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Mary Jackson

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Birth dateNovember 22, 1910
Place of birthMilford, Michigan
Date of deathDecember 10, 2005 (age 95)
Death placeLos Angeles, California

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Mary Jackson (22 November 1910 Milford, Michigan - 10 December 2005 Los Angeles, California) was an American actress. She is best known for the role of the lovelorn "Miss Emily Baldwin" in The Waltons and was the original choice to play "Alice Horton" in Days of our Lives. She in fact played the part in the unaired pilot although the role was subsequently taken by Frances Reid.

She earned a bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University in 1932. She was a schoolteacher during the Depression for one year before pursuing her interest in the theater. She returned to college, although this time at Michigan State University, in a fine arts program and started out on the Chicago stage and in summer stock before migrating to New York City and Los Angeles.

Mary Jackson was survived by her husband of 68 years, Griffin Bancroft Jr., to whom she was married from July 4, 1937 until her death from Parkinson's disease at age 95 in Los Angeles. They had no children.


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