Mary Jackson, best known as Miss Emily on "The Waltons," dies at 95

Thursday, December 15th 2005, 9:04 am
By: News On 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Character actress Mary Jackson, best known as Miss Emily Baldwin on the iconic 1970s television series ``The Waltons,'' has died. She was 95.

Jackson died at her home Saturday of complications from Parkinson's disease, said her assistant, Woody Roll.

On ``The Waltons,'' which ran on CBS from 1972 to 1981, Jackson played one of two sisters who made bootleg whiskey they referred to as ``the recipe.'' She appeared in several of the show's reunion specials, and her last appearance was in 1997's ``A Walton Easter.''

In the 1950s and '60s, she appeared on ``Alfred Hitchcock Presents,'' ``My Three Sons,'' ``The Andy Griffith Show,'' ``The Fugitive'' and ``Barnaby Jones.'' Her movie roles included Jane Fonda's mother in ``Fun With Dick and Jane'' (1977) and one of the nuns in ``Airport'' (1970).