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Overview (3)

Born in Englewood, New Jersey, USA
Birth NameJacklyn Lee Zeman
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jackie began training for the classic ballet at age 5. She was accepted into the New Jersey Dance Company at age 15, and accepted a scholarship from New York University at age 15 to pursue a major in dance. The dark-haired beauty decided to try acting, and has become a staple of daytime drama (aka soap operas).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ray Hamel

Family (1)

Spouse Glenn Gordon (14 February 1988 - 21 June 2007)  (divorced)  (2 children)
Steve Gribbin (14 February 1985 - 1986)  (divorced)
Murray the 'K' (14 February 1979 - 1981)  (divorced)

Trivia (18)

Completed her high school studies at 15
Studied dance on a scholarship at New York University
Children: Cassidy Zee (16 September 1990) and Lacey Rose (15 July 1992)
Former Playboy bunny
Best known by the public for her role as Barbara 'Bobbie' Spencer, R.N., on General Hospital (1963).
Her acting mentor was Rachel Ames.
Appears in the infomercial, hosted by Jane Seymour, for Jane's "Natural Advantage" anti-aging system. [2006]
Attended Buddy Ebsen's 84th Birthday in 1992.
Lived not too far from Jeanne Cooper, who was Anna Lee's best friend.
Her surname comes from Czech, Polish and Slovak language.
Zeman is the name of the lower nobility in the Bohemia, Moravia, Poland and Hungary.
Surrogate daughter of Rachel Ames.
As an actress, she was highly influenced by Rachel Ames.
Credits Rachel Ames as her favorite acting mentor/best friend.
Surrogate granddaughter of Anna Lee.
Legendary actress Rachel Ames took her under her wing, when she was 24.
Has highly praised Rachel Ames for her stardom in acting.
As an unfamiliar actress, she was mentored in the business by legendary television actress Rachel Ames. Her first television exposure with Ames, was when Zeman co-starred opposite Ames, in the long-running serial General Hospital (1963). Until Ames's departure in 2002, Zeman played the nurse and partner of Ames's character, Bobbie Spencer, R.N., for 25 years.

Personal Quotes (3)

[on her on- and off-screen chemistry with Anna Lee, who played Lila Quartermaine]: Anna Lee had the glamour, classiness and refinement that a star should have. I never addressed her other than 'AnnaLee,' all in one word. The biggest surprise about her was her earthy sense of humor. The language didn't match the beauty and the character of her grand dame of the show. Because she played Lila for so long, she felt protective of the character's image, as well as her personal image. Those of us who have been on the show for so long have many mutual memories - a birthday party, a divorce, a baby shower - we would tromp all over someone's house to celebrate and be together, just like a real family. Being Lila Quartermaine was being important to 'AnnaLee.'
[Of Anna Lee]: Absolutely, she did! She was so beautiful and funny. Oh, my God, she was funny. She had a bawdy sense of humor. And of how many women, she stayed on that show for so many years, and well, well, well, with an older woman, which she was on, and still, they could shot her so tight with such beautiful close-ups, because, she had such [well, not only], a beautiful face, when she continued to having as she aged, but the beauty and the light within her, in her spirit, it just truly say, 'A Star Shines.' She is the perfect example of that!
[When asked if Anna Lee had been like a 'surrogate grandmother' to her on General Hospital (1963), from 1978 to 2003]: I have great respect and admiration for Anna Lee personally and professionally. She was always a pleasure to spend time with both on and off the set. I still think of her often and I feel blessed to have experienced her friendship and her amazing sense of humor. I miss her beautiful smiling face.

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