Sherry Jackson (born February 15, 1942, in Wendell, Idaho) is an American actress and former child star. She made her film debut at seven years old in the musical, You're My Everything, starring Anne Baxter and Dan Dailey. During the course of appearing in several of the movies during the 1950s as Susie Kettle, one of the titular couple's numerous children, Jackson also appeared in Ma and Pa Kettle with The Breaking Point John Garfield, the actor's penultimate role before his sudden death two years later. In 1952, Jackson portrayed the emotionally volatile visionary and ascetic Jacinta Marto in , and the following year played The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima John Wayne's daughter in the football-themed . Trouble Along the Way
Jackson may be best remembered for her role as older daughter Terry Williams on
(AKA The Danny Thomas Show Make Room for Daddy) from 1953–58. During the course of her five years on the show, she established a strong bond with her on-screen mother, Jean Hagen, but Hagen left the series after the third season in 1956. Worn out from the relentless pace of producing the show, Jackson left the program once her five-year contract ended two years later.
Over the next few years, Jackson broadened her range of acting roles, appearing as a hit woman on
, a freed 77 Sunset Strip Apache captive who yearns to return to the reservation on , an alcoholic on The Tall Man , a woman accused of murder on Mr. Novak and an unstable mother-to-be on Perry Mason, . After a 1965 appearance on Wagon Train , she then made guest appearances the following year on Gomer Pyle , Lost in Space , My Three Sons and the original Batman series. On the latter program, she made one of her more memorable portrayals as the android "Andrea" in the episode " Star Trek What Are Little Girls Made Of?".
Blake Edwards remade the television series as a feature film entitled Peter Gunn in 1967, Jackson was filmed in a nude scene that appeared only in the international version, not the U.S. release. Stills of the nude scene appeared in the August 1967 issue of Gunn magazine, in a pictorial entitled "Make Room For Sherry". The movie has not yet been released on VHS or DVD. Playboy
That same year Jackson began a five-year relationship with business executive and horse breeder,
Fletcher R. Jones, a union that ended on November 7, 1972, when Jones was killed in a plane crash eight miles east of Santa Ynez Airport in Santa Barbara County, California. Five months after Jones' death, Jackson filed suit against his estate, asking for more than $1 million, with her attorneys stating that Jones had promised to provide her with at least $25,000 a year for the rest of her life. The litigation proved to be unsuccessful. [1 ]
Jackson received a star on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 8, 1960. It is located at 6324 Hollywood Blvd. [2 ] Filmography [edit ] (1949), as Jane (Age 6) (uncredited) You're My Everything (1949), as Little Girl in the episode "The Doll/The Bet" Fireside Theater (1950), as Susie Kettle (uncredited) Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town (1950), as Girl in Church (uncredited) The Next Voice You Hear... (1950), as Little Girl in Park (uncredited) Louisa Covered Wagon Raid (1950), as Susie Davis A Modern Marriage (1950), as Evelyn at Five Years Old (1950), as Girl in Iron Lung (uncredited) Where Danger Lives (1950), as Amelia Morgan The Breaking Point (1950), as Little Girl (uncredited) For Heaven's Sake (1951), as Little Italian Girl Hello God (1951), as Little Girl (uncredited) M (1951), as Child (uncredited) Apache Drums (1951), in the episode "Hot Spot" Fireside Theater When I Grow Up (1951), as Ruthie Reed (1951), as Young Musetta (uncredited) The Great Caruso (1951), as Susie Kettle (uncredited) Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm (1951), as Young Annie Ridd Lorna Doone (1951), as Virginia Lee in the episode "Dead Man's Shoes" The Range Rider (1951), as Frankie Scott in the episode "The Kid Comes West" The Gene Autry Show (1952), as Bonnie Ford in the episode "Rock River Feud" The Gene Autry Show (1952), as Susan Halleck (uncredited) This Woman is Dangerous (1952), as Child (uncredited) Something to Live For (1952), as Lucy Collins in the episode "Unwilling Outlaw" The Roy Rogers Show (1952), as Susie Kettle (uncredited) Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair (1952), as Susan Harper in the episode "Secret of the Red Raven" The Range Rider (1952), as The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima Jacinta Marto (1952), as Jenny The Lion and the Horse (1953), as Terry Pelham in the episode "All's Fair in Love" The Ford Television Theatre (1953), as Ruthie Hammond in the episode "Look, He's Proposing!" Lux Video Theatre (1953), as Carole Williams Trouble Along the Way (1953), as Susie Kettle (uncredited) Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation (1953), in the episode "Child Labor" Private Secretary (TV series) (TV series, 1953–1958), as Terry Williams The Danny Thomas Show (1954), as Terry Williams in the episode "Entertainment on Wheels" Shower of Stars (1955), in the episode "Woman in the Chair" Mystery is My Business (1956), as Annie Come Next Spring (1956), as Julie in the episode "Charlie's