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Mary Jackson (actress) : biography

November 22, 1910 - December 10, 2005

Mary Jackson (November 22, 1910—December 10, 2005) was an American character actress whose nearly-fifty-year career began in 1950 and was spent almost entirely on television. She is best known for the role of the lovelorn Emily Baldwin in The Waltons and was the original choice to play Alice Horton in the long-running daytime soap Days of our Lives. She in fact played the part in the unaired pilot although the role was subsequently taken by Frances Reid.

Early years

Born in the village of Milford, a rural locality in Michigan's Oakland County, Mary Jackson earned a bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University in 1932. She was a schoolteacher during the Great Depression for one year before pursuing her interest in the theater. She returned to college, enrolling in Michigan State University's fine arts program and, subsequently, began her performing career on Chicago stage, in summer stock and, at the start of the period referenced as the Golden Age of Television, in New York City and, as the 1960s began, in Hollywood.

Mary Jackson was survived by her husband of 68 years, Griffin Bancroft Jr., to whom she was married from July 4, 1937 until her death, in Los Angeles, from Parkinson's disease, two-and-a-half weeks past her 95th birthday.

Filmography

1950s

  • The Philco Television Playhouse (1952)
  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1956)
  • Robert Montgomery Presents (1956)

1960s

  • The Barbara Stanwyck Show (1960)
  • General Electric Theater (1960)
  • Hazel (1961)
  • Route 66 (1961)
  • My Three Sons (1961)
  • Stoney Burke (1962)
  • The Andy Griffith Show (1964)
  • The Outer Limits (1964)
  • The Fugitive (1964)
  • Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1965)
  • The F.B.I. (1965)
  • The Fugitive (1965)
  • The F.B.I. (1966)
  • The Andy Griffith Show (1966)
  • The Fugitive (1966)
  • Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night (1967)
  • The Second Hundred Years (1967)
  • Insight (1967)
  • The F.B.I. (1967)
  • The Invaders (1967)
  • Targets (1968)
  • The Invaders (1968)
  • Lancer (1969)

1970s

  • Airport (1970)
  • The Failing of Raymond (1971)
  • Wild Rovers (1971)
  • Cannon (1971)
  • The Name of the Game (1971)
  • Mary Tyler Moore (1971)
  • The Folks at Red Wolf Inn - retitled for TV packaging as Terror House (1972)
  • The Waltons (1972)
  • The Trial of the Catonsville Nine (1972)
  • Blume in Love (1973)
  • Kid Blue (1973)
  • Barnaby Jones (1973)
  • Barnaby Jones (1973)
  • Return to Peyton Place (1973)
  • Our Time (1974)
  • The Rookies (1974)
  • The Rookies (1974)
  • The Bionic Woman (1977)
  • Barnaby Jones (1977)
  • Columbo: Try and Catch Me (1977)
  • Audrey Rose (1977)
  • Fun with Dick and Jane (1977)
  • Coming Home (1978)
  • Letters from Frank (1979)
  • The Rockford Files (1979)

1980s

  • Hart to Hart (1981)
  • A Small Killing (1981)
  • The Two Lives of Carol Letner (1981)
  • A Day for Thanks on Walton's Mountain (1982)
  • Some Kind of Hero (1982)
  • Family Ties (1982)
  • Quincy (1982)
  • Between Two Brothers (1982)
  • A Wedding on Walton's Mountain (1982)
  • Hardcastle and McCormick (1983)
  • Magnum, P.I. (1983)
  • Space (1985)
  • Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1985)
  • The Snow Queen (1985)
  • The Jeffersons (1985)
  • Highway to Heaven (1986)
  • Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1986)
  • My Town (1986)
  • Hunter (1987)
  • Hill Street Blues (1987)
  • Big Top Pee-wee (1988)
  • Meet the Munceys (1988)
  • The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989)
  • Skinned Alive (1989)
  • L.A. Law (1989)

1990s

  • Parenthood (1990)
  • The Exorcist III (1990)
  • Leap of Faith (1992)
  • Criminal Behavior (1992)
  • Ozone (1993)
  • A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion (1993)
  • A Walton Wedding (1995)
  • A Family Thing (1996)
  • A Walton Easter (1997)
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