Information Portal » Biography » Bettye Ackerman

Bettye Ackerman | Srivideo

Biography | Print View

Bettye Ackerman (American actress) Bio, Facts 

Bettye Ackerman

Born Name: Bettye Louise Ackerman
Date of Birth: February 28, 1924
Place of Birth: Cottageville, South Carolina, United States
Died: November 1, 2006 (aged 82), Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.
Other names: Bettye Ackerman Jaffe
Occupation: Actress, artist
Spouse(s): Sam Jaffe(m. 1956; died 1984)
Siblings: Robert Ackerman

Bettye Louise Ackerman (February 28, 1924 – November 1, 2006) was an American actress primarily known for her work on television.

Early years
Ackerman was born in Cottageville, South Carolina, (Another source says she was born in Williston, South Carolina.) the daughter of Clarence Kilgo Ackerman and Mary Baker Ackerman, and grew up in Williston, in Barnwell County in southwestern South Carolina, one of four children. She graduated from Columbia College in South Carolina in 1945 and left for New York City soon after. She studied theater at the graduate level at Columbia University and pursued art studies with Joseph Mugnaini and George DeGroat at Otis Art Institute.

Television
Ackerman played Dr. Maggie Graham on the ABC medical drama, Ben Casey, from 1961 until 1966. She played Anne Frazer on Bracken's World and the original Constance MacKenzie on the daytime program Return to Peyton Place. She appeared in an early episode of prime time soap Falcon Crest portraying the character of Elisabeth Bradbury. She also appeared in two episodes of Perry Mason, starring Raymond Burr: in 1965 she played the role of Amy Reid in the episode, "The Case of the Thermal Thief," and in 1966 she played Laura Brandon in "The Case of the Positive Negative." In 1977, she appeared in "Never Con a Killer," the pilot for the ABC crime drama The Feather and Father Gang.

Stage
Ackerman played the title role in the one act play Salome, by Oscar Wilde, as part of the Alexander Kirkland Acting Group. The production was released on Magic-Tone Records (CTG 4011). Ackerman's Broadway credits include A Meeting by the River (1979).

Film
Ackerman's film debut came in Face of Fire in 1959.

Personal life
On June 7, 1956, Ackerman, at 32, married her future Ben Casey co-star Sam Jaffe, who was then 65. Although there was a 33-year difference in their ages, the couple had a very successful and happy marriage- until Jaffe died of cancer in 1984. They had no children.

She sold her home in Beverly Hills, California, and returned to South Carolina to be near her large extended family in 1998. Shortly afterwards she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

Ackerman was also a noted artist, who had numerous exhibits in both Beverly Hills and Columbia, South Carolina.

Death
Ackerman died November 1, 2006, after having suffered a stroke in Columbia, South Carolina. She was 82.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and Licensed under CC-BY-SA
Bettye Ackerman Official Social Network Page/Account
Official Instagram PageN/A
Official facebook PageN/A
Official Twitter PageN/A
Wikipedia PageBettye_Ackerman
Bettye Ackerman wiki, Information of Bettye Ackerman, Bettye Ackerman Profile, Bettye Ackerman Age, Bettye Ackerman Real Life Family, Bettye Ackerman Date Of birth, Bettye Ackerman Birth Place, Bettye Ackerman Personal Life, Bettye Ackerman Biodata, Bettye Ackerman on Social networks, Bettye Ackerman (@)Instagram Profile/account, Bettye Ackerman (@) Facebook Profile/page, Bettye Ackerman (@) twitter Profile/account, Bettye Ackerman (@Bettye_Ackerman) wikipedia page, Bettye Ackerman Lifestyle, Bettye Ackerman DOB, Biography of Bettye Ackerman, Bettye Ackerman family background/ mother/ father/ brother/ sister’s name, Bettye Ackerman Birthday.
Categories: American television actresses,Deaths from Alzheimer's disease,Actresses from Columbia, South Carolina,People from Williston, South Carolina,Actresses from Beverly Hills, California,1924 births,2006 deaths,20th-century American actresses,American film actresses,Neurological disease deaths in the United States,Columbia College (South Carolina) alumni,American United Methodists,People from Colleton County, South Carolina

Comments (0)