ANN JILLIAN BIOGRAPHY
Ann Jillian was on January 29, 1950, is an American actress whose career began as a child actress in the 1960s.she is possibly best known for her role as the vampy Cassie Cranston on the 1980ssitcom.
Ann Jillian Age
Jillian was born on January 29, 1950, and now she is 69 years old.
Ann Jillian Early Life
Ann, she was born to Lithuanian immigrant and speaks Lithuanian fluently. Jillian was raised as a devout roman catholic. she began acting since 1960 when she played little bo peep in the Disney film Babes in Toyland. she had several television appearances in the 1960s and 1970s, she was given screen credit as “Ann Jillian”) as the mute telepathic like Nelson.
she was honored by the young artist foundation with its former child star. “Lifetime Achievement” awards recognizing her achievements within the entertainment industry as a child actress. she was too old to play youthful roles of the day and too young to play a leading lady. there was no more work for her in Hollywood. Jillian married Andy Murcia, a Chicago police sergeant, on March 27, 1978. shortly thereafter Murcia retired to manage his wife’s career.
after appearing with Mickey Rooney in the play goodnight ladies in the original company of sugar babies on Broadway with Rooney and ann miller in 1979. she also starred in I love my wife at the Drury Lane Theatre in Chicago.
Ann Jillian Career
before resuming production on it’s living in 1985, Jillian (then 35) made headlines when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. she became a vocal advocate for cancer research and prevention. her suffering with cancer was chronicled in the top-rated made-for-TV film. The Ann Jillian story (1988), in which Jillian portrayed herself. she receives third Emmy award nomination, for outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or a special, and won 1989. she won golden globe award for the best performance by an actress in a mini-series or motion picture made for TV.
Ann Jillian Family and late work
she later starred on the namesake series ann Jillian, which aired 13 episodes on NBC during 1989-90. she was blessed with a son, Andrew Joseph, in 1992. she has continued to act, with ten TV movie roles throughout 1990. she decides to devote herself to raising her son and to promoting breast cancer issues.
she resides with her family in the greater Los Angeles area. On September 12, 2015, Jillian was inducted into the national Lithuanian American hall of fame.
Ann Jillian Net Worth
she has an estimated net worth of $3 million
Ann Jillian 1980 fame
though she had nearly two decades’ worth of film and television credits already, she first came to national prominence in 1980. series it’s a sitcom that elevated Jillian to sex symbols status in 1980. the sitcom aired for two seasons on ABC before being canceled due to low ratings and was sold into syndication for the burgeoning cable television market.
the supporting cast included James Brolin, the Piper Laurie, and Roddy McDowall. Jillian was nominated for a lead actress Emmy and a golden globe for her performance.the same year, she appeared in the miniseries malibu, starring Kim Novak, Eva Marie Saint, and James Coburn. bob hope selected her to appear in six of his television specials, including two entertaining U.S.troops stationed in Beirut (1984) and Saudi Arabia (1991). she displayed her athletic abilities on three battle of the network stars special and a circus of the stars special and appeared in the charity extravaganza night of 100 stars.