In the 1970s, Luke Skywalker came onto the screen for the first time in the epic science fiction film, “Star Wars.” Battling bad guys in the Star Wars franchise, we ultimately find out that Luke’s foe Darth Vader was actually his father, and his “objet d’amour,” Princess Leia, was actually his sister. This Luke had quite a family.
Then, in the 1980s, the world was captivated – for a brief but mind-numbing period – by two characters on the TV soap opera “General Hospital.” They were Luke and Laura, an unlikely pair who were at the heart of a saga that involved betrayal, a fake drowning death and a plan to send the world into a second ice-age. This, of course, ended in a wedding episode watched by millions. This Luke became a soap opera legend. Read more »