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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.

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      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 Ruby (Character) 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1982 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Waltons Unknown (Guest Star) 1977 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Helen Fletcher (Guest Star) 1978
      No Score Yet 80% CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
      100% 79% Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1974 1976
      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 100% Gunsmoke Zisha Gorofsky (Guest Star) 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sixth Sense Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet 75% Columbo Miss Sherman (Guest Star) 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Rita Claman (Guest Star) 1969
      No Score Yet 100% 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 79% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1959