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Cast

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)
...
 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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7 July 1975 (USA)  »

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I love this soap!
1 May 2003 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

I love this soap. It is so well written, and the characters are so wonderfully portrayed. It's so easy to love them all, and so hard to even hate the bad guys (mobsters Tizo Navotny and Joe Novak).

The family devotion the Ryan's have for each other is so often overlooked in today's soaps. They all stick together, no matter what the circumstances or consequences.

The acting is excellent, and the writing is awesome. This soap should still be on the air instead of in reruns on the soap channel.


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