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Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1972" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 34.

Had to turn down the Meryl Streep role in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) because of scheduling conflicts with Charlie's Angels (1976). This eventually prompted the actress to leave the TV series. Ms. Streep won an Oscar for the role.

1995: A tearful Kate approached Rosie O'Donnell at a party at her Loverboy (1989) costar Carrie Fisher's house, because Rosie had just adopted a son, while Kate had spent the past five years searching for a child. Rosie, who had never met her before, was eager to help. She said, "You're in luck. That day I got a call from a lawyer who had an [expensive] adoption because of the mother's lack of health insurance or whatnot. He asked if I knew anyone who was well-off." Within weeks, Kate brought home her son Taylor.

Has survived two battles with breast cancer. Once in 1987, and again in 1989. After a partial mastectomy and radiation, she won her fight and shared her experience to highlight the importance of mammograms.

Ranked #18 in FHM's 100 sexiest women of all time.

She is a former Max Factor and Revlon model.

She has three Emmy and four Golden Globes nominations, an award of excellence from the UCLA drama department and two Humanitarian Awards for her work with children and animals.

Was discovered by Paramount Studios head Robert Evans, who was struck by her 1940s Hollywood looks.

1987: Had her long, shapely legs insured for $8 million.

Began professional modeling at age 16.

Former daughter-in-law of Stella Stevens.

In addition to being the first Angel to be cast in Charlie's Angels (1976), she was also responsible for coming up with the show's name.

Was offered a cameo in the film version of Charlie's Angels (2000). Negotiations fell through after she insisted on playing the villainous role that was eventually played by Kelly Lynch.

Is a sister of Kappa Kappa Gamma.

Worked in both the original Satan's School for Girls (1973) and the remake (Satan's School for Girls (2000)).

Attended University of Mississippi but left without graduating.

Her breakout roles in the Dark Shadows (1966) franchise led to a series of lead casting in the horror/thriller genre, where directors began to dub her "the brunette Carol Lynley" who up to that point had been the leading actress to appear in typecast roles of terrified women in the television horror productions that flourished during the late '60s and early '70s.

Godmother to Spencer Margaret Richmond (born in 1985), the daughter of her Charlie's Angels (1976) costar, Jaclyn Smith. When she adopted her son Charles Taylor Jackson (born in 1995), Smith became his godmother.

One of the few Dark Shadows (1966) regulars to appear in Night of Dark Shadows (1971), the last of the Dark Shadows movies, which was actually made after the series was canceled.

In May 2010, Jackson filed a lawsuit against her financial advisor, Richard B. Francis, claiming his actions cost Jackson more than $3 million and brought her to financial ruin. In December 2010, the parties reached an undisclosed settlement.

Her acting mentor was Gerald S. O'Loughlin.

The German magazine "Bravo" awarded her a Golden Otto in 1986, 1987 and 1988 for her excellence as a TV actress in Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983) (or as titled in Germany "Agentin mit Herz").

She was the only "Angel" to be nominated for an Emmy during the run of Charlie's Angels (1976). In fact, she and fellow cast member David Doyle were the only cast members to receive nominations.

She had met her Charlie's Angels (1976)' co-stars long before they were cast in the hit show. When she first came to Hollywood, she saw Farrah Fawcett at a party and thought that if all girls in Hollywood were as beautiful as her, she didn't have a chance and might as well go home to Alabama. Luckily, she stayed and became a star. She met Jaclyn Smith at an audition for another show and they became friends. Jaclyn and Farrah had worked together before on a Max Factor commercial and they knew each other. But it was "Charlie's Angels" that put all three of them together in the same room for the first time, and they became close friends, a friendship that lasted for many decades.

She had developed an unfair reputation for being difficult on Charlie's Angels (1976). The truth was she was strong and protective towards her costars Farrah Fawcett and Jaclyn Smith and frequently stopped the producers from overworking them. They had wanted the three actresses to give up their lunch hour to pose for "Time" magazine cover in 1976, and both Farrah and Jaclyn were willing, since they deemed it a prestigious honor, but Kate saw it as one more way for the producers to encroach on their personal time. She locked herself in with her trailer with Farrah and Jaclyn and told the producers that the door was stuck and won't open. The three had their lunch for 45 minutes, when the producers struggled to open the door and begged them to pose for "Time" magazine, which they did in the last 15 minutes of their lunch hour.

Actress Lauren Stamile portrayed her in the TV movie Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Charlie's Angels' (2004).

Dated Warren Beatty.

Along with her future "Charlie's Angels" co-stars Farrah Fawcett and Jaclyn Smith, Kate auditioned for the role of Diana Prince/Wonder Woman for a television series which ultimately went to Lynda Carter.

Alumna of the AADA (American Academy of Dramatic Arts), Class of 1970.

When she left the series, her leader of Charlie's Angels character, the intellectual Sabrina, was replaced by the glamorous psychic, Tiffany Welles, as played by the lovely Shelley Hack.

Kate Jackson, never got along with Cheryl Ladd during their two year tenure in Charlie's Angels.