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television series

Guiding Light

Started 30 Jun 1952
Ended 18 Sep 2009
Released69 years, 5 months ago
Run span57 years, 2 months
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Guiding Light
Guiding Light
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About Guiding Light

Guiding Light (known as The Guiding Light before 1975) is an American television soap opera listed in Guinness World Records as the longest-running drama in television in American history, broadcast on CBS for 57 years from June 30, 1952, until September 18, 2009, preceded by a 19-year broadcast on radio. Guiding Light is the longest running soap opera and the fifth-longest running program in all of broadcast history; only the American country music radio program Grand Ole Opry (first broadcast in 1925), the BBC religious program The Daily Service (1928), the CBS religious program Music and the Spoken Word (1929), and the Norwegian children's radio program Lørdagsbarnetimen (first aired in 1924, cancelled in 2010) have been on the air longer. Guiding Light was created by Irna Phillips, and began as an NBC Radio serial on January 25, 1937. On June 2, 1947, the series was transferred to CBS Radio, before starting on June 30, 1952, on CBS Television. It continued to be broadcast concomitantly on radio until June 29, 1956. The series was expanded from 15 minutes to a half-hour during 1968 (and also switched from broadcasting live to pre-taping around this same time), and then to a full hour on November 7, 1977. The series broadcast its 15,000th CBS episode on September 6, 2006. On April 1, 2009, it was announced that CBS had canceled Guiding Light, after a 72-year run, due to low ratings. The show taped its final Procter & Gamble scenes for CBS on August 11, 2009, and its final episode on the network aired on September 18, 2009. On October 5, 2009, CBS replaced Guiding Light with an hour-long revival of Let's Make a Deal, hosted by Wayne Brady. On August 22, 2013, Grant Aleksander, who had portrayed Phillip Spaulding on Guiding Light from 1983 through the series finale in 2009, revealed in an interview with Carolyn Hinsey that former Guiding Light executive producer Paul Rauch had been working on a continuation of Guiding Light at the time of his death in December 2012.

Main cast

The following people were in the main cast of Guiding Light:

Frank Grillo
American actor
Alive
Montel Williams
American former television host, actor and motivational speaker
Alive
Amy Carlson
American actress
Alive
Sherry Stringfield
American actress
Alive
Crystal Chappell
American actress
Alive
Paul Wesley
American actor
Alive
Cynthia Watros
American actress
Alive
Melina Kanakaredes
American actress
Alive
Linda Dano
American actress, businesswoman, writer
Alive
Kim Zimmer
American actress
Alive
Gina Tognoni
American actress
Alive
Jesse Soffer
American actor
Alive
Emme Rylan
American actress
Alive
Beth Ehlers
American actress
Alive
Jessica Leccia
American actress
Alive
Bonnie Dennison
American actress
Alive
Beth Chamberlin
American actress
Alive
Judi Evans
American actress
Alive
Stephanie Gatschet
American actress
Alive
Ellen Parker
American actress
Alive
Maureen Garrett
American actress
Alive
Maeve Kinkead
American actress
Alive
Fiona Hutchison
British actress
Alive
Ellen Dolan
American actress
Alive
Nancy St. Alban
American actress
Alive
Melissa Hayden
American actress
Alive
Tom Pelphrey
American actor
Alive
Vincent Irizarry
American actor
Alive
Josh Taylor
American actor
Alive
Daniel Cosgrove
American actor
Alive
Larry Gates
American actor
Dead
Jordi Vilasuso
American actor
Alive
Kevin Mambo
Canadian actor
Alive
Scott Bailey
American actor
Alive
Jeff Branson
American actor
Alive
Robert Bogue
American actor
Alive
Michael Zaslow
American actor
Dead
Keith Christopher
actor/singer
Dead
Grant Aleksander
American actor
Alive
Rick Hearst
actor
Alive
Gavin Houston
American actor
Alive
Jerry verDorn
actor
Alive
George Alvarez
Cuban-American actor
Alive
Frank Dicopoulos
American actor
Alive
Justin Deas
American actor
Alive
Robert Newman
American actor
Alive
Bradley Cole
American actor
Alive
Jordan Clarke
American actor
Alive
Tudi Wiggins
Canadian actress
Dead

Other cast and crew

The following people were involved in the making of Guiding Light:

