Catherine Hickland

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Catherine Hickland
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Hickland in Eight is Enough , 1979
Born (1956-02-11) February 11, 1956 (age 63)
  • Actress
  • singer
  • author
  • businessperson
Years active1978–present

Catherine Hickland (born February 11, 1956) [1] [2] is an American film, stage, and television actress, as well as a singer, author and cosmetics-company CEO and hypnotist. She began her career in television in 1978, appearing in guest roles on several series before being cast in a recurring role on Texas from 1980 to 1981. She also had supporting roles in the comedy film The Last Married Couple in America (1980), and the horror films Ghost Town (1988) and Witchery (1988).

<i>Texas</i> (TV series) television series

Texas is an American daytime soap opera which aired on NBC from August 4, 1980, until December 31, 1982, sponsored and produced by Procter and Gamble Productions at NBC Studios in Brooklyn, New York City. It is a spinoff of Another World, co-created by head writers John William Corrington, Joyce Hooper Corrington, and executive producer Paul Rauch of Another World. Rauch held the title of executive producer for the parent series and its spin-off until 1981.

<i>The Last Married Couple in America</i> 1980 film by Gilbert Cates

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<i>Ghost Town</i> (1988 film) 1988 film

Ghost Town is a 1988 American horror film directed by Australian director Richard McCarthy and starring Franc Luz and Catherine Hickland. Based on a story by David Schmoeller, it follows a sheriff who finds himself amongst the dead residents of a ghost town while searching for a missing woman. The film was one of the last to be released by producer Charles Band's production company Empire Pictures.


In 1986, Hickland appeared as Fantine in a Broadway production of Les Misérables . From 1998 to 2008, she appeared in the U.S. soap opera One Life to Live , playing the character of Lindsay Rappaport, reprising the role again in 2009 and 2012. Hickland is also the CEO of Cat Cosmetics, her own cosmetics line that she started in 2001. [3]

Fantine fictional character from Les Misérables

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Early life

Hickland was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, [4] to Arthur and Mary Hickland; her father was a dentist, and her mother a dental ceramist. [4] She has one brother and one sister. [5] Hickland graduated from Fort Lauderdale High School in 1974. She enrolled at Florida Atlantic University, but dropped out after two years to take a job as a flight attendant for National Airlines. [6] After six months, she made a commercial for the airline and left for Los Angeles to study acting.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida City in Florida, United States

Fort Lauderdale is a city in the U.S. state of Florida, 28 miles (45 km) north of Miami. It is the county seat of Broward County. As of the 2017 census, the city has an estimated population of 180,072. Fort Lauderdale is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,158,824 people in 2017.

Dentist healthcare occupation

A dentist, also known as a dental surgeon, is a surgeon who specializes in dentistry, the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity. The dentist's supporting team aids in providing oral health services. The dental team includes dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental technicians, and in some states, dental therapists.

Dental porcelain

Dental porcelain is a dental material used by dental technicians to create biocompatible lifelike dental restorations, such as crowns, bridges, and veneers. Evidence suggests they are an effective material as they are biocompatible, aesthetic, insoluble and have a hardness of 7 on the Mohs scale. For certain dental prostheses, such as three-unit molars porcelain fused to metal or in complete porcelain group, zirconia-based restorations are recommended.


Hickland played in a number of daytime dramas. Her first major role was on Texas as Dr. Courtney Marshall from 1980 to 1981, followed by the role of Julie Clegg McCandless on Capitol from 1984 to 1987, and the dual role of Jenny Diamond from 1985 to 1986. [7]

<i>Capitol</i> (TV series) television series

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While engaged to her future husband David Hasselhoff, she played a role in his series Knight Rider as Stephanie "Stevie" Mason, who, in the story, was engaged to Michael Knight (Hasselhoff's character). She appeared in three episodes: "White Bird" (March 4, 1983), "Let It Be Me" (May 13, 1984), and "The Scent of Roses" (January 3, 1986). In 1985, Hickland appeared in 15 episodes of the game show "Body Language. She also appears on the debut David Hasselhoff record Night Rocker , singing on "Our First Night Together" and "Let It Be Me".

