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Encyclopedia > General Hospital (US TV Series)
General Hospital

General Hospital title card, permison for use granted by GHOpenigs MSN group; This work is copyrighted. ...

Network ABC
Creators Frank Hursley and Doris Hursley
Executive Producer Jill Farren Phelps
Head Writers Robert Guza, Jr. and Charles Pratt, Jr.
Premiere Date April 1, 1963
Runtime 60 minutes (30 minutes from 1963 to 1976; 45 minutes 1976-1977)
IMDb Page

General Hospital is the longest-running daytime soap opera on the American ABC television network, and is also the longest-running soap opera produced in Hollywood (having been taped at the Prospect Avenue ABC Television Center West since its inception). The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television and radio network in the United States. ... Frank M. Hursley (November 21, 1902–February 3, 1989) and Doris Hursley (September 29, 1898–May 5, 1984) were a husband-and-wife team who wrote American soap operas. ... Frank M. Hursley (November 21, 1902–February 3, 1989) and Doris Hursley (September 29, 1898–May 5, 1984) were a husband-and-wife team who wrote American soap operas. ... Jill Farren Phelps has been the executive producer of many American television soap operas, such as Santa Barbara (1987-1991), Guiding Light (1991-1995), Another World (1995-1996), One Life to Live (1998-2001), and currently General Hospital (2001-present). ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The first TIME cover devoted to soap operas: Dated January 12, 1976, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of Our Lives are featured with the headline Soap Operas: Sex and suffering in the afternoon. A soap opera is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction, usually broadcast on television... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is a television and radio network in the United States. ... ... Prospect Avenue is the street in Princeton, New Jersey on which ten of the eleven eating clubs at Princeton University are located. ...


The show debuted on April 1, 1963, the same day that rival network NBC launched its own medical soap opera, The Doctors. The show originally aired for a half-hour until the network expanded it to 45 minutes in 1976, and then to an hour in 1978. The serial was created by soap writers Frank and Doris Hursley, a husband-and-wife team. April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... The Doctors was a soap opera which aired on NBC from April 1, 1963 to December 31, 1982. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Frank M. Hursley (November 21, 1902–February 3, 1989) and Doris Hursley (September 29, 1898–May 5, 1984) were a husband-and-wife team who wrote American soap operas. ...


The show is often credited for starting several trends in the soap opera genre in the 1980s, most notably that of the supercouple and fast paced action-adventure plotlines that were remarkably different from the more traditional domestic and social issues that had been the sole focus of most soap operas during the previous decades. The first TIME cover devoted to soap operas: Dated January 12, 1976, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of Our Lives are featured with the headline Soap Operas: Sex and suffering in the afternoon. A supercouple, in soap opera terms, is a couple on a program that becomes...

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History

1963-1989

The General Hospital title card, seen between 1975 and 1993.
The General Hospital title card, seen between 1975 and 1993.

The first stories were mainly set at a general hospital in Port Charles, a fictional New York town, and revolved around manly doctor Steve Hardy (John Beradino) and his nurse Jessie Brewer (Emily McLaughlin). Steve was chief of Internal Medicine on the hospital's seventh floor and dedicated his life to healing and caring for the sick, ably assisted by Nurse Jessie. Jessie's turbulent marriage to the much younger Dr. Phil Brewer (most notably played by Roy Thinnes) was the center of many early storylines. Over the years, Phil became renowned for his philandering, with Jessie constantly forgiving her errant husband for his affairs. The seemingly neverending cycle of separation and reconciliation between the two finally ended in 1974, when Dr. Phil Brewer was murdered. Granted permission by the GH Openings MSN group @ http://groups. ... Granted permission by the GH Openings MSN group @ http://groups. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Port Charles, New York is the fictional setting of the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital. ... John Beradino, pictured with co-star Rachel Ames, in a still from General Hospital. ... Emily McLaughlin (1 December 1930 - 26 April 1991) was an American soap opera actress. ... [Roy Thinnes][1] (born April 6. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ...


