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Also Known As: Jacquelyn Ellen Smith Died:
Born: October 26, 1945 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Houston, Texas, USA Profession: actor, model, clothing consultant

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Proving that nothing was as sexy as a beautiful female crime fighter, kicking butt with gun in hand, Jaclyn Smith found her life changed virtually overnight, following the premiere episode of producer Aaron Spelling's TV monster - the show that typified the 70s' phrase, "jiggle TV" - "Charlie's Angels" (ABC, 1976-1981). As the pretty, feminine brunette of the bunch - which included Farrah Fawcett-Majors and Kate Jackson - Smith as private detective Kelly Garrett was the only original Angel to stay with the show through its entire five year run. A smart cookie, Smith parlayed her "Angels" fame into a highly lucrative business relationship with the department store chain, K-Mart, as well as becoming known for one brief time in the early to mid 1980s, as "queen of the miniseries."

Proving that nothing was as sexy as a beautiful female crime fighter, kicking butt with gun in hand, Jaclyn Smith found her life changed virtually overnight, following the premiere episode of producer Aaron Spelling's TV monster - the show that typified the 70s' phrase, "jiggle TV" - "Charlie's Angels" (ABC, 1976-1981). As the pretty, feminine brunette of the bunch - which included Farrah Fawcett-Majors and Kate Jackson - Smith as private detective Kelly Garrett was the only original Angel to stay with the show through its entire five year run. A smart cookie, Smith parlayed her "Angels" fame into a highly lucrative business relationship with the department store chain, K-Mart, as well as becoming known for one brief time in the early to mid 1980s, as "queen of the miniseries."

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Gone (2011)
2.
 Navigating the Heart (2000) Edith Iglauer
3.
 Three Secrets (1999) Diane Caulfeld
4.
 Before He Wakes (1998) Bridgette Smith Michaels
5.
 My Very Best Friend (1996) Dana Griffin
6.
7.
 Nightmare in the Daylight (1992) Megan Lambert
8.
 In the Arms of a Killer (1992) Maria Quinn
9.
 Love Can Be Murder (1992) Elizabeth Bentley
10.
 Lies Before Kisses (1991) Elaine Sanders
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Milestones close milestones

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Performed in regional theatre productions of "West Side Story," "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" and "Bye Bye Birdie"
1969:
Appeared as a model in the feature film, "Goodbye Columbus"
1971:
Landed a job as a "Breck girl" for Breck Shampoo
1976:
Starred as Kelly Garrett in the popular ABC detective drama, "Charlie's Angels"
1980:
Co-starred with Robert Mitchum in the feature film, "Nightkill"
1981:
Played the title role in the TV-movie, "Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress
1983:
Starred in Sidney Sheldon's TV-movie, "Rage of Angels"
1985:
Played the dual roles of Maggie Rogers and Brooke Ashley in the suspense thriller, "Deja Vu"
1985:
Designed and promoted a clothing line for Kmart
1988:
Co-starred in Robert Ludlum's "The Bourne Identity," with Richard Chamberlain
1989:
Played the title role in "Christine Cromwell," part of four installments of the rotating TV-movie series, "The ABC Saturday Mystery"
2002:
Had a recurring role as Vanessa Cavanaugh in the CBS show, "The District"
2003:
Reprised her role as Kelly Garrett in a short cameo in the feature, "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle"
2007:
Hosted the Bravo reality series, "Shear Genius"
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Education

Trinity University: San Antonio , Texas -

Notes

Smith has promoted a line of clothing named after her ("The Jaclyn Smith Collection") for K-Mart.

"Farrah Fawcett (Jill) went on to challenging roles in 'The Burning Bed', 'Extremities' and 'Small Sacrifices'. Kate Jackson (Sabrina) went on to blithe, carefree repartee in 'Scarecrow and Mrs. King'. Cheryl Ladd (Kris) went on to credible work in 'A Death in California' and 'Bluegrass'. And then there's the other famous Charlie's angel, Jaclyn Smith. Still Kelly After All These Years....You (can't) help marveling at the consistency of her career....Overcoming the challenge of diverse TV movie roles that have included Jackie Kennedy, Florence Nightingale and George Washington's sweetheart, Smith has been able to accomplish what neither Helen Hayes, Meryl Streep nor any other great actress you can think of could ever do: Turn everyone she plays into the same woman. Cool, composed Kelly Garrett of 'Charlie's Angels.'" --Howard Rosenberg (LOS ANGELES TIMES CALENDAR, January 8, 1992)

Named permanent honorary chairwoman of the Crippled Children's Society in 1991 and served as honorary chair since 1988.

Announced she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002.

Companions close complete companion listing

husband:
Roger Davis. Actor. Married in 1972; divorced in 1975.
husband:
Dennis Cole. Married in 1978; divorced in 1981.
husband:
Anthony Richmond. Cinematographer, director. Born in England in 1942; married on August 4, 1981 in Los Angeles; Smith's third husband; filed for divorce in 1989; father of Smith's two children; had two sons (George and Jonathan) from prior relationships.
husband:
Bradley Allen. Heart surgeon. Together since c. 1993; married on October 11, 1997.
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Family close complete family listing

father:
Jack Smith. Dentist.
mother:
Margaret Ellen Smith.
brother:
Thomas Smith. Younger.
son:
Gaston Anthony Richmond. Born on March 19, 1982.
daughter:
Spencer Margaret Richmond. Born on December 4, 1985.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"The Jaclyn Smith Beauty Book" Simon & Schuster

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