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Jackie Burroughs
Born Jacqueline Burroughs
February 2, 1939 (1939-02-02) (age 70)
Lancashire, England, UK
Occupation Actress
Years active 1966- Present
Spouse(s) Zal Yanovsky (? - 1968)
1 child
Children Zoe

Jacqueline Burroughs (born February 2, 1939) is a Canadian actress.


Life and career

Born in Lancashire, England, Jacqueline Burroughs has acted in live theatre at Ontario's Stratford Festival. Her film credits have included The Dead Zone (1982), The Grey Fox (1982), and a voice-over stint in the legendary animated anthology Heavy Metal (1981), while her TV-series résumé includes the roles of Mrs. Amelia Evans in Anne of Green Gables (1985) and Hetty King in Road to Avonlea (1990). In 1987, Jackie Burroughs produced, directed, wrote, and starred in A Winter Tan, a film based on the letters of Maryse Holder, published in 1979 as the book entitled "Give Sorrow Words - Maryse Holder's Letters from Mexico". She won a Genie award for best performance by an actress in a leading role for the film. She has won several Genies and Geminis during her career. Burroughs currently resides in both Toronto and Oaxaca, Mexico.

Burroughs played the voice of The Spirit in 1985's The Care Bears Movie.

She is perhaps best known to American audiences for her portrayal of the fictional character, Hetty King, in the CBC television series, Road to Avonlea from 1990 to 1996. The series was based on the works of Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery and produced by Sullivan Entertainment. She also played Mother Mucca in the television adaptations of Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City and Further Tales of the City. Burroughs again played a mother role in 2003's Willard.

She also appears in the movie The Sentinel. She appeared in the Smallville Season one episode "Hourglass". She portrayed elderly prophetess Cassandra Carver, whom could foretell people's futures by touching their hands. Carver died immediately after seeing dark visions of Lex Luthor being the American President and for causing widespread destruction on humanity.

Burroughs was married to Zalman Yanovsky, co-founder (with John Sebastian) of The Lovin' Spoonful. They have one daughter, Zoe.




Year Film Role Notes
1966 Notes for a Film About Donna & Gail
The Purse
1967 The Ernie Game Gail
1970 The Psychiatrist: God Bless the Children Jane, a Therapy Group Member
1971 Eat Anything
1974 Running Time The old lady
Monkeys in the Attic Wanda
125 Rooms of Comfort Bobbie Kidd
1975 My Pleasure is My Business Old lady at pool (uncredited)
1977 Twelve and a Half Cents Mother
1978 Out of Our Father's House Maria Mitchell Made for TV.
1980 Chairman of the Board Made for TV.
The Kidnapping of the President Woman Agent
1981 Heavy Metal Katherine (voice) Segment, "Den"
The Intruder Eleanor
1982 The Grey Fox Katherine 'Kate' Flynn
1983 Gentle Sinners Mrs. Smith
Chautauqua Girl Mrs. Ferguson
Overdrawn at the Memory Bank Emmaline Ozmondo Fingal Made for TV.
The Wars Miss Davenport
The Dead Zone Vera Smith
1984 All the Years
The Surrogate Woman at Anouk's
1985 Seduced Mrs. Riordan Made for TV.
The Care Bears Movie The Spirit (voice)
The Undergrads Nancy Galik Made for TV.
Anne of Green Gables Mrs. Amelia Evans Made for TV.
1986 A Judgment in Stone Joan Smith
1987 Taking Care of Terrific Mrs. Forbes Made for TV.
A Winter Tan Maryse Holder
John and the Missus Missus
1988 I Vant to be Alone Made for TV.
1989 Carnival of Shadows Made for TV.
The Midday Sun Lilian
Food of the Gods II Dr. Kate Travis
1990 Whispers Mrs. Yancey
1991 Elizabeth Smart: On the Side of the Angels Elizabeth Smart
1992 Careful Frau Teacher
1993 Night Owl Dr. Matthews Made for TV.
1995 How Dinosaurs Learned to Fly Narrator (voice)
1997 Bleeders Lexie
Elvis Meets Nixon Dodger Made for TV.
Platinum Sir Ian Ball-Worthington
1998 Evidence of Blood Granny Dollar Made for TV.
Last Night The Runner
Happy Christmas, Miss King Hetty King Made for TV.
1999 Have Mercy Lulu
2000 Washed Up Tosca
2001 Lost and Delirious Fay Vaughn
On Their Knees Flora
2002 The Pilot's Wife Julia (uncredited) Made for TV.
Night's Noontime Queen Victoria
2003 A Guy Thing Aunt Budge
Willard Mrs. Henrietta Stiles
Rhinoceros Eyes Mrs. Walnut
The Republic of Love Betty
2004 The Winning Season Mrs. Young Made for TV.
Cavedweller Grandma Windsor
Going the Distance Mother Libby
The Limb Salesman Grandmother
Snow Lorna Made for TV.
2005 Bailey's Billion$ Constance Pennington
Fever Pitch Mrs. Warren
King's Ransom Grandma
Leo Felicity
Martha Behind Bars Big Martha Made for TV.
2006 The Sentinel Mrs. Miller (uncredited)
First Snow Maggie
Deck the Halls Mrs. Ryor
2008 Skip Tracer Florence Made for TV.
Into the Labyrinth Ariadne
2010 Small Town Murder Scene Olive Filming.


Year Title Role Notes
1966 Wojeck Heroin Addict "All Aboard for Candyland"
1970 The Hart & Lorne Terrific Hour
1981 Chairman of the Board Prof. Hannah Cohen
1985 Evergreen Dorothy TV mini-series.
Ewoks Morag "The Cries of the Trees"; "Rampage of the Phlogs"; "Sunstar vs. Shadowstone"
1989 The Twilight Zone Jean Reed "Many, Many Monkeys"
1990-1996 Road to Avonlea Hetty King
1995 Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years Ozza Starks "The Hanging"
1997 Due South Gladys Caunce "Eclipse"
O Canada Voices
1998 Heritage Minute Additional Cast "Rural Teacher"
More Tales of the City Mona 'Mother Mucca' Ramsey TV mini-series.
1999 Angela Anaconda
Cover Me Caitlin Crawford TV mini-series.
2001 Smallville Cassandra Carver "Hourglass"
2003 Just Cause Lily Zimmer "Death's Details"
Made in Canada Helga Lemper "Beaver Creek Valentine"
Mystery Ink True Crimes Performer
Dead Like Me Florence "Reaping Havoc"
2004 The Eleventh Hour Arlene Garwood "Georgia"
2005 Walter Ego
Slings and Arrows Moira "Fallow Time"; "Season's End"
2009 Sophie Aunt Shell "Stolen Kisses"

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