Anne Jackson: American actress (1925 - 2016)
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Anne Jackson
American actress

Anne Jackson

Anne Jackson
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Intro American actress
A.K.A. Anna June Jackson, Anna Jane Jackson
Was Actor Television actor Film actor Film producer Stage actor
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 3 September 1925, Millvale, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Death 12 April 2016, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.A. (aged 90 years)
Spouse: Eli Wallach
Children: Roberta WallachPeter WallachKatherine Wallach
Anne Jackson
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Anna Jane Jackson (September 3, 1925 – April 12, 2016) was an American actress of stage, screen, and television. She was the wife of actor Eli Wallach, with whom she often co-starred. 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 was born in Millvale, Pennsylvania in 1925, the daughter of Stella Germaine (née Murray) and John Ivan Jackson, a barber who ran a beauty parlor. She was the youngest of three children, after Catherine, eight years older, and Beatrice, three years older. Her year of birth had been misreported for years as 1926, the year Jackson gave in a 1962 interview. Jackson's mother was of Irish Catholic descent and her father, whose original name was Ivan Jchekovitch, had emigrated from Croatia in 1918. Her family moved to Brooklyn, New York when she was eight years old. She attended Franklin K. Lane High School. In New York, Jackson trained at the Neighborhood Playhouse and The Actor's Studio. She made her Broadway debut in 1945. Her theater credits included 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, Folks!, 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, The Facts of Life , Highway to Heaven, Law & Order, and ER. She narrated Stellaluna on an episode of the PBS series Reading Rainbow.

In March 2017, the Harry Ransom Center announced the acquisition of Anne Jackson's archive along with her husband's. It will be made available to the public when cataloging is complete.


Jackson and her husband Eli Wallach in 2010

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 the industry. She later taught at the HB Studio in Manhattan, and continued to act in cameo roles.


Jackson died at her home in Manhattan on April 12, 2016, aged 90.


Year Title Role Notes
1950 So Young So Bad Jackie Boone
1959 The Journey Margie Rhinelander
1960 Lullaby Eadie Horton
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 Zig Zag Jean Cameron
1970 The Angel Levine Customer in Delicatessen cameo
1970 Lovers and Other Strangers Kathy
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 The Shining Doctor
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 Bella Abzug TV mini-series, 2 episodes
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
2008 Vote and Die: Liszt for President Partisan woman
2008 Lucky Days Corkie (final film role)
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