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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 & 450 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kim Zimmer ...  Reva Shayne / ... 1,759 episodes, 1983-2009
Beth Chamberlin ...  Beth Raines / ... 1,514 episodes, 1989-2009
Maureen Garrett Maureen Garrett ...  Holly Norris / ... 1,086 episodes, 1976-2009
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Storyline

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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Life happens here.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

In 2002, Dame 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 modelled after Iris Carrington, the character that made Beverlee McKinsey famous. See more »

Quotes

Beth Raines Spalding LeMay#2: Jeffrey, Jeffrey, Alan is gone.
Jeffrey O'Neill: So?
Alexandra Spaulding #2: So, we were waiting for him.
Jeffrey O'Neill: And your hearts are broken because you miss him. Guess what, ladies, Mr. Alan Spaulding is no longer under the care of the state. He is all yours.
Alexandra Spaulding #2: Well, maybe the state will take him back.
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Connections

Referenced in Big Wolf on Campus: Apocalypse Soon (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Trippin
Written and Performed by Fawn (II) and Vincent Covello
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User Reviews

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29 March 2001 | by so_marvelousSee all my reviews

I have watched Guiding Light long enough to know that Kim Zimmer is the most talented actress there is on tv. She is awesome in that she draws viewers into her performance and makes them feel what the character Reva Shayne is feeling. The show is one of the best of all time, the writing is unique and centers around long time Springfield families. Guiding Light is the longest running daytime drama and I think that says a lot about the quality of the show. With actors and actresses like Kim Zimmer, Robert Newman, Beth Ehlers, Grant Alexander, Jerry ver Dorn and plenty others, the show has just what it needs to be successful for many more years to come!


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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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