Anne Jackson, acclaimed actress and widow of Eli Wallach, dies at 90

The Life And Times Of Eli Wallach
The Life And Times Of Eli Wallach



Anne Jackson, the esteemed actress who worked often alongside her husband, the late Eli Wallach, died Tuesday at her home in Manhattan, her daughter Katherine Wallach told The New York Times. She was 90.

Jackson and Wallach appeared together 13 times on Broadway and seven times off-Broadway, the newspaper noted, and they worked on such movies as Zig Zag (1970) and Nasty Habits (1977).

Among their prominent stage collaborations was Luv (1964), which was directed by Mike Nichols and won three Tony Awards.

PHOTOS: Anne Jackson and Eli Wallach through the years


She and Wallach married in 1948, and he died in 2014.

Jackson was nominated for a Tony for her performance as Edward G. Robinson's daughter in Middle of the Night (1956), written by Paddy Chayefsky.

She played five women, ranging from middle age to a grandmother, in Promenade, All! (1972) and stood out as a housewife losing her mind in Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends (1977). She made her debut on Broadway in 1944 in New Moon.

Also on the big screen, Jackson played the doctor who treats the youngster Danny after he has a horrible premonition while brushing his teeth in The Shining (1980).

More to come.