Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Joan Hackett

Joan Hackett started he carrer as an actress with the role of Gail Prentiss in the TV series Young Doctor Malone in 1959. In 1961 she won a Theatre World Award, an Obie Award, and a Drama Desk Award for her performance of Chris in a play Call Me By My Rightful Name. She performed a recurring role in a legal drama The Defenders (1961-1965). She had a leading role in The Twilight Zone episode "A Piano in the House" (1962). In the 1963-1964 season, she guest starred on the ABC drama about college life, Channing . She had one of the starring roles in the 1966 Sidney Lumet film The Group. One of her best known performances was in a Western Will Penny(1968), with Charlton Heston. Hackett also had notable parts in the classic Western comedy Support Your Local Sheriff!(1969), with James Garner, and the 1973 murder mystery The Last of Sheila. Hackett won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 1981 movie Only When I Laugh, the last movie she made before her death. She could also be seen in the film One Trick Pony.

List of some of Joan Hackett films

1966: The Group
1968: Will Penny
1968: Assignment to Kill
1969: Support Your Local Sheriff!
1970: The Other Man
1970: The Young Country
1970: How Awful About Allan
1971: Five Desperate Women
1972: Lights Out
1973: The Last of Sheila
1974: Reflections of Murder
1974: The Terminal Man
1975: Mackintosh & T.J.
1977: Dead of Night
1980: Harnessing the Sun
1981: Only When I Laugh

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