General Hospital is the longest-running soap opera currently on air. The beloved soap made its debut in 1963 and has been a fan favorite ever since. With decades on the air, Soap Hub wanted to find out: diehard fans, how much do you really know about Port Charles? Play and find out! Also, don’t forget to sign up for our puzzles, trivia, and prize giveaway newsletter!
General Hospital originally took place on what floor of the hospital?
The soap opera's original focus was on the men and women who worked in the Inernal Medicine department on the hosptal's 7th floor
True or False: General Hospital's first leading man, John Beradino, once had his face insured for 1 million dollars
In 1948, Bill Veeck, upon signing Beradino to play for the Cleveland Indians - and knowing the baseball player had ambitions of becoming a famous actor - insured his new players face for 1 million dollars.
In its earliest development stage, General Hospital was a medical anthology series with what title?
Armand Grant, then the head of ABC Daytime, had wanted to create a daytime series that would be the equivalent of the popular nighttime procedural Ben Casey. However, when word got out that NBC would be launching a similar program, Grant shuttled the already filmed Emergency Hospital pilot and hired soap opera writers Frank and Doris Hursley to craft a soap opera set inside a hospital.
True or False? Denise Alexander has portrayed three separate characters in the General Hospital universe?
Although she is certainly well known for her role of Doctor Lesley Webber, Alexander also played the "spotlight patient" on the cancelled Emergency Hospital pilot and she also spent two days on General Hospital in the early 1960s as another character.
Actor Tony Geary made his daytime debut on which soap opera?
Geary joined the soap in 1971 playing David Lockheart a young man who had been unjustly confined to a sanitarium as child. He joined The Young and the Restless in 1973 for a six month stint as rapist George Curtis and then debut on General Hospital as Luke in 1978.