Where Is She Now: Kate Jackson (Actress) as Sabrina - Charlie's Angels.
Name: Kate Jackson
Birth Name: Lucy Kate Jackson
Born: October 29, 1948in Birmingham, Alabama
Claim To Fame: I think most people know Kate from her role as
Sabrina, the smart angel, in the Aaron Spelling TV show, 'Charlie's Angels.'
But Kate was also in two other fairly popular TV shows, 'The Rookies' and
'Scarecrow & Mrs. King.'
Family Life: Tom Hart (1991 - 1993) (divorced)
David Greenwald (May 1982 - 1984) (divorced)
Andrew Stevens (August 1978 - January 1980) (divorced)
Son: Charles Taylor (adopted)
Son: Sean (stepson, by Tom)
Info: Kate 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.
Shortly after that she moved to Hollywood where she became a popular TV actress.
Trivia: Had to turn down the Meryl Streep role in Kramer vs. Kramer because
of scheduling conflicts with "Charlie's Angels". This eventually prompted the
actress to leave the TV series.
With the help of friend Rosie O'Donnell, adopted a son, Charles Taylor.
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.
A former Max Factor and Revlon model
Has three Emmy and four Golden Globes nominations, an award of
excellence from the UCLA drama department and two Humanitarian
Awards for her work with children and animals.
Was discovered by Paramount Production manager, Robert Evans for her 40s
Began professional modeling at age 16
In addition to being the first Angel to be cast in "Charlie's Angels", she was
also responsible for coming up with the show's name.
In 1989, Hollywood insiders named Kate one of the least likable actresses in
show business, while fellow angel Jaclyn Smith was elected as one of the nicest.
Was offered a cameo in the film version of Charlie's Angels. Negotiations fell
through after she insisted on playing the villainous role that was eventually
played by Kelly Lynch.
Is a sister of Kappa Kappa Gamma
Posed Naked for Playboy 1970
Open Heart Surgery 1994
Where Is She Now: Kate has been showing up... well you've been hearing her... on
various Animated shows. Just this year she has been the voice in an 'American
Dad' episode along with 'Family Guy.'
Here's what Kate has to say... "I became a mom ten years ago and though I worked
until he was about four, I found I couldn't be the kind of mom I wanted to be if
I left for work before he woke up in the morning and got home after he was in
bed. I love being a mom, and it's the most wonderful yet challenging job in the
world. I had no idea I would become such a totally "hands on" mom, a "Room Mom"
every year for his class, an Assistant Cub Scout Leader, the whole ball of wax.
Maybe when the time seems right I'll do something again (if anybody still wants
But even as she says that, you'll be surprised at all the various TV roles she's
been in since 2000. Take a look at the Credits section.
Write To Kate Jackson:
1628 Marlay Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90069-1620
PO Box 57593
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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