For nearly 30 years, Jackie Zeman has portrayed Bobbie Spencer, the sister of Port Charles's central figure, Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary
), on General Hospital
. Now, the 54-year-old soap actress has been taken off contract, changing her role status from contract basis to recurring.
The news doesn't really come as a surprise to the veteran actress as her character on General Hospital
has been lacking of a solid storyline for quite some time now. Although Bobbie Spencer remains to be popular among fans, she has largely become a non-existent character, surfacing onto the canvass only a few times a month to visit her family in Port Charles.
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"It's been a great ride," Zeman said on her time with the ABC soap. "I've been on General Hospital
for 30 years. I am so thankful and I am such a lucky girl. If there's story for me, there's story. If there's not… then there's no story. If the audience didn't want me then I wouldn't still be there [on the show.]"
Zeman appeared as Lana McClain on One Life to Live
and had a brief appearance on The Edge of Night
prior to joining the cast of General Hospital
in 1977. While portraying Bobbie Spencer on the long-running soap, she also acquired numerous projects, guest roles and cameos in Young Doctors in Love, Class Reunion
, and Jury Duty: The Comedy.
She also landed appearances on Chicago Hope
and Disney's California Adventure TV Special
Besides General Hospital
, fans can also catch Jackie Zeman in the 2008 movie Deep in the Valley.
Zeman plays the role of Sonja Monia in a comedy about best friends who find themselves magically transported into an alternate universe straight out of a real-life adult movie. The project is currently in post-production stages and is written and directed by Christian Forte.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: The Soap Dispenser
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