Sunday, January 2, 2011

Kate Jackson who played Sabrina Duncan on the TV show "Charlie's Angels"

Kate Jackson was born Lucy Kate Jackson October, 1948 in Alabama.  She is best known for her role of Sabrina Duncan on the TV show "Charlie's Angels" co-starring along with Farrah Fawcett, and Jaclyn Smith.  She is also well known for her role as Amanda King in "The Scarecrow and Mrs. King" as well as the role of Jill Danko on the TV show "The Rookies".

Kate Jackson as Sabrina on the TV show "Charlie's Angels"
Kate Jackson then, in her younger years prior to "Charlie's Angels"

Kate made her television debut in 1970 on the show "Dark Shadows".  She starred in 70 episodes as Daphne Harridge and co-starred with Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Joan Bennett, and Nancy Barrett.  She played the role until 1971 when the show ended.  That year she starred in her first film, "Night of Dark Shadows" which was loosely based on the show "Dark Shadows". She played a different role, but shared some of the same cast members.  She also made a guest appearance on "The Jimmy Stewart Show" that year co-starring with James Stewart, Julie Adams, Ellen Geer, and Jonathan Daly.

Kate Jackson as Daphne on the TV show "Dark Shadows"

Kate Jackson as Daphne on the TV show "Dark Shadows"
Kate Jackson (right) in a scene from the film "Night of Dark Shadows"

In 1972 Jackson began playing he role of Jill Danko on the TV show "The Rookies" co-starring Georg Stanford Brown (Terry Webster), Sam Melville (Mike Danko) , Michael Ontkean (Willie Gillis), Bruce Fairbairn (Chris Owens), and Gerald S. O'Loughlin (Lt. Ed Ryker)
.  The show as based on three rookie police officers, Jackson's role was that of one of the officers wife who was a nurse.  She would play this role until the show ended in 1976.

Cast of  "The Rookies" in the later years. Front center: Bruce Fairbairn (Chris Owens) Middle left: Sam Melville(Mike Danko), Kate Jackson (Jill Danko), Gerald S. O'Loughlin (Lt. Ed Ryker) Top: Georg Stanford Brown (Terry Webster)
Georg Sanford Brown (Terry Webster), Kate Jackson (Jill Danko), and Michael Ontkean (Willie Gillis) in the TV show "The Rookies" 1973

During her run on "The Rookies", Kate also starred in shows and movies such as "The New Healers" co-starring Leif Erickson, Robert Foxworth, and Burgess Meredith (1972); "Bonanza" co-starring Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Pernell Roberts, and Dan Blocker (1972); "Movin' On" co-starring Patrick Wayne, Geoffrey Deuel, and David Soul (1972); "Limbo" co-starring Katherine Justice and Stuart Margolin (1972); "Satan's School for Girls" co-starring Pamela Franklin, Lloyd Bochner, and future "Charlie's Angels" co-star Cheryl Ladd (1973); "Killer Bees" co-starring Edward Albert, Gloria Swanson, and Roger Davis (1974); "Death Cruise" co-starring Richard Long, Polly Bergen, Edward Albert, Celeste Holm, and Tom Bosley (1974); and "Death Scream" co-starring Raul Julia, John P. Ryan, Lucie Arnaz, Edward Asner, Tina Louise, Nancy Walker, Cloris Leachman, Diahann Carroll, Art Carney, and Phillip Clark (1975).

Sam Melville(Mike Danko), Kate Jackson (Jill Danko) of the TV show "The Rookies"

Kate Jackson then
Kate Jackson then

After "The Rookies" ended, Jackson was immediately cast as Sabrina Duncan in "Charlie's Angels" co-starring Farrah Fawcett-Majors (Jill Munroe), Jaclyn Smith (Kelly Garrett), David Doyle (John Bosley), John Forsythe (Charles Townsend), and later in the series, Cheryl Ladd (Kris Munroe) who would replace Farrah Fawcett after she left the show initially.  The show was based on 3 beautiful women who worked as private detectives for an unseen Charlie Townsend.  The show was created specifically for Kate Jackson based on her success on the show "The Rookie".  She was originally intended to play the role of Kelly, however Jackson preferred the role of Sabrina. Jackson would stick with the role until 1979 when she left the show.

