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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 2,348 episodes, 1993-2018
Steve Burton ...  Jason Morgan / ... 1,829 episodes, 1991-2018
Laura Wright ...  Carly Jacks / ... 1,776 episodes, 2005-2018
Kelly Monaco ...  Sam McCall / ... 1,761 episodes, 2003-2018
Rebecca Herbst ...  Elizabeth Webber / ... 1,726 episodes, 1997-2018
Nancy Lee Grahn ...  Alexis Davis / ... 1,486 episodes, 1996-2018
Tyler Christopher ...  Nikolas Cassadine / ... 1,128 episodes, 1996-2016
Jason Thompson ...  Dr. Patrick Drake / ... 1,124 episodes, 2005-2016
Kirsten Storms ...  Maxie Jones / ... 1,123 episodes, 2005-2018
Ingo Rademacher ...  Jasper 'Jax' Jacks / ... 1,072 episodes, 1996-2017
Julie Berman ...  Lulu Spencer / ... 1,070 episodes, 2005-2013
Dominic Zamprogna ...  Dante Falconeri / ... 1,041 episodes, 2009-2018
Bradford Anderson ...  Damien Spinelli 994 episodes, 2006-2018
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Storyline

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:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hospital General See more »

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Runtime:

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

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Mono | Stereo

Color:

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Darlene Conley was in the running for the role of Ruby Anderson. However, Norma Connolly beat her out, and stayed for over 20 years. See more »

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Skye Quartermaine Jacks: Have you forgotten one very important detail? Faith is a homicidal maniac.
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General Hospital Is a great show!
24 January 2006 | by JBurdSee all my reviews

I watch General Hospital all the time, and i must say, it is the best the ever! It is a SoapOpera, but, i think even men will enjoy it. (I say that because men do watch it, but mostly women) There is just enough action to keep the men interested, and enough passion to keep the women. The show is just a good show, point blank! Its plots are amazing, you never know what will happen next. Also, the characters are written to a Tee, so you fall inlove with them, and end up picking favorites, and picking those you don't like! Some people say the show is not good anymore, but i disagree. If you were to of watched back in the day, it had a much different feeling, now, mob families rule Port Charles (where General Hospital is located) But, story lines don't just center around that. If you decide to give GH a try, some characters you should look for are Edward, Monica, Alan, Luke, Tracy, Bobbie, Leslie and Audry. They are have been on the show for a long time. This show is my opinion, out of a 1-worst, 10-Best, id give it a 9. It is always keeps me entertained, but, nothing is perfect, even General Hospital!


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