Sherry Jackson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Sherry Jackson
Sherry Jackson 1963.JPG
Jackson in 1963
Born (1942-02-15) February 15, 1942 (age 72)
Wendell, Idaho, US
Occupation Actress
Years active 1949–1980

Sherry Jackson (born February 15, 1942, in Wendell, Idaho) is an American actress and former child star. She made her film debut at seven years old in the musical, You're My Everything, starring Anne Baxter and Dan Dailey. During the course of appearing in several of the Ma and Pa Kettle movies during the 1950s as Susie Kettle, one of the titular couple's numerous children, Jackson also appeared in The Breaking Point with John Garfield, the actor's penultimate role before his sudden death two years later. In 1952, Jackson portrayed the emotionally volatile visionary and ascetic Jacinta Marto in The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima, and the following year played John Wayne's daughter in the football-themed Trouble Along the Way.

Jackson may be best remembered for her role as older daughter Terry Williams on The Danny Thomas Show (AKA Make Room for Daddy) from 1953–58. During the course of her five years on the show, she established a strong bond with her on-screen mother, Jean Hagen, but Hagen left the series after the third season in 1956. Worn out from the relentless pace of producing the show, Jackson left the program once her five-year contract ended two years later.

Over the next few years, Jackson broadened her range of acting roles, appearing as a hit woman on 77 Sunset Strip, a freed Apache captive who yearns to return to the reservation on The Tall Man, an alcoholic on Mr. Novak, a woman accused of murder on Perry Mason, and an unstable mother-to-be on Wagon Train. After a 1965 appearance on Gomer Pyle, she then made guest appearances the following year on Lost in Space, My Three Sons, Batman and the original Star Trek series. On the latter program, she made one of her more memorable portrayals as the android "Andrea" in the episode "What Are Little Girls Made Of?".

When Blake Edwards remade the Peter Gunn television series as a feature film entitled Gunn in 1967, Jackson was filmed in a nude scene that appeared only in the international version, not the U.S. release.[citation needed] Stills of the nude scene appeared in the August 1967 issue of Playboy magazine, in a pictorial entitled "Make Room For Sherry". The movie has not yet been released on VHS or DVD.[citation needed]

That same year Jackson began a five-year relationship with business executive and horse breeder, Fletcher R. Jones, a union that ended on November 7, 1972, when Jones was killed in a plane crash eight miles east of Santa Ynez Airport in Santa Barbara County, California. Five months after Jones' death, Jackson filed suit against his estate, asking for more than $1 million, with her attorneys stating that Jones had promised to provide her with at least $25,000 a year for the rest of her life.[1] The litigation proved to be unsuccessful.

Jackson received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 8, 1960. It is located at 6324 Hollywood Blvd.[2]



  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Walk of Fame Directory". Archived from the original on 2008-07-04. Retrieved 2008-07-07. 

External links[edit]