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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.

Creator:

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 / ... 1,760 episodes, 1983-2009
Beth Chamberlin ...  Beth Raines / ... 1,514 episodes, 1989-2009
Maureen Garrett Maureen Garrett ...  Holly Norris / ... 1,082 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

According to the memoir of Agnes Nixon, a long-time head writer for this show, in the early 1960s, she wrote a storyline featuring the character of Bert Bauer (Charita Bauer) surrounding early detection of uterine cancer with a Pap test after she lost a friend to cancer. Executives of the show were outraged, but Nixon stood her ground. She was eventually granted permission to write the storyline, but was forbidden from using the words cancer, uterus, or hysterectomy in her scripts. The story, the first involving cancer on television, resonated with millions of women, who, after watching the show, scheduled Pap tests. See more »

Quotes

[Blake explains why she thinks Gus is already investigating the missing persons case that Harley's Angels is handling]
Harley: Great. Then we'll be on the same track.
Blake: No. You'll be on separate, parallel tracks.
Harley: Is this some sort of, 'If train A is going somewhere and train B . . .'
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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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Hooked for 10 years
26 February 1999 | by ken-138See all my reviews

I haven't seen every soap, but from what I have seen, this one can claim the best acting talent around. It's too bad Cynthia Watros (Annie) and Wendy Moniz (Dinah) had to go, They're both gifted actresses. Grant Aleksander (Philip) probably can claim best actor presently. Fortunately, the great cast makes up for some of the plot lines, e.g. Michael the angel, the bizarre cloning of Reva, and now Hart is in this metaphorical fight for life. It'll take a week to decide his fate. Pity the punching bag.


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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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