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Waltons actress dies at 95

Staff Reporter

Character actress Mary Jackson, best known as Miss Emily Baldwin on the iconic 1970s television series The Waltons, has died. She was 95. On The Waltons, which ran on CBS from 1972 to 1981, Jackson played one of two sisters who made bootleg whiskey they referred to as "the recipe".

Character actress Mary Jackson, best known as Miss Emily Baldwin on the iconic 1970s television series The Waltons, has died. She was 95.

Jackson died at her home on Saturday of complications from Parkinson’s disease, said her assistant, Woody Roll.

On The Waltons, which ran on CBS from 1972 to 1981, Jackson played one of two sisters who made bootleg whiskey they referred to as “the recipe”.

She appeared in several of the show’s reunion specials, and her last appearance was in 1997’s A Walton Easter.

In the 1950s and 1960s, she appeared on Alfred Hitchcock Presents, My Three Sons, The Andy Griffith Show, The Fugitive and Barnaby Jones.

Her movie roles included Jane Fonda’s mother in Fun with Dick and Jane (1977) and one of the nuns in Airport (1970).—Sapa-AP

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