General Hospital (1963– )

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Cast

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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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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Runtime:

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

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(1963-1966)| (1966-)

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Luke and Laura Spencer returned to the show on 29 October 1993. See more »

Quotes

Tracy Quartermaine: Where have you two been?
Dr. Monica Quartermaine: We've been with Emily.
Dr. Alan Quartermaine: My daughter has lost her fiance.
Helena Cassadine: That's all Nikolas was to you - a boy in love with your daughter. Now, my grandson is gone. He's gone. And I will spend the rest of my life seeing that the Quartermaines pay - every last one of you. Now that Nikolas is gone. I have nothing to live for but vengeance.
Justice Ward: Mrs. Cassadine, we certainly...
Helena Cassadine: Retribution is my special gift. Years ago I cursed Luke and Laura. Now Laura's a vegetable, and Luke is slowly drinking...
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Best Soap Ever!
22 February 2006 | by (Oakland, CA USA) – See all my reviews

When I was a kid in the 70s, I watched soaps with my mother. It was all the ABC ones. All My Children, One Life to Live and General Hospital. When I was about 12 or 13. Luke and Laura got married, I wanted to see it so bad, I told my mother I was sick and stayed home from school. Over the years I stopped watching the other two and stuck with GH. It's still the best soap I've ever seen. It's not as good as it used to be but it's good. I would love to see less Sonny and Carly and more Luke and (whoever). When Luke was the hero, the show as truly great. Since now it's all about Sonny, it's getting really boring. The same old mobster stuff, Sonny isn't heroic he's a crook.

Maybe in the future GH will regain it's backbone. Maybe draw clear lines between good and evil like it did in it's hey day.

Rayvyn


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