|Jackie van Herpen|
| State of Jefferson|
Relevant POD: 1919
|Type of Appearance:||Contemporary reference|
Jackie van Herpen was an actress. Reggie Pesky initially cast her as Miranda in the Ashland Shakespeare Festival production of The Tempest, with sasquatche Nicole Williamson as Caliban. Pesky admitted to Nicole's father, Jefferson Governor Bill Williamson, that Nicole gave Pesky the opportunity to cast a Caliban without the need for make-up.
When Bill Williamson found out about Pesky's decision, he asked Nicole if Pesky was sleeping with Jackie. Nicole confirmed that Pesky was gay, and that Jackie wasn't much of an actor. Later, Pesky himself admitted he'd cast Jackie as Miranda because she was a "double-breasted mattress thrasher."