General Hospital is getting ready to celebrate 60 years on the air, having made its debut on April 1, 1963 — and less than 15 years later, Kin Shriner made his first Port Charles appearance on August 2, 1977 as Scotty Baldwin. The actor looks back at the show’s rich history.
Kin Shriner Counts Down To General Hospital’s 60th
The beloved star has been making great use of his Twitter account, sharing some fun facts, amazing images, and behind-the-scenes tidbits as he does his own march to the ABC soap’s big day. Just today he shared shots of some very famous faces.
“Countdown to #60 as [General Hospital] was number one with bullet since I grew up in sho biz and Marvin Page casting director was busy,” he wrote on the social media platform. “I got [to] work and hangout with these stars who came on! I was kid in a candy store #Berle [Milton Berle; ex-Micky Miller] Sammy [Sammy Davis, Jr.; ex-Edward “Eddie” Phillips] Dustin [Dustin Hoffman] Lemon [Jack Lemmon]! To name a few !!
Yesterday, he had fun with a particular villainess who brought worldwide attention to General Hospital because she was a silver-screen legend. “Elizabeth Taylor aka Helena Cassadine put a curse on Luke and Laura and the cassadines still have a hold today. Aunt Ruby served up coffee at Kelly’s still going today. [General Hospital] was now pop culture and big stars were coming #gh 60 countdown!”
This is just a sampling of what Kin Shriner had to offer by way of General Hospital memories. If you want to see more and keep up with his countdown moving forward, check out and be sure to follow his Twitter account by clicking here.