering it's age. The Alexis, Sonny, Carly triangle is a masterpiece destined to go down in GH's extremly long history. The actors and actresses who portray the characters on the show are fantastic and so are the writers. I get very upset when people say that it's a stale soap. So when GH tries to do something exciting and fun people say that it is not true soap storytelling. Just like the revival of the Cassidines (Helena, Stavros). I thought that that was a great storyline. In closing I would just like to say that General Hospital is on the track to taking back the ratings crown from The Young and the Restless. Your the greatest GH!!!!


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