The Bold and the Beautiful (often referred to as B&B ) is an American television soap opera created by William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell for CBS. It premiered on March 23, 1987 as a sister show to the Bells' other soap opera The Young and the Restless.The program features an ensemble cast , headed by its longest-serving actors John McCook as Eric Forrester and Katherine Kelly Lang as Brooke Logan .
American soap-opera star Susan Flannery turns 75 today. She was born 7-31 in 1939. Many soap followers knew her for the roles of Stephanie Forrest on The Bold and the Beautiful and as Dr. Laura Spencer Horton on Days of our Lives.