Basic Information About Ann Jillian
|Category||Celebrities › Actors|
|Professions||Actor, Voice Actor|
|Date of birth||1950-01-29 (73 years old)|
|Place of birth||Cambridge|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Curiosities and Trademarks||Platinum blonde hair|
Sparkling blue eyes
Deep sultry voice
|Spouse||27 March - Andy Murcia ( 1977 - present) (1 child)|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.72 m)|
|Social Media||↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ IMDb|
What Movie Awards did Ann Jillian win?
Ann Jillian roles
|Movie / Series||Role|
|Mr. Mom||Joan Hampton|
|Gypsy||'Dainty' June (as Ann Jilliann)|
|The Partridge Family||2nd Girl 1 episode, 1971|
|My Three Sons||Debbie Rogers 1 episode, 1964|
|The Love Boat||Rena Ward 2 episodes, 1980|
|It's a Living||Cassie Cranston 49 episodes, 1980-1986|
|Fantasy Island||Delphine McNab 1 episode, 1981|
|Kojak||Joanna 1 episode, 1974|
|Walker, Texas Ranger||Senator Angela Rhodes 1 episode, 2000|
|Ben Casey||Penny Fletcher 1 episode, 1963|
|The Maury Povich Show||Self 2 episodes, 1992-1993|
Ann Jillian's Quotes
- (on growing up in the heady 1960s) "When I was a teenager, I was Little Miss Gloves... I couldn't say 'Hey, man' to save my life."
The Legendary Ann Jillian: Her Life, Career and Achievements
Net Worth Details
According to recent estimates, Ann Jillian has a net worth of $3 million. Her wealth comes from her long and successful career in the entertainment industry, which spans across multiple decades.
What is Ann Jillian known for?
Ann Jillian is an American actress who rose to fame with her performances on both television and film. She is known for her groundbreaking roles in popular TV series like “It’s a Living,” “Jennifer Slept Here,” and the self-titled “Ann Jillian Show.”
Early life and education
Ann Jillian was born on January 29th, 195 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. At the young age of six, she started performing as a singer on talent shows and church events in her hometown. Eventually, her parents saw the potential in Ann’s talent and moved to California to help her pursue a career in show business.
Despite their encouragement, Ann faced difficulties early on in her career; however, she persevered in her pursuit of acting, attending an acting program at Santa Monica City College to refine her skills. Her big break came when she was noticed and signed on by Universal Studios.
Ann Jillian debuted in films with the 196 Disney movie production of “Babes in Toyland”. After this, she continued to make a name for herself in several film productions and appeared as a guest in various TV shows during the 197s. Jillian’s most significant big break came with her performance on “It’s a Living,” which ran for six seasons. Her performance on the show was critically acclaimed and earned her a Golden Globe in 1989.
Aside from her success on television, Ann Jillian has also made an impact on the silver screen with supporting roles in movies such as “Mr. Mom,” “Gypsy,” and “Mame.”
Ann Jillian is still alive and thriving at the ripe age of 71 years old – a testament to her dedication and talent as an actress.
Ann Jillian was awarded a well-deserved Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for the biographical piece “The Ann Jillian Story.” Jillian also earned nominations for another Golden Globe and three Primetime Emmy Awards.
Apart from being a highly respected actress, Ann Jillian is also a celebrated philanthropist known for her work with Cancer Support Communities.
Ann Jillian is undoubtedly one of the entertainment industry’s most admired actresses. With over five decades in the business, she has proven her talent, passion, and resilience—entertaining audiences for generations to come.
Interesting Facts about Ann Jillian
- Speaks Lithuanian fluently.
- Her parents fled from Lithuania on bicycles in 1944 during the second Soviet occupation.
- In 1990, "Good Housekeeping" magazine named Ann one of the most admired women of the world.
- Ann obtained a scholarship to the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera, which gave her chance to study acting and music with some of the finest teachers in the country.
- In 1979, she was a huge hit on Broadway in "Sugar Babies" with Mickey Rooney and Ann Miller.
- In 1985, at age 35, Ann was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. She battled the disease courageously and successfully.
- Ann gave birth to her first child, a son, Andrew Joseph Nauseda H. Murcia, on February 3, 1992.
- Ann is a three-time Emmy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award-winning actress (she won the Best Actress Golden Globe for her television movie The Ann Jillian Story (1988) which was the highest-rated television movie of the 1987-1988 season).
- Future husband (and then-policeman) Andy Murcia pretended to be gay when he and Ann first met, so she wouldn't think he was just another man trying to pick her up.
- Continues her work as a motivational speaker, which she has done for more than 12 years. [January 2003]
- Inducted into the Lithuanian American Hall of Fame in 2015.