Giancarlo Esposito
American film and television actor
Alive
Bethany Joy Lenz
American actress and musician
Alive
Billy Dee Williams
American actor, artist, and singer
Alive
Christy Carlson Romano
American actress and singer-songwriter
Alive
Laura Bell Bundy
American actress, singer
Alive
Calista Flockhart
American actress
Alive
Aaron Paul
American actor
Alive
Patti D'Arbanville
American actress and former model
Alive
Bradley Whitford
American actor
Alive
Kimberly J. Brown
American actress
Alive
Michelle Forbes
American actress
Alive
Holly Marie Combs
actress, television producer
Alive
Victor Garber
Canadian actor and singer
Alive
Anna Maria Horsford
actress
Alive
Rachel Miner
American actress
Alive
JoBeth Williams
American actress and television director
Alive
Tammy Blanchard
US actress
Alive
Jason Butler Harner
American actor
Alive
Taye Diggs
actor
Alive
Rebecca Budig
American actress
Alive
Jama Williamson
American actress
Alive
Jayne Houdyshell
American actress
Alive
Chris Sarandon
American actor
Alive
Merle Dandridge
American actress
Alive
Barbara Crampton
American actress
Alive
Christina Pickles
British-American actress
Alive
Becki Newton
American actress
Alive
Paige Turco
American actress
Alive
Natalie Gold
American actress
Alive
Amy Steel
American actress
Alive
Andrea Navedo
American actress
Alive
Joseph Campanella
American actor
Dead
Katie Lowes
actress
Alive
Rebecca Mader
English actress
Alive
Catherine Mary Stewart
actress
Alive
Mary Pat Gleason
American actress (1950–2020)
Dead
Julie Warner
actress
Alive
Fran Bennett
American actress
Dead
Phyllis Somerville
American stage, film and television actress
Dead
Saundra Santiago
American actress
Alive
Emily Swallow
American actress
Alive
Cindy Pickett
American actress
Alive
Sharon Leal
American actress and singer
Alive
Julie Carmen
actress, dancer turned psychotherapist
Alive
Sara Botsford
Canadian actress
Alive
Jennifer Lafleur
American actress
Alive
Jess Weixler
American actress
Alive
Kristen Connolly
American film actress
Alive
Kathryn Hays
American actress
Alive
Lenore Kasdorf
American actress
Alive
Dreama Walker
American actress
Alive
Catherine Curtin
American actress
Alive
Robin Mattson
American actress
Alive
MacKenzie Mauzy
American actress
Alive
Lindsey McKeon
actress
Alive
Joe Morton
American actor
Alive
Peter Gallagher
American actor
Alive
Anna Stuart
American actress
Alive
Emily Robinson
American actress
Alive
Zuzanna Szadkowski
American actress
Alive
Susan Blommaert
American actress
Alive
Aubrey Dollar
American actress
Alive
James Lipton
poet, talk show host, writer, teacher (1926-2020)
Dead
Ian Ziering
American actor
Alive
Peter Hermann
American actor
Alive
Sandy Faison
American actress
Alive
Stephen McHattie
Canadian actor
Alive
Barbara Garrick
American actress
Alive
Jean Carol
American actress
Alive
Tanya Clarke
American actress
Alive
Thomas Gibson
American actor and director
Alive
Susan Pratt
American actress
Alive
Philip Bosco
American actor
Dead
Doug Hutchison
American actor
Alive
Jennifer Mudge
American actress
Alive
James Rebhorn
American character actor
Dead
Burt Ward
American actor
Alive
Ricky Ullman
American actor-musician
Alive
Chad Coleman
American actor
Alive
Daniel von Bargen
American actor
Dead
Drew Seeley
Canadian actor, singer-songwriter, and dancer
Alive
Sandy Dennis
actress
Dead
Sendhil Ramamurthy
actor from United States of America
Alive
David Zayas
Puerto Rican actor
Alive
Mark Margolis
American actor
Alive
Scott Evans
American actor (1983-)
Alive
Mark Feuerstein
American actor
Alive
Ty Simpkins
American actor
Alive
Johnny Messner
American actor
Alive
Beverlee McKinsey
American actress
Dead
Murray Bartlett
Australian actor
Alive
Marc Menchaca
American actor
Alive
Geoffrey Arend
American film, television, voice and theater actor
Alive
Eric Nelsen
American actor
Alive
Bryan Dechart
American actor
Alive
Matt Walton
American film actor
Alive
Andreas Katsulas
actor
Dead
Neal Bledsoe
Canadian-American actor
Alive
Michael Durrell
American actor
Alive
Derek Phillips
American actor
Alive
Ritchie Coster
actor
Alive
Amir Arison
American actor
Alive
Marcus Giamatti
American actor
Alive
Nate Corddry
American actor
Alive
C. S. Lee
Korean American actor
Alive
Michael Carbonaro
American actor
Alive
Ned Luke
American actor
Alive
Lauren Jones
American fashion designer
Alive
Zach Roerig
American actor
Alive
Wes Ramsey
American actor
Alive
Robert LuPone
American actor
Alive
E.J. Bonilla
American actor
Alive
Victor Slezak
American actor
Alive
Elizabeth Berridge
American actor
Alive
Peter Francis James
American actor
Alive
Tom Mardirosian
American actor
Alive
Mark Pinter
American actor
Alive
Ward Horton
American actor
Alive
Nick Wyman
American actor
Alive
John D'Leo
American actor
Alive
Mick Hazen
American actor
Alive
Jeff Hayenga
American actor
Alive
Stephen Martines
American actor
Alive
Mauricio Sanchez
Venezuelan actor
Alive