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Also Known As: Died:
Born: October 29, 1948 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Birmingham, Alabama, USA Profession: actor, director, producer, model

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"Once upon a time, there were three little girls who went to the police academy " And so began the iconic intro to a show that made overnight stars of two of "Charlie's Angels" - Farrah Fawcett-Majors and Jaclyn Smith - and further solidified the fame of the "smart angel," Kate Jackson, who had already made a name for herself on the classic cop show, "The Rookies." Jackson gained a bit of notoriety for protesting the loudest against the objectification by the public and within the industry of the "T & A" trio as it changed faces through the years, later to include Cheryl Ladd, and to a lesser degree, Shelley Hack and Tanya Roberts. After flying the coop in 1979, Jackson would go on to further success as the star of her TV show, "Scarecrow and Mrs. King" but the scrappy actress would never fully clip the wings of the show that made her a household name and a cultural touchstone to young girls - now adults - who grew up imitating detective Sabrina Duncan and her beautiful co-horts.

"Once upon a time, there were three little girls who went to the police academy " And so began the iconic intro to a show that made overnight stars of two of "Charlie's Angels" - Farrah Fawcett-Majors and Jaclyn Smith - and further solidified the fame of the "smart angel," Kate Jackson, who had already made a name for herself on the classic cop show, "The Rookies." Jackson gained a bit of notoriety for protesting the loudest against the objectification by the public and within the industry of the "T & A" trio as it changed faces through the years, later to include Cheryl Ladd, and to a lesser degree, Shelley Hack and Tanya Roberts. After flying the coop in 1979, Jackson would go on to further success as the star of her TV show, "Scarecrow and Mrs. King" but the scrappy actress would never fully clip the wings of the show that made her a household name and a cultural touchstone to young girls - now adults - who grew up imitating detective Sabrina Duncan and her beautiful co-horts.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 No Regrets (2004)
3.
 Mother's Testimony, A (2001) Sharon Carlson
4.
 Satan's School For Girls (2000) Olivia Burtis
5.
 What Happened to Bobby Earl? (1997) Rose Earl
6.
 Kidnapping in the Family, A (1996) Dede Cooper
7.
 Cold Heart of a Killer, The (1996) Jessie Arnold
8.
 Silence of Adultery, The (1995) Rachel Lindsey
9.
 Armed and Innocent (1994) Patsy Holland
10.
 Justice in a Small Town (1994) Sandra Clayton
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Performed in summer stock theater
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Moved to New York; worked as model and tour guide for NBC
1970:
First TV role on series, "Dark Shadows", as Daphne Harridge
1971:
Feature debut, "Night of Dark Shadows"
1972:
Portrayed nurse Jill Danko on ABC police drama, "The Rookies"
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Played Sabrina Duncan on ABC detective series, "Charlie's Angels"
1977:
Returned to feature films to play female lead in "Thunder and Lightning" opposite David Carradine
1979:
Produced first TV project, "Topper"
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Played Amanda King on CBS adventure series, "Scarecrow and Mrs. King"
1986:
Made directorial debut helming two episodes of "Scarecrow and Mrs. King"
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Played J.C. Wiatt on short-lived NBC sitcom, "Baby Boom", based on the feature film of the same name
1989:
Played Patrick Dempsey's mother in feature film, "Loverboy"
1997:
Made guest appearance on "Ally McBeal" as a TV reporter fired because of ageism
1998:
Directed episode of the Showtime series "Dead Man's Gun"
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Education

University of Mississippi: University , Mississippi -
Birmingham Southern College: Birmingham , Alabama -
American Academy of Dramatic Arts: New York , New York -

Notes

Jackson, suffering from breast cancer, had a mastectomy in August 1989.

She underwent heart surgery in 1994 to correct a congenital defect.

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husband:
Andrew Stevens. Actor. Married in 1979; divorced in 1980.
husband:
David Greenwald. Businessman. Married in 1982; divorced in 1984.
husband:
Tom Hart. Realtor. Married in 1991; divorced in June 1993.

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father:
Hogan Jackson. Business executive.
mother:
Ruth Jackson.
son:
Taylor Jackson. Adopted in 1996.

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