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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 to appear unglamorous whenever the role demanded. Born of an Italian mother and an Irish-American... See full bio »

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 1985 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
 1983 Flicks
Capt. Grace (segment 'New Adventures of the Great Galaxy')
 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
 1980 The Long Days of Summer (TV Movie)
Millie Cooper
 1979 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
 1979 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Tina Phillips
 1979 Taxi (TV Series)
Charlotte Reiger
 1979 $weepstake$ (TV Series)
 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
 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 documentary)
Belva Lockwood
 1975 Mackintosh and T.J.
 1974 Reflections of Murder (TV Movie)
Claire Elliott
 1974 The Terminal Man
Dr. Janet Ross
 1973 The Last of Sheila
 1973 Class of '63 (TV Movie)
Louise Swerner
 1972 Rivals
 1972 Lights Out (TV Movie)
 1965-1972 Bonanza (TV Series)
Judith Corman / Margarita Miguel
 1971 Five Desperate Women (TV Movie)
 1971 U.S.A. (TV Movie)
 1971 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series)
Alice Banion
 1971 Dan August (TV Series)
Nancy Williams
 1970-1971 Love, American Style (TV Series) (segment "Love and the Jury") / 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)
 1968 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Jean Thorndyke
 1968 Assignment to Kill
Dominique Laurant
 1967 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Ruth Massey
 1967 Will Penny
Catherine Allen
 1966 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Diana Murrow
 1966 Court Martial (TV Series)
Lt. Christie Foster
 1966 The Group
Dottie Renfrew Latham
 1964-1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Lili Strode / Florence
 1961-1964 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Molly Hill / Ellen Parker
 1964 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Helen Clarvoe
 1964 Channing (TV Series)
Djuna Phrayne
 1963 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Sister Blandina
 1963 Empire (TV Series)
Dolores Lanza
 1963 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Margaret Hunter
 1963 Combat! (TV Series)
Gabrielle de Gontran
 1961-1963 The Defenders (TV Series)
Joan Miller
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Edith Fletcher / Sue Wilson
 1962 Theatre '62 (TV Series)
The Second Mrs. de Winter
 1962 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Mady Arthur
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Karen Welby
 1962 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Esther Fortune
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
 1961 Westinghouse Presents: Come Again to Carthage (TV Movie)
Sister Agnes
 1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Sylvia Colton
 1960 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
 1960 Diagnosis: Unknown (TV Series)
 1958 Young Dr. Malone (TV Series)
Gail Prentiss (1959-1960)
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Night Watch (1972). Written by Lucille Fletcher. Scenic Design by George Jenkins. Costume Design by Donald Brooks. Lighting Design by Tharon Musser.Directed by Fred Coe. Morosco Theatre: 28 Feb 1972- 10 Jun 1972 (121 performances + 19 previews that began on 11 Feb 1972). Cast: Rudy Bond (as "Sam Hoke"), Len Cariou (as "John ... See more »

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Ex-stepmother of James Mulligan. See more »

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