One Life to Live and Nora Hanen Gannon Buchanan from General Hospital has not been seen in a Port Charles courtroom for quite some time. But its interpreter, Hillary B. Smith, also loved as Margo Hughes for many years in As the World Turns, has a reason to be festive.
Happy Birthday, Hillary B. Smith
That’s because she was born on May 25, 1957, in Boston, Massachusetts, which means this talented performer turns 65 today! After appearing on stage, Smith made her on-camera debut in an episode of the Michael Learned, Nurse series.
A year later, she was a cast member of the comedy/sitcom No Soap, Radio. Subsequently, she appeared on the NBC daytime drama The Doctors (in the contract role of Kit McCormac), as well as episodes of Baby Makes Five and Too Close For Comfort.
Between 1983 and 1989 Smith reprized the role of Margo Montgomery Hughes in Margaret Colin’s As the World Turns. After she left, she headed to Broadway where she appeared in the hit The Heidi Chronicles as Susan Johnston. In 1992, she joined the cast of One Life to Live. On this soap opera, she played lawyer Nora Hanen Gannon. His eventual pairing opposite Robert S. Woods, who played Bo Buchanan, proved to be a fan favorite.
During her tenure on the show, Smith also starred in the Gene Wilder sitcom Something Wilder – which aired between 1994 and 1995. Smith remained at OLTL until its conclusion on ABC, which took place on January 13. 2012. When he returned for a one-season broadcast on The Online Network, Smith was an inaugural cast member.
For her work at OLTL, Smith won a Daytime Emmy Award (in 1994 for Outstanding Lead Actress) and received an additional nomination in 2000.
Smith’s other acting credits include features like Purple Hearts, Love Potion No. 9, and Palindromes, as well as appearances on Law & Order: SVU, The Bold and the Beautiful (where she played sex therapist Stacy Barton) and General Hospital (where she reprized the role of Nora Buchanan).
Soap Hub would like to wish Hillary B. Smith a very Happy Birthday and you can too by clicking the Twitter link below. General Hospital (GH) airs weekdays on ABC. Check your local listings for airtime. For more on what’s going on in Port Charles, check out all the latest GH spoiler posts, and for an in-depth look at the show‘s history, click here.