Zeman, Jacklyn 1953– (Jackie Zeman)

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Zeman, Jacklyn 1953- (Jackie Zeman)


Born March 6, 1953, in Englewood, NJ; daughter of Richard S. Zeman (a systems engineer) and Rita Zeman-Rohlman (a magazine supervisor); married "Murray the K" (a radio personality; divorced); married Steve Gribbin, 1985 (divorced, 1986); married Glenn Gorden, February 14, 1988; children: (third marriage) Cassidy Zee, Lacey Rose. Education: Attended New York University; trained for the stage with Wynn Handman and Sonia Moore. Avocational Interests: Water sports, motorcycling, aerobics, travel.


Actress and writer. New Jersey Dance Theatre, featured performer, 1969, 1978; appeared in commercials for International Correspondence Schools, 1996-97, and Excedrin pain reliever, 1999; formerly worked as a Playboy bunny. Where Are the Children?, national ambassador,.


American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Women in Film.

Awards, Honors:

Soapy Award, 1979; named Hollywood international daytime performer of the year, 1984; Daytime Emmy Award nominations, outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, 1997, and outstanding lead actress in a drama series, 1998, both for General Hospital.


Television Appearances; Series:

Bobbi, The Edge of Night, ABC, 1976.

Lana McClain, One Life to Live, ABC, 1976-77.

Bobbie Spencer, General Hospital, ABC, 1977-1981, 1982—.

Host, The Image Workshop, Lifetime, 1991.

Cohost of the programs AM San Francisco, Epcot Magazine, 330, and Travel Shoppin'.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Blue Team member, Battle of the Video Games, syndicated, 1983.

Hollywood Women, syndicated, 1988.

Judge, The 1989 Mother/Daughter USA Pageant, syndicated, 1989.

Julia Morrow Wheeler, "Montana Crossroads," ABC Afterschool Special, ABC, 1993.

50 Years of Soaps: An All-Star Celebration, CBS, 1994.

Bobbie Spencer, General Hospital: Twist of Fate, ABC, 1996.

The General Hospital 35th Anniversary Show, ABC, 1998.

The Bunny Years, Arts and Entertainment, 1999.

Soap Pads, Home and Garden Television, 1999.

Rick Springfield: Behind the Image, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Intimate Portrait: Vanessa Marcil, Lifetime, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Dance Fever, syndicated, 1982.

"Guy and Dolls Week," Family Feud (also known as The Best of Family Feud and Family Fortune), 1985.

Fame, Fortune & Romance, ABC, 1986.

"Kill John Doe," Mike Hammer (also known as Mickey Spillane's "Mike Hammer" and The New Mike Hammer), CBS, 1987.

Brianne O'Brian, "The Color of Hammer," Sledgehammer! (also known as Sledge Hammer: The Early Years), ABC, 1987.

Panelist, The New Hollywood Squares, syndicated, 1987.

Soap nurse, "Death Be Proud," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1994.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1998, 2002.

(As Jackie Zeman) Mad TV, Fox, 2000.

"Stop! You're Giving Me a Headache! Migraines," Lifestyle Magazine, TBN, 2001.

Herself, "Bodacious Bedrooms," The Christopher Lowell Show (also known as It's Christopher Lowell), The Discovery Channel, 2003.

Herself, "The Chemistry Set," I Wanna Be a Soap Star, Soap Network, 2005.

Television appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 15th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, CBS, 1988.

Presenter, The 20th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, ABC, 1993.

The 25th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, CBS, 1998.

Presenter, The 14th Annual Soap Opera Awards, NBC, 1998.

Prism Awards 2000, syndicated, 2000.

Television Appearances; Other:

Samantha Bateman, Jury Duty: The Comedy (movie; also known as The Great American Sex Scandal), ABC, 1990.

The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments (miniseries), TV Land, 2004.

Film Appearances:

(As Jackie Zeman) Office girl, Deep Throat Part II, Bryanston Distributing, 1974.

(As Jackie Zeman) Samantha, The Day the Music Died, Atlantic Releasing, 1977.

Jane Washburn, Class Reunion (also known as National Lampoon's "Class Reunion"), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982.

Young Doctors in Love, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in productions of Barefoot in the Park, The Boyfriend, Gypsy, and Luv in a Pub, all New York City.

Radio Appearances:

Performed in Soap Talk, ABC; also guest on celebrity talk shows.



Host, Daytime's Greatest Weddings, Buena Vista Home Video, 2004.



Beauty on the Go, Simon & Schuster, 1986.

Author of a question and answer column in Rona Barrett's Daytimers. Style editor, Soap Opera People.



Woman's World, June 25, 2002, pp. 18-20.