Thursday, June 9, 2016

#21 Sherry Jackson

Sherry Jackson started out as an adorable child star, on things like the Ma and Pa Kettle series and the Danny Thomas Show. She quickly, however, “grew totally out of her pert and pretty teen figure into a ravishing stunner” (IMDb). Unfortunately, all that really meant was more TV (but this time as a “bewitching and capricious vixen”) and cheap exploitation flicks. 


Embarrassing Real Birthplace:  Wendell, ID

Embarrassing Movies
  • Wild on the Beach
  • The Mini-Skirt Mob *
  • Curse of the Moon Child
  • Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town
  • Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm
* - author has seen

Embarrassing Taglines
  • She's tempting to look at – dangerous to know!
  • Get wrecked! Get chased! Get smashed! Get it on! The big red hot one is in town! 
  • TRAPPIN’ TRIGGER-MAD WAGON TRAIN RAIDERS!
  • They're hog-straddling female animals on the prowl

Embarrassing Characters
  • Abigail Bratkowski
  • Rebecca Snipe
  • Comfort Gatewood
  • Girl in Iron Lung

 

Absolutely amazing!

Unlikely Spouses & Boyfriends
  • Troy Donahue
  • Elvis

Whiffs of Scandal
  • Shot some nude scenes for a European version of a movie (which later made their way into Playboy)
  • Sued the estate of her deceased boyfriend (and lost)

Interesting Tidbits
  • First work was dancing on tabletops at her parents’ Idaho saloon at age 2
  • Was discovered at a bus stop with her mother (maybe)
  • Another story has her discovered while eating ice cream
  • First film work at age 6
  • TV work included Lost in Space, Batman, The Twilight Zone, Charlie’s Angles, and Gomer Pyle

Where can I learn more?


Nice hair!



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