|Birth: ||Jul. 11, 1937|
|Death: ||Nov. 9, 2012|
San Diego County
Bobbi Jordan was an American actress whose television and film credits included the soap opera, General Hospital, and the 1974 musical film, Mame.
Jordan was born Roberta Carol Bartlett and raised in Hardinsburg, Kentucky. She moved from Kentucky to Chicago and then to Los Angeles, originally to study and pursue opera.
Jordan had to take jobs as a waitress in California. A club manager overheard her singing in the kitchen and offered her a role in the club's musical. She was given the lead in the club's Cinderella production, which soon led to a contract with the William Morris talent agency.
Jordan debuted as a series regular in the 1966 ABC television series, The Rounders. She also co-starred in the CBS series, Blondie, beginning in 1968.
She later co-starred as Terri Webber Arnett, a singer and former nightclub singer, on General Hospital, during the mid-1970s. She remained as a series regular on General Hospital for one year. Jordan was also a series regular on the short-lived CBS series, Joe and Sons, and the 1978-1979 NBC sitcom, Turnabout, written by Steven Bochco.
She was appeared in small, guest roles on The Odd Couple, Charlie's Angels, Diff'rent Strokes, One Day at a Time, Quincy M.E., Nero Wolfe, Highway to Heaven, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., The Wild Wild West, Love, American Style, and Ironside.
Jordan also pursued film roles as well. She was first cast as a waitress in the 1967 film, A Guide for the Married Man, starring Walter Matthau. She also appeared in Mame, a 1974 musical starring Lucille Ball and Bea Arthur.
She remained a stage actress throughout her career, including a leading role in the first national tour of the musical comedy, Company, by Stephen Sondheim. Her additional credits included South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, and Damn Yankees.
Bobbi Jordan died of a heart attack at her home in Encinitas, California, on November 9, 2012, at the age of 75. She was predeceased by her late husband of 43 years, television writer Bill Jacobson, who died in 2011. Bill Jacobson had been the lead writer for the The Kate Smith Show in 1960.
She was survived by her son, Jordan Roberts, whose credits as a writer and director include March of the Penguins, and two grandchildren.
William Jacobson (1920 - 2011)
Created by: Bill Blackstock
Record added: Jun 10, 2014
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