|Alma mater Actors Studio|
Name Anne Jackson
|Years active 1945–2002|
Books Early stages
|Full Name Anna June Jackson|
Born September 3, 1926 (age 89) (1926-09-03) Millvale, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Family A. O. Scott (great nephew)
Spouse Eli Wallach (m. 1948–2014)
Children Roberta Wallach, Katherine Wallach, Peter Wallach
Parents Stella Germain Jackson, John Ivan Jackson
Movies The Shining, Dirty Dingus Magee, The Tiger Makes Out, Folks!, A Woman Called Golda
Similar People Eli Wallach, Roberta Wallach, Tony Burton, Katherine Wallach, Murray Schisgal
Anna Jane "Anne" Jackson (September 3, 1925 – April 12, 2016) was an American actress of stage, screen, and television. She was the wife of actor Eli Wallach, with whom she often co-starred. In 1956, she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in Paddy Chayefsky's Middle of the Night.
- Anne jackson
- 2010 governors awards anne jackson toasts eli wallach
- Life and career
In 1963, she won an Obie Award for Best Actress for her performance in two Off-Broadway plays, The Typists and The Tiger.
2010 governors awards anne jackson toasts eli wallach
Life and career
Jackson was born in Millvale, Pennsylvania in 1925, the daughter of Stella Germaine (née Murray) and John Ivan Jackson, a barber who ran a beauty parlor. She was the youngest of three children, after Catherine, eight years older, and Beatrice, three years older. Her year of birth had been misreported for years as 1926, the year Jackson gave in a 1962 interview.
Jackson's mother was of Irish Catholic descent and her father, whose original name was Ivan Jchekovitch, had emigrated from Croatia in 1918.
Her family moved to Brooklyn, New York when she was eight years old. She attended Franklin K. Lane High School. In New York, Jackson trained at the Neighborhood Playhouse and The Actor's Studio. She made her Broadway debut in 1945. Her theater credits included Summer and Smoke, Arms and the Man, Luv, The Waltz of the Toreadors, Mr. Peters' Connections and Lost in Yonkers.
Jackson's screen credits include The Tiger Makes Out, The Secret Life of an American Wife, How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life, Lovers and Other Strangers, Dirty Dingus Magee, Folks!, and The Shining. Her many television appearances include Armstrong Circle Theatre, Academy Theatre, The Philco Television Playhouse, Studio One, The Untouchables, The Defenders, Gunsmoke, Marcus Welby, M.D., Rhoda, Highway to Heaven, Law & Order, and ER. She narrated Stellaluna on an episode of the PBS series Reading Rainbow.
In March 2017, the Harry Ransom Center announced the acquisition of Anne Jackson's archive along with her husband's. It will be made available to the public when cataloging is complete.
Jackson was married to actor Eli Wallach, with whom she acted frequently, from March 5, 1948, until his death on June 24, 2014. They had three children, Peter, Katherine, and Roberta. Her marriage to Wallach was one of the longest and most successful in the industry. She later taught at the HB Studio in Manhattan, and continued to act in cameo roles.
Jackson died at her home in Manhattan on April 12, 2016, aged 90.