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Bobby Simpson in 1989.

Roberta "Bobby" Marshall (nee Simpson, previously Morgan) [1] was a character in Home And Away from January 1988 (Pilot Episode) to August 1993 (Ep 1304), although she appeared as a vision to Ailsa Stewart in June 1995 (Ep 1709 and Ep 1710). 1993 was her last official appearance. She was one of the major characters in the early years of the show and was involved in many storylines, including finding out she was the daughter of Donald Fisher and Morag Bellingham, and her marriages to Frank Morgan and Greg Marshall. Bobby went from rebellious teen, getting into catfights with arch rival Alison Patterson, to a doting mature mum in her 5 years on the show. Bobby tragically died in a boating accident in August 1993. Bobby was played by Nicolle Dickson.

BiographyEdit

Bobby Marshall
Character Profile
Birthday: 1970 - 19 August 1993 (age 23)
Birthplace: Australia
Father: Donald Fisher
Mother: Morag Bellingham
Siblings: Alan Fisher (half)
Byron Fisher (half)
Rebecca Fisher (half)
Spouse: Frank Morgan (1989-1990)
Greg Marshall (1992-1993)
Children: Sam Marshall (adoptive, 1992)
Occupation: Diner owner
Played By: Nicolle Dickson


BackstoryEdit

1970-1987 Bobby was born in December 1970, the illegitimate daughter of Donald Fisher and Morag Bellingham. She was adopted by Al and Doris Simpson. For years, Bobby never knew her true parentage. Bobby had a horrible childhood and later became a tearaway. In late 1987, she was fostered by Tom and Pippa Fletcher.

1988-1993Edit

In January 1988, Bobby was a 17 year old tearaway teenager who was loathed by her vice principal Donald Fisher. Unbeknownst to each other, they were father and daughter. Many years beforehand, Donald had had an affair with Morag Bellingham who just happened to be his wife's sister... Donald tried to stitch her up into putting her in juvenile detention. Bobby enrolled at Summer Bay High School and formed a rivalry with fellow schoolgirl Roo Stewart. She ended up whacking her in the face when she found Roo was blackmailing Ailsa Hogan in February 1988 (Ep 26). Bobby was an arch rival of fellow school pupil Alison Patterson.

Bobby was loyal to Ailsa and her friends and often gave Alison some rough justice, which resulted in a few catfights between the two of them. Bobby dated Alan Fisher, son of Donald, both were unaware they were half siblings. Alan died of an aneurysm before they knew the truth. Bobby also had feelings for Brett Macklin, a member of the dodgy Macklin family who were rich tycoons. In February 1989 (Ep 249), Bobby's arch nemesis Alison left Summer Bay and Bobby and her friends breathed a huge sigh of relief.

Bobby and Frank Morgan married in February 1989 (Ep 243), but the marriage was short lived. A month later (Ep 274), Bobby found out she was the secret lovechild of Don and Morag. Thus making her a half sibling to Alan and also a cousin, seeing as Bobby's mum and Alan's mum were sisters. A tangled web those Summer Bay residents wove lol. As she got older, her quick temper became less and less prevalent as she matured.

Bobby and Donald became close, with her even moving into his house at one stage. The warm, loving relationship she formed with her dad was in direct contrast to what she had with Morag. The pair never bonded and remained estranged.

In 1990 Bobby suffered a miscarriage. The pregnancy had been the result of a short-lived relationship. After she lost the baby, she decided to become a foster mother. Everybody apart from Pippa were horrified and thought it was a terrible idea. She was turned down by the department at the first time of asking but she was approved second time round. Her first foster child was little Sam Nicholls and the pair of them quickly became very close. Not long afterwards, Sam's dad Greg Marshall arrived on the scene. Bobby and Greg didn't get on too well at the start, especially when he decided he wanted custody of his son. She also realised she had feelings for him and the pair got together. They married in 1992, though the wedding was almost called off when Sam got his finger stuck in a plughole on the morning of the big day. In 1993, Greg cheated on Bobby with Don's new housekeeper Fiona Harris. Bobby found out about the affair and threw Greg out. Fiona left Summer Bay and Bobby forgave Greg.

Sadly their time together after the split was to be quite short. Bobby was killed in August 1993 in a speedboat accident. She and Luke Cunningham were passengers in the boat which was being driven too fast by Adam Cameron. It hit a log and she was thrown from the boat. She was brought to hospital but never regained consciousness.

Memorable infoEdit

Birthday: March or December 1970

Died: 19 August 1993 (Aged 23)

Full Name: Roberta Marshall (nee Simpson)

Nicknames: Bobby

First Line: "Get rid of 'em."

Last Line: "Oh, this is fantastic!" (to Adam)

TriviaEdit

  • Even though Bobby died in a boating accident in August 1993, it wasn't the last time she was seen on Home and Away. In June 1995 (Ep 1709), Ailsa Stewart took some 6 year old anti-depressants after she was attacked in the diner. She hadn't been well anyway but the tablets caused her to hallucinate. Bobby's ghost appeared to her, coming out through her fridge door(!) and speaking to her. She told Ailsa that Alf loved her and did not want to hurt her.
  • Being Morag's daughter, Bobby is one of the many descendants of the Stewart family.

FamilyEdit

Father Donald Fisher

Mother Morag Bellingham

Siblings Alan Fisher, Rebecca Nash, Byron Fisher (all half, same father)

Grandfathers R.J. Fisher, Gordon Stewart

Grandmothers Sarah Jane Stewart, Isobel DuPre

Great grandfathers Duncan Stewart Snr

Spouse Frank Morgan, Greg Marshall

Uncles/Aunts Alf Stewart, Colleen Smart, Barbara Fisher, Celia Stewart, Debra Stewart, Mary Croft, Clive Fisher

Great aunts Sophie

First cousins David Croft, Lucinda Croft, Roo Stewart, Owen Dalby, Quinn Jackson, Duncan Stewart, Lance Smart, Maureen Evans

See alsoEdit

Bobby Marshall - List of appearances

GalleryEdit