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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 Sonny Corinthos (2,187 episodes, 1993-2017)
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 Jason Morgan / ... (1,642 episodes, 1991-2017)
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 Carly Jacks / ... (1,626 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Elizabeth Webber / ... (1,624 episodes, 1997-2017)
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 Sam McCall / ... (1,614 episodes, 2003-2017)
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 Alexis Davis / ... (1,365 episodes, 1996-2017)
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 Dr. Patrick Drake / ... (1,129 episodes, 2005-2016)
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 Nikolas Cassadine / ... (1,127 episodes, 1996-2016)
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 Jasper 'Jax' Jacks / ... (1,072 episodes, 1996-2017)
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 Lulu Spencer / ... (1,071 episodes, 2005-2013)
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 Maxie Jones / ... (1,017 episodes, 2005-2017)
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 Dante Falconeri / ... (991 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Damien Spinelli / ... (976 episodes, 2006-2017)
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 Dr. Robin Scorpio Drake / ... (908 episodes, 1985-2017)
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 Luke Spencer / ... (906 episodes, 1978-2017)
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During the original show up through the 1970s, the show primarily covered Dr. Steve Hardy (John Beradino) and his friend, Nurse Jessie Brewer (Emily McLaughlin). Late in the 1970s, the show was doing badly in the ratings, so a new executive producer, Gloria Monty, decided to move the show's focus away from the hospital and onto material more relevant to a younger audience than the stereotypical "bored housewife", thus bringing in Luke and Laura, (Anthony Geary and Genie Francis) and eventually having them marry in a stereotypical fantasy wedding that would not be matched until the real-life marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana. Written by Paul Robinson

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1 April 1963 (USA)  »

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

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The brooch Anna Devane wore on her wedding dress when she wed Duke Lavery actually belonged to Ian Buchanan's grandmother. See more »

Quotes

Alexis Davis Cassadine: I know what you're doing to Emily - Exactly what you tired to do to my mother.
Helena Cassadine: Your mother was a gaudy bauble, something to be purchased for amusement and then tossed away.
Alexis Davis Cassadine: Sadly for you, my father was in love with her. That broke the curse.
Helena Cassadine: And they couldn't stop me, could they? Neither could you.
Alexis Davis Cassadine: Nope, not that time. Emily won't end up like my mother.
Helena Cassadine: Oh?
Alexis Davis Cassadine: Even if I have to kill you myself.
Helena Cassadine: Your ridiculous threats are as empty and as meaningless as your life, Natasha. Now, you know better than...
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The best Soap in the History of Soaps
22 May 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I'm so tired of people saying that General Hospital is just a stale old soap opera. GH has been a staple of ABC's daytime lineup for 39 years. It's 3rd in the ratings and I think that ain't half bad considering it's age. The Alexis, Sonny, Carly triangle is a masterpiece destined to go down in GH's extremly long history. The actors and actresses who portray the characters on the show are fantastic and so are the writers. I get very upset when people say that it's a stale soap. So when GH tries to do something exciting and fun people say that it is not true soap storytelling. Just like the revival of the Cassidines (Helena, Stavros). I thought that that was a great storyline. In closing I would just like to say that General Hospital is on the track to taking back the ratings crown from The Young and the Restless. Your the greatest GH!!!!


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