One Life to Live Vet Joins Bold and the Beautiful

That was fast. Just hours ago, One Life to Live fans bid a tearful farewell to longtime Llanview resident Nora “Red” Buchanan. And now, on the heels of the ABC soap’s swan song, CBS has announced that her portrayer, Hillary B. Smith, has joined the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful.

“Hillary is a formidable actress with a powerful screen presence,” executive producer Bradley P. Bell said in a statement Friday. “I look forward to collaborating on this new and dynamic character with her on The Bold and the Beautiful.”

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The Daytime Emmy-winner will make her first appearance in early March playing Dr. Stacy, a psychiatrist who specializes in sex therapy. No word yet which Bold character(s) she’ll be treating, but feel free to hit the comments with your guesses.

Smith — who played Bo Buchanan’s better half on OLTL from 1992 to 2012 —  first hinted at her new gig on Friday, tweeting, “There will be other projects. I have one at the end of the month. It will be announced shortly….. Not ABC.”