Another nurse, Lucille March (Lucille Wall), brought her sister, flight attendant Audrey March (Rachel Ames) to town; slowly but surely, she romanced Dr. Hardy, eventually marrying him three times. While there was no overt tension, Jessie was disappointed as there had always been an air of sexual tension between her and Steve. It was never acted upon, as they remained close friends until Jessie (and actress Emily McLaughlin) died in 1991. Steve Hardy himself died five years later when his portrayer, John Beradino passed away in 1996. Lucille Wall (January 18, 1898 - July 11, 1986) was an American actress who played the role of Lucille March Weeks on the ABC soap opera General Hospital from 1963 to 1976. ... Rachel Ames, at right, with co-star John Beradino, in a still from General Hospital. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


The show was glacially paced and low-rated in the earlier years, save for one relatively high-rated and fast-paced plot in 1971. In this storyline Audrey was accused of murdering her son's babysitter and General Hospital was briefly elevated to the number one position, beating long time ratings giant As the World Turns. However, the success was shortlived. Due to relatively easygoing choices in storyline, the show almost always lost out to rival medical soap The Doctors, which was considered by many to be more daring. Although TIME noted that the acting performances were decent, an article on the soap genre, in 1976, panned General Hospital's minimal budget for settings and props, calling it not unlike a high school production. 1971 (MCMLXXI) is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... As the World Turns (ATWT) is the second longest-running American television soap opera, airing each weekday on CBS. It debuted on Monday, April 2, 1956 at 1:30 in the afternoon. ... A watch Attempting to understand Time has long been a prime occupation for philosophers, scientists and artists. ... High school is the name used for the last segment of compulsory education in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand (in New Zealand college is more commonly used as a generic term for secondary school) Philippines, Scotland, South Africa, Singapore, Taiwan...


Faced with cancellation threats in 1978, ABC brass brought on Gloria Monty as Executive Producer. Monty had much experience in the genre from directing The Secret Storm for years. Under her tutelage, and the headwriting stints of Douglas Marland (who created longtime staples the Quartermaine family and Bobbie and Luke Spencer) and Pat Falken Smith, General Hospital bounced back from the brink and subsequently became the highest-rated American soap opera, from 1979 to 1988. Monty stayed as Executive Producer until 1987, only to return briefly from 1991 to 1992, in a widely panned tenure during which she was accused of no longer being in touch with the daytime audience. Monty was replaced with the equally controversial Wendy Riche. 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Gloria Monty is an American TV producer working primarily in the field of daytime drama. ... The Secret Storm title card from 1960. ... Douglas Marland (born Marland Messner, May 5, 1935 - March 6, 1993) was a writer of American soap operas, most known for his tenure as head writer for As the World Turns, which he held from 1985 until his death in 1993. ... The first TIME cover devoted to soap operas: Dated January 12, 1976, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of Our Lives are featured with the headline Soap Operas: Sex and suffering in the afternoon. A soap opera is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction, usually broadcast on television... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...

 Luke and Laura, in a still, from General Hospital.
Luke and Laura, in a still, from General Hospital.

Thanks to Monty, the show is perhaps most famous for the supercouple pairing of Luke Spencer and Laura Webber (Anthony Geary and Genie Francis). While the show had managed to be saved from cancellation thanks in part to a plot where Laura accidentally killed her much older lover, David Hamilton, it wasn't until Laura was paired with Luke that General Hospital became the phenomenon that it was for most of the 1980s. Their wedding in November 1981 was the highest rated episode of any Daytime Soap Opera in the United States, with more than 30-million viewers. They were so popular even movie star Elizabeth Taylor wanted in on the action (she guest-starred as Helena Cassadine, and adorned People magazine with Geary). Their relationship was not without some controversy, as Luke raped Laura in 1979. Laura was traumatized and went to counseling, but after her popularity with Luke flourished she claimed the rape was a "seduction" (in 1998 the issue was revisited and Laura finally admitted to herself that Luke raped her). The show has also created other popular pairings in Holly Sutton and Robert Scorpio (Emma Samms and Tristan Rogers) as well as Duke Lavery and Anna Devane (Ian Buchanan and Finola Hughes), and the show's focus began to drift away from the original hospital setting onto a series of action-adventure plots, most of which were highly successful with the show's audience. Anthony Geary and Genie Francis, as Luke and Laura on General Hospital. ... Anthony Geary and Genie Francis, as Luke and Laura on General Hospital. ... Anthony Geary, in a still from General Hospital. ... Genie Francis, in a still from General Hospital. ... For other uses, see November (disambiguation). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Elizabeth Taylor Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor DBE (b. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Emma Samms Emma Samms (born August 28, 1960 in London) is an actress who played Holly Sutton Scorpio on General Hospital from 1982 to 1985 and from 1992 to 1993. ... Actor Tristan Rogers starred on General Hospital from 1980 to 1992. ... Ian Buchanan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Finola Hughes, in a still from All My Children. ...


