Welcome to TAMARA BRAUN ONLINE a site dedicated to two time Emmy Award Winning actress and activist Tamara Braun. Known for her best known roles as Ava Vitali (Days of our Lives), Reese Williams (All My Children) and Carly Corinthos/Dr. Kim Nero (General Hospital). Tamara as quite a few prime time credits to her name including Bosch, CSI, Saving Grace, Supernatural, Freddie, Castle, Without a Trace, House and including the films Kombucha Cure, Dead Trigger, Abduction of Angie, Stalked by my Ex, Little Chenier, Limbo Lounge, Fallen Arches, Pretty Rosebud. Tamara is also an activist lending her name and time to many charities and causes to create change in the world. This site has a strict NO CANDIDS POLICY. To read that please click the link Candids Policy.
I just found out that Jacklyn Zeman, Bobbie Spencer on GENERAL HOSPITAL, has died. This is so shocking as she was still so young. I remember first seeing her back in the 70s as Lana McLaine on One Life to Live. After she left OLTL, she showed up on GENERAL HOSPITAL as Nurse Bobbie Spencer. Later on her older brother, Luke (Anthony Geary), came to town and caused quite a lot of trouble for Bobbie, or his “Barbara Jean.” Throughout my love-hate-love for GENERAL HOSPITAL due in most part to the storylines happening at the time, Jackie never disappointed with stellar performances. Whether it was the domestic violence story with D. L. Brock (David Grogh), her love for Noah Drake (Rick Springfield), or Bobbie’s brief flirtation with Stefan Cassadine (Stephen Nichols), she was always a joy to watch. I think though where I really fell in love with her was when Tamara came to the show as her daughter, Carly. I loved how Tamara and Jackie formed a beautiful mother/daughter team. The love the two had for each other was palpable. You could actually believe they were what they were playing. During most of Carly’s dramas with Sonny (Maurice Benard), Lorenzo Alcazar (Ted King), or with the discovery of Carly’s father, John Durant (Corben Bersen), Jackie and Tamara were to me, not really acting. They were mother and daughter. Their scenes in 2005 after the “death” of Michael (Dylan Cash) where some of the best scenes. Two mothers dealing with the deaths of children, Bobbie having lost her beloved BJ (Brighton Hertford), and Carly dealing with the kidnapping and subsequent murder of Michael, I was glued to the screen watching these two women play out intimate scenes making me sob like a baby.
When Tamara left GENERAL HOSPITAL in 2005, I missed their scenes together. I quit watching at that time and thought I’d never go back. However, Tamara returned in 2017 to play the part of Dr. Kim Nero. Seeing them in scenes together hurt, because I wanted Carly and Bobbie to have some of their talks together. I wanted to see the real Carly with her “Momma.” After Tamara left again in 2019 to resume her role as Ava Vitali on DAYS OF OUR LIVES, I kept hoping somehow someway Tamara would return and would play Carly again. That we would see Carly and Bobbie together again and Tamara and Jackie doing what they always did: Move me beyond tears with their eloquence and beautiful moments. I always hoped Tamara would resume playing Carly. Now with Jackie gone we, I. won’t have that chance. This saddens me. This hurts.
On behalf of TAMARA BRAUN ONLINE, I want to send my condolences to Jackie’s family, friends, colleagues, and fellow GH fans who I know will be mourning this loss. Goodbye Jackie. You will be missed and loved. Thank you for all you gave us over the years. The soap gods are fuller for taking you into their embrace. xx
Tamara looked stunning in a gown designed by Rita Vinieris. As always Tamara looks beautiful no matter what she wears. I loved the plunging neckline and the peak-a-boo cut-outs. Another set includes some from the Daytime Emmys Press Line. Tamara is seen with GENERAL HOSPITAL and DAYS OF OUR LIVES co-star Wally Kurth (Ned Ashton, GH; Justin Kiriakis, DOOL) and others.
I’m trying to get Tamara’s episodes for GENERAL HOSPITAL cleaned up from the severe backlog. I’m sorry for them not being up when they aired, but I sort of got a bit demoralized because I so want Tamara playing Carly. While I watch I love seeing Tamara, but I don’t see Kim and never will. I see Carly as a doctor. Something that should have happened since Bobbie (Jackie Zeman) works at the hospital. A progression of Carly’s character should have been for her to go back to get some sort of medical training after he showing up in Port Charles as a physio therapist. I don’t think it would be that hard to take a leap to say that Carly could become a doctor and I know that’s something Tamara would have loved for Carly. So there’s that. Also to let you know while I’m trying to get caught up, I have a lot of personal things going on right now so it might not be as quickly as you like. It took me the better part of the day to get July 2018 done. Also I do have some scans to go up in the gallery. Those will be up as time permits. Right now I’m concentrating on the backlogged episodes and screencaps. You can find everything located at the links below. And by the way I’m post-dating the episodes to the dates they aired to keep the continuity of the storyline.
I’m going to try to start to get Tamara’s work as Kim Nero up in the gallery. I’m sorry for the laxness in getting those done, but I’ve been really busy and still a little down Tamara isn’t playing Carly. Darn it, I want to love Carly again. I’m in the process of editing both the clips and screencaps. Pleasee be patient while I get this done. Hopefully it’ll be soon. Keep checking back.
Some new scans for the gallery and the text to the press section. In the first is an article where Tamara discusses the rigors of playing out her current storyline of a mother losing her son. Tamara mentions what kept her sane was the love of her two pooches Little and Pearl. For the second time in less than a month, ABC Soaps In Depth awards Tamara a Gold Star for portraying Kim’s grief over losing Oscar (Garren Lake Stitt). Those of us who knew her as Carly will know how many times Tamara was awarded for her amazing work and dedication to portraying Carly’s inner humaneness and her humanity. I miss my Carly so much. Click on the relevant images for the scans and once again, go here TAMARA BRAUN PRESS SECTION and click on the most recent additions located in the header.
I know this is all I seem to post these days, however, here are some new scans for the gallery. Both focus in on Tamara’s role as Kim on GENERAL HOSPITAL. Both have to do with Kim’s grief over losing Oscar (Garren Lake Stitt) and her wish for another baby. I have my issues with this story, however, I’ll keep those to myself. Links to the gallery are below. Click on the images to get to the relevant section in the gallery. Links to the Press section are below those. for those click on the newspaper symbol.
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TAMARA BRAUN ONLINE @ tamara-braun.com/tamarabraun.org is a website dedicated to the work of American actress Tamara Braun. I am in no way affiliated with her person, her management, nor her family. All content, except otherwise noted, is copyrighted to their original owners and no infringement is intended and no rights implied. Content contained within are subject to fair use and used here either in whole or in part as a commentary on the work and career of Tamara Braun.