General Hospital (1963– )

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 Sonny Corinthos / ... (1,869 episodes, 1993-2015)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,620 episodes, 1991-2012)
Rebecca Herbst ...
 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,375 episodes, 1997-2015)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,344 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Sam McCall / ... (1,325 episodes, 2003-2015)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,144 episodes, 1996-2015)
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 Patrick Drake / ... (1,071 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Lulu Spencer / ... (1,069 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Jasper Jacks / ... (1,041 episodes, 1996-2013)
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 Nikolas Cassadine / ... (1,030 episodes, 1996-2015)
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 Damien Spinelli / ... (950 episodes, 2006-2015)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (894 episodes, 1978-2015)
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 Maxie Jones / ... (871 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Robin Scorpio / ... (870 episodes, 1985-2014)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (791 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Johnny Zacchara / ... (783 episodes, 2007-2015)
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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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Elizabeth Taylor was never on set during the wedding of Luke and Laura. Her scenes were edited in. See more »

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Elizabeth Webber Lansing: Ric isn't to blame for any of this!
Courtney Matthews: Yeah, he never is!
Ric Lansing: Look, Sonny was my brother, too!
Courtney Matthews: Oh, and you did so much for him, Ric. You drugged his wife, you made Carly think that you rapped her and you then you kidnapped her and tried to steal her unborn child! You're sick!
Elizabeth Webber Lansing: Look, Courtney, I understand you're upset, but, Ric had nothing to do with what just happened to your brother and Carly, OK?
Ric Lansing: Courtney, I would have gone after them if...
Courtney Matthews: Oh, but you couldn't, because it was more important to get ...
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Butcher Jill Farren Phelps does it again!
6 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After Santa Barbara, Guiding Light, Another World, and One Life to Live, the Soap Butcher Jill Farren Phelps has placed her friends in high position often ruining such high quality shows. When I was watching Guiding Light, it was at its peak in 1991. They fired the producer and replaced them with Butcher Phelps. She drove Beverlee McKinsey away by overworking her to death. She killed off beloved Ellen Parker's character Maureen. So Parker won an Emmy but the loss was much worse for the audience. On Another World, she killed off Alice Barrett Mitchell's beloved Mary Frances Frame Winthrop in a ridiculous storyline. On One Life to Live, I could only imagine what she did to that show which took years recover. Now she is ruining General Hospital by driving the great John Ingle away to Days Of Our Lives where he received a contract role. I feel sorry and sympathy for Jed Allan because he has a tough act to follow. The Quartermaines used to be the funnest family on television completely. She drove the great Dame Anna Lee away right before her death. Now Kristina Malandro Wagner refuses to return unless she gets a contract for playing Felicia Jones. Why aren't the veterans of this getting the short end of the stick? I bet Gloria Monty is livid over the show getting Best Drama Emmy under Phelps. I know Monty's heart was always in the right place with this show and her last time around wasn't successful as the Luke & Laura days but still, I know Butcher Phelps track record with soaps. Nobody in the real workplace would allow somebody whose cost so much damage to so many people. I am glad that Robin Strasser is speaking against Phelps' known favoritism for certain actors. I am going to single them out now on General Hospital because it would be unfair. But I know after 25 years of watching soaps, I could do a better job to satisfy both fans and the cast and crew. I am sorry but Phelps is just a Soap Opera Butcher to me. I know Guiding Light was great at the time but she made terrible decisions which cost fans. Now Guiding Light might be up for cancellation! the cast and crew took a pay cut to keep the show afloat. Remember Another World! Phelps was there before she jumped ship to One Life To Live. What goes on behind the scenes must be more fascinating than on screen. Guiding Light and Another World were creations of another daytime diva or queen Irna Phillips who would be turning over in her grave if she knew what this woman has done to her children.

Now Phelps is killing off Alan Quartermaine who has been played faithfully by Stuart Damon for 30 years. I'm concerned that she is going to lose one of the show's best attributes, the Quartermaine Family. She and the network practically drove Anna Lee out over a contract dispute. Even with John Ingle's welcome return, the shadow over the show is still different. I don't blame cast members like Leslie Charleson and others for being so vocal about Damon's departure. It's as shocking as it comes. This is what you get when you have somebody like Phelps at the helm.


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