1990-Present

The General Hospital title card, seen between 1993 and 2004.
The General Hospital title card, seen between 1993 and 2004.

In the 1990s, the show entered a transitional phase as the action adventure storylines of the 1980s became less popular. During this period, the show lost major stars such as Finola Hughes (Anna Devane Scorpio) and Tristian Rodgers (Robert Scorpio) and the much heralded return of Anthony Geary as Luke's identical cousin Bill Eckert in 1991 was seen as a failure. Granted permission by the GH Openings MSN group @ http://groups. ... Granted permission by the GH Openings MSN group @ http://groups. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive, the last decade of the 20th Century. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Eventually in 1993, Anthony Geary would reprise his most famous role of Luke Spencer, along with Genie Francis who reprised her role as Luke's wife Laura. This marked the beginning of a creative renaissance for the show. Through the efforts of Riche and headwriter Claire Labine, the show gained critical acclaim for its sensitive handling of social issues, most notable of which were the heart transplant storyline which involved the death of eight year old BJ Jones (in a bus crash and the subsequent donation of her heart to her dying cousin Maxie), Monica Quartermaine (Leslie Charleson)'s bout with breast cancer and the love story of Stone Cates (Michael Sutton) and Robin Scorpio (Kimberly McCullough), which was shortened by Stone's death from AIDS, and followed by storylines in which Robin had to deal with being HIV positive as a result of her and Stone's relationship. The show kept most of the popularity it held for most of the 1980s, and a long-rumored spin-off (which was tentatively titled GH2) materialized in 1997 in the half-hour soap Port Charles. Claire Labine is an American soap opera writer. ... Leslie Charleson was born February 22, 1945 in Kansas City, Missouri. ... Breast cancer is cancer of breast tissue. ... Kimberly McCullough (born March 5, 1978 in Bellflower, California, USA) is an Emmy Award-winning actress. ... The Red Ribbon is the global symbol for solidarity with HIV-positive people and those living with AIDS. AIDS is an acronym for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and is defined as a collection of symptoms and infections resulting from the depletion of the immune system caused... The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a frequently mutating retrovirus that attacks the human immune system and which has been shown to cause acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). ... The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This Port Charles logo was seen from July 2002 until October 2003. ...


Problems began to arise again around 1994-1995 when the show lost more than a million viewers. All the soaps lost ground at this time, but particular scrutiny was placed upon GH for the succession of grim stories involving BJ, Monica, and Stone (as a result, they dropped plans to give Audrey Alzheimer's Disease). 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


From 1993-1997 the show focused on popular couple in Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Brenda (Vanessa Marcil), and eventually Brenda's relationship with corporate raider Jasper Jacks (Ingo Rademacher). They were the one constant between the regimes of Labine (who left in early 1996) and Bob Guza, who became head writer in 1996. Guza zeroed in on the mob and the popularity of Maurice Benard. Guza came and went several times, returning for good in 2002. Riche left in late 2001 and was replaced by Jill Farren Phelps. 1993 (MCMXCIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Maurice Benard Maurice Benard (born Mauricio Jose Morales on March 1, 1963) is an American actor. ... Vanessa Marcil (born Vanessa Ortiz on October 15, 1969 in Indio, California) is an American actress of Portuguese heritage. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Jill Farren Phelps has been the executive producer of many American television soap operas, such as Santa Barbara (1987-1991), Guiding Light (1991-1995), Another World (1995-1996), One Life to Live (1998-2001), and currently General Hospital (2001-present). ...


