Anne Jackson

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Anne Jackson
EliWallach-1.jpg
Jackson and her husband Eli Wallach
BornAnna June Jackson
(1926-09-03) 3 September 1926 (age 88)
Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Alma materActors Studio
OccupationActress
Years active1945–2002
Spouse(s)Eli Wallach (1948–2014, his death)
ChildrenPeter, Katherine, Roberta
FamilyA. O. Scott (great nephew)
 
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Anne Jackson
EliWallach-1.jpg
Jackson and her husband Eli Wallach
BornAnna June Jackson
(1926-09-03) 3 September 1926 (age 88)
Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Alma materActors Studio
OccupationActress
Years active1945–2002
Spouse(s)Eli Wallach (1948–2014, his death)
ChildrenPeter, Katherine, Roberta
FamilyA. O. Scott (great nephew)

Anna June "Anne" Jackson (born 3 September, 1926) is an American actress of television, stage and screen. She is the widow of actor Eli Wallach.

Life and career[edit]

Jackson, the youngest of three sisters, was born in Millvale, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Stella Germaine (née Murray) and John Ivan Jackson, a barber who ran a beauty parlor.[1][2] Jackson's mother was of Irish Catholic background and Jackson's father, whose original name was John Jchekovitch, immigrated from Croatia in 1918.[2][3]

Jackson trained at New York City's Neighborhood Playhouse and The Actor's Studio. She made her Broadway debut in 1945. Her theatre credits include Summer and Smoke, Arms and the Man, Luv, The Waltz of the Toreadors, Mr. Peters' Connections, and Lost in Yonkers. She was nominated for the 1956 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for Paddy Chayefsky's Middle of the Night.[4]

Jackson's screen credits include The Tiger Makes Out, The Secret Life of an American Wife, How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life, Lovers and Other Strangers, Dirty Dingus Magee, and The Shining. Her many television appearances include Armstrong Circle Theatre, Academy Theatre, The Philco Television Playhouse, Studio One, The Untouchables, The Defenders, Gunsmoke, Marcus Welby, M.D., Rhoda, Highway to Heaven, Law & Order, and ER. She narrated Stellaluna on an episode of the PBS series Reading Rainbow, aired on October 12, 1994.

Jackson was married to actor Eli Wallach, with whom she acted frequently, from March 5, 1948, until his death on June 24, 2014.[4] They had three children, Peter, Katherine, and Roberta. Her marriage to Wallach was one of the longest and most successful in Hollywood history. She currently teaches at the HB Studio in Manhattan, and continues to act in cameo roles.

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRole
1950So Young So BadJackie Boone
1959The JourneyMargie Rhinelander
1960Tall StoryMyra Sullivan
1960LullabyEadie Horton
1967The Tiger Makes OutGloria Fiske
1968How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your LifeMuriel Laszlo
1968The Secret Life of an American WifeVictoria Layton
1970The Angel LevineCustomer in Delicatessen (cameo)
1970Lovers and Other StrangersKathy
1970Zig ZagJean Cameron
1970Dirty Dingus MageeBelle Nops
1971The TypistsSylvia Payton
1973Sticks and BonesHarriet
1976IndependenceAbigail Adams
1977Nasty HabitsSister Mildred
1979The Bell JarDr. Nolan
1979The Family ManMaggie Madden
1980A Private BattleKatie Ryan
1980The ShiningDoctor
1980Blinded by the LightFrances Bowers
1981Leave 'em LaughingShirlee
1982A Woman Called GoldaLou Kaddar
1984Sam's SonHarriet Orowitz
1987Out on a LimbBella Abzug
1988Baby MLorraine Abraham
1990Funny About LoveAdele
1992Folks!Mildred Aldrich
1997Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two WomenMaman
1999Man of the CenturyMargaret Twennies
2000Something SweetGrandma

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