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Series cast summary:
Michael Levin ...
 Jack Fenelli (908 episodes, 1975-1989)
Nancy Addison ...
 Jillian Coleridge (886 episodes, 1975-1989)
Helen Gallagher ...
 Maeve Ryan / ... (787 episodes, 1975-1989)
Ron Hale ...
 Dr. Roger Coleridge / ... (759 episodes, 1975-1989)
John Gabriel ...
 Dr. Seneca Beaulac (726 episodes, 1975-1989)
Bernard Barrow ...
 Johnny Ryan (699 episodes, 1975-1989)
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 Delia Reid Ryan / ... (566 episodes, 1975-1989)
Louise Shaffer ...
 Rae Woodard (549 episodes, 1977-1989)
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 Frank Ryan (491 episodes, 1978-1981)
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 Bob Reid / ... (459 episodes, 1975-1989)
Malcolm Groome ...
 Dr. Patrick Ryan (425 episodes, 1975-1989)
Randall Edwards ...
 Delia Reid Ryan Coleridge / ... (413 episodes, 1979-1982)
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 Mary Ryan / ... (411 episodes, 1975-1989)
Karen Morris Gowdy ...
 Dr. Faith Coleridge / ... (405 episodes, 1978-1989)
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Set in Riverside on the upper West Side of Manhattan, Ryan's Hope centered mostly on the working class Ryans, an Irish-American family headed by Maeve and Johnny Ryan. They owned Ryan's Bar, a pivotal location for character interaction. The Ryans' dreams and ambitions made up most of the stories. Written by Anonymous

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Sensitive and beautifully written, one of the best soaps ever.
23 May 2000 | by (Long Island, NY) – See all my reviews

Ryan's Hope broke new ground in the daytime drama genre when it debuted in July, 1975. Centered around an Irish-Catholic family living in the Riverside section of New York City, this half-hour soap opera integrated character-driven storylines with intelligent dialogue, a grounded, reality-based philosophy, and one of the most talented casts ever to appear on daytime TV. While it never garnered blockbuster ratings during its all too brief 13 year run, it was showered with well deserved praise from critics and fans alike. It received numerous Emmy awards including two awards for best daytime drama, in 1977 and 1979. Thankfully, the show is now being re-run in its entirety on a soap-opera cable network.


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