Sharon Acker

Sharon Acker (born April 2, 1935) is a Canadian film, stage, and television actress and model. Acker appeared mostly on television in Canada and the United States from 1956 to 1992. She played in Barnaby Jones, episode titled “Bond of Fear” (04/15/1975); Della Street, Perry Mason’s loyal secretary in The New Perry Mason. Her film roles include Lucky Jim, Point Blank and Don't Let the Angels Fall.

Sharon Acker
Born (1935-04-02) April 2, 1935 (age 85)
Years active1956–1992
  • Austin R. Macdonald (1956-1973) (divorced) (2 children)
  • Peter J. Elkington (1973-2001) (his death)[1]


Acker was born in Toronto, Ontario, adopted by Aileen and Ken Matthews of Toronto Canada.

She began her professional acting career with a television appearance in a made-for-television movie of Anne of Green Gables. She joined the Stratford Theatre cast. She travelled with the troupe to England, and stayed to seek acting work. She made her film debut there in Lucky Jim (1957).

Turning down a long-term contract with the producers of Lucky Jim, Acker returned to Canada in 1957 with her husband to raise a family..

Acker returned to acting in Canadian television productions. She appeared in a 1961 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) production of Macbeth with Sean Connery, directed by Paul Almond. During the 1960s, she also modeled, appearing in print advertisements.[citation needed] She and Angie Dickinson were featured modeling "moll style" clothing in the August 25, 1967, issue of Life.[2]

Her first American film appearance was in the John Boorman cult action film Point Blank (1967) starring Lee Marvin and John Vernon. From that point, Acker appeared in film and television roles in Canada and the United States. In 1969 she guest-starred on the StarTrek (original series) episode "The Mark of Gideon".[citation needed] In 1976-77 she portrayed Helen Walling in the prime time drama, Executive Suite.[3] She appeared in two roles in two episodes of The Rockford Files in 1978 and 1979. She made her last feature film appearance in 1981 and her last television appearance in 1992.

Acker married Peter Elkington, a filmmaker.[4] She has two daughters from a previous marriage, and two daughters from Peter’s previous marriage.[5]





  1. ^ Lucas, Ralph (April 1, 2016). "Sharon Acker - Biography".
  2. ^ "Well-dressed Moll Styles in Alcatraz". Life. August 25, 1967. pp. 80–81. Retrieved November 25, 2020.
  3. ^ Terrace, Vincent. Encyclopedia of Television Series, Pilots and Specials. VNR AG. p. 132. ISBN 978-0-918432-61-2. Retrieved November 25, 2020.
  4. ^ Goudas, John N. (November 28, 1976). "Sharon Acker". The Tampa Tribune. King Features Syndicate, Inc. p. 177. Retrieved November 25, 2020 – via
  5. ^ "TV Star Sharon Acker Is a Good Cook, Artist". The News and Observer. North Carolina, Raleigh. United Press International. January 3, 1977. p. 16. Retrieved November 25, 2020 – via

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