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Hackett debuted with the role of Gail Prentiss in the TV series Young Dr. Malone (1958) in 1959. She had a leading role in the Twilight Zone episode A Piano in the House (1962). She had one of the starring roles in the 1966 Sidney Lumet film The Group along with Candice Bergen and others. One of the roles she's best remembered for, perhaps, is the role of Catherine Allen in the western Will Penny (1968) with Charlton Heston. Hackett also has a notable part in the classic western comedy Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969) with James Garner. After this she, primarily, had parts in TV movies.
She was married to actor Richard Mulligan (1965-1973). (1)
Joan Hackett lost the battle against ovarian cancer at Encino Hospital, 1983.
(1) The Internet Movie Database
1966 The Group
1968 Will Penny
1969 Support Your Local Sheriff!
1973 The Last of Sheila
1977 Dead of Night
1981 Only When I Laugh
Selected TV Guest Appearances
1962 The Twilight Zone (1959) playing "Esther Fortune" in episode: "A Piano in the House" (episode # 3.22) 16 February
1962 Gunsmoke (1955) playing "Mady Arthur" in episode: "The Widow" (episode # 7.25) 24 March
1963 Combat! (1962) playing "Gabrille" in episode: "The Chateau" (episode # 1.19) 12 February
1965 Bonanza (1959) playing "Margarita Miguel" in episode: "Woman of Fire" (episode # 6.17) 17 January
1979 Trapper John, M.D. (1979) playing "Wilma" in episode: "The Surrogate" (episode # 1.10) 23 December
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