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Guiding Light 

The Guiding Light (original title)
Guiding Light takes place in the fictional Midwestern town of Springfield and centers on the middle class Bauer family.

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Irna Phillips
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kim Zimmer ...  Reva Shayne / ... 1,676 episodes, 1983-2009
Beth Chamberlin ...  Beth Raines / ... 1,506 episodes, 1989-2009
Maureen Garrett Maureen Garrett ...  Holly Norris / ... 1,043 episodes, 1976-2009
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Storyline

Guiding Light takes 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. Written by Anonymous

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Life happens here.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14
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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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Trivia

In 2002, Joan Collins had a well-publicized stint as Alexandra Spaulding, the third actress to play the role. She was soon replaced by Marj Dusay, the second actress to play Alex after the first, Beverlee McKinsey, played her for seven years. Collins wanted to schedule her filming around her book promotion tour, but producers wanted Collins full-time. Alexis Carrington, the Dynasty (1981) character that made her famous, was modeled after Iris Carrington, the character that made Beverlee McKinsey famous. See more »

Quotes

Harlan Billy: I should hit you with my other hand.
[laughs]
Harlan Billy: Just kidding, Sea-Bass.
Olivia Spencer Lewis Spaulding Spaulding Lewis: Sea-Bass?
Harlan Billy: Yeah, Sea-Bass, my buddy here.
Olivia Spencer Lewis Spaulding Spaulding Lewis: Your buddy?
Harlan Billy: Yeah.
Sebastian Hulce: We sort of bonded.
Harlan Billy: Yeah, we did. I actually went to punch him, but he's a dodgy fellow, this guy. I ended up hitting the plaster.
Sebastian Hulce: Plaster man.
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Will & Grace: Object of My Rejection (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Die Springfield Story
Written by Ralph Thiekötter & Maik Weppner
Courtesy of Heinz & Klaus Funk, Hamburg
(German version)
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Guiding Light
21 December 2005 | by rjcollSee all my reviews

I have watched Guiding Light for 45 years. My mother started watching when it first started. The story lines have been great. Between Reva and Joshua's ups and downs. I hope they find their way back to each other. It would be great if you could bring back Danny and Michelle. Michelle is a great asset to the show. Also, Ed Bauer added a great touch to the show. Jonathan and Tammy belong to each other. I was glad you finally put them together. Sandy needs to move on. As far as Alan Michael coming back, I find it very strange that he is making moves on Marina, when he was married to her mother years ago. Not a good move. Please writers, keep the show going. I don't want another talk show in the on daytime TV.


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