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  • 'General Hospital' Then/Now: Luke and Laura celebrate 30th anniversary

    Do you remember where you were when Luke and Laura got married on ‘General Hospital’?

    If you do, you’re old. Because it happend 30 years ago!

    In honor of the 30 year wedding anniversary of the TV’s biggest wedding of all time (after Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries maybe), the team at tracked down a bunch of the soap’s biggest stars, including Luke (Anthony Geary), Laura (Genie Francis), and many famous Hollywood faces that checked in and checked out of ’GH’ over the years.

    PHOTOS: Stars Of General Hospital: Then And Now.

    ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images/Frazer Harrison/Getty Images, Jemal Countess/Getty Images

    Genie Francis and Anthony Geary as Laura Webber and Luke Spencer

    Thirty million people watched Luke and Laura get hitched in 1981, setting a record for the most-watched daytime drama ever. Even people who didn’t indulge in ‘General Hospital ‘daily (perhaps because they were at school or work) were aware of the wedding, which was big, big news.

    The faux couple was even interviewed by ‘Good Morning America’ about their faux wedding, way back when, and the soap opera event is still associated with the hit song “Think of Laura” by Christopher Cross, despite the fact that the song has nothing to do with ‘GH,’ according to singer’s very own website.

    PHOTOS: Stars Of General Hospital: Then And Now.

    Luke and Laura experienced many only-on-a-soap plots through the years (two words: Ice Princess). Both actors left the show and returned a few times, working on other projects along the way, even appearing together in a quick cameo on ‘Roseanne’ in 1994.

    Geary still pops in as Luke Spencer on the current ‘GH,’ while Francis’s last visit was a few years ago; she has been playing Genevieve Atkinson on a different soap, ‘The Young and the Restless.’ However, her character is currently catatonic, so fans shouldn’t rule out a return by Laura to ‘General Hospital’’s hallowed halls.

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    John Stamos as Blackie Parrish

    John Stamos became an instant “teen heartthrob” after landing the part of Blackie Parrish in 1982, a role that was supposed to last five days but went on for two years.

    Stamos became best known for playing Jesse Katsopolis on eight seasons of ‘Full House’ (1987-1995). His other hospital-themed TV roles include a lengthy stay on NBC’s ‘ER’ (2005-2009) and a hilarious recurring role as Dr. Carl Howell on ‘Glee’ (2010-2011). Stamos has been active in musical theater, appearing on Broadway many times. He also plays drums for the Beach Boys.

    Seems like a fun life.

    To see the rest of pics of the “Stars Of General Hospital: Then And Now”, including Demi Moore, Ricky Martin and many others, visit

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