Kate Jackson

Date of Birth
29 October 1948, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Birth Name
Lucy Kate Jackson


Tom Hart (29 September 1991 - 1993) (divorced)
David Greenwald (1 May 1982 - 1984) (divorced)
Andrew Stevens (23 August 1978 - 4 January 1980) (divorced)

Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1972" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 34.

Had to turn down the Meryl Streep role in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) because of scheduling conflicts with "Charlie's Angels" (1976). This eventually prompted the actress to leave the TV series.

2000: With the help of friend Rosie O'Donnell, adopted a son, Charles Taylor.

Has survived two battles with breast cancer. Once in 1987, and again in 1989. After a partial mastectomy and radiation, she won her fight and shared her experience to highlight the importance of mammograms.

Ranked #18 in FHM's 100 sexiest women of all time.

She is a former Max Factor and Revlon model.

She has three Emmy and four Golden Globes nominations, an award of excellence from the UCLA drama department and two Humanitarian Awards for her work with children and animals.

Was discovered by Paramount Studios head Robert Evans, who was struck by her 1940s Hollywood looks.

1987: Had her long, shapely legs insured for $8 million.

Began professional modeling at age 16.

Former daughter-in-law of Stella Stevens.

In addition to being the first Angel to be cast in "Charlie's Angels" (1976), she was also responsible for coming up with the show's name.

1989: Hollywood insiders named Kate one of the least likable actresses in show business, while fellow Angel Jaclyn Smith was elected as one of the nicest.

Was offered a cameo in the film version of Charlie's Angels (2000). Negotiations fell through after she insisted on playing the villainous role that was eventually played by Kelly Lynch.

Is a sister of Kappa Kappa Gamma.

Worked in both the original Satan's School for Girls (1973) (TV) and the remake (Satan's School for Girls (2000) (TV)).

Attended University of Mississippi but left without graduating.

Her breakout roles in the Dark Shadows franchise led to a series of lead casting in the horror/thriller genre, where directors began to dub her "the brunette Carol Lynley" who up to that point had been the leading actress to appear in typecast roles of terrified women in the television horror productions that flourished during the late '60s and early '70s.

Personal Quotes
[on her "Charlie's Angels" (1976) days] It was good when it was good . . . and when it wasn't good, it was bad.

I'd rather share the glory of a hit than star by myself in a flop.

[talking about the film versions of "Charlie's Angels" (1976)] I think they missed the mark. In the TV show, Farrah [Farrah Fawcett], Jaclyn [Jaclyn Smith] and I were best friends who cared for each other and I think that came through in the acting. In the movies, they were too busy competing with each other, trying to see who could jump the highest or wear the tightest clothes.


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