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More ‘Life to Live’ For Robert Woods


Four more years! No, that’s not a campaign chant for Barack Obama’s second term. It’s One Life to Live fans celebrating the news that Daytime Emmy winner Robert S. Woods has signed on for another four years to play Bo Buchanan.

Soap Opera Digest reported today that Woods signed a new contract with the sudser, which has been the victim of many cancellation rumors as of late. Still, locking in their vets for an extended period of time is good news for One Life fans.

Woods joined the show as Vietnam vet Bo in 1979 and won a Daytime Emmy for his work as a Lead Actor in 1983. A real life Green Beret, Bo’s experiences in Vietnam have been loosely based on Woods’ own war experiences. Recently, fans of Bo and Nora (Hillary B. Smith) have had reason to celebrate. The popular couple has reunited after a breakthrough in their recently paralyzed son Matthew’s (Eddie Alderson) ability to walk.

Woods and his wife Loyita and their son Tanner, who coincidentally portrayed a young Bo Buchanan in the show’s flashback to 1968 storyline, reside in Manhattan and also spend time in their home in upstate New York. This summer, One Life to Live will become the sole soap to be produced in New York, when As the World Turns stops production.

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