'Jaclyn Smith' (qv) was born Ellen Jaclyn Smith on October 26,
1947, in Houston, Texas. She graduated from high school there in
1964 and originally aspired to be a famous ballerina. In 1973, she
landed a job as a Breck shampoo model. In 1976, she was offered to
star in a new pilot for a planned television series, entitled
_"Charlie's Angels" (1976)_ (qv). The pilot was slick and the show
was an instant hit when it debuted on September 22, 1976 on ABC.
Smith has the distinct honor of being the only Angel *not* to leave
the show in its entire five-season run (1976-1981). After
_Charlie's Angels (1976) (TV)_ (qv), she went the TV-movie route
and starred in such TV films as "Jaqueline Bouvier Kennedy", and
such miniseries as "Bourne Identity", "Rage of Angels" and
"Windmills of the Gods". She has had her own extremely successful
clothing line at KMart since 1985, and is often a spokesperson. She
has two children from her third marriage to Anthony Richards (they
divorced in 1989).
Biography courtesy of the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com).