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Jacklyn Zeman
Jackie Z
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Born March 6, 1953
Englewood, New Jersey
Age 64
Hometown Bergenfield, New Jersey
Spouse Murray Kaufman (1979-81)
Steve Gribbin (1985-86)
Glenn Gorden (1988-2007)
Children Cassidy Zee Gorden (b.1990)
Lacey Rose Gorden (b.1992)
Series
General Hospital
Character Bobbie Spencer
Duration 1977-2010, 2013-present

Jacklyn Zeman is an actress know for playing Bobbie Spencer on General Hospital since 1977.

Biography

Zeman was born in Englewood, New Jersey, the daughter of Rita Zeman-Rohlman, a magazine supervisor, and Richard S. Zeman, a systems engineer. In the 1990s, Zeman was the spokeswoman for Excedrin aspirin and currently works with the Home Shopping Network, designing and presenting a signature line of jewelry.

About Wendy Riche, Zeman has been quoted as saying, "God love her, I think she was an awesome producer. I would like to go on record as saying that when Wendy Riche was producing General Hospital, it had heart, and soul, and storylines that will resonate for the rest of my life. I just think she has so much to offer. That woman is amazing."

Zeman grew up in Bergenfield, New Jersey and completed her high school studies at age 15 at Bergenfield High School, after which she studied dance on a scholarship at New York University. She was a Playboy Bunny at the Playboy Club in 1972.

Zeman has been married three times. Her first marriage, to Murray Kaufman, a popular DJ known as Murray the K, lasted from September 16, 1979 to 1981. Her second marriage, to Steve Gribbin, lasted from 1985 to 1986. Zeman and her third husband, Glenn Gorden, were married from February 14, 1988 to June 21, 2007. Zeman and Gorden have two daughters together, Cassidy Zee Gorden (born September 16, 1990) and Lacey Rose Gorden (born July 15, 1992).

Zeman was close friends with her late GH co-star Shell Kepler (who played Amy Vining) and delivered a eulogy at her funeral.

Zeman currently resides in Malibu, California.

Filmography

  • (1976–77): One Life to Live as Lana McClain
  • (1976): The Edge of Night as Bobbi
  • (1977-2010, 2013-present): General Hospital as Bobbie Spencer
  • (1977): The Day the Music Died as Samantha 
  • (1982): National Lampoon's Class Reunion as Jane Washbur 

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