Secret Love" The Charles Farrell Show (TV series, 1957) as Annie Haines in the episode "Naked Gallows" Maverick (TV series) (1958), as Rebecca Snipe in the episode "The Sister" The Rifleman (1959), as Carrie in the episode "The Kookie Caper" 77 Sunset Strip (1959), as Chris Benson in the episode "The Texas Doll" 77 Sunset Strip (TV series, 1959), as Melanie Culpin The Swamp Fox (1960), as Susan Johnson in the episode "Millionaire Susan Johnson" The Millionaire (1960), as Mignonne McCurdy in the episode "The Prettiest Collateral in Town" The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1960), as Ella Jennings in the episode "Sierra" 77 Sunset Strip (1960), as Mary Jane Wilkes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960), as Shirley Bent in the episode "The Office Caper" 77 Sunset Strip (1960), as Jill Murray in the episode "High Tide" Surfside 6 Riverboat (1960), as Inez Cox in the episode "The Water of Gorgeous Springs" (1960), as Ophir in the episode "Trouble in the Middle East" 77 Sunset Strip (TV series, 1961), as Erma Kerr in the episode "Red Dog" Maverick (1961), as Janie in the episode "Buddy and Janie" Bringing Up Buddy (1961), as Sally Bartlett in the episode "Apache Daughter" The Tall Man (1962), as Lacey in the episode "Lacey" Gunsmoke (1962), as Ellen Talltree in the episode "Care is No Cure" The New Breed (1962), as Comfort Gatewood in the episode "The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank" The Twilight Zone (1962), as Joan Carmichael in the episode "A Scent of Whales" Hawaiian Eye (1962), as Aggie in the episode "Root Down" Gunsmoke (1963), as Alice Watson in the episode "Come a-Runnin'" Vacation Playhouse (1963), as Cathy Ferguson in the episode "The Risk" Mr. Novak (1963), as Madeline Randall in the episode "The Case of the Festive Felon" Perry Mason (TV series) (1964), as Maggie Shea in the episode "Gone the Sun" The Lieutenant (1964), as Geneva Balfour in the episode "The Geneva Balfour Story" Wagon Train (1965), as Geraldine in the episode "Sergeant Carter Gets a Dear John Letter" Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (1965) (Lippert Productions Ltd., Wild on the Beach 20th Century Fox) as Lee Sullivan (1965), as Lois Colter in the episode "Show Me a Hero" The Virginian (1966), as Nell Beckwith in the episode "Barbed Wire" Branded (TV series) (TV Series, 1966) as Effra in the episode "The Space Croppers" Lost in Space (1966), as Linda June Mitchell in the episode "The Wheels" My Three Sons (TV series, 1966) as Pauline in the episodes 31/32 "Death in Slow Motion" and "The Riddler's False Notion" Batman (1966), as Katherine Turner in the episode "Lady of the Plains" Death Valley Days (TV series, 1966) as Andrea in the episode " Star Trek What Are Little Girls Made Of?" (TV series, 1967) as Michele LeMaster in the episode "The Night of the Vicious Valentine" The Wild Wild West (1967) (Geoffrey Productions, Gunn Paramount Pictures) as Samantha (1968) (American International Pictures-AIP) as Connie The Mini-Skirt Mob (TV Series, 1968) as Lola Cortez in the episode "The Night of the Gruesome Games" The Wild Wild West (1969) (Commonwealth United Entertainment) as Mona The Monitors (1970), as Jeri Spencer in the episode "The Quality of Mercy" The Interns (1970), as Terry Williams in the episode "Make Room for Grandson" Make Room for Granddaddy (1970), as Sherry Hiller in the episode "Sylvia" The Immortal Wild Women (1970) ABC Movie of the Week, as Nancy Belacourt (1971), as Blanche in the episode "Love and the Waitress" Love, American Style Curse of the Moon Child (1972) Cotter (1973), as Shasta (1974), as Shirley in the episode, "$35 Wil Fly You to the Moon" Chase Hitchhike! (1974) ABC Movie of the Week, as Stefanie The Girl on the Late, Late Show (1974) ABC Movie of the Week, as Pat Clauson Returning Home (1975) ABC Movie of the Week, as Marie Derry (1975), as Sherry in the episode "Crazy Cats" Barbary Coast (1975), as Leslie Willis in the episode "The Pawn" Mobile One (1975), as Jennifer Sandstrom in the episode "The Real Easy Red Dog" The Rockford Files (1975), as Elena Bosworth in the episode "Double Jeopardy" Matt Helm (1976), as Denise Girard in the episode "Bounty Hunter" Starsky and Hutch (1976), as Mrs. Bonner in the episode "The Rose and the Gun" The Blue Knight Switch (1976), as Jennie Rosenthal in the episode "The 100,000 Ruble Rumble" (1977), as Jackie Allen/Joy Adams/September Dawn in the episode "One Last Trick" The Streets of San Francisco Enigma (1977), as Kate Valentine (1977), as Jennifer Randall Bare Knuckles (1978), as Erica Hughes in the two-part episode "Final Judgement" Barnaby Jones (1978), as Dr. Diane Joseph in the episode "Earthquakes Happen" The Incredible Hulk (1978), as Abigail Bratowski Stingray Greatest Heroes of the Bible (1978), as Joanna in the segment "Daniel in the Lions Den" Brenda Starr (1979), as Brenda Starr (1979), as Monica Jensen in the episode "Cowboy/Substitute Wife" Fantasy Island (1979), as Denise in the episode "The Usurper" Vega$ (1980), as Toni Morelli in the episode "Good Buddy Flo" Alice (1980), as Tina Fuller in the episode "Homes $weet Homes" Charlie's Angels (1980), as Diane in the episode "The Strippers" CHiPs Casino (1980), as Jennifer References [edit ] External links [edit ]