General Hospital has also been known to feature plots that have been widely considered preposterous (i.e. the town of Port Charles was going to be placed under a deep freeze by maniacal Mikkos Cassadine; luckily, Luke and Laura saved the town just in time). Categories: Supercouples ...


In recent years the show has shied away from its veteran characters. After more than 35 years Rachel Ames was taken off-contract and removed from the opening credits, angering many longtime viewers. In 2004 Anna Lee was moved to recurring status after 25 years as Lila Quartermaine (Lee died soon after and some fans held the show responsible). Other characters, such as Bobbie Spencer (Jacklyn Zeman) and Felicia Scorpio (Kristina Wagner) became little more than extras, in spite of their years of popularity with fans. In May 2005 aside from being placed on a recurring role, though she was quite popular, Wagner was fired and replaced with former Another World star Sandra Ferguson. Maxie was also recast with former Days of our Lives star Kirsten Storms taking over for Robyn Richards. This raised conflict because of the revisit to a major storyline, "BJ's heart" with two new actresses trying to act like they were the old ones. The storyline ended in Maxie keeping BJ's heart and her sister Georgie (Lindze Letherman) recovering from her brain hemorage. Rachel Ames, at right, with co-star John Beradino, in a still from General Hospital. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Anna Lee MBE (January 2, 1913 – May 14, 2004) was an English actress. ... Jaklyn Zeman, in a still from General Hospital. ... Kristina Wagner, in a still from General Hospital. ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in May May 26: Eddie Albert May 25: Ismail Merchant May 25: Sunil Dutt May 25: Graham Kennedy May 22: Thurl Ravenscroft May 21: Howard Morris May 21: Subodh Mukherjee May 21: Stephen Elliott May 20... Another World is a book by Pat Barker. ... Sandra Ferguson, in a still from Another World. ... Days of our Lives is a long-running American soap opera. ... Kirsten Storms in an undated publicity photo. ... Lindzee Letherman. ...


In the spring of 2005, Emmy Nominated Actress Tamara Braun left the role of Carly Corinthos, a role she had garnered amazing praise for when she took over the role from Emmy Winner Sarah Brown. After Braun's exit the show began a storyline in which Carly's son, Michael (Dylan Cash), supposedly killed his own father, AJ Quartermaine (Billy Warlock). The image of a nine year old murderer may have contributed to a decline in ratings as well as Braun's exit from the series the show fell behind CBS daytime's As the World Turns and tying or barely beating the other less-hyped ABC soaps. The storyline then quieted down and ended, with the eventual reveal that it was Michael's therapist, Dr Asher Thomas who was the real murderer. The show then ran on to show a comedic storyline involving Luke duping Tracy Quartermaine (Jane Elliot) into marriage. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tamara Braun formerly Caroline Carly Benson Corinthos on ABCs General Hospital. Tamara Braun is an American actress. ... Sarah Joy Brown Sarah Joy Brown played Carly on General Hospital from 1996-2001 Sarah Joy Brown (born February 18, 1975) is an American actress. ... Dylan Cash (born November 30, 1994) is an award-winning child actor currently under contract portraying Michael Corinthos on ABCs daytime drama General Hospital. ... Image:Billy warlock. ... As the World Turns (ATWT) is the second longest-running American television soap opera, airing each weekday on CBS. It debuted on Monday, April 2, 1956 at 1:30 in the afternoon. ... Jane Elliot (born January 17, 1947 in New York, New York) is an American actress. ...


