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‘General Hospital’ Actress Jacklyn Zeman Passes Away at Age 70

Screen actor Jacqueline Zeman, who played Barbara “Bobby” Spencer in more than 800 episodes of “General Hospital,” has died. She is 70 years old.

“General Hospital” executive producer Frank Valentini announced Zeman’s death on Twitter Wednesday evening. Currently, no further details are available regarding her death.

Jacklyn Zeman is an American actress who has become a household name thanks to her iconic role as Bobbie Spencer on the hit soap opera, General Hospital. Born on March 6, 1953, in Englewood, New Jersey, Zeman initially had her sights set on becoming a model. However, after graduating from high school, she decided to pursue acting and moved to New York City to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

'General Hospital' Actress Jacklyn Zeman Passes Away at Age 70
‘General Hospital’ Actress Jacklyn Zeman Passes Away at Age 70

Zeman began her career in the entertainment industry by appearing in various television shows and commercials. Her first significant role came in 1977 when she was cast as Bobbie Spencer on General Hospital. Initially, her character was only supposed to appear in a handful of episodes, but her portrayal of Bobbie quickly captured the attention of viewers, and she became a regular on the show.

Over the years, Zeman has become an integral part of the General Hospital family and has remained with the show for more than four decades. Her portrayal of Bobbie has earned her numerous accolades, including two Soap Opera Digest Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress and a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress.

In addition to her work on General Hospital, Zeman has also appeared in various films and television shows throughout her career. Some of her notable roles include appearances on One Life to Live, Beverly Hills, 90210, and Port Charles. She has also made guest appearances on numerous talk shows and game shows, including The View, The Price is Right, and Hollywood Squares.

Outside of acting, Zeman is an advocate for numerous charitable causes, including AIDS research and awareness. She has also been involved with various organizations that provide support for victims of domestic violence.

Despite being in the entertainment industry for over four decades, Jacklyn Zeman remains one of the most beloved and recognizable actresses in the business. Her unwavering dedication to her craft and her involvement in various charitable causes have made her a true inspiration to fans around the world. With no signs of slowing down, it’s safe to say that Jacklyn Zeman’s legacy in the entertainment industry will continue to grow for years to come.

“On behalf of our ‘General Hospital’ family, I am heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Jackie Zeman,” Valentini wrote. “Her character, like the legendary Bobby Spencer, was a bright light and a true professional who brought so much positive energy to her work.”

“Jackie will be greatly missed, but her positive spirit will always live on with our cast and crew,” Valentini continued. “We send our heartfelt condolences to her loved ones, friends and family, especially her daughters Cassidy and Lacey.”

The soap production also released a statement on Zeman’s death.

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