Sharon Gless Biography (1943-)

Full name, Sharon Marguerite Gless; born May 31, 1943, in Los Angeles, CA; father, a sales executive in the garment trade; mother's name, Marjorie (maidenname, McCarthy) Gless; aunt of Bridget Gless (an actress); married Barney Rosenzweig (a producer, actor, writer, and developer), May 4, 1991. Addresses: Office: Susan Smith and Associates, 121 North San Vicente Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress
Birth Details
May 31, 1943
Los Angeles, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Holly Barrett, Faraday and Company, NBC, 1973-1974
  • Kathleen Faverty, Marcus Welby, M.D., ABC, 1974-1976
  • Maggie Philbin, Switch, CBS, 1975-1978
  • Penny Alston, Turnabout, NBC, 1979
  • Jane Jeffreys, House Calls, CBS, 1982
  • Detective Christine Cagney, Cagney & Lacey, CBS, 1982-1988
  • Fiona "Rosie" O'Neill (title role), The Trials of Rosie O'Neill, CBS, 1990-1992
  • Debbie Novotny, Queer As Folk, Showtime, 2000
  • Movies
  • Jennifer, All My Darling Daughters, ABC, 1972
  • Jennifer, My Darling Daughters' Anniversary, ABC, 1973
  • Lesley Fuller, Crash (also known as Crash of Flight 401), ABC, 1978
  • Jean Seldon Lavetta, The Immigrants, syndicated, 1978
  • Karen Goldner, "The Kids Who Knew Too Much," World of Disney, NBC,1980
  • Patricia Botsford, Hardhat and Legs, CBS, 1980
  • Carole Lombard, Moviola (also known as The Scarlett O'Hara War), NBC, 1980
  • Kay Foster, Revenge of the Stepford Wives, NBC, 1980
  • Barbara Miller, The Miracle of Kathy Miller, CBS, 1981
  • Maggie Hobson, Hobson's Choice, CBS, 1983
  • Joanna Douglas, The Sky's No Limit (also known as The Sky's theLimit), CBS, 1984
  • Kate Marshall, Letting Go, ABC, 1985
  • Joyce Mattox, The Outside Woman, CBS, 1989
  • Bonnie Von Stein, Honor Thy Mother, CBS, 1992
  • Betty Gay Wilson/Holly Fay Walker and Peggy Joy Lowe/Lily Mae Stokely, Separated by Murder (also known as Black Widows: The Alabama Twins Murder), CBS, 1994
  • Detective Christine Cagney, Cagney & Lacey: The Return, CBS, 1994
  • Christine Cagney, Cagney & Lacey: True Convictions, CBS, 1995
  • Christine Cagney, Cagney & Lacey: Together Again, CBS, 1995
  • Christine Cagney, Cagney & Lacey: The View through the Glass Ceiling, 1995
  • Dr. Gayle Bennett, The Girl Next Door, CBS, 1998
  • Pilots
  • Maggie, Switch (also known as Las Vegas Roundabout), CBS, 1975
  • Darcy Davenport, Richie Brockelman: The Missing 24 Hours, NBC, 1976
  • Nurse first lieutenant, Baa Baa, Black Sheep (also known as Flying Misfits), 1976
  • Shauna Cooke, The Islander, CBS, 1978
  • Inspector Alexandra Brewer, Palms Precinct, NBC, 1982
  • Miniseries
  • Sidney Andermann, Centennial, NBC, 1978
  • Kay Haddon, The Last Convertible, NBC, 1979
  • Episodic
  • Sergeant Maggie Clinger, "The New Mexican Connection," McCloud, NBC, 1972
  • Stewardess, "Coffin, Coffin in the Sky," The Sixth Sense, ABC, 1972
  • Sandy Sherwood, "The Abduction of Baynard Barnes," Cool Million, NBC, 1972
  • Lynn Baker, "Dinner of Herbs," Marcus Welby, M.D., ABC, 1972
  • Penny Collins, "Libel Is a Dirty Word," Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law, ABC, 1972
  • Sheila, "Fuzz Lady," Emergency!, NBC, 1972
  • Terry, "Sweet Harvest," Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law, ABC, 1973
  • Jennifer, "House of Terror," Ironside, NBC, 1973
  • "Frame Up," Toma, ABC, 1973
  • Sally, "The Wooden Horse Caper," Chase, 1973
  • "The Tall Tree," Marcus Welby, M.D., 1973
  • Rosalie Shaeffer, "The Modernization of Emily," The Bob Newhart Show, CBS, 1974
  • "A Little Bit Like Murder," Wide World of Mystery, ABC, 1974
  • Susan Jameson, "This Case is Closed: Part 1," The Rockford Files,NBC, 1974
  • Lori Jenivan, "The Fourth Man," Rockford Files, NBC, 1974
  • Sierra, NBC, 1974
  • Lynn Carmichael, "Clinic on 18th St.," Adam-12, 1974
  • "Flying Misfits: Part 1," Baa Baa, Black Sheep, 1976
  • "Those Who Cannot, Teach," Lucas Tanner, NBC, 1975
  • Sculptor, "Election," Emergency!, NBC, 1975
  • Nancy Parks, "Law Dance," Kojak, CBS, 1976
  • Caroline, "Youth from Vienna," Tales of the Unexpected, syndicated, 1979
  • "Bonnie Prudden," An American Portrait, CBS, 1984
  • The Morning Program, CBS, 1987
  • Alex Tolan, Promised Land, CBS, 1996
  • So Graham Norton, Channel 4 (England), 2000
  • Ziggy, "The Perfect Game," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2000
  • Specials
  • Narrator, Jackie Onassis: An Intimate Portrait, Lifetime, 1993
  • Intimate Portrait: Michele Lee, Lifetime, 1999
  • Intimate Portrait: Sharon Gless, Lifetime, 2001
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1987
  • The 40th Annual Emmy Awards, Fox, 1988
  • The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1990
  • The 42nd Annual Emmy Awards, Fox, 1990
  • Presenter, The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 1993
  • Other
  • Night Slaves, 1970
  • Switchboard operator, The Longest Night, 1972
  • Host, Maiden Voyage, 1989
  • Film Appearances
  • Sharon, Airport 1975, 1974
  • Emily Hardin, Star Chamber, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983
  • Narrator, Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life (documentary), 1997 Strand Releasing, 1998
  • Herself, From Russia to Hollywood: The 100-Year Odyssey of Chekhov andShdanoff (documentary), Aslan Productions/City Block Productions/Keeve Productions, 1999
  • Narrator, Smoke and Mirrors: A History of Denial (documentary), 1999
  • Mary Daley, Bring Him Home, Filmmakers Alliance, 2000
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Watch on the Rhine, 1989
  • Misery, London production, 1992
  • Chapter Two, London production, 1996
  • Cahoots, Victoria Gardens Theatre, Chicago, IL, 2000
  • The Lion in Winter, Cape Playhouse, Dennis, MA, 2000
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • The Best of So Graham Norton, 2000

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Newsmakers 1989, Issue 4, Gale, 1989
    Periodicals
    • In Style, March, 1996, pp. 108-112
    • Ladies' Home Journal, May, 1995, p. 94
    • Los Angeles, April, 1987, p. 16
    • Ms., January, 1987, p. 40
    • People Weekly, November 7, 1994

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