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Guiding Light 

The Guiding Light (original title)
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, ... See full summary »

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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 / ... 1,041 episodes, 1976-2009
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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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Drama | Romance

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TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 1952 (USA) See more »

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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

When long-time cast member Charita Bauer died in 1985, it took a year of persistent audience demands to write an off-screen death for her character Bert, in 1986. When Michael Zaslow left after developing ALS, the audience did not like the actor who was cast as his replacement. Roger Thorpe was written off in 1997, but audience demands persisted for a proper tribute, especially after Zaslow's well-publicized death in 1998. Roger Thorpe was finally killed off in 2005, off-screen. Soap legend Mary Stuart, who joined the show in 1996, died in 2002. In 2006, her character, Meta Bauer, was sent on a vacation to Nova Scotia. See more »

Quotes

Dinah: Well, don't you want to hear my tale of woe?
Edmund: Dinah, I don't have time to hear it right now.
Dinah: Oh, okay. Well, just kick me to the kerb, like everybody else has. It's cool.
Edmund: Look, Dinah, I've been where you are, wanting to live someone else's life, willing to do just about anything to have it. It's no good. It doesn't work. My obsession with my brother Richard cost me everything I cared about. I hate to see you make the same mistake.
Dinah: My whole life's been a mistake, Eddie.
Edmund: It's not a mistake, Dinah....
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Soundtracks

Die Springfield Story
Written by Ralph Thiekötter & Maik Weppner
Courtesy of Heinz & Klaus Funk, Hamburg
(German version)
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Was Great, But Getting Mediocre
6 March 2005 | by Brian WashingtonSee all my reviews

I first got hooked on this show when I was in high school and I still keep up with it. Unfortunately, it is becoming so repetitive that it is getting boring. Of course, the one person that will keep me coming back to it is Kim Zimmer and her wonderful portrayal of Reva. Reva Shayne probably is the strongest female character on soaps next to Susan Lucci's portrayal of Erica Kane. However, the main beef I have against it is that it now the show is beginning to lose touch with reality and everything has to revolve around some mystery that involves every major family in town. I hope one day that this show will regain its focus and that it will get back to being the great show that it was.


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