Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Bobbi Jordan Dead at 75

Photo: ABC (1977)
Actress Bobbi Jordan (sometimes credited as Bobbie) died November 9 of a heart attack at her home in Encinitas, California. She was 75.

In the mid-1970s, Jordan had a three-year stint as former nightclub owner and singer Terri Webber Arnett on GENERAL HOSPITAL, Rick and Jeff's older sister.

In primetime she starred in TURNABOUT with John Schuck and Sharon Gless, and JOE AND SONS, with Richard S. Castellano and Jerry Stiller.

Jordan's guest appearances included THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E., CHARLIE'S ANGELS, ONE DAY AT A TIME and HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN.

She played Pegeen in in the 1974 Lucille Ball film musical Mame.

Born Roberta Carol Bartlett in Hardinsburg, Kentucky, Jordan moved to Chicago, then settled in Los Angeles to study opera.

Throughout her career, Jordan continued to sing and perform on stages around the country, with a lead role in the first national tour of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Company and regional productions of Guys and Dolls, Damn Yankees, South Pacific and others.

Jordan’s husband, Bill Jacobson, head writer for THE KATE SMITH HOUR, died last year.

She is survived by her son, writer-director Jordan Roberts; her grandchildren, Brandon Roberts and Cameron Robert; her sister, Reba Sue Waters; and her stepdaughter, Jessie Jacobson.


  1. I don't remember her on GH, but I do remember reading about the character. I am guessing Terri Webber's passing won't be mentioned, as she seems to be long forgotten. Sad, hope she had a happy life.

  2. Bobbi played Jeff & Rick's big sister on GH before the Luke & Laura craze overwhelmed the show!

    Brian :-)

  3. Here's a great clip from GH 1977 featuring Bobbi as Terri Webber (a real rarity)...


  4. She's here again, singing at Steve and Audrey's 1977 anniversary party: