The elegant, yet feisty Kate Jackson was born on 29 October 1948 in Birmingham, Alabama to Hogan and Ruth Jackson. Kate attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She once had aspirations of playing professional tennis.
After working in New York as a model and actress
("Dark Shadows"), she headed west to Hollywood. There she landed the
part of Nurse Jill Danko on "The Rookies" (By prolific producer Aaron
Later Mr. Spelling handpicked Kate to star in
"Charlie's Angels"(kate's run was from 1976-1979).
Some feature films followed, most notably, "Making
Love". Kate went on to star in two other series; "Scarecrow and Mrs.
King" (1983-1987) and "Baby Boom" (1988).
Kate married actor Andrew Stevens in 1978. They divorced
after a few years. She met and married David Greenwald, who incidentally ran her
Production Company. Tom Hart was her last husband, both marriages ended in
divorce as well.
In between all of this she battled and won against breast cancer, had open heart surgery starred in countless tv-movies and adopted a son. She is still acting today and going strong. She is as talented and beautiful as ever!
The Tonight Show
To Promote "Topper"
Johnny Carson: Kate
Jackson, along with her husband, actor Andrew Stevens, they're doing a movie for
television called, "Topper". That's going back a few years, in the
30s, around 1937, something like that when it first came out. It airs this
Friday on another network. She's a lovely lady, would you welcome Kate Jackson.
Applause. Kate enters
carrying a basket with two adorable puppies.
Johnny: Hi Kate, how are
Kate: Fine thank you. I
brought you a basket of puppies. People have been asking me if I was going to
have kids, and I had puppies instead. You like them?
Johnny: I was making a
change back stage, and I hardly had time to say, "hi, how are you" and
I went and I saw you with this basket and I didn't even get a look at it.
Kate: Let me put the basket
Johnny: You've gotta see
this. They are absolutely adorable.
Kate: Can you see her?
She's listening. This is Dolly Dumps, she's going to have blue eyes. And this is
The Pope. These puppies are four weeks old, they're real big!
Johnny: Those are Siberian
Kate: Yes, Siberian
awww... now they're
a little nervous.
Kate: See, his ear is just
starting to stand up.
Johnny: Look at that!
They're shaking because they're scared a little bit.
Kate: Yea, I just wanted to
bring them out to say hello.
Johnny: Do you raise these
Kate: No. My dog that I've
had for about 4 years, we bred her and she looked like she was gonna have... the
breeders thought she would have 5 to 7 and instead she dropped these two
at her Johnny, she knows that I'm the one that sells the dog food.
Johnny: Those are
Kate: Okay, I want to take
them back now so that nobody gets upset because they're so young.
Johnny: Yea, they'll get a
little upset out here with the lights and everything.
Kate: Is Rick over there?
Johnny: You may never see
them again, once the staff sees. Those are adorable. Now those dogs get to be
very large do they not?
Kate: Not really, they
Johnny: Really? Oh I'm
thinking of St. Bernards, of course.
Kate: They're smaller than
German Shepherds, and they look a lot like Malamutes but they're smaller.
They're sort of delicate dogs really.
Johnny: Are you going to
keep them now? Or do you?
Kate: Oh yea!
Johnny: You get so
attached? It's tough when they're like that. All animals when they're small you
say, well I'll sell them or give them away to a friend. And all of a sudden
they're around a few weeks...
Kate: Well, we'll keep
Johnny: Do you have room to
keep a dog? There's a law here in California. You can keep so many dogs on your
Kate: I think you can have
three but you know, but we're right outside of the city limits so we can have
Johnny: Are these the only
two you have?
Kate: No, now we have four.
The mother of these two and their half brother.
Johnny: It's nice to see