Phyllis Major & Jackson Browne

1972 - 1976
Jackson Browne and Phyllis Major  

Phyllis Major and Jackson Browne were married for 3 months before Phyllis Major died, leaving behind her partner and 1 child.

They had a son named Ethan Zane age 48.


American Actress Phyllis Major was born on 9th January, 1946 in Florida, USA and passed away on 25th Mar 1976 Hollywood, California aged 30. She is most remembered for The Candy Snatchers. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Jackson Browne is a 73 year old American Singer. Born Clyde Jackson Browne on 9th October, 1948 in U.S. Army base, Heidelberg, Germany, he is famous for Running on Empty. His zodiac sign is Libra.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating1972 - Dec 1975 3 years, 11 months
MarriedDec 1975 - Mar 1976 3 months, 1 day
Total 1972 - Mar 1976 4 years, 2 months

(December 1975 - 25 March 1976) (her death) (1 child)
Browne has been married twice and has two children. His first wife was actress/model Phyllis Major (1946–1976). The two began their relationship around 1972, and married in late 1975, as memorialized in the song "Ready or Not." Their son, model/actor Ethan Ethan Zane Browne born November 2, 1973. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and grew up in Los Angeles, CA. Jackson and six-month-old Ethan appeared together on the cover of "Rolling Stone" magazine in May 1974. Ethan Browne has worked as a model and had small parts in two movies: Raising Helen and Hackers. Browne was devastated when Major committed suicide by consuming an overdose of sleeping pills just a few months after they married, in March 1976, at the age of 30.

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Relationship Timeline

March, 1976 - Breakup

December, 1975 - Marriage

2nd November, 1973 - Child

1972 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Phyllis Major
Jackson Browne
Phyllis Major
Jackson Browne
Age (at start of relationship)
Hair Color
Brown - Dark


Ethan ZaneMale2nd November, 197348 years old


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pianolydiaAug 25, 2012

As to this story and all the information there-in, Phyllis whom I believe Jackson truly loved the most but, She had a real hard time. I believe with the pain of her childhood that was probably felt with abandonment, non acceptance of her uniqueness, not caring for her feelings to be worked out and communicated however leaving Phyllis in a very psuedo infatuation with Jackson but not taking care of her needs by herself instead of that self hatred some of us have felt even if we have special talents gift or just being plain misunderstood. This poor woman was so Sad!! How can you truly love someone when she didn't love herself??? Sadly for Jackson, He didn't really realize how serious this issue of an emptiness inside her that she just didn't want to lose him. I am sure with him starting to get famous, leaving her at longer than usual times alone because he was in the studio or on the road kept him preoccupied enough as almost consumed the young Jackson

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