Jackson was born Anna June Jackson in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Stella Germaine (née Murray) and John Ivan Jackson, who was a beautician. Her mother was of Irish Catholic background and her father was a Yugoslav from Croatia. Jackson trained at New York City's Neighborhood Playhouse and The Actor's Studio. She made her Broadway debut in 1945. Her theatre credits include Summer and Smoke, Arms and the Man, Luv, The Waltz of the Toreadors, Mr. Peters' Connections, and Lost in Yonkers. She was nominated for the 1956 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for Paddy Chayefsky's Middle of the Night.
Jackson's screen credits include The Tiger Makes Out, The Secret Life of an American Wife, How to Save a Marriage (And Ruin Your Life), Lovers and Other Strangers, Dirty Dingus Magee, and The Shining. Her many television appearances include Armstrong Circle Theatre, The Philco Television Playhouse, Studio One, The Untouchables, The Defenders, Gunsmoke, Marcus Welby, M.D., Rhoda, Highway to Heaven, Law & Order, and ER.
Jackson has been married to actor Eli Wallach, with whom she has acted frequently, since March 5, 1948. They have three children, Peter, Katherine, and Roberta. She currently teaches at the HB Studio in Manhattan.
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