Birth Date: March 1, 1934
Birth Place: East Harlem, New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death: October 8, 1983 / Age: 49
Location of Death: Encino, California, USA
Cause of Death: ovarian cancer
Biography: Joan Hackett (March 1, 1934 - October 8, 1983) American actress.
Hackett debuted with the role of Gail Prentiss in the TV series Young Dr. Malone (1958) in 1959. She had a leading role in the Twilight Zone episode A Piano in the House (1962). She had one of the starring roles in the 1966 Sidney Lumet film The Group along with Candice Bergen and others. One of the roles she's best remembered for, perhaps, is the role of Catherine Allen in the western Will Penny (1968) with Charlton Heston. Hackett also has a notable part in the classic western comedy Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969) with James Garner. After this she, primarily, had parts in TV movies.