Joan Hackett

Actor, Model
Slender, gentle-featured lead and supporting actress of the 1960s and 70s, most typically in nonglamorous roles. After experience as a model and acting training under Lee Strasberg and others, Hackett gained notice ... Read more »
Born: 03/01/1934 in East Harlem, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (32)

A Girl's Life 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Paper Dolls 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Only When I Laugh 1981 (Movie)

Toby Landau (Actor)

The Escape Artist 1981 (Movie)

Aunt Sibyl (Actor)

Flicks 1980 (Movie)

Captain Grace (Actor)

Mr. Mike's Mondo Video 1979 (Movie)

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One-Trick Pony 1979 (Movie)

Lonnie Fox (Actor)

Another Day 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Possessed 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Treasure of Matecumbe 1976 (Movie)

Lauriette Paxton (Actor)

Mackintosh & T.J. 1975 (Movie)

Maggie (Actor)

The Terminal Man 1973 (Movie)

Dr Janet Ross (Actor)

Light's Out 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last of Sheila 1972 (Movie)

Lee (Actor)

Rivals 1971 (Movie)

Christine (Actor)

The Other Man 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Support Your Local Sheriff 1969 (Movie)

Prudy Perkins (Actor)

Assignment to Kill 1968 (Movie)

Dominique Laurant (Actor)

Will Penny 1968 (Movie)

Catherine Allen (Actor)

The Group 1966 (Movie)

Dottie Renfrew (Actor)

The Defenders 1961 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

Young Dr. Malone 1958 - 1963 (TV Show)

Actor

Class of '63 (TV Show)

Actor

Five Desperate Women (TV Show)

Actor

How Awful About Allan (TV Show)

Actor

Pleasure Cove (TV Show)

Actor

Reflections of Murder (TV Show)

Actor

The Long Days of Summer (TV Show)

Actor

The Possessed (Movie)

Louise Gelson (Actor)

The Young Country (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Slender, gentle-featured lead and supporting actress of the 1960s and 70s, most typically in nonglamorous roles. After experience as a model and acting training under Lee Strasberg and others, Hackett gained notice off-Broadway with her award-winning work in "Call Me by My Rightful Name" (1961). She became prominent in TV work soon thereafter, copping an Emmy nomination for an episode of "Ben Casey" and playing Robert Reed's girlfriend on the first season of the popular father-and-son lawyer drama, "The Defenders." Hackett's quiet intensity suited her well for a TV adaptation of "Rebecca" (1962) in which she played the mousy second Mrs. DeWinter. By 1964 she was playing leads in two feature-length installments of "The Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre," "Echo of Evil" and "The Highest Fall of All."

Relationships

Richard Mulligan Actor

Husband
Acted together in "The Group" (1966)

Richard Mulligan

Husband
had worked together in "The Group" (1966) were divorced perhaps best known for his work on the sitcoms "Soap" and "Empty Nest" and for his roles in several Blake Edwards feature comedies

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York

St John Baptiste School

studied acting with Mary Welch in 1958 and with Lee Strasberg 1958-60

Milestones

1983

Last TV work included the NBC comedy pilot, "A Girl's Life"

1982

Last feature film, "The Escape Artist"

1978

Played the leading role of Ginny Gardner on the short-lived CBS comedy series, "Another Day"

1969

Appeared on Broadway in the musical "Park"

1966

Made feature film debut in a leading role in "The Group"

1962

Portrayed the leading role of the second Mrs. DeWinter in the NBC drama special adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's "Rebecca"

1961

Played Joan Miller on the CBS crime drama, "The Defenders"

1959

Made New York stage debut in "A Clearing in the Woods"

1959

TV debut, in an episode of "Ellery Queen"

1952

Began working as a clothes model and cover girl

Offered seven-year contract by Fox after appearing on the cover of "Harper's Junior Bazaar" but declined

Played Gail Prentiss on episodes of the NBC medical drama, "Young Dr. Malone"

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