Anne Jackson

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Anne Jackson
Jackson and her husband Eli Wallach
Born Anna June Jackson
(1926-09-03) September 3, 1926 (age 92)
Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Alma mater Actors Studio
Occupation Actress
Years active 1945–2002
Spouse(s) Eli Wallach (1948–2014, his death)
Children Peter, Katherine, Roberta
Family A. O. Scott (great nephew)

Anna June "Anne" Jackson (born September 3, 1926) is an American actress of television, stage and screen. She is the widow of actor Eli Wallach. In 1956 she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in Paddy Chayefsky's Middle of the Night.[1] In 1963, she won an Obie Award for Best Actress for her performance in two Off-Broadway plays, The Typists and The Tiger.

Life and career

Jackson, the youngest of three sisters, was born in Millvale, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Stella Germaine (née Murray) and John Ivan Jackson, a barber who ran a beauty parlor.[2][3] Jackson's mother was of Irish Catholic background and Jackson's father, whose original name was John Jchekovitch, immigrated from Croatia in 1918.[3][4]

Jackson trained at New York City's Neighborhood Playhouse and The Actor's Studio. She made her Broadway debut in 1945. Her theatre credits include Summer and Smoke, Arms and the Man, Luv, The Waltz of the Toreadors, Mr. Peters' Connections, and Lost in Yonkers.

Jackson's screen credits include The Tiger Makes Out, The Secret Life of an American Wife, How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life, Lovers and Other Strangers, Dirty Dingus Magee, and The Shining. Her many television appearances include Armstrong Circle Theatre, Academy Theatre, The Philco Television Playhouse, Studio One, The Untouchables, The Defenders, Gunsmoke, Marcus Welby, M.D., Rhoda, Highway to Heaven, Law & Order, and ER. She narrated Stellaluna on an episode of the PBS series Reading Rainbow, aired on October 12, 1994.

Jackson was married to actor Eli Wallach, with whom she acted frequently, from March 5, 1948, until his death on June 24, 2014.[1] They had three children, Peter, Katherine, and Roberta. Her marriage to Wallach was one of the longest and most successful in Hollywood history. She currently teaches at the HB Studio in Manhattan, and continues to act in cameo roles.


Year Title Role
1950 So Young So Bad Jackie Boone
1959 The Journey Margie Rhinelander
1960 Tall Story Myra Sullivan
1960 Lullaby Eadie Horton
1967 The Tiger Makes Out Gloria Fiske
1968 How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life Muriel Laszlo
1968 The Secret Life of an American Wife Victoria Layton
1970 The Angel Levine Customer in Delicatessen (cameo)
1970 Lovers and Other Strangers Kathy
1970 Zig Zag Jean Cameron
1970 Dirty Dingus Magee Belle Nops
1971 The Typists Sylvia Payton
1973 Sticks and Bones Harriet
1976 Independence Abigail Adams
1977 Nasty Habits Sister Mildred
1979 The Bell Jar Dr. Nolan
1979 The Family Man Maggie Madden
1980 A Private Battle Katie Ryan
1980 The Shining Doctor
1980 Blinded by the Light Frances Bowers
1981 Leave 'em Laughing Shirlee
1982 A Woman Called Golda Lou Kaddar
1984 Sam's Son Harriet Orowitz
1987 Out on a Limb TV mini-series Bella Abzug
1988 Baby M Lorraine Abraham
1990 Funny About Love Adele
1992 Folks! Mildred Aldrich
1997 Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Women Maman
1999 Man of the Century Margaret Twennies
2000 Something Sweet Grandma


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