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Guiding Light 

The Guiding Light (original title)
This show took place in the fictional Midwestern town of Springfield and centered on the middle class Bauer family.

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Irna Phillips
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106 wins & 449 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kim Zimmer ...  Reva Shayne / ... 1,733 episodes, 1983-2009
Beth Chamberlin ...  Beth Raines / ... 1,511 episodes, 1989-2009
Maureen Garrett Maureen Garrett ...  Holly Norris / ... 1,070 episodes, 1976-2009
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This show took place in the fictional Midwestern town of Springfield. In its early years, the stories centered on the middle class Bauer family, but later the wealthy Spauldings, Chamberlains, and Lewises, along with the working class Reardons and others, took their own places of prominence, though the Bauers remained the heart of the show.

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Drama | Romance

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Trivia

The series received a special citation from the Emmy Awards' New York Chapter "for distinguishing itself as the longest running program in the history of daytime drama" in 1997. See more »

Goofs

Reva went through menopause and then a short time later got pregnant with her and Jeffrey Oneils son Colin. That is not possible. See more »

Quotes

Gus Aitoro: [Beth has kidnapped Alan and Gus and is holding them in a cabin] Did you ever see that movie "Ghost," where the guy dies and his wife is all vulnerable, and then the best friend moves in on her. That is so Mallet. He's just honing in on Harley because she's so vulnerable.
Alan Spaulding #3: What's a six-letter word for "I told you so"?
Gus Aitoro: [spelling] S-H-U-T-U-P.
[yells]
Gus Aitoro: Shut up!
Alan Spaulding #3: That is six letters, but it doesn't really fit here. Why are you looking at me that way? You are the one who landed us in this mess.
Gus Aitoro: No, no, ...
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Malcolm in the Middle: Buseys Run Away (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Trippin
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User Reviews

Why Don't They Bring Back Michael Bauer?
6 April 2006 | by sirinightngailSee all my reviews

I've often wondered why the writers never think about bringing back Mike. After he left the show, it's as if he never existed. Now I realize the Bauers have less of a role on here now, but I've often wondered about Mike. The character that played him is still around, making commercials.

And, while I'm at it........why ARE the Bauers talked about less and less??? I know Michelle is gone away to make a life with Danny and the two children. Maureen has been dead for a looooong time. Ed is out and about. Rick? Hardly ever see him. Allan Michael is the only "tie" left (Mikes's grandson).


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guiding Light See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1952-1968) | (1968-1977) | (1977-2009)

Sound Mix:

Mono (1952-1987)| Stereo (1987-)

Color:

Color (1967-2009)| Black and White (1952-1967)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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