Guess Which One Life to Live Fave is Coming to General Hospital?!


“Nora Gannon, in my chambers, right now!” We know all you “One Life to Live” (OLTL) fans have waited a long time to hear those words. You won’t have to wait much longer, Hillary B. Smith is on her way to Port Charles.

An Early Valentine for OLTL fans From Valentini

OLTL Executive Producer Frank Valentini took to Twitter to let fans know The Powers That Be (TPTB) hear all the passionate “All My Children” (AMC) and OLTL fans out there who want their shows back. ABC exec Nathan Varni recently said that ABC was considering bringing AMC and OLTL characters on to the “General Hospital” (GH) story canvas. And now it’s happened!

Nora Gannon (Hillary B. Smith), the iconic Llanview staple, town go-to lawyer, wife of Bo Buchanan, will appear in Port Charles! She’s already been on set, as evidenced by Valentini’s Twitter video, which you can see in full below.

What This Means

The first OLTL character on GH could open the door for more characters from AMC and OLTL coming to Port Charles. We fans will let GH know how pleased we are by this, and before you know it, we could have AMC and OLTL back on our screens!

A Beloved Fan Fave

Smith gained a legion of devoted fans for her portrayal of Llanview heroine Nora Gannon for 21 years. She won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 1994 for the role.

She also played Margo Hughes on “As the World Turns” and Dr. Stacy Barton on “Bold and the Beautiful.”

Soap Cities thanks ABC, Frank Valentini, Shelly Altman, Jean Passanante, and any others who helped Smith’s GH role come to fruition. We look forward to seeing more OLTL and AMC faves there in advance of those shows being rebooted.

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Akbi Khan has been watching and loving soap operas for 31 years and writing about them for the last four. She also loves sitcoms; musicals; laughter; going dancing; spending time with family and friends; fighting for animal rights, ethical environmental stewardship, civil liberties preservation, and LGBTQ rights; and evolving along a spiritual path. She has a Master’s in rhetoric and composition. Akbi is 39 years old and lives in Ellicott City, Maryland.

Discussion2 Comments

  1. I am elated at the announcement of Hillary aka Nora visiting Port Charles and gracing our television screens with her esteemed presence. A consummate professional of savvy demeanor, Smith’s interaction will be a monumental win-win for General Hospital and OLTL fans alike!

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