Kate Jackson


Kate Jackson Trivia


  • 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.