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Jillian Kesner was an American film and television actress as well as a professional karate champion. She was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on August 9th, 1949. Jillian was married to b film cinematographer Gary Graver and was stepmother to his first son Sean Graver and mother to his second son Chris Graver. her first genre work was playing Cookie Winchell in the action/horror film Raw Force, also known as Kung Fu Cannibals. In 1981, she took the lead role of Susanne Carter in Firecracker. In 1982, she appeared in the Gary Graver-helmed holiday slasher, Trick or Treats playing a character named Andrea.

By the late 2000s Jillian was suffering from leukemia and died of a staph infection on December 5th, 2007 at the age of 58.

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  • Jillian Kesner has also made appearances on episodes of S.W.A.T., Happy Days, Mork & Mindy, Co-ed Fever, The Rockford Files and The Ropers.
  • Also worked as a production coordinator on many of Gary Graver's erotica films of the 1990s.

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