After Braun left the series, the role of Carly was recast with former One Life to Live star Jennifer Bransford. Despite Series star Maurice Benard wanting Bransford to stick around, the fans spoke louder than ever before and Bransford was released from her contract. Soon after, Guiding Light star Laura Wright took over the popular role of Carly Benson. Long Time Arch Rival of Carly, Robin Scorpio(Kimberly McCullough), returned to town to help long time best friend of Carly,Jason Morgan (Steve Burton), regain his memory and will result in a relationship block between Jason and his current love interest Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco). One Life to Live is a soap opera which has been broadcast on the American ABC television network since July 15, 1968. ... Jennifer Bransford Jennifer Bransford (born December 2, 1968) is an American actress. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Laura Wright (born Laura Sisk on September 11, 1970 in Washington D.C.) is an American soap opera actress. ... Steve Burton Steve Burton (born Jack Stephen Burton on 28 June 1970 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American actor. ... Playboy centerfold appearance April 1997 Birthplace Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Birthdate May 23, 1976 Measurements 34 D - 21½ - 31½ Height 5 3 Weight 95 lb (43 kg) Preceded by Jennifer Miriam Succeeded by Lynn Thomas Kelly Marie Monaco (born May 23, 1976 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, and raised in the Poconos) is...


Recent storylines have consisted of Carly's mental breakdown, a test of Sonny's love for Carly while she loses touch with reality and falls more and more into her dream world. Another current storyline is the mystery of who is drugging college girls, such as Maxie and Brook Lynn Ashton (Adrianne Leon) and taking picutres of them. Lucas Jones (Ben Hogestyn) son of long time veterans Bobbie and Tony Jones has recently made a comeback with the surprising secret that he is gay. Also, Courtney Matthews (Alicia Leigh Willis) has recently discovered that she is pregnant with her estranged husband Jax Jacks' (Ingo Rademacher) child, despite being in love with Nikolas Cassadine. Image:Adrianneleon. ... Alicia Leigh Willis (born March 1, 1978) is an American actress. ...


Also recently, Lucky Spencer and Elizabeth Webber were married. The new "super couple" while just married, began their dating relationship almost ten years ago. Then, Jonathan Jackson played the role of Lucky Spencer.


November 2005 saw a major disaster storyline involving a train collision and major real life drama. This storyline involved much of the canvas and was GH's sole focus for several weeks during the important sweeps period. During this time, Actress Kari Wuhrer(Reese Marshall also known as the Real Carly Roberts), was let go due to lacking storyline between series stars Maurice Benard and Rick Hearst. Many longtime fans however will say her depature had to due with real life close friend Jennifer Bransford's quick departure from the show. Also during this storyline; Alexis Davis and father Ric Lansing gave birth to their baby in an antique train car via a c-section performed by Robin Scorpio and Emily Cassadine, Lucky Spencer survived a near fatal hit by a sharp metal jabbing into him, and the new Carly was introuduced and then fought villain Manny Ruiz and escaped the crash.


GH aired its 10,000th episode on April 17, 2002. April 17 is the 107th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (108th in leap years). ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The exterior shot of the hospital in the opening and ending credits is the General Hospital of the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, located just east of Downtown Los Angeles.


Cast

Current cast members

U.S. daytime soap operas
currently on the air:
All My Children
As the World Turns
The Bold and the Beautiful
Days of our Lives
General Hospital
Guiding Light
One Life to Live
Passions
The Young and the Restless

