This is actress Jenie Jackson:
This is me (in the musical Day in Hollywood/Night in the Ukraine):
Holy crap! Right?
I was unaware of my likeness to Jenie Jackson until a Twitter follower (who is a fan of Ms. Jackson) brought it to my attention.
So am I her doppelganger (I assume that the one who came first must be the original) or twins separated at birth (that would have been one heck of a labor twins born decades apart)?
Jenie Jackson was born in California on November 27, 1921 and passed away on March 14, 1976. She appeared in a number of movies and appeared on various TV shows during the 60s.
She was also believed in fat acceptance as this interview in Parade Magazine (August 1962) shows:
It would have been nice if she could have been accepting of her own body without engaging in body shaming of thinner women, but at that time, she didn’t have a lot of resources on the topic of fat acceptance and was figuring things out for herself as she went along.
I sure would like to sit down with her today and compare notes on life as a fat woman, and life as a fat performer.
Here’s to you, sister from another mother!