This Kate Jackson doll by made by Hasbro in 1977 and is the smaller 9 inch version. It is from the “Charlie’s Angels gift set – The Captivating Trio of America’s Most Glamorous Private Eyes ” It comes with Jill Munroe (Farrah Fawcett-Majors), Sabrina Duncan (Kate Jackson), and Kelly Garrett (Jaclyn Smith). A Kris Munroe (Cheryl Ladd) doll was also made in this size by Hasbro.
Mego also made an 12 inch version of the Charlie’s Angels characters as dolls in 1997. The dolls have issues with a chemical reactions over time leading to the vinyl arms and legs melting against the hard plastic torso and the brass wire that make the legs causing blueish green spots on the ankles. The museum opted for the less expensive, but less toxic 9 inch Hasbro versions of Charlie’s Angels.
The Kate Jackson doll comes wearing a one piece stretchy red jumpsuit, a blue neck scarf, and navy boots-nothing fancy and no accessories. This set of dolls have rather unique jointing at the waist-they twist, turn, and bend side to side about thirty degrees. The knees bend, but the arms are stiff and move only forwards and backwards at the shoulders. The head moves side to side.
See all the Charlie Angel’s dolls in the museum collection.