General Hospital (1963– )

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Series cast summary:
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 Sonny Corinthos / ... (1,860 episodes, 1993-2015)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,617 episodes, 1991-2012)
Rebecca Herbst ...
 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,366 episodes, 1997-2015)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,333 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Sam McCall / ... (1,317 episodes, 2003-2015)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,140 episodes, 1996-2015)
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 Lulu Spencer / ... (1,068 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Patrick Drake / ... (1,064 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Jasper Jacks / ... (1,041 episodes, 1996-2013)
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 Nikolas Cassadine / ... (1,015 episodes, 1996-2015)
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 Damien Spinelli / ... (948 episodes, 2006-2015)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (889 episodes, 1978-2015)
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 Maxie Jones / ... (870 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Robin Scorpio / ... (869 episodes, 1985-2014)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (786 episodes, 2009-2015)
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 Johnny Zacchara / ... (778 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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Runtime:

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

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Trivia

In addition to Anthony and Victor Cassidine, there was another Cassidine brother: Mikkos' identical twin Pietros Cassidine, who was played by John Colicos and was considered the 'black sheep' of the Cassidines. See more »

Quotes

Justice Ward: There's no way they could've survived that fall. Sonny and Carly are dead.
Lorenzo Alcazar: That's a lie. Carly's not dead.
Nikolas Cassidine: Hey, you go and you lose your chance to be evacuated.
Lorenzo Alcazar: I don't give a damn. I'm going to find Carly. She's alive.
Justice Ward: Where are you going?
Ric Lansing: Sonny's my brother, I got to help him.
Justice Ward: Sonny's dead. Think about it.
Ric Lansing: We don't know that!
Justice Ward: You have a wife and a baby on the way. They need you. You don't have the right to risk your life anymore. Sonny wouldn't expect that from you.
Skye Quartermaine Jacks: The helicopter's landing. ...
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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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