COUPLE: Bo Buchanan & Nora Hanen
SHOW: ONE LIFE TO LIVE
Bo: Robert S. Woods
Nora: Hillary B. Smith
After Bo's wife, Sarah, was killed in a hit and run accident , Bo worked closely with Nora to try to find the driver. They slowly started falling in love but Nora revealed that she thought she might have been the driver. Bo eventually proved she didn't do it and proposed to Nora. Nora was diagnosed with a brain tumor but was able to recover and the two of them were married.
Over the years Bo and Nora faced many obstacles stemming from their jobs (Nora defending the fraternity brothers charged with raping Marty, Bo's son Drew being killed in the line of duty), their love lives (Sam, Lindsay), their health (brain tumor, stroke, getting shot) and meddling outside forces (Colin, Clint), but when the series finally ended in 2012, they realized that their love endured and were ready to spend the rest of their lives together.
Bo and Nora became an instant hit with fans because they were two intelligent characters who had a sense of humor to go along with the sexiness. Nora's introduction was incredibly well written (her Jewish heritage, the Gannon backstory) and you could easily understand why these two characters would fall in love. And they were very relatable to the audience.
Smith won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1994 as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and was nominated again in 2000. Woods, who had won an Emmy in 1983 and been nominated again in 1986, also received nominations in 1993, 1994, 1999, 2000 and 2012.
- Bo and Nora fall in love (1993)
- Bo and Nora's rock 'n' roll wedding (1995)
- Bo and Nora New Year's Eve 1997
- Bo and Nora become grandparents (2012)
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