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General Hospital History


A history of the soap opera General Hospital, including a look at the characters, top stories in the show's history, family trees, top villains, and top moments.
  1. A Rich History
  2. Male Characters
  3. Female Characters
  4. Past Character Biographies
  5. Family Trees
  6. Supercouples
  1. General Hospital Dads
  2. General Hospital's Greatest Villains of All Time
  3. Evil Twins Through the Years
  4. Bad Girls...We're Talkin' 'Bout Bad Girls!
  5. Top Moments in History
  6. Fifty Years of General Hospital

A Rich History

A look at the early years of General Hospital including its first characters: Steve Hardy, Audrey Hardy, Jessie Brewer, Phil Brewer and others, and into the '70s, '80s, '90s and the present

Male Characters

General Hospital's male characters, including two of Port Charles' main men: Sonny Corinthos and Luke Spencer.

Female Characters

General Hospital's female characters: the virtuous, the vixenish, the femme fatales.

Past Character Biographies

Biographies of characters who were part of General Hospital's history.

Family Trees

A look at the family trees of some of the foremost families of Port Charles, past and present, as well as the interconnections with one another.


Romantic pairings that have proved popular with viewers and earned the title "supercouples."

General Hospital Dads

On General Hospital, there are conventional loving and caring fathers, and then there are those dads who are a little more problematic - absent, overbearing, not hands-on. We've seen quite a combination on GH. Here are a few - good, bad, and indifferent - from over the years. The dads include Luke Spencer, Tony Jones, Edward Quartermaine, Alan Quartermaine, Patrick Drake, Mac Scorpio, Noah Drake,

General Hospital's Greatest Villains of All Time

Read about some of the most evil people ever to hit Port Charles!

Evil Twins Through the Years

Everyone, it is said, has a double somewhere. General Hospital is proof of that, as time and time again, we've seen characters show up who are dead ringers for citizens of Port Charles. These include doubles of Mac Scorpio, Sam McCall, Lucky Spencer, Nikolas Cassadine, Emily Quartermaine, Grant Andrews, and Kevin Collins. Let's face it - bringing in a double is a good entree into a storyline; it is also a way to bring back an actor whose character was killed off. Sometimes it works; sometimes it doesn't. Meet a few of the twin sets who have graced General Hospital episodes over the years.

Bad Girls...We're Talkin' 'Bout Bad Girls!

Through the years, General Hospital has had its share of bad girls -- those manipulative, backstabbing vixens, the femme fatales, and the outright criminals! A few of these gals have reformed, though some viewers will never forget their chicanery. Some stayed just as they were, and one in particular walks the fence between good and bad. Here is a group of "bad girls" from the annals of General Hospital's history: the good (who were once bad), the bad (who stayed bad), but the always beautiful.

Top Moments in History

Memorable scenes and moments from General Hospital going back in its history.

Fifty Years of General Hospital

Stories from past years on General Hospital that fans loved.

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