The first TIME cover devoted to soap operas: Dated January 12, 1976, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of Our Lives are featured with the headline Soap Operas: Sex and suffering in the afternoon. A soap opera is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction, usually broadcast on television... All My Children is a US soap opera which has been broadcast Monday through Friday on the ABC TV network since January 5, 1970. ... As the World Turns (ATWT) is the second longest-running American television soap opera, airing each weekday on CBS. It debuted on Monday, April 2, 1956 at 1:30 in the afternoon. ... The Bold and the Beautiful is a US television soap opera, created by Lee Phillip Bell and William J. Bell. ... Days of our Lives is a long-running American soap opera. ... General Hospital is the longest-running daytime soap opera on the American ABC television network, and is also the longest-running soap opera produced in Hollywood (having been taped at the Prospect Avenue ABC Television Center West since its inception). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... One Life to Live is a soap opera which has been broadcast on the American ABC television network since July 15, 1968. ... Passions is an American television soap opera. ... The Young and the Restless (commonly abbreviated to Y&R) is an American soap opera that takes place in Genoa City, Wisconsin (named after a vacation spot that series creators William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell visited annually). ... Maurice Benard Maurice Benard (born Mauricio Jose Morales on March 1, 1963) is an American actor. ... Julie Marie Berman. ... Steve Burton Steve Burton (born Jack Stephen Burton on 28 June 1970 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American actor. ... Dylan Cash (born November 30, 1994) is an award-winning child actor currently under contract portraying Michael Corinthos on ABCs daytime drama General Hospital. ... Leslie Charleson was born February 22, 1945 in Kansas City, Missouri. ... Robin Christopher, shown here in 1990, playing Skye Chandler on All My Children Robin Christopher (born June 18, 1965) is an American actress. ... Tyler Christopher Tyler Christopher (born Tyler Christopher Baker, November 11, 1972, Joliet, Illinois, USA) is an actor that starred on the ABC daytime drama General Hospital from 1996 to 1999 and again from 2003 to the present as Nikolas Cassadine, son of the cryogenically-frozen Stavros Cassadine. ... Scott Clifton (born October 31, 1984 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor. ... Stuart Damon, in a still from General Hospital. ... Jane Elliot (born January 17, 1947 in New York, New York) is an American actress. ... Anthony Geary, in a still from General Hospital. ... Nancy Lee Grahn Nancy Lee Grahn (born April 28, 1958 in Skokie, Illinois) is an actress who has starred in such soap operas as Santa Barbara (as Julia Wainwright Capwell) from 1985 to 1993 and General Hospital (as Natasha Alexis Davis Cassadine- Lansing) since 1996. ... Rick Hearst (born Richard Charles Herbst on January 4, 1965 in Howard Beach, New York, USA) is an actor, best known for roles in US soap operas. ... Rebecca Herbst (born May 12th, 1977 in Encino, California) is an American actress. ... Kent Masters King is an American actress currently appearing on the daytime soap opera General Hospital. ... Ted King (born October 1, 1965 in Hollywood, California) is an American actor. ... Lindzee Letherman. ... Natalia Livingston Natlaia Livingston and Tyler Christopher have recently split up as a real-life and on-screen couple Natalia Livingston (born March 26, 1976 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania) is an American soap opera actress. ... Matt Marraccini Matt Marraccini (born May 12, 1981 in Poland, Ohio) is an American actor. ... Kimberly McCullough (born March 5, 1978 in Bellflower, California, USA) is an Emmy Award-winning actress. ... Playboy centerfold appearance April 1997 Birthplace Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Birthdate May 23, 1976 Measurements 34 D - 21½ - 31½ Height 5 3 Weight 95 lb (43 kg) Preceded by Jennifer Miriam Succeeded by Lynn Thomas Kelly Marie Monaco (born May 23, 1976 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, and raised in the Poconos) is... Kirsten Storms in an undated publicity photo. ... Greg Vaughan Greg Vaughan (born June 15, 1973, in Dallas, Texas, USA) has starred in soaps such as The Young and the Restless and General Hospital. ... Laura Wright (born Laura Sisk on September 11, 1970 in Washington D.C.) is an American soap opera actress. ... Jaklyn Zeman, in a still from General Hospital. ...

Recurring cast members

  • Denise Alexander (Dr. Lesley Williams Webber)
  • Jed Allan (Edward Quartermaine)
  • Rachel Ames (Audrey March Hardy, R.N.)
  • Corbin Bernsen (John Durant, esq.)
  • Christine Carlo (Leticia Juarez)
  • Derk Cheetwood (Max Giambetti)
  • Drew Cheetwood (Milo Giambetti)
  • Sandra Ferguson (Felicia Jones)
  • Blake Gibbons (Coleman Ratcliffe)
  • Ron Hale (Mike Corbin)
  • Wally Kurth (Ned Ashton)
  • Robert LaSardo (Manny Ruiz)
  • Lillian Lehman (Dr. Joyce Meadows)
  • Brad Maule (Dr. Tony Jones)
  • Kali Rodriguez (Kristina Corinthos)
  • Constance Towers (Helena Cassadine)
  • Bergen Williams (Alice Gunderson)
  • Gwendoline Yeo (Dr. Kelly Lee)

