Jackie Zeman: ‘General Hospital’ veteran soap star dies at 70

Jacqueline Zeman, a veteran soap opera actress who starred on the ABC television show “General Hospital” for more than four decades, died May 10 after a brief illness. She is 70 years old.

His death was announced on Twitter by the show’s executive producer, Frank Valentini. His family confirmed Wednesday that he had died after a short battle with cancer, the Associated Press reported.

Mrs. Zeman became very popular. He took three years. After taking a hiatus from the show from 2010 to 2013, then rejoining it, he remained in the cast until his death. He last appeared on the show in April.

“On behalf of our General Hospital family, I am heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved Jackie Zeman,” executive producer Valentini said. Tweeted Wednesday.

“Like her character, the legendary Bobby Spencer, she is a bright light and a true professional, bringing a lot of positive energy to work with her,” he added. “Jackie will be greatly missed, but her positive spirit will always be with our cast and crew.”

Mrs. Born March 6, 1953 in Englewood, NJ, Zeman was an accomplished dancer and trained in ballet since the age of 5. According to to IMDb, before receiving a scholarship to major in dance at New York University.

He returned to acting in commercials. But it was in daytime soap operas that she starred in “One Life to Live”, “Wrong” and “The Bay”.

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General Hospital debuted on ABC in 1963 and is set in Port Charles, a fictional lakeside town in Western New York with intertwined stories of medicine, love, family and intrigue.

Mrs. Zeman, who described She has been nominated for several awards for her role, including a Daytime Emmy Award for Best Lead Actress, tweeting, “Actress, mom, teacher, designer.”

“Jacqueline Zeman has been a beloved member of ‘General Hospital’ and the ABC family since she originated the iconic role of Bobby Spencer 45 years ago,” the show’s official Twitter page said in a statement paying tribute to her. “She leaves a lasting legacy for her Emmy-nominated portrayal of the bad girl-turned-heroine and will always be remembered for her kind heart and bright spirit.”

Mrs. Zeman was married and divorced three times, and has two daughters, Cassidy G. Gordon and Lacey Rose Gordon.

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