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  • Guiding Light (1952–2009)
  • TV-14
    TV Series | 60 min | Drama, Romance
Guiding Light (1952–2009)
TV-14
TV Series | 60 min | Drama, Romance

This show took place in the fictional Midwestern town of Springfield and centered on the middle class Bauer family.
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Seasons
50   |   48   |   47   |   1   |   Unknown   See all
Creators
Irna Phillips (created by) | Agnes Nixon (associate writer) (created by) (written by)
Head writers
Irna Phillips (created by) | Agnes Nixon (associate writer) (created by) (written by) & 36 more
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Status
Edit Released
Updated May 8, 2009

Release date (First episode)
Jun 30, 1952 (United States)

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Cast

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50 cast members
Name Episodes Known for
Kim Zimmer
Reva Shayne / Reva Shayne Lewis / Dolly Shayne / Reva Lewis / Revs Shayne Lewis / … See more Reva Shayne / Reva Shayne Lewis / Dolly Shayne / Reva Lewis / Revs Shayne Lewis / Bertha 'Bert' Miller Bauer / Charita Bauer / Rev a Shayne Lewis / Reva / Reva Shayne O'Neill / Self   See fewer
1,942
Beth Chamberlin
Beth Raines / Beth Raines Bauer / Beth Raines Spaulding / Beth Raines Lemay / Lorelei Hills / … See more Beth Raines / Beth Raines Bauer / Beth Raines Spaulding / Beth Raines Lemay / Lorelei Hills / Lorelei Hill / Beth Raines Winslow / Beth / Beth Lemay / Radio and TV Commercial Performer / Self   See fewer
1,591
Maureen Garrett
Holly Norris / Holly Norris Reade / Holly Thorpe Lindsey / Holly Thorpe / Holly Thorpe Reade / … See more Holly Norris / Holly Norris Reade / Holly Thorpe Lindsey / Holly Thorpe / Holly Thorpe Reade / Holly Norris Thorpe / Holly Lindsey / Holly Bauer / Holly Reede / Holly Lindsey Reade / Holly Lindsey Thorpe / Holly Norris Bauer / Holly Reade   See fewer
1,200
Robert Newman
Joshua Lewis / Josh Lewis / Josh Newman / 5 / Arthur Peterman / … See more Joshua Lewis / Josh Lewis / Josh Newman / 5 / Arthur Peterman / Dr. John Ruthledge / Joshua Newman / Self   See fewer
876
Beth Ehlers
Harley Cooper / Harley Cooper Aitoro / Harley Cooper Spaulding / Harley Cooper Auitoro / Harley Cooper Aituro / … See more Harley Cooper / Harley Cooper Aitoro / Harley Cooper Spaulding / Harley Cooper Auitoro / Harley Cooper Aituro / Harley Spaulding / Irna Phillips   See fewer
648
Frank Dicopoulos
Frank Cooper, Jr. / Frank Cooper / Frank Cooper Jr / Director / Frank Cooper Jr. / … See more Frank Cooper, Jr. / Frank Cooper / Frank Cooper Jr / Director / Frank Cooper Jr. / Self / Stage   See fewer
569
Ron Raines
Alan Spaulding / Alan Spaudling / Alan Spualding / Doris Wolfe / Hugh Downs / Self Alan Spaulding / Alan Spaudling / Alan Spualding / Doris Wolfe / Hugh Downs / Self   See fewer
557
Michael O'Leary
Dr. Rick Bauer / Rick Bauer / Dr. Ed Bauer / Dr. R / Dr. Russ Matthews / … See more Dr. Rick Bauer / Rick Bauer / Dr. Ed Bauer / Dr. R / Dr. Russ Matthews / Dr.Rick Bauer / Radio Commercial Performer / Self   See fewer
534
Grant Aleksander
Phillip Spaulding / Philip Spaulding Phillip Spaulding / Philip Spaulding   See fewer
532
Justin Deas
Frank 'Buzz' Cooper, Sr. / Buzz Cooper / Buzz / Papa Bauer / Frank 'Buzz' Cooper Sr. / … See more Frank 'Buzz' Cooper, Sr. / Buzz Cooper / Buzz / Papa Bauer / Frank 'Buzz' Cooper Sr. / Self / Theodore von Eltz and Theo Goetz   See fewer
