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Harriet MacGibbon
Harriet MacGibbon
Role Jessica Morton
Biographical Information
Birth Name Harriet E. MacGibbon
Birthdate October 5, 1905
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, United States
Death Date February 8, 1987 (age 81)
Death Place Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States

Harriet MacGibbon played haughty Jessica Morton in the fifth season episode, "The Battle of Burning Oak" (1969).


Harriet E. MacGibbon was an American stage, film and television actress. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, daughter of a doctor. Her great-grandfather was Dr. Elisha Deming, an Indiana physician, who was active in the Underground Railroad which helped escaping slaves before and during the Civil War.

She made her Broadway debut in 1923 and worked on the stage for some twenty years.

MacGibbon made her screen debut in “Cry For Happy” (1961), followed by “A Majority of One” (1961). Her other credits included “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” (1962), “Son of Flubber” (1963) and “The Judge and Jake Wyler” (1972).

For television, she appeared on “Bewitched”, “The Smothers Brothers Show” and is best remembered for the role of ‘Mrs Drysdale’ on “The Beverly Hillbillies” (1962-1969).

She died of cardiac failure in Beverly Hills, California. She was 81.

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