General Hospital (1963– )

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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Sonny Corinthos / ... (1,871 episodes, 1993-2015)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,621 episodes, 1991-2012)
Rebecca Herbst ...
 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,377 episodes, 1997-2015)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,345 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Sam McCall / ... (1,327 episodes, 2003-2015)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,145 episodes, 1996-2015)
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 Patrick Drake / ... (1,072 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 / ... (1,031 episodes, 1996-2015)
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 Damien Spinelli / ... (951 episodes, 2006-2015)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (895 episodes, 1978-2015)
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 Maxie Jones / ... (872 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Robin Scorpio / ... (870 episodes, 1985-2014)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (792 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Johnny Zacchara / ... (783 episodes, 2007-2015)
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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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1 April 1963 (USA)  »

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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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1.33 : 1
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Luke and Laura Spencer returned to the show on 29 October 1993. See more »

Quotes

[Luke's inner monologue, as Laura and Roy perform CPR on him... ]
Luke Spencer: Dying is easy. It's living that's hard. Whoever said that got it right. I have to admit, I expected more fuss. A checkered flag. Martha & The Vandellas in wings and halo. At least a good blues band. But this is only mind pictures. The Dick Tracy watch Bobbie stole for my 14th birthday. The first time I laid eyes on that shiny pink cadillac. The disco ball in the middle of my own club, reflecting light and all dreams. And Laura. ...
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Referenced in It's Garry Shandling's Show.: Ruth's Place (1989) See more »

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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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