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Jacqueline Malouf


Donovan's Reef

Jacqueline Malouf looking afar, wearing black and white long sleeves

Andrew Nassir (m. 1964–1999)

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3 July 1941 (age 58), Los Angeles, California, United States

12 October 1999(aged 58), La Jolla, California, United States

Donovan's Reef

Jacqueline Malouf (3 July 1941 – 12 October 1999) was an actress, artist and teacher.


Jacqueline Malouf as she emerged from the water

Malouf was born in Los Angeles California. She is best known for her role as Leilani Dedham, hereditary princess of the fictional island nation of Haleakaloha, in the 1963 John Ford film Donovan's Reef. She also had the uncredited role of Lietta Appleyard, in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), and appeared in episodes of Petticoat Junction and The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. Her last screen credit was in 1966.

Jacqueline Malouf's grave

While her diminutive stature made it possible for her to play an adolescent in Donovan's Reef, she was actually a student of the University of Southern California at the time of production and graduated from USC (Class of 1963), having served as vice president of the Associated Student Body. She would later serve on the board of advisers for the USC School of Nursing.

She married Andrew Nassir in 1964, and left show business two years later, becoming a teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District and later in a Montessori school. She also followed her desire to become an artist, known for her French Impressionistic-style seascapes. At the time of her death, at age 58, she and Andrew had two sons and a granddaughter. She died in La Jolla, California, of leukemia.

Young Jacqueline Malouf in braided hair

Jacqueline Malouf Nassir should not be confused with the Canadian-born cookbook writer Jacqui Malouf.


1965 Petticoat Junction (1965-1966 TV Series)
- The County Fair (1966)
- Bobbie Jo's Sorority (1965)
1963 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1963-1965 TV Series)
Sorority Girl / Jackie / Girl / ...
- A Message from Kris (1965)
- Rick and Kris Go to the Mountains (1964)
- The Dean's Birthday (1964)
- The Swami (1964)
- Rick Makes a Loan (1963)
- Wally's Pen Pal (1963)
- Torn Dress (1963)
1963 Donovan's Reef
Lelani Dedham
1963 I'm Dickens, He's Fenster (TV Series)
- The Godfathers (1963)
1962 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Lietta Appleyard


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