Jaclyn Smith (Kelly Garrett), Farrah Fawcett-Majors (Jill Munroe), and Kate Jackson (Sabrina Duncan) of the TV show "Charlie's Angels"
Kate Jackson (Sabrina Duncan) of the TV show "Charlie's Angels"

Kate Jackson then

Kate Jackson (Sabrina Duncan) of the TV show "Charlie's Angels"

During her run on "Charlie's Angels", Jackson would star in "Death at Love House" co-starring Robert Wagner, and Sylvia Sidney (1976); "Thunder and Lightning" co-starring David Carradine, Patrick Cranshaw, Sterling Holloway, and Charles Napier (1977); "James at 16" starring Lance Kerwin, Linden Chiles, Lynn Carlin, and Kim Richards (1977); and "The San Pedro Beach Bums" co-starring Christopher Murney, Stuart Pankin, Susan Mullen, Nancy Morgan, and John Mark Robinson (1977); 

Jaclyn Smith (Kelly Garrett), Cheryl Ladd (Kris Munroe), and Kate Jackson (Sabrina Duncan) the later years of the TV show "Charlie's Angels"

After "Charlie's Angels" Kate Jackson would go on to star in shows and movies such as "Topper" co-starring Andrew Stevens, Rue McClanahan, and Jack Warden (1979); "Inmates: A Love Story" co-starring Perry King, Pamela Reed, Paul Koslo, Fay Hauser, Shirley Jones, and Tony Curtis (1981); "Thin Ice" co-starring Lenore Bender, William Bender and James Curtin (1981); "Dirty Tricks" co-starring Rich Little, Elliott Gould, and Alberta Watson (1981); "Making Love" co-starring Harry Hamlin, Michael Ontkean, Wendy Hiller, and Arthur Hill (1982); and "Listen to Your Heart" co-starring George Barrow, George Coe, Alison La Placa, Tim Matheson, and Ernest Harada (1983);

It would be in 1983 that Jackson, under her own production company would co-produce and star in the TV series "Scarecrow and Mrs. King" co-starring Bruce Boxleitner, Beverly Garland, and Martha Smith.  Jackson played a housewife who became involved with a spy, Lee Stetson played by Bruce Boxleitner.  Jackson even directed a couple of episodes of the show which would run for five seasons until 1987.

Kate Jackson (Mrs. King) and Bruce Boxleitner(Lee Stetson) of the TV show "Scarecrow and Mrs. King"

Jackson would then immediately be given the role of J.C. Wiatt on the TV series "Baby Boom" in 1988, co-starring Daniel Bardol, Susie Essman, Robyn Peterson, and Joy Behar.  The show would last for thirteen episodes and end the following year.  While shooting "Baby Boom", Kate would also star in the film "Loverboy" co-starring Patrick Dempsey, Robert Ginty, Nancy Valen, Barbara Carrera, Vic Tayback, Kirstie Alley, Carrie Fisher, and Elizabeth Daily  (1989);

During the 1980s, all the while Kate Jackson was a successful actress, producer and director, she fought and survived breast cancer.

In the early 1990s, Jackson starred in shows and mostly movies such as "The Stranger Within" Rick Schroder, Chris Sarandon, Clark Sandford, Peter Breitmayer, and Pamela Danser (1990); an attempted show "The Boys of Twilight" co-starring Peter Crook, Stewart Finlay-McLennan, Yvette Nipar, and Robin Gammell (1992); "Quiet Killer" co-starring Al Waxman, Jeffrey Nordling, Barbara Williams, Howard Hesseman, Kathleen Robertson, and Alma Martinez (1992);  "Homewrecker" co-starring Robby Benson, Sydney Walsh and Sarah Rose Karr (1992); "Arly Hanks" co-starring Ron Perlman, Polly Bergen, Nancy Youngblut, Harrison Page, Patrika Darbo, and Julie McCullough (1993); "Adrift" co-starring Kenneth Welsh, Kelly Rowan, and Bruce Greenwood (1993); "Empty Cradle" co-starring Lori Loughlin, Eriq La Salle, and Camilla Belle (1993); "Armed and Innocent" co-starring Gerald McRaney and Andrew Starnes (1994); "Justice in a Small Town" co-starring John Shea, Beth Broderick,Megan Gallacher, Terry O'Quinn, and Dean Stockwell (1994); and "The Silence of Adultery" co-starring Art Hindle, Kristin Fairlie,  Patricia Gage, and Tori McPetrie (1995).

