Sharon Gless Biography
Sharon Gless is an American actress born as Sharon Marguelite Gless, famous for her act roles on television. She is a multi Emmy and Golden Globe winning actress.Popularly known as Maggie Philbin, the naïve, young receptionist of Frank MacBride and Pete Ryan on Switch, Sgt. Christine Cagney in drama series Cagney & Lacey and as Madeline Westen on Burn Notice .
Sharon Gless began her role in acting in 1972 when the head of Talent at Universal Studios perceived a take-notice quality in her and signed her as a contract player. Gless remained under contract for the next decade.In 1982 the studio ended all talent contracts, earmarking her as the last contract player in the history of Hollywood.
How Old Is Sharon Gless?
She was born on May 31, 1943. She is now 75 years.
Sharon Gless Family
She is the daughter of Marjorie McCarthy and sportswear manufacturing executive Dennis J. Gless, raised as a Roman Catholic. She has two brothers, Michael and Aric but her parents divorced when she was in her teen.
Her maternal grandfather was Neil McCarthy a prominent Los Angeles attorney for Howard Hughes. Her grandfather offered much support for her to endorse into acting as he had a large clientele of major film studio executives and actors.
Sharon Gless Marriage
In 1991, at the age of 48, Gless married Barney Rosenzweig, the producer of Cagney & Lacey.
Sharon Gless Children
Gless has no biological children even at the age of 75. She mothers her husbands three daughters and declares that it is wonderful having stepchildren as she didn’t have to raise them, but she got to reap all the benefits of enjoying them.
Sharon Gless Show business
Her grandfather, Neil Steere McCarthy being considered by many to have been the most respected and powerful entertainment lawyer of Hollywood’s Golden Age, his clients included Howard Hughes, Paramount Pictures, Louis B. Mayer (personally), Betsey Maria Cushing Roosevelt, and Cecil B. DeMille.
He also drew up the first contract between a studio and a player a fact that is of special interest to Gless, as gained the distinction of being the last contract player in the history of Hollywood. As an actress,she was highly influenced by Eddie Albert.
Sharon Gless Cagney And Lacey
This is an American television series that aired on the CBS television network for seven seasons from March 25, 1982, to May 16, 1988.
The show is a police procedural, which starred Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly as New York City police detectives who led very different lives.
Christine Cagney (Gless) was a career-minded single woman, while Mary Beth Lacey (Daly) was a married working mother.
this show led to the awarding of the the two lead actresses who won the Emmy for Best Lead Actress in a Drama (four wins for Daly, two for Gless).