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Short Info

Date Of BirthJuly 22, 1942
SpouseLuther Davis, Roy F. Emery
FactStepmother of Noelle Davis and Laura Davis.

Jennifer Bassey is an American actress. She was born on October 9, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Her parents were of Irish and Italian descent. She has four brothers and sisters. She attended Catholic schools growing up. After high school, she studied acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting in New York City.

Bassey began her acting career in the early 1960s. She made her television debut in an episode of the soap opera The Edge of Night in 1964. She went on to appear in episodes of such popular television shows as The Fugitive, The Virginian, and Gunsmoke. In 1967, she made her film debut in the comedy A Guide for the Married Man.

Over the next few years, Bassey appeared in a number of films and television shows. Some of her more notable roles were in the films The Out-of-Towners (1970), The Sting (1973), and Airport 1975 (1974). In 1975, she began appearing as Maggie Horton on the soap opera Days of Our Lives. She played the role for over 20 years.

In recent years, Bassey has appeared in episodes of such television shows as Castle, Hot in Cleveland, and The Young and the Restless. She has also appeared in the films The Bucket List (2007) and Get Hard (2015).

Bassey has been married three times. Her first husband was actor Robert Clary. They were married from 1966 to 1968. Her second husband was actor James Stacy. They were married from 1968 to 1974. Her third husband is actor Michael Forest. They have been married since 1975. Bassey has two children from her first marriage and one child from her second marriage.

General Info

Full NameJennifer Bassey
Date Of BirthJuly 22, 1942
EducationRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art


SpouseLuther Davis, Roy F. Emery


NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
MoviesDunston Checks In, Twogether, Illicit Dreams, Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation, Stepfather III, The Bonfire of the Vanities, Waxwork
TV ShowsAll My Children, The Edge of Night

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1Stepmother of Noelle Davis and Laura Davis.
2Married her longtime companion, writer Luther Davis, in 2005. He died three years later, in 2008.
3Graduated with honors from RADA




Ladies on Sweet Street1990
Murphy Brown1990TV SeriesNancy
The Platinum Triangle1990Mrs. Farber
Charlie1989TV MovieBetty Wald
Falcon Crest1989TV SeriesCynthia Wallace / Mary Lou Wallace
The Robert Guillaume Show1989TV SeriesMartha
Who's the Boss?1989TV SeriesBeverly Fiske
Duet1988TV SeriesMrs. Paxton
Goddess of Love1988TV MovieMrs. Wilson
Waxwork1988Mrs. Loftmore
In the Heat of the Night1988TV SeriesEugete Davenport
Side by Side1988TV MovieJennifer Benson
ABC Weekend Specials1985TV SeriesMrs. Waterford
Paper Dolls1984TV SeriesAnna Crane
Somerset1970TV SeriesDorothy Conrad (1975)
The Edge of Night1956TV SeriesJuror (1976) / Abby Wolcott #2 (1976-1977) (as Joan Bassie)
Love of Life1951TV SeriesDr. Jennifer Stark (1969-1971)
The Depths2016post-productionMrs. Peters
Until We Meet Again2016completedLinda Davis Thompson
Grey's Anatomy2013TV SeriesNancy Dawson
Body of Proof2012TV SeriesFemale Guest #2
Timeless2011/IIIShortSheila Marden
All My Children1983-2011TV SeriesMarian Colby Chandler Marian Chandler Marian Colby
The Brothers Sinclair2011Vivian Sinclair
27 Dresses2008Jane's Aunt
30 Rock2007TV SeriesOld Vibrant Lady
Law & Order2002TV SeriesMrs. Conley
It Had to Be You2000Mrs. Allen
Silk Stalkings1994-1997TV SeriesMeg Gordon / Brooke Dupree
ABC Afterschool Specials1996TV SeriesMrs. Hanff
Dunston Checks In1996Mrs. Dellacroce
Hudson Street1995TV SeriesBetsy Clifford
Coach1995TV SeriesAlice
Illicit Dreams1994Real Estate Woman
The Byrds of Paradise1994TV Series
L.A. Law1987-1993TV SeriesJudge Helen Caplan / Rita Stenheiser
Sweating Bullets1993TV SeriesPolly
Matlock1989-1993TV SeriesGloria Morrell / Evie Malone
Reasonable Doubts1993TV SeriesDr. Nagel
Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation1992TV MovieRuth
Stepfather III1992TV MovieDr. Brady
Twogether1992Mrs. McKenzie
Pros and Cons1991TV Series
Jake and the Fatman1991TV SeriesSara Fairchild
The Bonfire of the Vanities1990Diplomat's Wife
Over My Dead Body1990TV SeriesClarice


#friendsthemovie2013Video documentary shortHerself
The 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2000TV SpecialHerself
The 26th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1999TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
The 15th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards1999TV SpecialHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1964TV SeriesHerself - Guest

Archive Footage

Daytime's Greatest Weddings2004Video documentaryMarian Colby Chandler
Biography2003TV Series documentaryHerself


Won Awards

1999Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsFavorite CoupleAll My Children (1970)
1998Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Female Scene StealerAll My Children (1970)

Nominated Awards

1999Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesAll My Children (1970)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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