519
Jordan Clarke
Billy Lewis, II / Billy Lewis / Billy Lewis II / Billy Lewis III / Bill Bauer / … See more Billy Lewis, II / Billy Lewis / Billy Lewis II / Billy Lewis III / Bill Bauer / Dr. Tim Ryan / Lyle Sudrow / Mindy Lewis / Self   See fewer
490
Bradley Cole
Jeffrey O'Neill / Jeffery O'Neill / Richard Winslow / Prince Richard Winslow / Ellis Smith / … See more Jeffrey O'Neill / Jeffery O'Neill / Richard Winslow / Prince Richard Winslow / Ellis Smith / Jeffrey Shayne / Raymond Edward Johnson / Self   See fewer
452
Crystal Chappell
Olivia Spencer / Olivia Spencer Lewis / Olivia Spencer O'Neill / Olivia Lewis / Olivia Spencer Spaulding / … See more Olivia Spencer / Olivia Spencer Lewis / Olivia Spencer O'Neill / Olivia Lewis / Olivia Spencer Spaulding / Jone Allison / Meta Bauer White / Self   See fewer
423
Maeve Kinkead
Vanessa Chamberlain / Vanessa Chamberlain Reardon / Vanessa Chamberlain Lewis / Vanessa Lewis / Vanessa Chamberlin / … See more Vanessa Chamberlain / Vanessa Chamberlain Reardon / Vanessa Chamberlain Lewis / Vanessa Lewis / Vanessa Chamberlin / Self / Vanessa Reardon   See fewer
406
Melissa Hayden
Bridget Readon-Lewis / Bridget Reardon / Bridget Readon / Bridget Connell Bridget Readon-Lewis / Bridget Reardon / Bridget Readon / Bridget Connell   See fewer
406
Emme Rylan
Lizzie Spaulding / Lizzie Spaulding Randall / Lizzie Spaudling / Robin Lang / Self / Zina Bethune Lizzie Spaulding / Lizzie Spaulding Randall / Lizzie Spaudling / Robin Lang / Self / Zina Bethune   See fewer
405
Gina Tognoni
Dinah Marler / Dinah Marler Mallet / Dinah Marler Lewis / Dinah Marler Marler / Kathy Roberts Holden / … See more Dinah Marler / Dinah Marler Mallet / Dinah Marler Lewis / Dinah Marler Marler / Kathy Roberts Holden / Self / Susan Douglas   See fewer
403
Mandy Bruno Bogue
Marina Cooper / Marina Mallet / Listener of Radio Show / Marina Cooper Mallet / Self Marina Cooper / Marina Mallet / Listener of Radio Show / Marina Cooper Mallet / Self   See fewer
395
David Fonteno
Dr. Charles Grant / Immigration officer Dr. Charles Grant / Immigration officer   See fewer
390
Jerry verDorn
Ross Marler Ross Marler   See fewer
370
Robert T. Bogue
A.C. Mallet / A.C Mallet / Tony Camaletti / Jack the CBS TV Executive / Lt Burrell / Self A.C. Mallet / A.C Mallet / Tony Camaletti / Jack the CBS TV Executive / Lt Burrell / Self   See fewer
359
Petronia Paley
Vivian Grant Vivian Grant   See fewer
359
Mary Stuart
Meta Bauer Meta Bauer   See fewer
344
Nicole Forester
Cassie Layne / Cassie Layne Lewis / Cassie Rae / Self Cassie Layne / Cassie Layne Lewis / Cassie Rae / Self   See fewer
317
Crystal Hunt
Lizzie Spaulding / Liz / Lizzie Spauldng Lizzie Spaulding / Liz / Lizzie Spauldng   See fewer
303
Tina Sloan
Lillian Raines / Lillian Raines R.N. / Brenda / Killing Raines / Lilian Raines / … See more Lillian Raines / Lillian Raines R.N. / Brenda / Killing Raines / Lilian Raines / Lillie Raines / TV Commercial Performer   See fewer
300
Beverlee McKinsey
Alexandra Spaulding / Alan Michael Spaulding / Ale / Alexandra Spaulding von Halkein Thorpe / Alexandra von Halkien Alexandra Spaulding / Alan Michael Spaulding / Ale / Alexandra Spaulding von Halkein Thorpe / Alexandra von Halkien   See fewer
300
Daniel Cosgrove
