Jackie Burroughs

Jackie Burroughs Biography,Overview, Age,Education, Marriage, Family,Career ,AWARDS

 Overview Jackie Burroughs

Role: Actress
Occupation: Actress
Spouse: Zal Yanovsky (m. ?–1968)
Years active: 1966–2010
Education: University of Toronto
Name: Jackie Burroughs
Children: Zoe Yanovsky
Full Name: Jacqueline Burroughs
Born: 2 February 1939 (1939-02-02) Lancashire, England, UK
Cause of death: Stomach Cancer  September 22, 2010, Toronto, Canada
Movies and TV shows: Road to Avonlea, Lost and Delirious, Anne of Green Gables, The Dead Zone, Willard
Similar People:  Mag Ruffman, Lally Cadeau, Gema Zamprogna, Kevin Sullivan, Patricia Hamilton

Jackie Burroughs Biography

Jackie Burroughs is a famous, Canadian stage, film, and television actress. She has worked with most of Canada’s top directors and has been cast in roles from the classics to modern theatre. Jackie Burroughs has worked and performed extensively in most of the major theatres in Canada, such as the Stratford Festival Theatre, the National Arts Centre, the Tarragon Theatre, the Royal Alexandra Theatre, and the Shaw Festival Theatre. She gained valuable experience performing in plays written by William Shakespeare.

Jackie Burroughs was born on February 22, 1939, in Lancashire, England. When she was 12, her family moved to Canada and made Niagara-on-the-Lake their home. During her teenage years, Jackie Burroughs attended Bransome Hall, a private school for girls in Toronto.

She was a happy teenager but always behaved very proper and straight. At the private school when she was head girl, she often reported on those who were smoking or breaking the rules. Jackie Burroughs also attended the University of Toronto and graduated in 1962. She then began acting in summer theatre, which led to work in a modern cabaret and with the Stratford Festival. A director, who was her neighbor, gave her a role in a television show that he was directing in 1963 called Twelve and a Half Cents.

Jackie Burroughs acting ability played a key role during the development of English-Canadian cinema in the late sixties and early seventies. She contributed memorable performances in the films Notes for a Film About Donna and Gail (1966), 125 Rooms of Comfort (1974), Running Time (1974), and Monkeys in the Attic (1975). Her performances were always good in her earlier films even though their success varied.

In the early 1980s, Jackie Burroughs won back-to-back Best Supporting Actress Genie Awards for her supporting performances in the films The Grey Fox (1982) and The Wars (1983). In 1985, she played Amelia Evans in the very popular CBC-TV mini-series Anne of Green Gables. Jackie’s tiny build and her premature wrinkles helped her to make a good living playing roles of little old ladies who were many years older than herself.

For a number of years, Jackie Burroughs spent a great deal of time developing a film called A Winter Tan, which was based on the letters of a middle-aged feminist and her life in Mexico. She produced, wrote, directed, and starred in the film and won a Best Actress Genie for her efforts.

Jackie Burroughs is most recognized for her roles as outsiders and eccentrics and with her experience in the film of Anne of Green Gables. she was picked to star in the television series Road to Avonlea as the grouchy, but lovable Hetty King. Jackie became a Canadian household name playing the role of this eccentric aunt who takes in a young, recently orphaned niece.

The series Road to Avonlea went on to become one of the most popular Canadian series of all time, running for seven years on CBC in Canada. Jackie Burroughs won three Gemini Awards for her performances on the show. During and after the series Road to Avonlea, Jackie Burroughs had roles in a variety of other films.

She spends a great deal of her time in Toronto and Oaxaca, Mexico, where she has homes. She has a daughter Zoe from her marriage to Zal Yanovsky, who was a founding member of the musical group The Lovin’ Spoonful.

In 2001, Jackie Burroughs was awarded the Earle Grey Award for her acting contributions over the years by The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. She is a leading figure in Canada’s theatrical world, leaving her mark on stage, film, and television by winning virtually every acting award available in Canada.

