Sherry Jackson was a popular face on American television and in Hollywood movies in the early 1950s. Her acting career ended sometime in the 1980s but remains one of her greatest achievements to this day.
Throughout her acting career, Sherry Jackson shared her time on the big screen with many of the great actors and actresses of her time. She also made her mark in movies and television series such as The Swamp Fox (1959), The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima (1952), Bare Knuckles (1977), Trouble Along the Way (1963), and others.
She is best known for her role as Terry Williams in the television series The Danny Thomas Show, which was broadcast from 1953 to 1958.
Read on to learn more about the veteran actress and where she is today.
Sherry Jackson Biography (Age)
The actress Sherry Jackson is the daughter of Curtis Loys Jackson and Maurita Kathleen Gilbert. She was born on February 15, 1942, in Wendell, Idaho, the U.S.A., which makes her an American citizen and a Native American by birth.
The actress is also a sister of the three sons of Curtis and Maurita – Gary L. Jackson, Robert Jackson, and Curtis L. Jackson, Jr. Sherry and her family moved to California shortly after her father’s death in 1948.
There is no information available about their educational background, but it is assumed that Jackson completed their elementary, secondary, and higher education.
Is She Married or Single?
The former child star is currently single and could marry one day, regardless of her age. Nevertheless, she has been associated with many men and top celebrities.
A look at Jackson’s dating timeline shows that she has been associated with John Rockwell (1960), Gary Clarke (1961), Dwayne Hickman (1960), Troy Donahue (the couple dates back to the 1960s), Rod Lauren, Bobby Rydell, Ralph Taeger (1962), Chad Everett, Fletcher R. Jones (a businessman and horse breeder).
The relationship between Sherry and Jone began in 1967 and ended on November 7, 1972, after the latter died in a plane crash in Santa Barbara County, California.
Jackson filed a lawsuit against her lover’s estate in the plane crash five months after his death, claiming more than $1 million. Her legal representatives claimed that Jones had promised to give her $25,000 annually for the rest of her life. However, the actress’s lawsuit was unsuccessful.
Since her blissful five-year relationship with Jones ended, the actress has not had a known relationship to date. It is possible that she is currently single.
Where Is She Now?
Jackson’s greatest shock in life must have been Fletcher’s tragic death in 1972. Considering how close the couple were before the businessman’s death, it is fair to say that they settled down as man and wife and also made babies.
Since Sherry survived the tragedy of 1972, she has never publicly appeared with a man, nor has there been any report of her being secret with a man. It seems that she loves Jones so much that she decided to mourn him for the rest of her life.
The truth is, nothing could be more devastating than having such an ugly experience on the pages of your own life journey, and Sherry, who is also a strong woman in real life, seems to have dropped the ugly memories of the past and come out stronger and better than many had imagined.
As for the whereabouts of the actress, she is still alive and very present. She is currently spending her twilight years at her home in Los Angeles. In a recent interview conducted at her home, she admitted that she almost died of pneumonia.
According to the former child star, she was hospitalized for two months and bedridden for four months. The illness caused her to lose her voice, lose 30 pounds, and then use a wheelchair and walking frame.
Although Jackson was marginalized for several years due to her illness, she finally got better after a long time, her last attempt to attend the Star Trek convention in Las Vegas was thwarted by a popular guest at film and television conventions, which forced her to retire.
Undoubtedly, Jackson is no longer the hot and curvy lady we knew in the 1960s, but she still looks beautiful and stunning every time she appears at a public event.
Here are the details of her body stats.
- Height: 5’ 4” (163 cm)
- Weight: 127 pounds (58 kg)
- Breasts-Waist-Hips: 36-24-36 inches (91-61-91 cm)
- Bra size: 34C
- Cup size: C
- Body shape: Hourglass
- Shoe/Feet: 7
- Dress size: 6.