Bill Lewis, III / Bill Lewis / Bill Lewis III Bill Lewis, III / Bill Lewis / Bill Lewis III   See fewer
293
Bonnie Dennison
Susan 'Daisy' Lemay / Daisy Lemay / Listener of Radio Show Susan 'Daisy' Lemay / Daisy Lemay / Listener of Radio Show   See fewer
291
Ricky Paull Goldin
Gus Aitoro / Nicholas Augustino Spaulding / Gus Aitoro (aka Nicholas Augustino Spaulding) / Gus Aituoro / Gus Aiuoro / … See more Gus Aitoro / Nicholas Augustino Spaulding / Gus Aitoro (aka Nicholas Augustino Spaulding) / Gus Aituoro / Gus Aiuoro / Gus Altoro / Gus Auitoro / On-set Gofer / Self   See fewer
275
Elizabeth Keifer
Blake Thorpe / Blake Thorpe Marler / Blake Marler / C. Blake Marler / C. Blake Thorpe / … See more Blake Thorpe / Blake Thorpe Marler / Blake Marler / C. Blake Marler / C. Blake Thorpe / Blake Thorpe Mar / C. Balke Thorpe Marler / C. Blake Thorpe Marler / Rose / Rose, Irna's Transcriptionist / Self   See fewer
268
Murray Bartlett
Cyrus Foley Cyrus Foley   See fewer
257
Jessica Leccia
Natalia Rivera / Natalia Rivera Aitoro / Olivia Spencer Natalia Rivera / Natalia Rivera Aitoro / Olivia Spencer   See fewer
248
Lawrence Saint-Victor
Remy Boudreau / Foley Artist / Remy Saint-Victor / Self Remy Boudreau / Foley Artist / Remy Saint-Victor / Self   See fewer
244
Laura Wright
Cassie Layne / Cassie Layne Winslow / Cassie Rae / CassieLayne / Cassie Callison / Cassie Winslow Cassie Layne / Cassie Layne Winslow / Cassie Rae / CassieLayne / Cassie Callison / Cassie Winslow   See fewer
243
Sharon Leal
Dahlia Crede Dahlia Crede   See fewer
233
Michael Zaslow
Roger Thorpe / Masked man Roger Thorpe / Masked man   See fewer
231
Michelle Ray Smith
Ava Peralta / Ava Peralta Lewis / Ava Perralta / Mary Ruthledge / Mercedes McCambridge / Self Ava Peralta / Ava Peralta Lewis / Ava Perralta / Mary Ruthledge / Mercedes McCambridge / Self   See fewer
230
John Driscoll
Coop Bradshaw / Ed Prentiss / Ned Holden / Self Coop Bradshaw / Ed Prentiss / Ned Holden / Self   See fewer
227
Caitlin Van Zandt
Ashlee Wolfe / Ashle Wolfe / Self Ashlee Wolfe / Ashle Wolfe / Self   See fewer
226
Peter Simon
Dr. Ed Bauer / Ed Bauer / Dr. William 'Ed' Bauer / Dr Ed Bauer Dr. Ed Bauer / Ed Bauer / Dr. William 'Ed' Bauer / Dr Ed Bauer   See fewer
203
Tom Pelphrey
Jonathan Randall Jonathan Randall   See fewer
203
Jay Hammer
Fletcher Reade / Fletcher Reed Fletcher Reade / Fletcher Reed   See fewer
196
Amelia Marshall
Gilly Grant / Gilly Grant Speakes Gilly Grant / Gilly Grant Speakes   See fewer
184
Terrell Tilford
David Grant David Grant   See fewer
183
Stephanie Gatschet
Tammy Layne-Winslow / Tammy Layne-Winslow Randall / Tammy Winslow / Tammy Layne Winslow / Tammy Layne Winslow Randall / Self Tammy Layne-Winslow / Tammy Layne-Winslow Randall / Tammy Winslow / Tammy Layne Winslow / Tammy Layne Winslow Randall / Self   See fewer
178
Kurt McKinney
Matt Reardon / Cop / Self Matt Reardon / Cop / Self   See fewer
174
Marj Dusay
Alexandra Spaulding / Alex Spaulding / Radio Show Organist Alexandra Spaulding / Alex Spaulding / Radio Show Organist   See fewer
167
David Andrew Macdonald
Edmund Winslow / Edumand Winslow / Prince Edmund Winslow Edmund Winslow / Edumand Winslow / Prince Edmund Winslow   See fewer
163
Orlagh Cassidy
Doris Wolfe / Doris Wolfe Spaulding / Self Doris Wolfe / Doris Wolfe Spaulding / Self   See fewer
163
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