General Hospital Reunion

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    1981: Anthony Geary, left, and Genie Francis who played Luke and Laura on ABC's "General Hospital" are shown during their characters' wedding. It's been 45 years since "General Hospital" began dispensing heavy doses of drama to TV viewers. Since 1963, ABC's longest-running daytime series has documented the trials and tribulations of Port Charles' citizens, carving an unprecedented television niche with intrigue and illness, long before "ER," "House" and "Grey's Anatomy" graduated from medical school. Luke and Laura's wedding in 1981 was one of television's most popular moments, attracting 30 million people.

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    1982: John Stamos, who portrays Blackie Parrish, left, stands with Shell Kepler, who portrays Amy Vining on ABC's "General Hospital." It's been 45 years since "General Hospital" began dispensing heavy doses of drama to TV viewers. Since 1963, ABC's longest-running daytime series has documented the trials and tribulations of Port Charles' citizens, carving an unprecedented television niche with intrigue and illness, long before "ER," "House" and "Grey's Anatomy" graduated from medical school. Stars such as Demi Moore, John Stamos and Rick Springfield got their start on "General Hospital".

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    1982: Anthony Geary, who portrays Luke Spencer, left, is shown with Demi Moore, who portrays Jackie Templeton in a scene on ABC Daytime's "General Hospital". It's been 45 years since "General Hospital" began dispensing heavy doses of drama to TV viewers. Since 1963, ABC's longest-running daytime series has documented the trials and tribulations of Port Charles' citizens, carving an unprecedented television niche with intrigue and illness, long before "ER," "House" and "Grey's Anatomy" graduated from medical school. Stars such as Demi Moore, John Stamos and Rick Springfield got their start on "General Hospital".

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    1981: Elizabeth Taylor, portraying Helena Cassadine, left, and Rick Springfield, portraying Dr. Noah Drake, center, are shown on the set of the ABC daytime series, "General Hospital" with Executive Producer/Director Gloria Monty. It's been 45 years since "General Hospital" began dispensing heavy doses of drama to TV viewers. Since 1963, ABC's longest-running daytime series has documented the trials and tribulations of Port Charles' citizens, carving an unprecedented television niche with intrigue and illness, long before "ER," "House" and "Grey's Anatomy" graduated from medical school.

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    1982: Actress Janine Turner, portraying Laura Templeton is shown in a scene with Kin Shriner, portraying Scotty Baldwin on ABC Daytime's "General Hospital." It's been 45 years since "General Hospital" began dispensing heavy doses of drama to TV viewers. Since 1963, ABC's longest-running daytime series has documented the trials and tribulations of Port Charles' citizens, carving an unprecedented television niche with intrigue and illness, long before "ER," "House" and "Grey's Anatomy" graduated from medical school. Turner, who got her start on the popular daytime series, went on to star as Maggie O'Connell in the popular 1990's series "Northern Exposure".

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    1981: Elizabeth Taylor portrays Helena Cassadine on the ABC daytime series "General Hospital. " Since 1963, ABC's longest-running daytime series has documented the trials and tribulations of Port Charles' citizens, carving an unprecedented television niche with intrigue and illness, long before "ER," "House" and "Grey's Anatomy" graduated from medical school. A-list fan Elizabeth Taylor famously guest-starred as the malicious Helena Cassadine at supercouple Luke and Laura's wedding in 1981, one of television's most popular moments, attracting 30 million people.

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    Actress Kelly Monaco is shown hanging from a set of the ABC daytime series "General Hospital". ABC's longest-running daytime series is re-energizing the daytime drama by working with Hollywood post-production company Stargate to create never-before-seen realistic special effects.

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    Actress Kelly Monaco is shown hanging from a set with a computer generated background on the ABC daytime series "General Hospital". ABC's longest-running daytime series is re-energizing the daytime drama by working with Hollywood post-production company Stargate to create never-before-seen realistic special effects.

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    The cast and crew of "General Hospital" gather as the ABC daytime drama commemorates the series' 45th Anniversary at at ABC's Prospect Studios in Los Angeles. Since 1963, ABC's longest-running daytime series has documented the trials and tribulations of Port Charles' citizens, carving an unprecedented television niche with intrigue and illness, long before "ER," "House" and "Grey's Anatomy" graduated from medical school.

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