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Join GH’s Jacklyn Zeman for a Soap Hub Fireside Chat

Jackie Zeman has played General Hospital favorite Bobbie Spencer since late 1977.

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Soap Hub newsletter subscribers mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 4 at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT. That’s when fan-favorite Jacklyn Zeman from General Hospital will be joining us for a Soap Hub Fireside video chat to celebrate the show’s upcoming 60th anniversary!

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Zeman joined GH in late 1977 as nursing student Barbara Jean “Bobbie” Spencer. Fresh off a stint as tragic Lana McClain on New York-based One Life to Live, Zeman moved 3,000 miles across the country to Los Angeles, where GH shoots. The rest is soap opera history!

Head writer Douglas Marland and producer Gloria Monty thrust Zeman’s Bobbie into the forefront of the story canvas. Determined to have a better life, Bobbie, who had worked as a prostitute in Florida, was studying to become a nurse and wanted to marry law student Scotty Baldwin (Kin Shriner). Bobbie made rival Laura’s (Genie Francis) life a living hell and drafted her brother Luke (Anthony Geary) to help her achieve her goal of keeping Scotty and Laura apart. Eventually, Bobbie gave up her desire for Scotty, but today, the two are good pals.

The Bobbie/Scotty/Laura triangle, which played out through most of 1978, was instrumental in skyrocketing GH to the top of the ratings from its previous lower-rated position and near-cancellation.

Along the way, Bobbie went from bad girl to heroine. She completed her nursing degree and found love many times, most notably with her late husband, Dr. Tony Jones (Brad Maule). Zeman has been a mainstay in Port Charles for decades as well as being a fan favorite. She’s received four Daytime Emmy nominations for her work as Bobbie, including a nod for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 1998. Zeman remains an important part of the GH canvas, as Bobbie is currently planning the 2023 Nurses Ball.

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Past Fireside Events

2023

March 23 at 7 pm ET/ 4 pm PT: Beth Maitland and Michael Damian

February 9 at 7 pm ET/ 4 pm PT: Carson Boatman

2022

December

December 12 at 7 pm ET/ 4 pm PT: Cynthia Watros

September

September 28 at 7 pm ET/ 4 pm TY: Jophielle Love and Easton Rocket Sweda

July

July 27 at 7 pm ET/ 4 pm PT: Lydia Look

May

May 19 at 7 pm ET/ 4 pm PT: Kate Linder

March

March 22 at 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT: Jeff Kober

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February

February 22 at 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PT: Brandon Barash

2021

November
November 9 at 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PT: Lisa LoCicero

September
September 23 at 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PT: Eva LaRue

August
August 10 at 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Tristan Rogers

April
April 21, 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Marie Wilson

March
March 17, 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Jacob Young

February
February 23, 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Patrika Darbo
February 2, 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Robyn Griggs

January
January 29, 6 pm EST/ 3 pm PST: Chat with Soap Hub Editors

2020

Fireside Guests for December
December 11, 7 pm EST/ 4pm PST: Robert Scott Wilson

November
November 9, 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Kathleen Gati
November 19, 7:30 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson
November 20. 7 pm EST/ 4 pm EST: Mike Manning
November 21, 6 pm EST/ 3 pm PST: Nancy Lee Grahn

October
October 26, 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Trent Dawson
October 1, 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: McKenzie Westmore

September
September 4, 2:30 pm EST/ 11:30 am PST: Eric Martsolf
September 9, 6 pm EST/ 3 pm PST: Vincent Irizarry

August
August 17, 7 pm EST/ 4 pm PST: Melody Thomas Scott

July
July 22, 2 pm EST/ 11 am PST: James Reynolds
July 30, 6 pm EST/ 3 pm PST: Hillary B. Smith & Crystal Chappell

June
June 25, 8 pm EST/ 5 pm PST: Martha Madison
June 25, 8 pm EST/ 5 pm PST: Lily Melgar
June 27, 5 pm EST/ 2 pm PST: Sean Kanan

May
May 21, 6 pm EST/ 3 pm PST: Maurice Benard

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 4 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. for Soap Hub’s Fireside Chat with Jacklyn Zeman.

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