Apr. 2nd, 1935
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sharon Acker's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1981 - Happy Birthday to Me
1967 - Point Blank
1957 - Lucky Jim
Guest TV Roles
Although she was presented in 1969 the first Film Star of Tomorrow by The Motion Picture Exhibitors of Canada, the status of Sharon Acker as a star never materialized. Not that she was inactive, quite the opposite, but she worked almost only for TV and appeared only in a few undistinguished movie films. She will nevertheless remain remembered for her role as Lee Marvin's ex-wife in John Boorman's classic film noir 'Point Blank'. The victim of Marvin's rough manners, Acker/Lynne left a deep impact on male brains. Born in 1935, the Canadian-born actress started her film career in England when the play she was in, 'Lucky Jim', Kingley Amis' classic, was made into a movie. But, she was not seen in many a film, except during the sixties, either in Canada or in the USA. On the contrary she has been very active on TV, first in Canada from the age of 19, then in the USA in made-for-TV movies or series like 'Star Trek', 'Mission: Impossible', 'Gunsmoke', 'Marcus Welby M.D.', 'Barnaby Jones', etc. She was a regular in the series 'The Senator'(1970)for one year and played Della Street in the short-lived 'New Perry Mason'. A talented actress seen too little in movie theaters.
- When the Canadian Motion Picture Convention convened in 1969, the Motion Picture Exhibitors of Canada presented Sharon the very first "Star of Tomorrow Award".
- Played Della Street in the unsuccessful, short-lived revival of the 'Raymond Burr' (qv) "Perry Mason" whodunnit series. It was entitled _"The New Perry Mason" (1973)_ (qv) and starred 'Monte Markham' (qv) as the invincible defense attorney.
- Began her career when she was about 19 years of age, first working for the CBC and National Film Board, and appeared in live Canadian TV drama.
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