Kate Jackson Obituary

Kate Jackson, best known for her role as Sabrina Duncan in the hit 1970s television series “Charlie’s Angels,” has passed away.

Born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1948, Jackson got her start in show business as a model and worked in advertising before moving to New York City to pursue an acting career. She made her television debut in 1970 on the daytime soap opera “Dark Shadows” and went on to appear in a number of television shows and movies throughout the decade.

In 1976, Jackson was cast as Sabrina Duncan in “Charlie’s Angels,” alongside Farrah Fawcett and Jaclyn Smith. The show, which followed a trio of female private investigators working for a mysterious millionaire, was an instant hit and made Jackson a household name. She remained with the series for three seasons before leaving to pursue other projects.

Jackson went on to star in a number of television movies and series throughout the 1980s and 1990s, including “Scarecrow and Mrs. King,” “Baby Boom,” and “Empty Cradle.” She also worked as a producer, director, and writer on several projects.

Offscreen, Jackson was known for her philanthropic work, particularly in the areas of breast cancer research and animal rights. She was diagnosed with breast cancer herself in 1987 and underwent a mastectomy and chemotherapy. She became an advocate for early detection and founded the Kate Jackson Breast Cancer Research Foundation to support research and education on the disease.

Jackson is survived by her son, Charles Taylor Jackson, and her husband, Tom Hart. She will be remembered as a talented actress, a dedicated philanthropist, and a trailblazer for women in television. Her contributions to the industry and her advocacy work will continue to have an impact for years to come.