General Hospital (1963– )

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Series cast summary:
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 Sonny Corinthos / ... (1,821 episodes, 1993-2015)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,613 episodes, 1991-2012)
Rebecca Herbst ...
 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,337 episodes, 1997-2015)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,300 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Sam McCall / ... (1,284 episodes, 2003-2015)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,115 episodes, 1996-2015)
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 Lulu Spencer / ... (1,065 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Jasper Jacks / ... (1,039 episodes, 1996-2013)
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 Patrick Drake / ... (1,038 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Nikolas Cassadine / ... (990 episodes, 1996-2015)
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 Damien Spinelli / ... (937 episodes, 2006-2015)
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 Robin Scorpio / ... (867 episodes, 1985-2014)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (867 episodes, 1978-2015)
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 Maxie Jones / ... (848 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Johnny Zacchara / ... (773 episodes, 2007-2015)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (756 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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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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Trivia

The (fictitious) ZIP Code for Port Charles, NY is given as 16543. See more »

Quotes

Lois Cerullo-Ashton: I'm not defending Sonny.
Lorenzo Alcazar: Lois, Don't.
Lois Cerullo-Ashton: Just hear me out.
Lorenzo Alcazar: You're going to tell me how Sonny loss his temper, that he didn't mean it, he's really a good guy, and I know you believe that because you're generous enough to believe the same thing about me. You know what? You may be right. There may be some thin veneer of decency in both of us. But Sonny will kill to get his way and I will kill to survive. So at the end of the day, one of us is going to be eliminated.
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1 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am not one for soap operas, however, General Hospital is different. However dramatic this show gets, I can never get enough of it! It is actually kind of funny how I got started watching it. One time when I was little, my mom was mad at me as I wouldn't calm down or sit still so she made me sit down and read while she watched general hospital. I remember half watching over my book when the show ended, and for some reason, I cared about what happened to Jason, so I made a point to watch it the next day and I have never missed an episode since! This is by far the best show on TV and it comes highly recommended. Hope this helps, Fletcher


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