Luke and Laura

Luke And Laura

Luke Spencer and Laura Webber are fictional characters and the signature supercouple from the American daytime drama General Hospital. Luke is portrayed by Anthony Geary, and Laura was portrayed by Genie Francis. Though other supercouples came before them, Luke and Laura are the best known outside of the soap opera medium and are credited with defining the term "supercouple" and leading other soap operas to try to duplicate their success.

In 1996, TV Guide included the wedding of Luke and Laura as part of its '100 Most Memorable Moments in TV History', ranking it number 16.

Despite having been raped by a drunken Luke, Laura later falls in love with him. Originally, critics of the soap opera genre panned the choice of having a rape victim fall in love with her rapist. The unlikely pairing became popular in spite of Luke's past misdeed when the story shifted to focus on love and redemption.

The couple wed at the end of the hour-long show on November 17, 1981; the event was watched by 30 million viewers and remains the highest-rated hour in American soap opera history. Viewers watched as the show designed their marriage to last for two decades and gave them two children. Today, their union still has a presence in fictional town Port Charles. On Internet message boards, the couple is often referred to as "L&L" or "LnL" (for Luke and Laura).

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... Luke and Laura's November 17, 1981 wedding brought in 30 million viewers it remains the highest rated soap opera episode in American daytime television history ... say 'I watch a soap.' General Hospital and Luke and Laura...were like the super couple," said Lilana Novakovitch, a Canadian agent for soap opera stars ... Laura Spencer — like the actress portraying her, Genie Francis — was only 19 at the time and leading a much more glamorous life than the girls in Indiana could imagine ...

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