Kate Jackson

Kate Jackson


10/29/1948, Birmingham, Alabama

Birth Name

Lucy Kate Jackson


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Kate was born in 1948 in Birmingham, Alabama, to Hogan (businessman) and Ruth. She has a younger sister, Jenny.

She started her career as a model at 16, but gradually moved into acting, attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1971.

She found international fame…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Played Sabrina on Charlie's Angels. She became angry when they wouldn't raise her salary, and she left the show on bad terms and never returned.

    • In 2000, Kate Jackson was offered a cameo in the film version of Charlie's Angels. She insisted on playing a villainous role and negotiations for the cameo ended. The role was later given to Kelly Lynch.

    • In 1976, Kate Jackson was the first actress to be cast in "Charlie's Angels". In addition, she was also responsible for coming up with the show's name.

    • Robert Evans, a Paramount Production manager, discovered Kate Jackson. He felt she had a special appeal with a 1940's Hollywood look.

    • Kate Jackson was a model for Max Factor and Revlon.

    • Kate Jackson survived breast cancer twice. She was treated in 1987 and 1989 and to date (2008) has not had a relapse.

    • Kate Jackson starred in the 1973 movie Satan's School for Girls with soon-to-be Charlie's Angels co-star Cheryl Ladd.

    • Kate Jackson was reminiscing over a screen stint on "Dark Shadows". She recalls that one day she was supposed to hit Jim Storm with a breakaway vase. She smacked him and the lights faded quickly. When the room lights came on she thought Jim was really acting like a ham! His eyes were bulging and his tongue was out. Unfortunately they had not told her which end of the vase to hit him with. He was out for 24 hours!

    • Her childhood nickname was Katie.

    • Kate Jackson over the years has received three Emmy, four Golden Globes nominations, an award of excellence from the UCLA drama department and two Humanitarian Awards for her work with children and animals.

    • In 1989, Hollywood insiders named Kate Jackson the least likable actress in Hollywood. They named her Charlie's Angels co-star Jaclyn Smith as the most likable actress.

    • Kate Jackson's college sorority was Kappa Kappa Gamma.

    • Kate Jackson is 5 feet 9 inches tall with nature brown hair and brown eyes.

    • In 1972 Kate Jackson was listed as one of 12 of the most promising new actors in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 34.

    • Kate Jackson's first television role was on the soap opera "Dark Shadows". She played "Daphne Harridge" from 1972 to 1976.

    • In 1987 Kate Jackson insured her legs for 8 million dollars.

    • She was the owner (or part owner?) of the production company Shoot The Moon Enterprises, Ltd., which produced her hit CBS series SCARECROW AND MRS. KING (1983-1986).

  • Quotes

    • (on surviving cancer)
      Kate Jackson: I knew I had two paths to choose from. I feel very lucky. As someone who has had cancer, I learned that you don't have to die. Look at me. Because of early detection, I'm fine. I'm cured. I'm well. All women should understand that a mammogram is nothing to be afraid of. It's not an enemy but a friend. Early detection is the key to the cure.

    • (on her former "Charlie's Angels" co-stars)
      Kate: Farrah and Jaclyn and I are still good friends who speak to each other as often as we can and see each other when we're all in town at the same time. We have a very strong bond of friendship from the first days of the series that I think will always stay with us. We all truly care about each other.

    • Kate Jackson: I left my mark on Dark Shadows. One day I was doing my lines perfectly from Act 3. Everyone else was doing Act 2.

    • Kate Jackson: I'd rather share the glory of a hit than star by myself in a flop.

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  • She was a very good actress.

    She played many characters. She played an angel on Charlie's Angels named Sabrina. She was the older and wiser of the Angels. She had also been married to an ex-cop. She played many different characters on the show. She played this for 3 years. She then played in The Rookies which was good. She also played Amanda King on Scarecrow and Mrs. King. A housewife who turned into a spy after going to a train station and getting a package from a spy Bruce Boxleitner named Scarecrow. She also directed two episodes of the TV show Scarecrow and Mrs. King.moreless
  • Kate truely is a Unique and Amazing Actress... She's very orginal in her characters and goes above and beyond what the role calls for. As a person she is very down to earth, genuine, truely sweet person, and honestly loves her fans as much as she loves thmoreless

    Her talent is unique, original, and smart. With every character she plays, they really come to life... Sometimes so intense that you forget for the moment that this is all make believe. Kate's career has extended over 3 decades and still she continues to produce top notch work.

    As a person, I honestly can't say enough great things about her. She more then respects where she came from and how she made it to where she is today. She is quite Genuine and really is a wonderful person. Kate Jackson is not only down to earth, she's honest, and has a really natural sense of humor. She truely loves her fans just as much, if not more, as we love her.moreless