Bettye Ackerman

Actor
Television actress Bettye Ackerman, a frequent supporting player on procedural dramas of the 1960s and '70s, is best known for her role as Dr. Maggie Graham on "Ben Casey." Ackerman started in television with a minor ... Read more »
Born: 02/28/1924 in Walterboro, South Carolina, USA

Filmography

Actor (17)

Prehysteria! 2 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ted & Venus 1991 (Movie)

Beatnik Woman (Actor)

The Yeagers 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Doctors' Private Lives 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Return to Peyton Place 1971 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Bracken's World 1969 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Rascal 1969 (Movie)

Miss Whalen (Actor)

Ben Casey 1961 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

Face of Fire 1959 (Movie)

Grace Trescott (Actor)

Companions in Nightmare (TV Show)

Actor

Heat of Anger (TV Show)

Actor

Murder or Mercy (TV Show)

Actor

Never Con a Killer (TV Show)

Actor

The Return of Ben Casey (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Television actress Bettye Ackerman, a frequent supporting player on procedural dramas of the 1960s and '70s, is best known for her role as Dr. Maggie Graham on "Ben Casey." Ackerman started in television with a minor spot on "The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse" in 1953. She married actor Sam Jaffe three years later--he was 65 years old at the time. In 1961, she played Dr. Graham on "Ben Casey," an ABC medical drama that lasted six seasons. Jaffe played veteran doctor David Zorba on the show. She also did a 10-episode stint on the showbiz drama "Bracken's World." Later, Ackerman played Constance MacKenzie, made famous in the primetime soap "Peyton Place" by Dorothy Malone, in the melodrama's daytime incarnation "Return to Peyton Place." In addition to her acting, Ackerman was an artist with exhibits in Beverly Hills, and in Columbia, South Carolina. Ackerman's husband died of cancer in 1984. The couple had no children together. In 1998, she moved back to her native South Carolina and was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. She died of a stroke at age 82.

Relationships

Sam Jaffe Actor

Husband
Married 1956 until his death 1984

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