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General Hospital 

Families, friends, enemies and lovers experience life-changing events in the large upstate New York city of Port Charles, which has a busy hospital, upscale hotel, cozy diner and dangerous waterfront frequented by the criminal underworld.
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Series cast summary:
Maurice Benard ...  Sonny Corinthos 2,321 episodes, 1993-2018
Steve Burton ...  Jason Morgan / ... 1,811 episodes, 1991-2018
Laura Wright ...  Carly Jacks / ... 1,751 episodes, 2005-2018
Kelly Monaco ...  Sam McCall / ... 1,741 episodes, 2003-2018
Rebecca Herbst ...  Elizabeth Webber / ... 1,713 episodes, 1997-2018
Nancy Lee Grahn ...  Alexis Davis / ... 1,467 episodes, 1996-2018
Tyler Christopher ...  Nikolas Cassadine / ... 1,129 episodes, 1996-2016
Jason Thompson ...  Dr. Patrick Drake / ... 1,124 episodes, 2005-2016
Kirsten Storms ...  Maxie Jones / ... 1,110 episodes, 2005-2018
Ingo Rademacher ...  Jasper 'Jax' Jacks / ... 1,072 episodes, 1996-2017
Julie Berman ...  Lulu Spencer / ... 1,071 episodes, 2005-2013
Dominic Zamprogna ...  Dante Falconeri / ... 1,040 episodes, 2009-2018
Bradford Anderson ...  Damien Spinelli 993 episodes, 2006-2018
Kimberly McCullough ...  Dr. Robin Scorpio Drake / ... 939 episodes, 1985-2018
Anthony Geary ...  Luke Spencer / ... 935 episodes, 1978-2018
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Events in this daytime drama are centred in Port Charles, a community on the coast in upper New York. Ongoing plots are centred around the people who work in General Hospital, people who work in the business community (most notably for the Quartermaines' company ELQ), and some sort of international intrigue involving former agents of the WSB (World Security Bureau). Big plots of the past include Luke and Laura's wedding and Mikkos Cassadine's evil weather machine. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

ABC [United States]

Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1963 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

| (1963-1976) | (1976-1977) | (1978-)

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Mono | Stereo

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Color | Black and White (1963-1966)| Color (1966-)

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1.33 : 1
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Tracy Quartermaine: Why don't you sit down and rest, Daddy? Let others do the worrying.
Edward Quartermaine: Spare me the phony concern.
Tracy Quartermaine: Jeez, Daddy, we're trapped in a burning building. We may not make it out alive. What possible reason would I have to be phony? I love you. Why do you let everybody in but me?
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Butcher Jill Farren Phelps does it again!
6 June 2005 | by SylSee all my reviews

After Santa Barbara, Guiding Light, Another World, and One Life to Live, the Soap Butcher Jill Farren Phelps has placed her friends in high position often ruining such high quality shows. When I was watching Guiding Light, it was at its peak in 1991. They fired the producer and replaced them with Butcher Phelps. She drove Beverlee McKinsey away by overworking her to death. She killed off beloved Ellen Parker's character Maureen. So Parker won an Emmy but the loss was much worse for the audience. On Another World, she killed off Alice Barrett Mitchell's beloved Mary Frances Frame Winthrop in a ridiculous storyline. On One Life to Live, I could only imagine what she did to that show which took years recover. Now she is ruining General Hospital by driving the great John Ingle away to Days Of Our Lives where he received a contract role. I feel sorry and sympathy for Jed Allan because he has a tough act to follow. The Quartermaines used to be the funnest family on television completely. She drove the great Dame Anna Lee away right before her death. Now Kristina Malandro Wagner refuses to return unless she gets a contract for playing Felicia Jones. Why aren't the veterans of this getting the short end of the stick? I bet Gloria Monty is livid over the show getting Best Drama Emmy under Phelps. I know Monty's heart was always in the right place with this show and her last time around wasn't successful as the Luke & Laura days but still, I know Butcher Phelps track record with soaps. Nobody in the real workplace would allow somebody whose cost so much damage to so many people. I am glad that Robin Strasser is speaking against Phelps' known favoritism for certain actors. I am going to single them out now on General Hospital because it would be unfair. But I know after 25 years of watching soaps, I could do a better job to satisfy both fans and the cast and crew. I am sorry but Phelps is just a Soap Opera Butcher to me. I know Guiding Light was great at the time but she made terrible decisions which cost fans. Now Guiding Light might be up for cancellation! the cast and crew took a pay cut to keep the show afloat. Remember Another World! Phelps was there before she jumped ship to One Life To Live. What goes on behind the scenes must be more fascinating than on screen. Guiding Light and Another World were creations of another daytime diva or queen Irna Phillips who would be turning over in her grave if she knew what this woman has done to her children.

Now Phelps is killing off Alan Quartermaine who has been played faithfully by Stuart Damon for 30 years. I'm concerned that she is going to lose one of the show's best attributes, the Quartermaine Family. She and the network practically drove Anna Lee out over a contract dispute. Even with John Ingle's welcome return, the shadow over the show is still different. I don't blame cast members like Leslie Charleson and others for being so vocal about Damon's departure. It's as shocking as it comes. This is what you get when you have somebody like Phelps at the helm.


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