General Hospital has been airing since April 1, 1963 and is set in the fictional city of Port Charles, New York. Since its premiere, the show has won 11 Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series: 1981, 1984, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2012. Here are some of the best couples from General Hospital of all time.
Edward and Lila
Edward Quartermaine and Lila Quartermaine’s relationship spawned over the period of 1945 to 2004. The role of Edward was played by two main actors, David Lewis from 1978 to 1989 and then again from 1991 to 1993 and John Ingle from 1993 to 2004 and again from 2006 to 2012. John Ingle passed away at the age of 84 on September 16, 2012 from cancer. The role of Lila was played by Anna Lee from 1978 to 2003. Anna Lee passed away at the age of 91 on May 14, 2004 from pneumonia. Edward and Lila had two children together: Alan, born in 1948 and Tracy, born in 1949.
Luke and Laura
Luke Spencer and Laura Webber’s relationship had lasted off and on since 1979. The couple is played by actors Anthony Geary and Genie Francis. Luke and Laura’s wedding in November of 1981 was watched by 30 million television viewers. Together the couple conceived two children: Lucky, born in 1979 and Lulu, born in 1988. Luke also has a son, Ethan, born in 1987 as a result of an affair Luke had with Holly Sutton. Laura also has a son, Nikolas, born in 1977 as a result of an affair Laura had with Stefan Cassadine. Even though the couple had a controversial start when a drunken Luke raped Laura, they fell in love, married and raised a family.
Robert and Anna
Robert Scorpio and Abba Devane’s relationship lasted from 1985 to 1992 and then it was on-again, off-again from that point on until 2012. Robert and Anna are played by actors Tristan Rogers and Finola Hughes. The couple has one child together, Robin, born in 1977. Anna had a daughter, Leora Hayward, who was born in February of 2003, but died three months later during surgery due to her having phlebitis. Leora was also the daughter of David Hayward, with whom Anna was married to from 2002 to 2003.
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