, who collaborated extensively with husband Eli Wallach
, together comprising one of the best-known acting couples of the American theater, died Tuesday at her home in Manhattan. She was 90.
As a couple, Jackson and Wallach (together above) came close to the level of celebrity of Lunt and Fontanne or, later, Hume Cronyn
and Jessica Tandy
. For five decades beginning in the early 1950s and ending in 2000, when they starred Off Broadway in Anne Meara
’s comedy “Down the Garden Paths,” they energized theater audiences with a wide range of synergistic emotions, from loving to combative.
While Wallach had his own big-screen career (he died on June
24, 2014, at age 98) that included “Baby Doll
” and “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” Jackson had a stage carer that was impressive all on its own. She was critically hailed for her range of chracterizations in David V. Robison
’s “Promenade, All!” (1972) and