General Hospital (1963– )

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Series cast summary:
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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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1 April 1963 (USA)  »

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Hospital general  »

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(1963-1976) | (1976-1977) | (1978-) | (1963-1976) | (1976-1977) | (1978-)

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The song "Elizabeth", which Lucky Spencer has sung to Elizabeth Webber on various occasions, was actually written by the original Lucky, Jonathan Jackson. ABC made him sell the rights of the song to them, which is why subsequent Luckys have been able to sing the song to Elizabeth. See more »

Quotes

Sonny Corinthos: This offer is one-time only. Take the plea bargain, go to prison, I won't have you killed.
Faith Rosco: I plan to live to a ripe old age, Mr. Corinthos, and not in a prison cell. But if that doesn't work out, if I'm dead no matter what I do, I'll go down fighting you and Jason all the way.
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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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