General Hospital (1963– )

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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... See full summary »

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 Sonny Corinthos / ... (1,744 episodes, 1993-2014)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,604 episodes, 1991-2012)
Rebecca Herbst ...
 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,288 episodes, 1997-2014)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,237 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Sam McCall / ... (1,209 episodes, 2003-2014)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,070 episodes, 1996-2014)
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 Lulu Spencer / ... (1,061 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Jasper Jacks / ... (1,037 episodes, 1996-2013)
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 Patrick Drake / ... (980 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Nikolas Cassadine / ... (957 episodes, 1996-2014)
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 Damien Spinelli / ... (914 episodes, 2006-2014)
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 Robin Scorpio / ... (857 episodes, 1985-2014)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (838 episodes, 1978-2014)
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 Maxie Jones / ... (802 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Johnny Zacchara / ... (762 episodes, 2007-2013)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (707 episodes, 2009-2014)
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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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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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Lucas Jones, despite only being a teenager, has been re-cast four times since being aged: Evan Bonifant (2002); CJ Thomason (2003 - 2004); Ryan Carnes (2004-2005); and Ben Hogestyn (2005-2006). The role will be re-casted for an 11th time upon the next actor hired for the role. See more »

Quotes

Steven Lars Webber: I am a fully practicing physician. Forensics is just a sideline.
Carly Corinthos: You're investigating my husband. That's why you've been so nice to me and my kids. That's why you've been so friendly.
Steven Lars Webber: I had no idea you'd be at the docks. I had no idea you'd be at Jake's, I swear!
Carly Corinthos: Ric Lansing is my husband's half brother, he is trying to put him in jail!
Steven Lars Webber: Look, I had no idea!
Carly Corinthos: It's going to be your job to help him!
Steven Lars Webber: Carly, it's not like that.
Carly Corinthos: OK, listen to me - do not approach me ever, ever again. Do not talk to my...
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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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