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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Series cast summary:
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 Sonny Corinthos / ... (1,752 episodes, 1993-2014)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,604 episodes, 1991-2012)
Rebecca Herbst ...
 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,292 episodes, 1997-2014)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,244 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Sam McCall / ... (1,216 episodes, 2003-2014)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,076 episodes, 1996-2014)
Julie Marie Berman ...
 Lulu Spencer / ... (1,061 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Jasper Jacks / ... (1,037 episodes, 1996-2013)
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 Patrick Drake / ... (983 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Nikolas Cassadine / ... (959 episodes, 1996-2014)
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 Damien Spinelli / ... (917 episodes, 2006-2014)
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 Robin Scorpio / ... (858 episodes, 1985-2014)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (841 episodes, 1978-2014)
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 Maxie Jones / ... (805 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Johnny Zacchara / ... (762 episodes, 2007-2013)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (711 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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Drama

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TV-PG

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Release Date:

1 April 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hospital general  »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

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(1963-1966)| (1966-)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Alexis Davis Cassadine: I know what you're doing to Emily - Exactly what you tired to do to my mother.
Helena Cassadine: Your mother was a gaudy bauble, something to be purchased for amusement and then tossed away.
Alexis Davis Cassadine: Sadly for you, my father was in love with her. That broke the curse.
Helena Cassadine: And they couldn't stop me, could they? Neither could you.
Alexis Davis Cassadine: Nope, not that time. Emily won't end up like my mother.
Helena Cassadine: Oh?
Alexis Davis Cassadine: Even if I have to kill you myself.
Helena Cassadine: Your ridiculous threats are as empty and as meaningless as your life, Natasha. Now, you know better than...
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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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