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Overview (2)

Born in Lancashire, England, UK
Died in Toronto, Ontario, Canada  (gastric cancer)

Mini Bio (1)

Jackie Burroughs was born February 2, 1939 in Lancashire, England, UK. She acted in live theater at Ontario's Stratford Festival before she made her film debut appearance in The Ernie Game (1967), she went on to act in several other films which include The Grey Fox (1982) a performance that earned her a Genie, and The Dead Zone (1983). Jackie's television credits include the roles of Mrs. Amelia Evans in Anne of Green Gables (1985) and Hetty King in Avonlea (1990), a role that earned her three Geminis. With several film and television performances under her belt, we should acknowledge her work in a A Winter Tan (1987) a film in which Jackie produced, directed, co-wrote, and starred in, for her work in the film she earned her third Genie, and we musn't forget her spellbinding and emotional gripping performance in Lost and Delirious (2001). Jackie died in Toronto at home, with close friends and family beside her on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 22, 2010. She is survived by her daughter Zoe Yanovsky and her partner Greg Ball; two grandsons Max the Pearl and Henry Zalman; their babba Anna; her brother Gary, his wife Sarah and daughters Josie and Alex along with their children; her goddaughter Maggie.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: tony.r.vario@gmail.com

Spouse (1)

Zal Yanovsky (? - 1968) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (4)

Formerly married to Zal Yanovsky of the 1960s band 'The Lovin' Spoonful' . Has one daughter, Zoe, with him.
She moved, with her family, to Toronto, Canada, when she was age 13.
Attended Branksome Hall private girls school as well as the University of Toronto from which she graduated in 1962.
She resided in Toronto as well as in Mexico.

Personal Quotes (5)

I've always played old, even when I was young. They know better than to cast me in the goodie-goodie grandmother roles, though. (Interview with the CBC)
The kind of people who did radio were a breed apart. In radio you're passionately involved, and when the show is over you go off together, in this great camaraderie, and get pissed. You don't do that in television. In TV, you've got to be up at four in the morning and work until maybe nine at night. You're not going to be partying after that.
I have to be involved in the entire project. I like to watch other people's scenes. I just couldn't come in and do my part.It would be too lonely for me. But..I have lots of opinions on how it's being shot, the lighting and everything. I'm being a nuisance to help the program.
I really like working with actors. My wars are never with actors. People say I think like a director, but I wouldn't want to be one. I don't want anybody else to boss me, but I don't want to boss anybody else, either. I just don't like being controlled.
I've heard that they think me bossy. I've heard I'm difficult to work with. I am bossy actually. I want to do it the way I want to do it. It's easy to tread on other people's toes without even knowing it. If you're me, it is anyway, evidently. They may think I'm bossy and upstaging, but I don't mean it. I'm just taking my role to the limit.

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