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Guiding Light 

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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, ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
...  Reva Shayne / ... 1,676 episodes, 1983-2009
...  Beth Raines / ... 1,506 episodes, 1989-2009
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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30 June 1952 (USA)  »

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(1952-1968) | (1968-1977) | (1977-2009)

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(1952-1987)| (1987-)

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(1967-2009)| (1952-1967)

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1.33 : 1
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The character of India von Halkein was originally slated to be Beth Raines' cousin, India Raines. Last-minute rewrites made the character Alexandra's stepdaughter. See more »

Quotes

A.C. Mallet: Hey, partner, how is it going, man?
Gus Aitoro: Hey, I've been looking for you. You need to come with me. You've got to help me.
A.C. Mallet: What's the problem?
Gus Aitoro: The problem is you.
A.C. Mallet: [Locks Gus in a jail cell] And now the problem is fixed.
Gus Aitoro: Open the door.
A.C. Mallet: So what did you tell Harley?
Gus Aitoro: Open the door. If you don't open the door, I'm going to beat you senseless.
A.C. Mallet: What was the plan, go down to the courthouse and slip into the hearing room, and then you're going to shoot him in the head in the alleyway?
Gus Aitoro: We are not talking about ...
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Referenced in The O.C.: The Rivals (2004) See more »

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Die Springfield Story
Written by Ralph Thiekötter & Maik Weppner
Courtesy of Heinz & Klaus Funk, Hamburg
(German version)
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Hooked for 10 years
26 February 1999 | by See 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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