Hours after ONE LIFE TO LIVE aired its final episode, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL announced it had snatched up one of the defunct soap's veteran castmembers. Hillary B. Smith (Nora) has been hired to play a sex therapist by the name of Dr. Stacy (no word on which couple will need her counseling). "Hillary is a formidable actress with a powerful screen presence," said executive producer/headwriter Bradley Bell. "I look forward to collaborating on this new and dynamic character with her on B&B."
Smith starts taping in late January, which means she'll likely turn up on screen in early March. The actress called OLTL home for the past two decades, but CBS soaps fans will also remember her five-year stint as Margo Hughes on AS THE WORLD TURNS in the 1980s.