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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 2,385 episodes, 1993-2019
Steve Burton ...  Jason Morgan / ... 1,871 episodes, 1991-2019
Laura Wright ...  Carly Jacks / ... 1,809 episodes, 2005-2019
Kelly Monaco ...  Sam McCall / ... 1,799 episodes, 2003-2019
Rebecca Herbst ...  Elizabeth Webber / ... 1,761 episodes, 1997-2019
Nancy Lee Grahn ...  Alexis Davis / ... 1,513 episodes, 1996-2019
Kirsten Storms ...  Maxie Jones / ... 1,146 episodes, 2005-2019
Tyler Christopher ...  Nikolas Cassadine / ... 1,127 episodes, 1996-2016
Jason Thompson ...  Dr. Patrick Drake / ... 1,124 episodes, 2005-2016
Ingo Rademacher ...  Jasper 'Jax' Jacks / ... 1,071 episodes, 1996-2017
Julie Berman ...  Lulu Spencer / ... 1,067 episodes, 2005-2013
Dominic Zamprogna ...  Dante Falconeri / ... 1,043 episodes, 2009-2019
Bradford Anderson ...  Damien Spinelli / ... 998 episodes, 2006-2019
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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:

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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 (1963-1967)| Color (1967-)

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1.33 : 1
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The British Columbia scenes from 1993 to facilitate Luke and Laura's return were filmed in Rochester, New York. See more »

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About General Hospital
20 August 2001 | by Para8DiceSee all my reviews

In 1980, Gloria Monty along with other General Hospital writers decided to make a couple out of two actors that had amazing chemistry. Genie Francis and Tony Geary who have become the phenomenal Luke and Laura. Luke and Laura made General Hospital the unforgettable soap opera it is, and still today, Luke and Laura's though painful relationship, keeps viewers going through their fascinating characterization and never ending passion between them.

Alan and Monica, played by Leslie Charleson and Stuart Damon, Frisco and Felicia, played by Jack and Kristina Wagner, Robert and Holly, played by Tristan Rogers and Emma Samms, Sonny and Brenda, played by Maurice Bernard and Vanessa Marcil, and Luke and Laura have showed every other soap opera the definition of a "love story". Though never simple, always intense, always unforgettable.

General Hospital has also shown amazing technique in storylines that are not love stories. Such as Monica Quartermaine's heartwrenching breast cancer storyline in 1994, or the amazing storyline of two little girls dying, yet only one miracle came out of it. I could only be talking about Bobbie Spencer's and Tony Jones's daughter BJ giving her heart to Frisco and Felicia's daughter Maxie, in the last moments to save her life. These stories touched many viewers and there are so many more.

Some of the most precious moments on daytime television have occurred on General Hospital, and the highest rated moment on daytime television was Luke and Laura's wedding in 1981. It was said to be the only wedding ever to rival Princess Diana's. General Hospital has created feelings, storylines, and characters that go beyond words. I thank Genie and Tony who play Luke and Laura for bringing out the fantasy we all have about how love should be. Though they are General Hospital's greatest achievement, I don't think General Hospital's done with them yet! And we know that Luke and Laura are not the only life changing storyline they've come up with! Thank you General Hospital!


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