Jackie Burroughs Filmography

Jackie Burroughs Film

Year Title Role
1966 Notes for a Film About Donna & Gail
1967 The Ernie Game Gail
1970 Twelve and a Half Cents Mother
1971 Eat Anything
1972 A Fan’s Notes Betty Blind
1974 Monkeys in the Attic Wanda
1974 125 Rooms of Comfort Bobbie Kidd
1975 My Pleasure Is My Business Old lady at pool
1980 The Kidnapping of the President Woman Agent
1981 Heavy Metal Katherine
1981 The Intruder Eleanor
1982 The Grey Fox Katherine ‘Kate’ Flynn
1983 The Wars Miss Davenport
1983 The Dead Zone Vera Smith
1983 Gentle Sinners Mrs. Smith
1983 Chautauqua Girl Mrs. Ferguson
1984 The Surrogate Woman at Anouk’s
1985 The Care Bears Movie The Evil Spirit
1986 A Judgment in Stone Joan Smith
1987 A Winter Tan Maryse Holder
1987 John and the Missus Missus
1989 Food of the Gods II Dr. Treger
1989 The Midday Sun Lilian
1990 Whispers Mrs. Yancey
1991 Elizabeth Smart: On the Side of the Angels Elizabeth Smart
1992 Careful Frau Teacher
1997 Bleeders Lexie
1998 Last Night The Runner
1999 Have Mercy Lulu
2000 Washed Up Tosca
2000 How Dinosaurs Learned to Fly Narrator
2001 Lost and Delirious Fay Vaughn
2001 On Their Knees Flora
2002 Night’s Noontime Queen Victoria
2003 A Guy Thing Aunt Budge
2003 Willard Henrietta Stiles
2003 Rhinoceros Eyes Mrs. Walnut
2003 The Republic of Love Betty Avery
2004 Cavedweller Grandma Windsor
2004 Going the Distance Mother Libby
2004 Re-Generation Grandmother
2005 Fever Pitch Mrs. Warren
2005 King’s Ransom Grandma
2005 Bailey’s Billion$ Constance Pennington
2005 Leo Felicity
2005 Heidi Frau Rottenmeier
2006 The Sentinel Mrs. Miller
2006 First Snow Maggie
2006 Deck the Halls Mrs. Ryor
2008 Into the Labyrinth Ariadne
2010 Higglety Pigglety Pop! Mother Goose
2010 Small Town Murder Songs Olive

 Jackie Burroughs Television

Year Title Role Notes
1969 Dulcima Dulcima Gaston Canadian Film Award winner for Best Actress
1970 The Psychiatrist Jane Episode: “God Bless the Children”
1978 Great Performances Maria Mitchell Episode: “Out of Our Father’s House”
1981 Chairman of the Board Prof. Hannah Cohen TV series
1985 Evergreen Dorothy TV miniseries
1985 American Playhouse Emmaline Ozmondo Fingal Episode: “Overdrawn at the Memory Bank”
1985 Seduced Mrs. Riordan TV film
1985 The Undergrads Nancy Galik TV film
1985 Star Wars: Ewoks Morag Voice, 13 episodes
1985 Anne of Green Gables Mrs. Amelia Evans TV miniseries
1987 Taking Care of Terrific Mrs. Forbes TV film
1989 The Twilight Zone Jean Reed Episode: “Many, Many Monkeys”
1990-1996 Road to Avonlea Hetty King Main role
1992 Heritage Minutes Narrator Episode: “Rural Teacher”
1993 Night Owl Dr. Matthews TV film
1994 The Adventures of Dudley the Dragon Aggie Recurring role
1995 Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years Ozza Starks Episode: “The Hanging”
1997 Elvis Meets Nixon Dodger TV film
1997 Due South Gladys Caunce Episode: “Eclipse”
1997 Platinum Sir Ian Ball-Worthington TV film
1998 Evidence of Blood Granny Dollar TV film
1998 More Tales of the City Mother Mucca TV miniseries
1998 Happy Christmas, Miss King Hetty King TV film
1999 Cover Me Caitlin Crawford TV miniseries
2001 Further Tales of the City Mother Mucca TV miniseries
2001 Smallville Cassandra Carver Episode: “Hourglass”
2003 Just Cause Lily Zimmer Episode: “Death’s Details”
2003 Made in Canada Helga Lemper “Beaver Creek Valentine”
2003 Dead Like Me Florence Episode: “Reaping Havoc”
2004 The Eleventh Hour Arlene Garwood Episode: “Georgia”
2004 The Winning Season Mrs. Young TV film
2004 Snow Lorna TV film
2005 Slings & Arrows Moira 3 episodes
2005 Martha Behind Bars Big Martha TV film
2008 Skip Tracer Florence TV film
2009 Sophie Aunt Sheil Episode: “Stolen Kisses”


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