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Bettye Ackerman

Highest Rated: 60% Face of Fire (1959)

Lowest Rated: 60% Face of Fire (1959)

Birthday: Feb 28, 1924

Birthplace: Cottageville, South Carolina, USA

Television actress Bettye Ackerman, a frequent supporting player on procedural dramas of the 1960s and '70s, is best known for her role as Dr. Maggie Graham on "Ben Casey." Ackerman started in television with a minor spot on "The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse" in 1953. She married actor Sam Jaffe three years later--he was 65 years old at the time. In 1961, she played Dr. Graham on "Ben Casey," an ABC medical drama that lasted six seasons. Jaffe played veteran doctor David Zorba on the show. She also did a 10-episode stint on the showbiz drama "Bracken's World." Later, Ackerman played Constance MacKenzie, made famous in the primetime soap "Peyton Place" by Dorothy Malone, in the melodrama's daytime incarnation "Return to Peyton Place." In addition to her acting, Ackerman was an artist with exhibits in Beverly Hills, and in Columbia, South Carolina. Ackerman's husband died of cancer in 1984. The couple had no children together. In 1998, she moved back to her native South Carolina and was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. She died of a stroke at age 82.

Highest rated movies

Face of Fire

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 29% Prehysteria 2 Miss Winters (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ted and Venus Poetry Award Presenter (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Day for Thanks on Walton's Mountain Belle Tucker (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Yeagers Mrs. Lomax (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Never Con a Killer Dorothy (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder or Mercy Nurse Cantelli (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heat of Anger Stella Galvin (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 44% Rascal Miss Whalen (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Companions in Nightmare Sara Nicholson (Character) - 1968
60% 44% Face of Fire Grace Trescott (Character) - 1959

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Unknown (Character) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1984 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1981 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Helen Fletcher (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1976 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry O Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Dr. Hamill (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Unknown (Character) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Zisha Gorofsky (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sixth Sense Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet 83% Columbo Miss Sherman (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Rita Claman (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Laura Brandon (Guest Star) 1965-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Dr. Maggie Graham (Character) 1961-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1959

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