General Hospital (1963– )

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

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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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Trivia

The brooch Anna Devane wore on her wedding dress when she wed Duke Lavery actually belonged to Ian Buchanan's grandmother. See more »

Quotes

Sonny Corinthos: Maybe it's better for you not to wake up. I don't think we're going to make it out of here. I don't want you to be afraid. I'd give my life if you were just home with the boys. Taking care of them. I've never loved or hated anyone the way I loved and hated you. The way I hate and love you right now. Please, wake up.
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An Escape From Reality
27 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is a long running American soap that has only recently been aired in the UK. I started watching it a few weeks ago at a point that is months behind the states- meaning that I had missed some important story lines- but I was still hooked from the start. With all the glamour, drama and money this gives English soaps a run for their money. In england their soaps try to approach real life problems and situations but come out with nothing. Whilst as this soap approaches the same situations, but comes out on top by going over the top- it doesn't even pretend that they're going over the top- unlike here in the UK. This show is a true escape from reality that is hard to ween off.


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