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

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

Quotes

Jason Morgan: I'm trying to do what's best for this child.
Sonny Corinthos: You mean my daughter?
Jason Morgan: No one's forgetting that, Sonny.
Sonny Corinthos: I want to be the one making decisions for her, you know?
Jason Morgan: OK. But, you know, children are dependent on the adults who are with them. Decisions are going to have to be made around the clock. You know that.
Sonny Corinthos: You just come over and ask me, then.
Samantha McCall: Sonny, you won't be there when she takes her first step or says her first word or gets sick or needs a ride to a play date because you can't be there. You ...
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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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