8-27 Happy birthday to the late Janet MacLachlan, Born: August 27, 1933 and passed away on October 11, 2010.
Janet MacLachlan was an American character actress who had roles in such television series as Star Trek, The Rockford Files, Alias and The Golden Girls. She is best remembered for her key supporting part in the film Sounder (1972). MacLachlan worked with numerous well known black actors and actresses and celebrities such as Bill Cosby, Jim Brown, James Earl Jones, Maya Angelou and Morgan Freeman.
A one-time contract player for Universal Studios, MacLachlan made her debut in several episodes of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour in 1965 as The Secretary and Gayle. She went on to appear in episodes of The Fugitive, The Invaders episode “The Vise as Mrs Baxter” (1968), The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., Star Trek, Ironside, and The Mod Squad. She also appeared in the films Uptight (1968), Change of Mind (1969), …tick…tick…tick… (1970), Darker Than Amber (1970), Halls of Anger (1970), Sounder (1972), The Man (1972), Tightrope (1984), Murphy’s Law (1986), The Boy Who Could Fly (1986) and The Thirteenth Floor (1999).
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