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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 / ... 1,753 episodes, 1983-2009
Beth Chamberlin ...  Beth Raines / ... 1,514 episodes, 1989-2009
Maureen Garrett Maureen Garrett ...  Holly Norris / ... 1,079 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
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Trivia

This show was the longest-running drama series in history. It began on radio, as "The Guiding Light", on January 25, 1937, and originally revolved around Reverend Dr. John Ruthledge (Arthur Peterson) and his congregation. CBS cancelled it in 1939, 1941, 1942, 1944, and 1946. Each time, letter-writing campaigns led to the show's return. It was on radio and television from June 30, 1952 to June 30, 1956, the actors and actresses had to perform scripts twice a day. Its first color broadcast was on September 11, 1967. The first thirty-minute broadcast was September 9, 1968. The first hour-long broadcast was June 16, 1975. The final episode aired September 18, 2009. 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

A.C. Mallet: A joke, not that funny. See, that was a joke. Come here. Come here. I asked you to move in with me because I like you. And I like being around you. And I kind of like myself when I'm around you. And I asked you to move in with me because, um... I'm kind of selfish, I just don't want to share you with anybody else. And I asked you to move in with me because I've been alone for a long time, and I'm starting to realize I don't have to be alone. I can share my life with someone. And I would like ...
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Connections

Featured in Biography: All My Children (2003) See more »

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