Townsend in 1967.
25 January 1945 |
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Nicol Williamson (1971–1977)
Jill Townsend, born 25 January 1945 in Santa Monica, California, is an American actress best known for her roles as Elizabeth Chynoweth in Poldark and Dulcey Coopersmith in the 1967 western television series Cimarron Strip. Her father, Robert Townsend, a former head of Avis, wrote the bestseller Up The Organization.
She was married to actor Nicol Williamson between 1971 and 1977. Her son Luke was born 1973, in 1976 she and Nicol Williamson parted temporarily. Townsend ended her acting career in 1979. She studied at the London School of Journalism and worked as a journalist for the Daily Mail, contributing a page for the financial section.
Townsend moved back to the United States in 1989.
She worked as a council trainer and facilitator at Crossroads School, Santa Monica, California and several others schools from 1989 to 1995.
She has been Director of Leadership Directories, Inc. since 1993.
She is currently married to Bob Sorel.
- 1967 The Spirit Is Willing: Jenny/Priscilla Weems/Carol Weems
- 1972 Sitting Target: Maureen
- 1975 Alfie Darling: Abby Summers
- 1976 The Seven-Per-Cent Solution: Mrs. Holmes
- 1980 The Awakening: Anne Corbeck
- 1966 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.: Sherilee
- 1967 Ironside: Betty
- 1967 Cimarron Strip: Dulcey Coopersmith
- 1968 The Wild Wild West: Sylvia Nolan
- 1969 The Virginian: Roseanna
- 1969 Bonanza: Abigail Hought
- 1972 The Protectors: Monica Davies
- 1975 Space: 1999: Sahala
- 1975 The Sweeney Series 1 Episode1: Jenny Peters
- 1985 Scarecrow and Mrs. King
- People, 5 April 1976, Vol. 5, No. 13 Who's Afraid of Nicol Williamson? Everyone but His Spouse, Jill Townsend
- New York Magazine, dated 14 June 1976, p. 61, No Split Seen for Williamsons Online
- Council of Grandmothers
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