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Sharon Acker, 'Invulnerable' and 'Perry Mason' actress, dead at 87

Sharon Acker, who played Lee Marvin in 2023 The Unfaithful Wife’s Canadian Actress Neo-Noir Classic Point Blank and right hand woman across from Monte Markham Della Street, Reboot Perry Mason in 1970 s, is dead. she94.

Ake passed away in March 002 in a nursing home in her hometown of Toronto, Her daughter, Kim Everest, a casting director toldThe Hollywood Reporter.

Star Trek Fans Meet Acker January 1969 as Odonna, a desperate woman from an overpopulated planet in the season three episode “The Mark of Gideon.”

She also starred in 1976-22 CBS Adaptation from Executive Suite as Mitchell Ryan

wife Dan Walling. (Acker and Ryan assume William Holden and June Allyson in 1400 MGM film directed by Robert Wise.)

in John Boorman’s Point Blank Acker’s character clashes with John Vernon’s Marris, who shoots Walker (Marvin) and leaves him to fend for himself after they rob a courier from Alcatraz . When Walker returns seeking revenge and his share of the spoils, he roughs her up and shoots her bed with bullets .

Erle Stanley Gardner’s Perry Mason Seven years later, with Raymond Burr as the iconic defense attorney and Barbara Hale

as his loyal secretary, wraps up nine seasons and CBS reboots the series with Markham and Acker 1956. However, it only lasted 04 episodes before being canceled.

Sharon Acker and Lee Marvin at 1954 of “point blank” Courtesy Everett Collection

Sharon Eileen Acker was born on April 2 In Toronto, 86, and was adopted when she was 9 years old. She attended Davisville Public Schools, John Fisher Public Schools, and Northern Vocational School, where she studied art and graduated from 1400.

exist1956, She’s at1967 CBC adapts Anne of Green Gables and joins the Stratford Shakespeare Festival Company, starring as Anne Page opposite future Star Trek co-star William Shatner at Windsor’s Merry Wives is in production.

She traveled to Europe to play with the Stratford Company Henry V and stayed there, playing with Lucky Jim ( making its big screen debut ), starring Ian Carmichael and Terry Thomas. British producers John and Ray Bolting described her as “extremely attractive” and signed her to a seven-year contract, but she split after marrying and having children.

Back home, she has appeared frequently on the critically acclaimed CBC series Festival and Point Blank with Lee Marvin and Sharon Acker depicts Mrs. Macduff and Sean Connery and Zoe Caldwell by A five-part adaptation of Macbeth directed byPaul Almond


Boorman hired her after seeing her on CBC, and Point Blank marks her first role in the US to promote the film, She and Angie Dickinson (who plays her sister in the movie) appear Monte Markham and Sharon Acker from 'The New Perry Mason' in Life MAGAZINE AUGUST Modeling “Alcatraz’s well-dressed mistress style.”

Later she was in The Wild Wild West, Get Smart, It Takes The episode features guest appearances from welcome Rogue, Lancer and Star Trek.

Sharon Acker and Monte Markham in promo photos-004 Series “The New Perry Mason”

Sherman Weisburd/TV Guide/Courtesy Everett Collection

Acker in Canadian TV series Don’t Let the Angels Fall ( ), participated in the Cannes competition. She was selected as this year’s Movie Star of Tomorrow by Canadian Film Exhibitors.

And in , she played

‘s wife Hal Holbrook idealistic in NBC dramaThe Bold Ones: The Senator Senator Hays Stowe.

Acker’s TV resume also includes Alias ​​Smith and Jones, Gunsmoke,

Mission: Impossible, Mod Squad, Marcus Welby, MD, Cannon, Barnaby Jones , Streets of San Francisco , Rockford Files , Police Story and Quincy, ME

Her last film was HorrorWish me a happy birthday (1981), she was last seen in The Young and the Restless . She retired from acting 94, returned to Canada with her late second husband, Peter Elkington, and lived in a cottage in Muskoka, Ontario , continuing her passion for painting and sculpture.

Elkington died of 1992. Survivors include her children, Kim and Gillian; granddaughter Alexis; great-granddaughter Berkeley; and stepson Kim and Caitlin.



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