The Hunks of General Hospital: Highlights of 50 Years

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When the show debuted in 1963, John Beradino as Steve Hardy, left, and Roy Thinnes as Phil Brewer, right, were the straight-edge doctor gentlemen of suburban ladies' dreams.
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When the show debuted in 1963, John Beradino as Steve Hardy, left, and Roy Thinnes as Phil Brewer, right, were the straight-edge doctor gentlemen of suburban ladies' dreams.
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Fri, Apr 5, 2013 6:00 PM EDT
When General Hospital debuted in 1963 as a staid, doctor-centered drama, it was immediately put on life support. But producers quickly figured out the key to getting the show's ratings sky-high: non-medical hijinks, love triangles and hotties galore. What passed for hunky in the 1960s, though, didn't quite stay the same in the decades that followed. Allow us to present a mini-retrospective.--Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff