Joan Hackett

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Born

5/1/1934 , New York, New York USA

Died

10/8/1983

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Female

Biography:

She died far too young and never quite got to be the international star she might have been, given her talent. But then, she was too unusual, too unconventional - she was the sort of actress whose work people treasure, and remember long after her death. TV, oddly enough, is where most people (outside of US theatregoers, at least) knew her best. She brought unusual sensitivity and depth to a vast number of 1960s guest shots on all the big shows of the period, and lots of TV movies, too; she also did the occasional prestige drama special, like the TV version of O'Neill's "Mourning Becomes Electra". Movies didn't use her often enough, but her work in "The Group", "Will Penny" and "The Last Of Sheila" is very memorable.