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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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57   50   48   47   1   Unknown  
2009   2008   2007   2006   … See all »
106 wins & 450 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kim Zimmer ...  Reva Shayne / ... 1,759 episodes, 1983-2009
Beth Chamberlin ...  Beth Raines / ... 1,514 episodes, 1989-2009
Maureen Garrett ...  Holly Norris / ... 1,086 episodes, 1976-2009
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Storyline

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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Life happens here.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

In 2002, Dame Joan Collins had a well-publicized stint as Alexandra Spaulding, the third actress to play the role. She was soon replaced by Marj Dusay, the second actress to play Alex after the first, Beverlee McKinsey, played her for seven years. Collins wanted to schedule her filming around her book promotion tour, but producers wanted Collins full-time. Alexis Carrington, the Dynasty (1981) character that made her famous, was modelled after Iris Carrington, the character that made Beverlee McKinsey famous. See more »

Quotes

Dinah: Well, don't you want to hear my tale of woe?
Edmund: Dinah, I don't have time to hear it right now.
Dinah: Oh, okay. Well, just kick me to the kerb, like everybody else has. It's cool.
Edmund: Look, Dinah, I've been where you are, wanting to live someone else's life, willing to do just about anything to have it. It's no good. It doesn't work. My obsession with my brother Richard cost me everything I cared about. I hate to see you make the same mistake.
Dinah: My whole life's been a mistake, Eddie.
Edmund: It's not a mistake, Dinah. Take...
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Connections

Featured in O.J.: Made in America (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Die Springfield Story
Written by Ralph Thiekötter & Maik Weppner
Courtesy of Heinz & Klaus Funk, Hamburg
(German version)
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User Reviews

Was Great, But Getting Mediocre
6 March 2005 | by SargebriSee 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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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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