Kate Jackson cira late 1990s to early 2000s

In the later part of the '90s, Kate Jackson starred in "Murder on the Iditarod Trail" co-starring Corbin Bernsen, Philip Granger, Michael Damian, and Stevie Vallance (1996); "A Kidnapping in the Family" co-starring Tracey Gold, Jeff Yagher, Laura Harris, and Michael Hogan (1996); "New Passages" co-starring Gail Sheehy, Judy Collins, Robert Klein, and Sandy Duncan (1996); "Panic in the Skies!" co-starring Ed Marinaro, Maureen McCormick, Kehli O'Byrne, Erik Estrada, Brandy Ledford, Marilyn Norry, and Robert Guillaume (1996);  "What Happened to Bobby Earl?" co-starring Drew Ebersole, Kristian Alfonso, Henriette Ivanans, Vince Corazza, Matthew Settle, and Kari Matchett (1997); "Ally McBeal" starring Calista Flockhart, Greg Germann, Vonda Shepard, Peter MacNicol, Jane Krakowski, and Portia de Rossi (1997); "Dead Man's Gun" starring Gary Lauder and Zook Matthews (1997); "Error in Judgment" co-starring oanna Pacula, Joe Mantegna and Sung Hi Lee (1998); "Sweet Deception" co-starring Joanna Pacula, Joan Collins, Lisa Schrage, and Tanja Reichert (1998); "Twice in a Lifetime" starring Al Waxman, Gordie Brown and Paul Popowich (1999); and Jackson lent her voice to "Batman Beyond" (1999).

In 2000, Kate Jackson appeared in a remake of "Satan's School for Girls" co-starring Shannen Doherty, Julie Benz, Daniel Cosgrove, Taraji P. Henson, Mandy Schaffer, and Victoria Sanchez. This time she was the Dean of the school, not one of the students. 

Kate Jackson in 2004
"Charlie's Angels" reunite Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson, and Jaclyn Smith circa 2005

Continuing through the new the new millennium, Kate starred in "A Mother's Testimony" co-starring Chad Allen, Olivia Burnette, and Susan Blakely (2001); "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" starring Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, Jenna Leigh Green, and Beth Broderick (2002); "Miracle Dogs" co-starring Ted Shackelford, Stacy Keach, Rue McClanahan, Alana Austin, and Wayne Rogers (2003); "Larceny" Joshua Leonard, Andy Dick, Roselyn Sanchez, Tyra Banks, and Priscilla Taylor (2004); "Third Watch" starring Coby Bell, Skipp Sudduth, Jason Wiles, Kim Raver, and Tia Texada (2004); "No Regrets" co-starring Janine Turner, Brad Johnson, Lari White, Jennifer Hetrick, and Edward Albert (2004); "Family Guy" (2006); and "A Daughter's Conviction" co-starring Brooke Nevin, Keegan Connor Tracy, and John Furey (2006); 

Kate Jackson in 2006
Kate Jackson today

Kate Jackson's last known acting role as a guest star in "Criminal Minds" starring Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Kirsten Vangsness, A.J. Cook, Paget Brewster, Thomas Gibson, and Joe Mantegna (2007).

Kate Jackson today


  1. Botox is killing cute faces...

  2. that's not Botox, that's a facelift.

  3. Oh my. Her eyes! She's.....broken.

    Such a shame to see the work of chemical injections.

  4. She looks great.

  5. She looks FANTASTIC! Love you Kate!

  6. Talented, gorgeous, smart, what a woman! Hope she stars in another series soon.

  7. I always considered her to be a class act.

  8. Always wonderful I wish she would do more acting, please Kate get back out there

  9. Hi Kate. Still look fantastic after all these years. Yes make yur way back on screen. We fans miss you.