General Hospital Actress Jacklyn Zeman Dies at 70

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The actress died at the age of 70 Jacklyn Zemanfailed at cause of a tumor which he had been struggling with for some time. It was Zeman’s family who gave the sad announcement, news later released by ABC News. The actress, best known for playing Roberta Spencer, known as Bobbie, in the soap opera general hospitalreceived several warm farewell messages and comments, including one from colleagues on the long-running television series.

A long career

American actress Jacklyn Zeman, born in 1953, before landing in the soap opera that made her famous, first pursued her rookie career with other small roleslike Lana McClain’s in One Life to Live. AND in 1977 the cardinal takes place turning point of Zeman’s small screen career, which is in fact taken for the part of Roberta Spencer, better known as Bobbie, in the successful soap opera general hospital. Since 1977, Jacklyn Zeman has in fact then played the part of her until 2023, receiving three Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Nominations for the same award Zeman also received from her for her role as Sofia Madison in the television series The Bay. Outside of soap operas, Zeman has also taken part in other types of cinema-television products, such as the 1982 comedy National Lampoon’s Class Reunionthe cameo in the comedy Young Doctors in Love and his roles for films such as Jury Duty: The Comedy from 1990 with Heather Locklear. But not only small and big screen: Zeman has also performed in theater productions including Like blow your horn, Barefoot in the Park And The Boy Friend.

The series that consecrated it

general hospital, broadcast by ABC and still on air, is the soap opera that consecrated Jacklyn Zeman’s career with the role of the famous nurse Roberta Spencer, present in over 800 episodes of the program. In a series of posts published on Twitter, Frank Valentini, producer of the soap, thus announced the sad passing of Jacklyn Zeman:

From the family of general hospital, I am heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Jackie Zeman. Just like her character, the legendary Bobbie Spencer, Jackie was also a shining light and a true professional who brought so much positive energy to her work. We will miss Jackie dearly, but her spirit will always live on with our cast and crew. We send our deepest condolences to her loved ones, friends, family and especially her daughters Cassidy and Lacey.

Also on the soap opera’s official Twitter account general hospitala moving memorial to Jacklyn Zeman has been released: Jacklyn Zeman was a beloved family member of general hospital and ABC, ever since the iconic role of Bobbie Spencer originated more than 45 years ago. She will be remembered for her portrayal of the bad girl turned hero, which she stood for Emmy nominated, and for her kind heart and radiant spirit. We are devastated to hear of her passing and send our deepest condolences to Jackie’s family, friends and loved ones.