24. September 2018 - 23:45 Uhr / Lara Graff
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Kate Jackson: What happened to "Amanda King"?

Bruce Boxleitner and Kate Jackson in the popular show Scarecrow and Mrs. King.

Bruce Boxleitner and Kate Jackson in the popular show Scarecrow and Mrs. King.

Kate Jackson's life was not what you would call easy. After the series Scarecrow and Mrs. King finished, she experienced a number of setbacks, particularly health-wise. But, she always bounced back. It has been years since Scarecrow and Mrs. King last aired and we couldn't help wondering, what is Amanda King doing now?

After leaving the hit series Charlie's Angels, Kate Jackson (69) moved on to play Amanda King in the TV-Show Scarecrow and Mrs. King. Not only did her popularity increase tenfold, she was even offered Meryl Streep's part in the Oscar-nominated film Kramer vs. Kramer, which she had to turn down due to production deadlines for Scarecrow and Mrs. King.

After the series was cancelled, Jackson starred in a variety of TV projects such as Loverboy in 1989. Furthermore, she guest-starred in series like Ally McBeal (1997), Sabrina, The Teenage Witch (2002) and even Criminal Minds (2007).

Kate Jackson as "Amanda King" in "Scarecrow & Mrs. King"

Kate Jackson as "Amanda King" in Scarecrow & Mrs. King.

Kate Jackson's struggle with health problems

Kate Jackson was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987. After the first lengthy round of chemotherapy, doctors proclaimed that she was cured, but, unfortunately, the cancer returned in 1989. According to People magazine, Jackson even had a mastectomy.

Nevertheless, things became even more complicated for the young actress when doctors discovered a septal defect, or in other words, a hole in her heart. She later explained on the Larry King Show that surgeons were able to close up the hole without any complications. Since then, she has been an active advocate for early breast cancer screening.

KAte Jackson today

Kate Jackson still looks fabulous today

Kate Jackson today

Kate Jackson's love life was never fairy-tale material and the gorgeous actress has three ex-husbands. She eventually decided to take matters into her own hands and adopted her first child, Charles Taylor.

In 2010, Gallery Books Publishing announced the release of Kate Jackson's biography, The Smart One. After countless postponements, the book is due to be published in December 2020.