Categories: Stub | 1939 births | Soap opera actors ... Jed Allan (born Jed Allan Brown on March 1, 1937) is an American actor. ... Rachel Ames, at right, with co-star John Beradino, in a still from General Hospital. ... Corbin Bernsen is an American actor born on September 7, 1954 in Los Angeles, California. ... Derk Cheetwood is an American actor born October 8, 1973, who appears on the soap opera General Hospital on a recurring basis as mob enforcer Max Giambetti. ... Sandra Ferguson, in a still from Another World. ... Wally Kurth Wally Kurth (born July 31, 1958) is an American singer and television performer. ... Robert LaSardo publicity photo Robert LaSardo is a Latin American actor. ...

Coming and going cast members

Image:Adrianneleon. ... Alicia Leigh Willis (born March 1, 1978) is an American actress. ... Actor Tristan Rogers starred on General Hospital from 1980 to 1992. ...

Deceased cast members

Gerald Anthony (July 31, 1951 - May 28, 2004) was an American actor. ... John Beradino, pictured with co-star Rachel Ames, in a still from General Hospital. ... Rosalind Cash was an actress whose career endured and flourished on stage, screen, and television, despite her staunch refusal to portray stereotyped black roles. ... Anna Lee MBE (January 2, 1913 – May 14, 2004) was an English actress. ... Emily McLaughlin (1 December 1930 - 26 April 1991) was an American soap opera actress. ...

Before they were stars

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Awards

The show, as well as many of its actors and crew, have been nominated for many dozens of awards, winning on many occasions. Some of the more noted major awards (Daytime Emmy Awards, Soap Opera Digest Awards, and Young Artist Awards) won are listed below. The Daytime Emmy Awards are awards presented by the New York-based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles-based Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of excellence in American daytime television programming. ... The February 1977 issue of Soap Opera Digest. ... The Young Artist Award is an award which is presented yearly by the Young Artist Foundation. ...


Daytime Emmy Awards

Show

  • 2005 "Outstanding Drama Series"
  • 2000 "Outstanding Drama Series"
  • 1999 "Outstanding Drama Series"
  • 1997 "Outstanding Drama Series"
  • 1996 "Outstanding Drama Series"
  • 1995 "Outstanding Drama Series" and "Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series"
  • 1984 "Outstanding Daytime Drama Series"
  • 1981 "Outstanding Daytime Drama Series"

Individuals

  • 2005 "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series" Natalia Livingston
  • 2004 "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series" Anthony Geary, "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series" Rick Hearst "Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series" Chad Brannon
  • 2003 "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series" Maurice Benard and "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series" Vanessa Marcil
  • 2002 "Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series" Jacob Young
  • 2000 "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series" Anthony Geary and "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series" Sarah Brown
  • 1999 "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series" Anthony Geary, "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series" Stuart Damon, and "Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series" Jonathan Jackson
  • 1998 "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series" Steve Burton, "Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series" Jonathan Jackson, and "Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series" Sarah Brown
  • 1997 "Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series" Sarah Brown
  • 1996 "Outstanding Younger Leading Actress in a Drama Series" Kimberly McCullough
  • 1995 "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series" Rena Sofer and "Outstanding Younger Leading Actor in a Drama Series" Jonathan Jackson
  • 1993 "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series" Gerald Anthony
  • 1991 "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series" Finola Hughes
  • 1989 "Outstanding Juvenile Female in a Drama Series" Kimberly McCullough
  • 1982 "Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series" Anthony Geary and "Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role in a Daytime Drama Series" David Lewis
  • 1981 "Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role in a Daytime Drama Series" Jane Elliot
  • 1979 "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Drama Series" Peter Hansen

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Soap Opera Digest Awards

Show

  • 2005 "Favorite Show"
  • 2003 "Favorite Show"
  • 2001 "Favorite Show"
  • 2000 "Favorite Show"
  • 1999 "Favorite Show"
  • 1998 "Favorite Show"
  • 1997 "Favorite Show"

