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

Series cast summary:
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 Sonny Corinthos / ... (1,711 episodes, 1993-2014)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,601 episodes, 1991-2012)
Rebecca Herbst ...
 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,269 episodes, 1997-2014)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,214 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Sam McCall / ... (1,189 episodes, 2003-2014)
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 Lulu Spencer / ... (1,059 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,046 episodes, 1996-2014)
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 Jasper Jacks / ... (1,033 episodes, 1996-2013)
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 Patrick Drake / ... (961 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Nikolas Cassadine / ... (937 episodes, 1996-2014)
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 Damien Spinelli / ... (913 episodes, 2006-2013)
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 Robin Scorpio / ... (848 episodes, 1985-2014)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (826 episodes, 1978-2014)
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 Maxie Jones / ... (792 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Johnny Zacchara / ... (761 episodes, 2007-2013)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (691 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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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

Judy Lewis played Barbara Vining in the late-'70s, however, as a close friend of Gloria Monty, was asked to be her assistant, and stayed until 1980. See more »

Quotes

Sonny Corinthos: I don't see you for years. You show up on my doorstep asking for a favor.
Lois Cerullo-Ashton: Guilty as charged. But I have to say it's not like you've gone out of your way to stay in touch with me either, mister.
Sonny Corinthos: Right, right.
Lois Cerullo-Ashton: In fact, last time we spoke I think you were getting married to Carly, which was unexpected, to say the least, but it looks like everything's worked out all right. I understand you had a baby.congratulations.
Sonny Corinthos: Thank you.
Lois Cerullo-Ashton: Can I see him?
Carly Corinthos: No. Morgan's sleeping. Maybe some other time.
Lois Cerullo-Ashton: Oh. What ...
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Referenced in Gimme a Break!: Brother Ed and the Hooker (1982) See more »

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Best Soap Ever!
22 February 2006 | by (Oakland, CA USA) – See all my reviews

When I was a kid in the 70s, I watched soaps with my mother. It was all the ABC ones. All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital. When I was about 12 or 13. Luke and Laura got married, I wanted to see it so bad, I told my mother I was sick and stayed home from school. Over the years I stopped watching the other two and stuck with GH. It's still the best soap I've ever seen. It's not as good as it used to be but it's good. I would love to see less Sonny and Carly and more Luke and (whoever). When Luke was the hero, the show as truly great. Since now it's all about Sonny, it's getting really boring. The same old mobster stuff, Sonny isn't heroic he's a crook.

Maybe in the future GH will regain it's backbone. Maybe draw clear lines between good and evil like it did in it's hey day.

Rayvyn


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