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Jacklyn Zeman, Beloved ‘General Hospital’ Actress, Dies at 70

Jacklyn Zeman, Beloved ‘General Hospital’ Actress, Dies at 70
Jacklyn Zeman, Beloved ‘General Hospital’ Actress, Dies at 70

Last updated on: May 10, 2023

Soap Opera World Mourns the Loss of a Veteran Actress Known for Her Role as Barbara “Bobbie” Spencer

Jacklyn Zeman, a fan-favorite member of the “General Hospital” cast for more than 45 years, has passed away at the age of 70. The veteran actress was best known for playing the role of nurse Barbara “Bobbie” Spencer, the sister of Luke Spencer, on the popular ABC daytime soap opera.

Long and Distinguished Career in Soaps and TV

Zeman had an illustrious career in the entertainment industry, having worked in daytime television, movies, and prime-time dramas. She began her acting career in the 1970s and landed her first major role as Lana McClain in the soap opera “One Life to Live.” In 1977, she joined the cast of “General Hospital” as Bobbie Spencer and quickly became a fan favorite. She stayed with the show for more than four decades and made occasional guest appearances even after retiring from acting.

Apart from “General Hospital,” Zeman also appeared in other daytime dramas such as “The Edge of Night,” “Port Charles,” and “The Bay.” She also guest-starred in several prime-time shows such as “Murder, She Wrote,” “Models Inc.,” and “Beverly Hills, 90210.”

Tributes Pour In from Co-Stars and Fans

Following the news of Zeman’s passing, tributes poured in from her co-stars, fans, and colleagues in the entertainment industry. “General Hospital” executive producer Frank Valentini took to Twitter to express his condolences, saying, “On behalf of our @GeneralHospital family, I am heartbroken to share the news of Jackie Zeman’s passing. She was a beloved member of our GH family for over 45 years and will be sorely missed. RIP.”

Fellow “General Hospital” alum John Stamos also paid tribute to Zeman on Twitter, calling her a “beautiful soul” and a “truly amazing woman.” Other co-stars and industry friends shared their fond memories of working with Zeman and praised her talent, kindness, and professionalism.

Fans of the actress and the show also took to social media to express their grief and share their favorite Bobbie Spencer moments. Many praised Zeman for her portrayal of the beloved character and her contribution to the success of “General Hospital.”

Cause of Death Unknown

Details about Zeman’s death have not been disclosed. Her family has requested privacy during this difficult time.

Final Thoughts

Zeman’s passing is a great loss to the soap opera community and the entertainment industry as a whole. Her talent, grace, and dedication to her craft have left an indelible mark on the world of daytime television. She will be deeply missed by her fans, colleagues, and loved ones.

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