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Guiding Light 

The Guiding Light (original title)
This show took place in the fictional Midwestern town of Springfield and centered on the middle class Bauer family.

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Irna Phillips
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106 wins & 450 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Kim Zimmer ...  Reva Shayne / ... 1,744 episodes, 1983-2009
Beth Chamberlin ...  Beth Raines / ... 1,513 episodes, 1989-2009
Maureen Garrett Maureen Garrett ...  Holly Norris / ... 1,073 episodes, 1976-2009
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This show took 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.

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Drama | Romance

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Trivia

This show was the longest-running drama series in history. It began on radio, as "The Guiding Light", on January 25, 1937, and originally revolved around Reverend Dr. John Ruthledge (Arthur Peterson) and his congregation. CBS cancelled it in 1939, 1941, 1942, 1944, and 1946. Each time, letter-writing campaigns led to the show's return. It was on radio and television from June 30, 1952 to June 30, 1956, the actors and actresses had to perform scripts twice a day. Its first color broadcast was on September 11, 1967. The first thirty-minute broadcast was September 9, 1968. The first hour-long broadcast was June 16, 1975. The final episode aired September 18, 2009. See more »

Goofs

Reva went through menopause and then a short time later got pregnant with her and Jeffrey Oneils son Colin. That is not possible. See more »

Quotes

Gus Aitoro: [Beth has kidnapped Alan and Gus and is holding them in a cabin] Did you ever see that movie "Ghost," where the guy dies and his wife is all vulnerable, and then the best friend moves in on her. That is so Mallet. He's just honing in on Harley because she's so vulnerable.
Alan Spaulding #3: What's a six-letter word for "I told you so"?
Gus Aitoro: [spelling] S-H-U-T-U-P.
[yells]
Gus Aitoro: Shut up!
Alan Spaulding #3: That is six letters, but it doesn't really fit here. Why are you looking at me that way? You are the one who landed us in this mess.
Gus Aitoro: No, no, this ...
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Marina and Alan Michael
13 December 2005 | by lilkels13See all my reviews

Is anyone else confused about this whole Marina and Alan Michael thing??? The writers (and characters) seem to forget that Alan Michael was married to Marina's mother, Elani, before she was married to Frank. If they get together, that is just weird. "Hey mom...I'm dating your ex-husband from over 20 years ago...." They did an awful job casting him...I think he is a great actor, but age wise, it just doesn't fit. He looks younger the rick hearst did when he played Alan Michael back in the mid 90's. He looks way too young to be Alan Michael.

And on a side note, I miss Danny and Marina... I hate that he got back with Michele.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guiding Light See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1952-1968) | (1968-1977) | (1977-2009)

Sound Mix:

Mono (1952-1987)| Stereo (1987-)

Color:

Color (1967-2009)| Black and White (1952-1967)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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