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- Catherine Elise Jackson
- Birmingham Alabama
- United States
- Actress Producer Director
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- Bug Eyes Surgery Born In 1949
Kate Jackson was born on 29 October 1948 in Birmingham, Alabama as Catherine Elise Jackson to Hogan and Ruth Jackson. After high school she studied drama at the University of Mississippi and at Birmingham Southern University, after which she did summer stock at the Stowe Playhouse in Vermont.
Following that she studied at New York's Academy of Dramatic Arts while she earned a living selling skis, modeling, (she claims modeling is "the hardest work in the world"), and working as a tour guide at NBC.
She landed a role in the Soap Opera Dark Shadows, playing a ghost, and she recreated the same role in the feature film based on the series - but it did nothing for her career.(Good Housekeeping, 1985)
So she headed west to Hollywood. There she landed the part of Nurse Jill Danko on "The Rookies" (by prolific producer Aaron Spelling).
Later Mr. Spelling handpicked Kate to star in "Charlie's Angels" (Kate's run was from 1976-1979).
Some feature films followed, most notably, "Making Love". Kate went on to star in two other series; "Scarecrow and Mrs. King" (1983-1987) and "Baby Boom" (1988).
Kate married actor Andrew Stevens on 23 August 1978 and divorced on 4 January 1980. She met and married in 1982 David Greenwald, who incidentally ran her Production Company, but they divorced in 1984. Kate married her last husband Tom Hart in 1991, but divorced as well in 1993.
She has survived two battles with breast cancer. Once in 1987, and again in 1989. After a partial mastectomy and radiation, she won her fight and shared her experience to highlight the importance of mammograms. Also open heart surgery (she had a congenital hole in heart).