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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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

During Ned and Lois's trip to Coney Island, Rena Sofer begged the producers for a stand in on the Cyclone. However, Wally Kurth egged her on to try it just once and after thirteen takes, she loved it. See more »

Quotes

Helena Cassadine: I would never hurt my darling grandson. All I've ever tried to do was protect him and encourage him to fulfill his destiny, but I have to save him from leeches like you and aunt Alexis.
Emily Quartermaine: I love Nikolas.
Helena Cassadine: Oh, love. See where it's gotten you? Oh, but you put up a good fight. Brava. No, but not that you ever stood a prayer.
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Referenced in House M.D.: Half-Wit (2007) See more »

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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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