After over seven decades of being on air, Guiding Light is bowing out of the soap opera race after struggling against tough economic times and changes in viewing habits. But during its historic run (the Guinness Book of World Records cites it as the longest-running television drama), it served as a launching pad for some of today’s biggest stars.
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At twelve, Brittany Snow played a troubled teen named Susan LeMay. Melina Kanakaredes was nominated twice for a daytime Emmy for her portrayal of Eleni Cooper- an immigrant newcomer looking for a husband so she could get her greencard.