Kate Jackson

Actor, Producer, Director
"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 ... Read more »
Born: 10/29/1948 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Filmography

Actor (64)

Farrah's Story 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

A Daughter's Conviction 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Dad 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

Family Guy 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

No Regrets 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Batman Beyond 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Inside TV Land 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Man's Gun 1997 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 70s: The Decade That Changed Television 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Twice in a Lifetime 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Error in Judgment 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Ally McBeal 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The King of Primetime -- Aaron Spelling 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

An All Star Party For Aaron Spelling 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Gail Sheehy's New Passages 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Arly Hanks Mysteries 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

In a New Light '93 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Adrift 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Homewrecker 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

Quiet Killer 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 18th Annual People's Choice Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Presenter

Baby Boom 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Loverboy 1989 (Movie)

Diane Bodek (Actor)

The Magical World of Disney (10/09/88) 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Night of 100 Stars II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Making Love 1982 (Movie)

Claire (Actor)

Charlie's Angels 1976 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Dirty Tricks 1981 (Movie)

Polly Bishop (Actor)

Thin Ice 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Topper 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

James at 15 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Thunder and Lightning 1978 (Movie)

Nancy Sue Hunnicutt (Actor)

Death at Love House 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mad Mad Mad Mad World of the Super Bowl 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Charlie's Angels 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Killer Bees 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Satan's School For Girls 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Twice in a Lifetime 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Movin' On 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Dark Shadows 1965 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Night of Dark Shadows 1971 (Movie)

Tracy Collins (Actor)

Women in Limbo 1971 (Movie)

Sandy Lawton (Actor)

A Kidnapping in the Family (TV Show)

Actor

A Mother's Testimony (TV Show)

Actor

Armed and Innocent (TV Show)

Actor

Death Cruise (TV Show)

Actor

Death Scream (TV Show)

Actor

Empty Cradle (TV Show)

Actor

Inmates: A Love Story (TV Show)

Actor

Justice in a Small Town (TV Show)

Actor

Listen to Your Heart (TV Show)

Actor

Miracle Dogs (TV Show)

Actor

Panic in the Skies! (TV Show)

Actor

Satan's School For Girls (TV Show)

Actor

Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV Show)

Actor

Sweet Deception (TV Show)

Actor

The Cold Heart of a Killer (TV Show)

Actor

The New Healers (TV Show)

Actor

The Rookies (TV Show)

Actor

The Silence of Adultery (TV Show)

Actor

The Stranger Within (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Child's Cry (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

"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.

Relationships

Ruth Jackson

Mother

David Greenwald

Husband
married in 1982 divorced in 1984

Tom Hart

Husband
married in 1991 divorced in June 1993

Hogan Jackson

Father

Peter Jackson Screenplay

Father
Born Oct. 31, 1961

Taylor Jackson

Son
adopted in 1996

Andrew Stevens

Husband
married in 1979 divorced in 1980

Fran Walsh Screenplay

Mother
Born Jan. 10, 1959

EDUCATION

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York , New York

Birmingham Southern College

Birmingham , Alabama

University of Mississippi

University , Mississippi

Milestones

1998

Directed episode of the Showtime series "Dead Man's Gun"

1997

Made guest appearance on "Ally McBeal" as a TV reporter fired because of ageism

1989

Played Patrick Dempsey's mother in feature film, "Loverboy"

1986

Made directorial debut helming two episodes of "Scarecrow and Mrs. King"

1979

Produced first TV project, "Topper"

1977

Returned to feature films to play female lead in "Thunder and Lightning" opposite David Carradine

1972

Portrayed nurse Jill Danko on ABC police drama, "The Rookies"

1970

Feature debut, "Night of Dark Shadows"

1969

First TV role on series, "Dark Shadows", as Daphne Harridge

Moved to New York; worked as model and tour guide for NBC

Played Amanda King on CBS adventure series, "Scarecrow and Mrs. King"

Played Sabrina Duncan on ABC detective series, "Charlie's Angels"

Performed in summer stock theater

Played J.C. Wiatt on short-lived NBC sitcom, "Baby Boom", based on the feature film of the same name

Bonus Trivia

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

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

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