After leaving the hit series Charlie's Angels, Kate Jackson (71) moved on to play "Amanda King" in the TV-Show Scarecrow and Mrs. King.
Not only did her popularity increase tenfold, but she was also even offered Meryl Streep's part in the Oscar-nominated film Kramer vs. Kramer, which she had to turn down due to production deadlines and conflicts for Scarecrow and Mrs. King.
Kate Jackson also appeared on Criminal Minds
After the series was cancelled, Jackson starred in a variety of TV projects such as Loverboy in 1989. Furthermore, she guest-starred in series like Ally McBeal (1997), Sabrina, The Teenage Witch (2002), and even Criminal Minds (2007).
Kate Jackson's struggle with health problems
Kate Jackson was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987. After the first lengthy round of chemotherapy, doctors proclaimed that she was cancer-free, but unfortunately, the cancer returned in 1989. According to People magazine, Jackson even had a mastectomy.
Nevertheless, things became even more complicated for the young actress when doctors discovered a septal defect, or in other words, a hole in her heart. She later explained on the Larry King Show that surgeons were able to close up the hole without any complications. Since then, she has been an active advocate for early breast cancer screening.
Kate Jackson Today
Kate Jackson's love life was never fairy-tale material either and the gorgeous actress has three ex-husbands. She eventually decided to take matters into her own hands and adopted her first child, Charles Taylor.
In 2010, Gallery Books Publishing announced the release of Kate Jackson's biography, The Smart One. After countless postponements, the book is due to be published in December 2020.