Anne Jackson, Tony-Nominated Actress and Widow of Eli Wallach, Dies at 90

Performer often starred opposite her husband and had a brief but key role in 1980’s “The Shining”

Last Updated: April 13, 2016 @ 5:15 PM

Anne Jackson, a celebrated actress of the American stage and screen, perhaps best known for working closely with her husband, the actor Eli Wallach, for nearly 50 years, died on Tuesday at age 90.

The New York Times reported that Jackson passed away at her home in Manhattan.

Jackson appeared opposite her husband more than 20 times on Broadway and off, on TV and in movies. Their collaborations ran the gamut from classic dramas to contemporary comedies. She was nominated for a Tony Award in 1956 for Paddy Chaefsky’s “Middle of the Night,” and she won an Obie Award in 1963 for her off-Broadway work in the plays “The Tiger” and “The Typists.”

In her later years, during which she and Wallach carved out careers independent of each other, Jackson performed in dozens of movies, most notably Stanley Kubrick‘s 1980 horror film, “The Shining.” Her role was brief but pivotal: She portrayed the doctor who makes a house call after young Danny has a psychic episode, a scene that helps set the movie’s sinister tone.

Jackson met Wallach in 1946 while performing in Tennessee Williams‘ “This Property Is Condemned.” The pair went on to train in Method acting at New York’s famous Actor’s Studio under Lee Strasberg.

Wallach, who was 10 years older than Jackson, died in 2014. Together, they had two daughters, Roberta and Katherine, with whom they also acted; a son; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.