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<i>Knight Rider</i> (1982 TV series) 1982 TV series

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In 1987, she filled in for Katherine Kelly Lang as Brooke Logan on the serial The Bold and the Beautiful , while Lang was sick. She also played Tess Wilder on Loving (1993–1995) and The City (1995–1997). From 1998 to 2009, Hickland has portrayed Lindsay Rappaport on One Life to Live , reprising her role towards the end of the show's run in 2011.

Katherine Kelly Lang American actress

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Brooke Logan

Brooke Logan is a fictional character from the CBS Daytime soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful. She has been portrayed by Katherine Kelly Lang since the series's debut in March 1987. The character is part of the original four central characters and actors. Over the years, she has developed into a business woman working at Forrester Creations and a mother to five children: Rick, Bridget, Hope, R.J. and Jack. Her character is described as having "emerged as the show's quintessential heroine, always in turmoil and forever symbolic of true love and destiny prevailing." In addition, the character has had longtime rivalries with Stephanie Forrester and Dr. Taylor Hayes.

<i>The Bold and the Beautiful</i> American television drama series

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As a guest star, Hickland appeared in numerous television series, including CHiPs (1983), Airwolf (1985), and Law & Order and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001–2005).

Hickland has also appeared on Broadway in the musical Les Misérables as Fantine in 1995. [1] Also she performed live, singing with the National Symphony de Lyon in Lyon, France, [5] in 1995.[ citation needed ] In 2001, she released a music CD, Sincerely Broadway, and that same year started a cosmetics line, Cat Cosmetics, for which she serves as CEO. [8] She has also written a column on cosmetics and skin care for Soap Opera Digest . [1] [9]

Hickland's first book, The 30 Day Heartbreak Cure - A Guide to Getting Over Him and Back Out There One Month From Today was published in December 2008 by Simon & Schuster. Her second book, released in December 2014, is titled Cat & Fern's Excellent God Adventure: Daily Inspirations for 365 Days of Heaven On Earth, written with Fern Underwood and Lindsay Harrison.

Since 2008, Hickland has been operating as a hypnotist. [10]

Personal life

Hickland had a three-month first marriage [11] to high-school sweetheart [11] Richard Knowlton, in 1978 [1] or 1981 [11] (sources differ). From March 24, 1984, to March 1, 1989, she was married to David Hasselhoff. [12] On June 27, 1992, Hickland married All My Children star Michael E. Knight, [13] whom she lived with in New York City until their divorce in 2006. [14] After that marriage ended, Hickland married producer Todd Fisher on December 25, 2012. [15] The couple have a home in Las Vegas and a ranch in California. [8]

Hickland identifies as a Christian. [5]



1979The Seeding of Sarah BurnsJudy Television film
1980 The Last Married Couple in America Rebecca
1980To Race the Wind MarcieTelevision film
1988Robowar - Robot da guerra Virgin
1988 Ghost Town Kate
1988 Witchery Linda Sullivan
1988Taxi KillerN/A
1991Millions Connie
1992Sweet Justice Chris Barnes
2007 Mattie Fresno and the Holoflux Universe Millie Fresno


1978 Vega$ Julie1 episode
1979 Eight Is Enough Vicki1 episode
1980–81 Texas Courtney Marshall26 episodes
1983 CHiPs Lori1 episode
1985 Airwolf Angelica Bolotin Horn1 episode
1983–86 Knight Rider Stephanie Mason Episode 118: White Bird / Stevie March Episode 220: Let it Be Me / Stephanie 'Stevie' Mason Episode 411: The Scent of Roses3 episodes
1983–87 Capitol Julie Cleggs4 episodes
1987 The Bold and the Beautiful Brooke Logan2 episodes
1987 Werewolf Lila Storm1 episode
1995 Loving Tess Wilder1 episode
1995–96 The City Tess Wilder Partou Huston15 episodes
2001 Law & Order Faye Ireland1 episode
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Lila Parsons / Lila Brown1 episode
1998–2012 One Life to Live Lindsay Rappaport 139 episodes

Stage credits

1995 Les Misérables Fantine [16]
1992 Run for Your Wife Linda [4]

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