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The Guiding Light ()


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This show took place in the fictional Midwestern town of Springfield and centered on the middle class Bauer family.

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  Reva Shayne / ... (1,753 episodes, 1983-2009)
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  Beth Raines / ... (1,514 episodes, 1989-2009)
Maureen Garrett ...
  Holly Norris / ... (1,079 episodes, 1976-2009)
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  Joshua Lewis / ... (639 episodes, 1980-2009)
Ron Raines ...
  Alan Spaulding / ... (460 episodes, 1986-2009)
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  Harley Cooper / ... (437 episodes, 1987-2008)
Frank Dicopoulos ...
  Frank Cooper, Jr. / ... (426 episodes, 1987-2009)
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  Frank 'Buzz' Cooper, Sr. / ... (411 episodes, 1992-2009)
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  Jeffrey O'Neill / ... (409 episodes, 1999-2009)
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  Dr. Charles Grant (403 episodes, 1995-2006)
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  Lizzie Spaulding / ... (394 episodes, 2006-2009)
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  Olivia Spencer / ... (392 episodes, 1999-2009)
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  Bridget Readon-Lewis / ... (390 episodes, 1991-2009)
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  Dinah Marler / ... (380 episodes, 2003-2009)
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  Marina Cooper / ... (378 episodes, 2003-2009)
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  Vivian Grant (363 episodes, 1992-1999)
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  Meta Bauer (350 episodes, 1996-2002)
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  A.C. Mallet / ... (345 episodes, 1999-2009)
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  Dr. Rick Bauer / ... (338 episodes, 1983-2009)
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  Phillip Spaulding / ... (326 episodes, 1983-2009)
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  Billy Lewis, II / ... (316 episodes, 1983-2009)
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  Lizzie Spaulding / ... (307 episodes, 2003-2006)
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  Cassie Layne / ... (300 episodes, 2005-2008)
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  Susan 'Daisy' Lemay / ... (286 episodes, 2007-2009)
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  Bill Lewis, III / ... (273 episodes, 2002-2009)
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  Cyrus Foley (257 episodes, 2007-2009)
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  Natalia Rivera / ... (247 episodes, 2007-2009)
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  Remy Boudreau / ... (237 episodes, 2006-2009)
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  Gus Aitoro / ... (225 episodes, 2001-2008)
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  Ashlee Wolfe / ... (224 episodes, 2006-2009)
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  Ava Peralta / ... (220 episodes, 2005-2009)
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  Dahlia Crede (218 episodes, 1996-1999)
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  Vanessa Chamberlain / ... (214 episodes, 1980-2009)
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  Lillian Raines / ... (213 episodes, 1983-2009)
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  Coop Bradshaw / ... (208 episodes, 2003-2009)
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  Blake Thorpe / ... (207 episodes, 1993-2009)
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  David Grant (183 episodes, 1998-2001)
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  Cassie Layne / ... (182 episodes, 1997-2005)
Jerry Ver Dorn ...
  Ross Marler / ... (170 episodes, 1979-2005)
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  Jonathan Randall (166 episodes, 2003-2009)
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  Doris Wolfe / ... (162 episodes, 2000-2009)
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  Gilly Grant / ... (160 episodes, 1989-1996)
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  Rafe Rivera / ... (158 episodes, 2007-2009)
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  Shayne Lewis (156 episodes, 2003-2006)
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  Tammy Layne-Winslow / ... (146 episodes, 2002-2008)
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  Edmund Winslow / ... (133 episodes, 1999-2009)
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  Matt Reardon / ... (133 episodes, 1997-2009)
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  Alexandra Spaulding / ... (131 episodes, 1987-2009)
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  Alexandra Spaulding / ... (126 episodes, 1984-1992)
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  Dr. Mel Boudreau / ... (124 episodes, 2001-2009)

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Guiding Light (United States)
  • Haine et passion (France)
  • Les vertiges de la passion (France)
  • Springfield Story (Germany)
  • Die Springfield Story (Germany)
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  • 60 min
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Trivia Many episodes of this show and other daytime television shows are believed to be lost forever. It was live until the 1960s, and many prior episodes exist as kinescopes (videotape was not invented until 1956). Procter & Gamble Productions did not begin archiving its shows until the late 1970s, believing there was no use for them after their initial airing. The original tapes were re-used. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in The 25th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (1998). See more »
Soundtracks Die Springfield Story See more »
Quotes Rick: I'm pregnant! I'm pregnant! Well, I'm not. My wife is. I'm just overweight.
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