Sunday, October 24, 2010

Celebrating the Life of 1960's Actress Janet MacLachlan (1933-2010)

By Alicia Cruz
The Black Urban Times

Renowned 1960's African-American actress Janet MacLachlan died Monday, October 11 at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Hollywood, California days after suffering from cardiac symptoms, family members said.

A Harlemite, MacLachlan parents emigrated to New York City in the 1930's, where MacLachlan was born in 1933. She graduated from Julia Richman High School in 1950 and went on to develop an illustrious acting career debuting in The Alfred Hitchcock Hour in 1965 as The Secretary, The Fugitive, The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., The Rockford Files, Star Trek, The Mod Squad and The Golden Girls.
Janet MacLachlan in the 60's

MacLachlan also appeared in Martin Ritt’s Oscar-nominated film, "Sounder" in 1972. MacLachlan is survived by her daughter, actress Samantha MacLachlan who starred in F. Gary Gray's 1996 action/crime flick, "Set it Off," "NYPD Blue," "JAG," and others.

MacLachlan was 77.

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MacLachlan's daughter