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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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 role of Robert Scorpio was only supposed to last two days, but ended up staying for twelve years. See more »

Quotes

Diego: You've got this attitude. You want people to think you're a bad girl, and it's all an act.
Edward Quartermaine #3: That's enough out of you, ok!
Brooke-Lynn Ashton: No, no, no. I want to hear this one.
Diego: You got parents, money, and a home. And you're convinced that you have such a hard life.
Brooke-Lynn Ashton: You know nothing about my life.
Diego: Oh, right, poor, misunderstood Pop Star. That's so weak.
Brooke-Lynn Ashton: You know what, you could have all the money and all the family in this world, and you would still be a jerk!
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Connections

Referenced in Gimme a Break!: Brother Ed and the Hooker (1982) See more »

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User Reviews

Great soap opera
22 May 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

General Hospital is a long running soap opera that had wonderful leadership with Gloria Monty and Wendy Riche and amazing writers like Claire Labine. Also great performances by John Beradino,Rachel Ames, Tony Geary,Genie Francis,Tristan Rogers,Finola Hughes,Kimberly Mccullough,Vanessa Marcil,Alicia Leigh Willis and Billy Warlock.

Tristan Rogers and Finola Hughes were incredible as Robert and Anna in the 80s and 90s where GH was filled with action,adventure and romance.

The highlight of the 1990s included storylines of the family. BJ Jones's death, Monica Quartermaine fighting breast cancer, Stone and Robin's love story and their AIDS storyline. Plus the amazing chemistry and connection that made Sonny&Brenda soulmates.

GH hit a rough patch in 2000-2001 with many backstage changes but it is improving in 2002. One of the most promising current storylines is the AJ Quartermaine and Courtney Matthews relationship. Billy Warlock and Alicia Leigh Willis have phenomenal chemistry that makes watching in 2002 a must.


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