Pam Jackson Dies: Longtime 20th Century Fox Distribution Executive Was 65

Pam Jackson, a longtime executive of the former 20th Century Fox International Distribution division of 21st Century Fox, has died. Jackson passed away September 27 in Los Angeles, surrounded by family, after a long battle with cancer. She was 65.

Jackson most recently served as Vice President, Publicity and Marketing for the Fox television studio’s international distribution team. She took a voluntary buyout from the Walt Disney Company shortly after its acquisition of that company. While at Fox, Jackson was behind several series including Glee, Modern Family, Empire, The Americans, Prison Break and dozens of others, helping to support marketing campaigns in foreign markets and traveling with the stars and showrunners to promote their projects overseas. Described as a “force of nature” by all who met her, she was beloved by actors, producers and executives alike and was known for her warmth, her maternal nature, her infectious laugh and her uncanny ability to win over even the most reticent or difficult of personalities.

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Prior to joining the executive ranks, Jackson was an Associate Producer of Ally McBeal, working behind the scenes on the Emmy-winning hit from its pilot episode to its series finale five years later. She began her career working for TV legend Aaron Spelling.

When not at work in the television business, she was an avid collector of vintage dolls, loved international travel and volunteered at a crisis hotline for victims of domestic abuse.

She is survived by her sister Debra and brother Kenneth, as well as nephews and nieces Damian Howard, Courtney Howard, Keana Jackson, KeAra Jackson, Kerri Chambers and great nephew Damian Christopher Howard, as well as dozens of friends and colleagues.

A memorial celebration of her life will be held Thursday, November 2 at 11 a.m. at the Center of Hope, 9550 Crenshaw Blvd in Inglewood.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in her name.

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