Who is Sherry Jackson?
Sherry D. Jackson was born on 15 February 1942, in Wendell, Idaho USA, and is a former child star and now retired actress, perhaps still best known for being a part of the series “Make Room for Daddy” or “The Danny Thomas Show”. She also made a guest appearance in the original “Star Trek” series.
The Net Worth of Sherry Jackson
How rich is Sherry Jackson? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $2 million, earned largely through a successful career in acting. She also appeared in numerous films throughout her career from the 1950s to the 1980s. As it’s uncertain that she continues working, her wealth may not increase much further.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Growing up, Sherry was taught how to sing, dance and act by her mother, who gave her lessons. Her father passed away in 1948, and the family decided to move to Los Angeles, California, partly because her mother wanted Sherry and her two brothers to start careers in the entertainment industry, and they eventually met an agent – some sources state that Sherry was discovered by an agent while on Sunset Strip.
This led to her taking a screen test for the film “The Snake Pit”, alongside Olivia De Havilland, however, it was not until a year later that she was cast in her first feature film, entitled “You’re My Everything”, a musical starring Anne Baxter as well as Dan Dailey. In 1950, she worked with Steve Cochran in the western film “The Lion and the Horse”; during this time, her mother remarried to writer Montgomery Pittman, with Sherry attending as a flower girl. This would eventually lead to her appearance in her next film entitled “Come Next Spring”, written by her stepfather Pittman, in which she played the role of a mute daughter.
Career ProminenceThroughout the 1950s, Jackson was cast in several “Ma and Pa Kettle” films playing the role of Susie Kettle, one of the children. Other projects she had included “The Breaking Point” which was John Garfield’s penultimate role, and “The Miracle of Our Lady Fatima” as an emotionally volatile ascetic. In 1953, she was cast in the football film entitled “Trouble Along the Way”, alongside John Wayne. She had one of her most notable roles in the series “The Danny Thomas Show”, initially known as “Make Room for Daddy” during its first three seasons. She stayed with the show for five seasons, and during her time on the show developed a close relationship with her on-screen mother Jean Hagen. After her five-year contract ended, she decided to leave the show due to how tiring the fast-paced production was. Her character was eventually written-out, but thanks to her influence in the show, she was awarded a star for television on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Sherry then made various guest appearances in numerous television series, which increased her acting capabilities. She appeared in “77 Sunset Strip”, and “The Tall Man” in which she played a freed Apache captive. She played an alcoholic in “Mr. Novak”, and a murder suspect in “Perry Mason”, and also gave a notable performance as a guest in “Maverick”, playing a promiscuous young bride. Other roles she had were in “Lost in Space”, “The Wild Wild West”, “Batman” and the original “Star Trek” series, in which she played the role of android Andrea, which gained a lot of attention despite only being a one episode role.
In 1966, Sherry was cast in an episode of the series “Death Valley Says” in which she played Katherine “Kate” Turner, and a year later appeared in the film “Gunn”, having a nude scene which was only released through the international version; stills of the scene was later printed in an issue of “Playboy” magazine, but the film has never been released through a DVD or VHS. Sherry continued her career into the 1970s, but eventually decided to retire in 1980, after a guest appearance in the show “CHiPs”.
For her personal life, it is known that Jackson started a relationship with businessman and horse breeder Fletcher R. Jones in 1967 which lasted five years, until Jones passed away in 1972 after his plane crashed in Santa Barbara County, California. A few months later, she filed a suit against his estate asking for $1 million as her attorneys declared that Jones promised her $25,000 a year for the rest of her life, however, the claim was unsuccessful. Not much else is known in terms of romantic relationships. After retiring from her acting career, she slowly faded into obscurity, and has apparently enjoyed a peaceful life without much attention.