Ed Bauer
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Peter Simon as Ed Bauer
Guiding Light
Portrayed by: Unknown actors (1955-1958)
Pat Collins (1958-1961)
Robert Gentry (1966-1969 & 1997-1998)
Mart Hulswit (1969-1981)
Peter Simon (1981-1984, 1986-1996, 2002-2004 & 2009)
Richard Van Vleet (1984-1986)
Duration: 1955-1961, 1966-1996, 1997-1998, 2002-2004 & 2009
First appearance: December 31, 1954
Last appearance: September 17, 2009
Cause/reason: Series finale
Created by: Irna Phillips
Family: Bauer family
Miller family
Full name: William Edward Bauer Jr.
Gender: Male
Born: December 31, 1941
(originally December 31, 1954)
Occupation: Doctor
Residence: Unknown
Parents: William "Bill" Bauer Sr.
(father, deceased)
Bertha "Bert" Miller
(mother, deceased)
Siblings: Michael "Mike" Bauer
Hillary Bauer
(paternal half-sister, deceased)
Marital status: Holly Norris
(dating) [09/2009-]
Past marriage(s): Leslie Jackson
(divorced, deceased) [1967-1970]
Holly Norris
(divorced) [1973-1976]
Rita Stapleton
(divorced) [1978-1981]
Maureen Reardon
(dissolved) [1983-1993]
Children: Frederick "Rick" Bauer
(son, with Leslie)
Unnamed child
(son, with Rita, deceased)
Unnamed child
(with Maureen, deceased)
Michelle Bauer
(daughter, with Claire, adopted by Maureen)
Grandchildren: Jude Cooper Bauer
(grandson, via Rick)
Leah Bauer
(granddaughter, via Rick)
Robert "Robbie" Santos
(grandson, via Michelle)
Hope Santos
(granddaughter, via Michelle)
Grandparents: Frederich Bauer
(paternal, deceased)
Unknown woman
(paternal, deceased)
Unknown man
(maternal, deceased)
Elsie Miller
(maternal, deceased)
Aunts & uncles: Meta Bauer
(paternal, deceased)
Gertrude "Trudy" Bauer
Nieces & nephews: Hope Bauer
Alan-Michael Spaulding
Cousins: Charles "Chuckie" White
(paternal, deceased)
Romances: Janet Mason
(affair/lovers; 1969-1970)
Vanessa Chamberlain
(lovers; 1981-1982)
Claire Ramsey
(affair/one night stand; 1985)
Holly Norris
(affair/lovers; 1989)
Lillian Raines
(affair/one night stand; 1992)
Holly Norris
(dated; 1993)
Eve Guthrie
(dated/engaged; 1994-1995, deceased)
Holly Norris
(dated; 2003)
Holly Norris
(dating; 2009-)

Dr. William "Ed" Bauer Jr. is a fictional character on the CBS daytime soap opera Guiding Light.

Actor History:

  • Unknown actors (1954-1958)
  • Robert Gentry (04/1966-04/1969 & 09/1997-07/1998)
  • Mart Hulswit (09/1969-08/1981)
  • Peter Simon (09/1981-09/1984, 04/1986-06/1996, 05/2002-05/2004 & 06/2009-09/2009)
  • Richard Van Vlett (09/1984-03/1986)

Character History:

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