Jacqueline V. Loughery
April 18, 1930
|Other names||Evelyn Avery|
(m. 1952; div. 1955)
(m. 1958; div. 1964)
Jack W. Schwietzer
|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Title||Miss New York USA 1952|
Miss USA 1952
|Miss New York USA 1952|
Miss USA 1952
Miss Universe 1952
Jacqueline V. "Jackie" Loughery (born April 18, 1930), sometimes credited as Evelyn Avery, is a retired American actress and former beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned "Miss Rockaway Point" in 1949 before becoming crowned Miss New York USA 1952 and later, was the first-ever winner of the Miss USA competition (Miss USA 1952).
Loughery was born and raised in Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Loughery. She attended St. Francis Xavier Academy for Young Ladies.
In 1952, Loughery won the Miss USA title after a second ballot broke a first-place tie. Loughery, a redhead, went on to represent the US at the first Miss Universe pageant, where she placed ninth.
Part of her prize package as Miss USA included a contract with Universal Pictures, which led to a career in movies and television. She adopted the stage name Evelyn Avery, but is more often credited with her own name (the name she used when she won the Miss USA title).
Loughery appeared in several films, including the 1956 comedy Pardners with Martin and Lewis and the 1957 drama The D.I., with Jack Webb, whom she married in 1958.
In 1951, Loughery appeared in the short-lived variety show Seven at Eleven. In 1954, she was Johnny Carson's assistant in the short lived game show Earn Your Vacation.
In 1956, she co-starred with Edgar Buchanan and Jack Buetel in the syndicated western television series Judge Roy Bean, as Bean's niece, Letty.: 547 Buetel, a star of the 1941 film The Outlaw, was cast in the series as Bean's deputy, Jeff Taggert.
In 1957-58, she made five guest appearances on The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show; three as "Joyce Collins" and the other two as "Vicki Donovan". In 1963, she appeared on Perry Mason as Nell Grimes, who murdered her husband, the title character, in "The Case of the Bigamous Spouse." She appeared as Martha, sister of Sheriff Sam Phelps in the May 18, 1961 episode of the series Bat Masterson, "Farmer with a Badge".
She was featured in the film Eighteen and Anxious (1957) and top-billed in The Hot Angel (1958).
In October 1953, aged 23, Loughery married Guy Mitchell, a singer. After that marriage ended, she wed, in July 1958, actor/producer Jack Webb. (A 1964 newspaper brief reported that Loughery and Webb were wed June 24, 1958 in Studio City.) Loughery divorced Webb in March 1964. She married Jack W. Schwietzer in 1969.
|1953||The Mississippi Gambler||Bridesmaid||Uncredited|
|1953||Abbott and Costello Go to Mars||Venusian Guard No. 1|
|1953||Take Me to Town||Dancehall Girl||Uncredited|
|1953||The Veils of Bagdad||Handmaiden|
|1955||Escape to Burma||Uncredited|
|1955||Son of Sinbad||Harem Girl||Uncredited|
|1955||The Naked Street||Francie||Uncredited|
|1957||Eighteen and Anxious||Ava Norton|
|1958||The Hot Angel||Mandy Wilson|
|1962||A Public Affair||Phyllis Baines|