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February 11, 1956 |
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Catherine Hickland (born February 11, 1956) is an American singer, businesswoman, hypnotist, author, and actress. She appeared in the US soap opera One Life to Live, playing the character of Lindsay Rappaport from 1998 through 2008, and again in 2009 and 2012.
Hickland was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and graduated from Fort Lauderdale High School in 1974. She went on to enroll at Florida Atlantic University, but dropped out after two years to take a job as a flight attendant for National Airlines. After six months, she made a commercial for the airlines and left for Los Angeles to study acting.
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.
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 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.
As a guest star, Hickland appeared in numerous television series, including CHiPs (1983), Airwolf (in which she acted alongside her then-husband Hasselhoff's "Super-Machine" lead character rival, Stringfellow Hawke, played by Jan-Michael Vincent, 1985), and Law & Order resp. Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001 resp. 2005).
Hickland has also appeared in Broadway musicals, including Les Misérables as Fantine (1995) In 2001, she released a music CD, Sincerely Broadway, and started a cosmetics line, Cat Cosmetics. She has also written a column on cosmetics and skin care for Soap Opera Digest.
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 and 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," and was co-authored with Fern Underwood and best-selling author Lindsay Harrison. Since five years she works as a hypnotist.
From March 24, 1984 to March 1, 1989, Hickland was married to David Hasselhoff. On June 27, 1992, Hickland married All My Children star Michael E. Knight. They divorced in 2006. Hickland married Todd Fisher in 2012 and resides in Las Vegas.
- Catherine Hickland. Internet Movie Database, September 30, 2010
- CATHERINE HICKLAND ON SOAP OPERA DIGEST AND WEEKLY ONLINE. Www.soapoperadigest.com, September 30, 2010