General Hospital (1963– )

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Series cast summary:
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 Sonny Corinthos / ... (1,819 episodes, 1993-2015)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,613 episodes, 1991-2012)
Rebecca Herbst ...
 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,336 episodes, 1997-2015)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,298 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Sam McCall / ... (1,284 episodes, 2003-2015)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,114 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 / ... (989 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 / ... (866 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 / ... (755 episodes, 2009-2015)
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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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(1963-1976) | (1976-1977) | (1978-) | (1963-1976) | (1976-1977) | (1978-)

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When Genie Francis was written out in 2002, Laura was originally supposed to remember her stepfather Rick molested her in the attic when she was a child. This was scrapped at the last-minute after several rewrites and Laura instead remembered she found Rick having sex with a nurse in the attic. Genie Francis has stated in an interview that she went to the producers and appealed to them for a better write-off, but they declined. See more »

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Helena Cassadine: They don't keep people like us in hell, dear, we'd end up running the place.
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1 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i have been a viewer since 1963, watched in black and white, was 13, and still watching. i have seen them come and go on this show and it's still the best one on TV. it has had it's ups and downs and always manages to come out on top. remember Jesse? Audrey and he sister Lucille? that was back in the day! i do so miss the Luke and laura thing. Luke just isn't Luke without laura. Anthony Geary has only improved with age. Luke is all that and more. GH also has the best looking guys and the sexiest, is Jax gorgeous or what? Jason is sooooooooo smooth, and all that too. it will always be hard for the writers to top the original Luke and Laura storyline,it dosen't get any better then that, but they have kept me watching all these years. to every one that is associated with the show, keep up the good work


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