Jackson and her husband Eli Wallach
|Born||Anna June Jackson
September 3, 1926
Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Alma mater||Actors Studio|
|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. 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. Jackson's mother was of Irish Catholic background and Jackson's father, whose original name was John Jchekovitch, immigrated from Croatia in 1918.
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. 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.
|1950||So Young So Bad||Jackie Boone|
|1959||The Journey||Margie Rhinelander|
|1960||Tall Story||Myra Sullivan|
|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|
|1977||Nasty Habits||Sister Mildred|
|1979||The Bell Jar||Dr. Nolan|
|1979||The Family Man||Maggie Madden|
|1980||A Private Battle||Katie Ryan|
|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|
|1997||Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Women||Maman|
|1999||Man of the Century||Margaret Twennies|