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Guiding Light 

The Guiding Light (original title)
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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2009   2008   2007   2006   … See all »
105 wins & 449 nominations. See more awards »
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 Reva Shayne / ... (1,674 episodes, 1983-2009)
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 Beth Raines / ... (1,506 episodes, 1989-2009)
Maureen Garrett ...
 Holly Norris / ... (1,037 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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Life happens here.

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Drama | Romance

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TV-14
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30 June 1952 (USA)  »

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Guiding Light  »

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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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Trivia

In 1989, Michael Zaslow, who was killed off as Roger Thorpe in 1980, was asked to return to the show and play Alan Spaulding after Christopher Bernau died. Zaslow declined, saying he was too identified with the role of Roger. Producers wanted Zaslow back so badly they brought Roger back from the dead. See more »

Quotes

Edmund: Dinah, why are you stalking me?
Edmund: Stalking you?
[laughs]
Edmund: Okay, so obviously I am not the only one that is hitting the bourbon so early in the morning.
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Connections

Referenced in Lost River (2014) 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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Was Great, But Getting Mediocre
6 March 2005 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

I first got hooked on this show when I was in high school and I still keep up with it. Unfortunately, it is becoming so repetitive that it is getting boring. Of course, the one person that will keep me coming back to it is Kim Zimmer and her wonderful portrayal of Reva. Reva Shayne probably is the strongest female character on soaps next to Susan Lucci's portrayal of Erica Kane. However, the main beef I have against it is that it now the show is beginning to lose touch with reality and everything has to revolve around some mystery that involves every major family in town. I hope one day that this show will regain its focus and that it will get back to being the great show that it was.


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