General Hospital (1963– )

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The Nurses Ball begins in Port Charles with the red carpet arrivals. Two proposals are made. A big reveal happens that will change everything, and another Port Charles resident will ...


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Cast

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 Sonny Corinthos / ... (1,827 episodes, 1993-2015)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,613 episodes, 1991-2012)
Rebecca Herbst ...
 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,342 episodes, 1997-2015)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,313 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Sam McCall / ... (1,290 episodes, 2003-2015)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,118 episodes, 1996-2015)
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 Lulu Spencer / ... (1,065 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Patrick Drake / ... (1,045 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Jasper Jacks / ... (1,039 episodes, 1996-2013)
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 Nikolas Cassadine / ... (996 episodes, 1996-2015)
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 Damien Spinelli / ... (942 episodes, 2006-2015)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (869 episodes, 1978-2015)
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 Robin Scorpio / ... (868 episodes, 1985-2014)
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 Maxie Jones / ... (855 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Johnny Zacchara / ... (773 episodes, 2007-2015)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (764 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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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

The brooch Anna Devane wore on her wedding dress when she wed Duke Lavery actually belonged to Ian Buchanan's grandmother. See more »

Quotes

Nikolas Cassidine: You love who I used to be.
Emily Quartermaine: Don't tell me what I feel. Right or wrong, sane or crazy, whether you ever remember us or not, I love you, Nikolas. I always will.
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User Reviews

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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