Individuals

  • 2005 "Favorite Villain" Ted King, "Outstanding Lead Actor" Maurice Benard, "Outstanding Lead Actress" Tamara Braun, "Outstanding Supporting Actor" Rick Hearst, "Outstanding Younger Lead Actor", Scott Clifton
  • 2003 "Favorite Return" Vanessa Marcil, "Outstanding Lead Actor" Maurice Benard, "Outstanding Supporting Actor" Steve Burton, and "Outstanding Supporting Actress" Nancy Lee Grahn
  • 2001 "Outstanding Male Newcomer" Chad Brannon and "Outstanding Supporting Actress" Nancy Grahn
  • 2000 "Favorite Actor" Maurice Benard, "Favorite Actress" Sarah Brown, "Outstanding Lead Actor" Anthony Geary, and "Outstanding Supporting Actress" Nancy Grahn
  • 1999 "Favorite Veteran" Stuart Damon, "Hottest Male Star" Steve Burton, "Outstanding Lead Actor" Anthony Geary, "Outstanding Young Lead Actor", Jonathan Jackson, and "Outstanding Young Lead Actress" Rebecca Herbst
  • 1998 "Hottest Male Star" Ingo Rademacher, Outstanding Lead Actress" Vanessa Marcil, "Outstanding Male Scene Stealer" John Ingle, "Outstanding Younger Leading Actor" Steve Burton, and "Outstanding Younger Leading Actress" Sarah Brown
  • 1997 "Hottest Female Star" Vanessa Marcil, "Hottest Male Star" Ingo Rademacher, "Outstanding Lead Actress" Genie Francis, "Outstanding Male Newcomer" Tyler Christopher, and "Outstanding Younger Lead Actor" Steve Burton
  • 1996 "Hottest Female Star" Lynn Herring, "Outstanding Lead Actor" Maurice Benard, and "Outstanding Supporting Actor" Stuart Damon
  • 1995 "Hottest Female Star" Kristina Wagner, "Outstanding Child Actor" Jonathan Jackson, "Outstanding Supporting Actor" Brad Maule, and "Outstanding Younger Lead Actress" Rena Sofer
  • 1993 "Outstanding Child Actor" Kimberly McCullough
  • 1992 "Outstanding Supporting Actress: Daytime" Jane Elliot and "Outstanding Villainess: Daytime" Lynn Herring
  • 1991 "Outstanding Villain: Daytime" Kin Shriner, "Outstanding Villainess: Daytime" Lynn Herring, Outstanding Lead Actress: Daytime", Finola Hughes, and "Outstanding Male Newcomer: Daytime" Michael Watson
  • 1990 "Outstanding Male Newcomer: Daytime" Kurt McKinney and "Outstanding Heroine: Daytime" Finola Hughes
  • 1989 "Outstanding Villainess: Daytime" Lynn Herring and "Outstanding Male Newcomer: Daytime" Scott Thompson Baker
  • 1988 "Outstanding Newcomer: Daytime" Ian Buchanan
  • 1986 "Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress on a Daytime or Prime Time Serial" Kimberly McCullough
  • 1984 "Outstanding Youth Actor in a Daytime Soap Opera" David Mendenhall

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Young Artist Awards

  • 2003 "Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Young Actor Ten or Under" brianna is the bomb
  • 1994 "Best Actor Under Ten in a Television Series or Show" Jonathan Hernandez (Tied with Shawn Toovey for Dr, melissa )
  • 1990 "Best Young Actor in a Daytime Drama" R.J. Williams
  • 1987 "Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor in a Daytime Series" Kimberly McCullough
  • 1986 "Outstanding Young Actress - Regular Daytime Serial" Kimberly McCullough
  • 1985 "Best Young Actor in a Daytime or Nighttime Television Series" David Mendenhall
  • 1984 "Best Young Actor in Daytime Soap" John Stamos and David Mendenhall (tie)
  • 1983 "Best Young Actress in the Daytime Series" Janine Turner
  • 1981 "Best Young Actor - Daytime TV Series" Philip Tanzini

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See also

This is a list of major characters that appear (or have appeared) on the soap opera General Hospital. ...

External links

  • General Hospital at the Internet Movie Database
  • GH At ABC
  • GH The Soap
  • soapcentral.com|GH Online
  • General Hospital Links

 
 

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