General Hospital (1963– )

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Families, close friends, enemies and lovers go through drama and life changing events.

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Series cast summary:
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 Sonny Corinthos / ... (1,796 episodes, 1993-2015)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,606 episodes, 1991-2012)
Rebecca Herbst ...
 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,315 episodes, 1997-2015)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,279 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Sam McCall / ... (1,260 episodes, 2003-2015)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,095 episodes, 1996-2015)
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 Lulu Spencer / ... (1,062 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Jasper Jacks / ... (1,039 episodes, 1996-2013)
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 Patrick Drake / ... (1,019 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Nikolas Cassadine / ... (979 episodes, 1996-2014)
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 Damien Spinelli / ... (920 episodes, 2006-2014)
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 Robin Scorpio / ... (866 episodes, 1985-2014)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (847 episodes, 1978-2014)
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 Maxie Jones / ... (834 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Johnny Zacchara / ... (765 episodes, 2007-2014)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (735 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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Hospital general  »

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

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Trivia

At age three, Rachel Ames's daughter Christine Cahill played her son, Tommy. See more »

Quotes

Samantha McCall: I don't want to fight with you, Carly.
Carly Corinthos: Too late, I asked you a question. How long have you been sleeping with my husband?
Samantha McCall: Your husband made it very clear to me that his marriage to you was over.
Carly Corinthos: Oh, did he also make it very clear to you that when he takes you to bed, you are just standing in for someone else?
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Referenced in Dancing with the Stars: Round Six (2009) 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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