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Joan Hackett (1934–1983)

Joan Hackett was never one of your conventional leading ladies. Directors sometimes found her difficult to work with. Yet, this strong-minded perfectionist had an unquenchable individuality that came through in her performances and she never hesitated being unglamorous whenever the role demanded. Born of an Italian mother and an Irish-American ... See full bio »

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 1987 Flicks
Capt. Grace (segment 'New Adventures of the Great Galaxy')
 1985 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
- Scrimshaw (1985) ... Brenda
 1982 The Escape Artist
Aunt Sibyl
 1982 Paper Dolls (TV Movie)
Julia Blake
 1982 The Long Summer of George Adams (TV Movie)
 1981 A Girl's Life (TV Movie)
 1981 Only When I Laugh
Toby Landau
 1980 One-Trick Pony
Lonnie Fox
 1979 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
- The Surrogate (1979) ... Wilma
 1979 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Tina Phillips
 1979 Taxi (TV Series)
Charlotte Reiger
- Honor Thy Father (1979) ... Charlotte Reiger
 1979 $weepstake$ (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1979)
 1979 The North Avenue Irregulars (uncredited)
 1979 Pleasure Cove (TV Movie)
Martha Harrison
 1978 Mourning Becomes Electra (TV Mini-Series)
Christine Mannon
 1978 Another Day (TV Series)
Ginny / Ginny Gardner
- Episode #1.4 (1978) ... Ginny
- Room for One More (1978) ... Ginny
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... Ginny
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... Ginny Gardner
 1977 The Possessed (TV Movie)
Louise Gelson
 1977 Dead of Night (TV Movie)
Mother (segment "Bobby")
 1977 Stonestreet: Who Killed the Centerfold Model? (TV Movie)
Jessica Hilliard
 1976 Treasure of Matecumbe
Lauriette Paxton
 1976 The American Woman: Portraits of Courage (TV Movie)
Belva Lockwood
 1975 Mackintosh and T.J.
 1974 Reflections of Murder (TV Movie)
Claire Elliott
 1974 The Terminal Man
Dr. Janet Ross
 1973 Class of '63 (TV Movie)
Louise Swerner
 1972 Rivals
 1972 Lights Out (TV Movie)
 1965-1972 Bonanza (TV Series)
Judith Corman / Margarita Miguel
- Second Sight (1972) ... Judith Corman
- Woman of Fire (1965) ... Margarita Miguel
 1971 Five Desperate Women (TV Movie)
 1971 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Alice Banion
- The Legacy of Charlie O'Rourke (1971) ... Alice Banion
 1971 Dan August (TV Series)
Nancy Williams
- The Assassin (1971) ... Nancy Williams
 1970-1971 Love, American Style (TV Series) (segment "Love and the Jury") / Linda (segment "Love and the Proposal")
- Love and the Pick-Up/Love and the Proposal/Love and the Fighting Couple (1970) ... Linda (segment "Love and the Proposal")
 1970 The Other Man (TV Movie)
Kathy Maitland
 1970 How Awful About Allan (TV Movie)
 1970 The Young Country (TV Movie)
Clementine Hale
 1969 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
- A Pinch of Salt (1969) ... Theodora
 1968 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Jean Thorndyke
- Witness (1968) ... Jean Thorndyke
 1968 Assignment to Kill
Dominique Laurant
 1967 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Ruth Massey
- The Living Victim (1967) ... Ruth Massey
 1966 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Diana Murrow
- The Sex Object (1966) ... Diana Murrow
 1966 Court Martial (TV Series)
Lt. Christie Foster
- Judge Them Gently (1966) ... Lt. Christie Foster
 1966 The Group
 1964-1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Lili Strode / Florence
- Highest Fall of All (1965) ... Lili Strode
- Echo of Evil (1964) ... Florence
 1961-1964 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Molly Hill / Ellen Parker
- This Wild, Wild, Wild Waltzing World (1964) ... Molly Hill
 1964 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Helen Clarvoe
- Beast in View (1964) ... Helen Clarvoe
 1964 Channing (TV Series)
Djuna Phrayne
 1963 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Sister Blandina
- The Outlaw and the Nun (1963) ... Sister Blandina
 1963 Empire (TV Series)
Dolores Lanza
- Between Friday and Monday (1963) ... Dolores Lanza
 1963 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Margaret Hunter
- The Life (1963) ... Margaret Hunter
 1963 Combat! (TV Series)
Gabrielle de Gontran
- The Chateau (1963) ... Gabrielle de Gontran
 1961-1963 The Defenders (TV Series)
Joan Miller
- Poltergeist (1963) ... Joan Miller
- The Man with the Concrete Thumb (1961) ... Joan Miller
- The Boy Between (1961) ... Joan Miller
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Edith Fletcher / Sue Wilson
- The Way from Darkness (1962) ... Edith Fletcher
- A Place to Hide (1962) ... Sue Wilson
 1962 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Mady Arthur
- The Widow (1962) ... Mady Arthur
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Karen Welby
- The Witch Doctor (1962) ... Karen Welby
 1962 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Esther Fortune
- A Piano in the House (1962) ... Esther Fortune
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
- Cross the Little Line (1962) ... Angie
 1961 Westinghouse Presents: Come Again to Carthage (TV Movie)
Sister Agnes
 1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Sylvia Colton
- Servant Problem (1961) ... Sylvia Colton
 1960 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
 1960 Diagnosis: Unknown (TV Series)
- Gina, Gina (1960)
 1958 Young Dr. Malone (TV Series)
Gail Prentiss (1959-1960)
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Park (1970). Musical. Music by Lance Mulcahy. Book by Paul Cherry. Lyrics by Paul Cherry. Music arranged by Oscar Kosarin. Musical Director: Oscar Kosarin. Musical Staging by Lee Theodore. Scenic Design by Peter Harvey. Costume Design by Peter Harvey. Lighting Design by Martin Aronstein. Directed by John Stix. John Golden ... See more »

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Interred at Hollywood Memorial Cemetery (now called Hollywood Forever), Hollywood, California, USA, in the Abbey of the Psalms, Sanctuary of Faith, 2nd from bottom, near the end of the hall. She always loved sleeping, and her mausoleum marker carries an admonition not to wake her while she's getting her beauty sleep - "Go Away - I'm Asleep". See more »

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