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Gail Strickland



Daytime-drama addicts first became aware of American actress Gail Strickland when she was cast as Dorcas Trilling in the Gothic soaper Dark Shadows (1966-71). Strickland made her movie debut as villain Murray Hamilton's put-upon spouse in The Drowning Pool, sharing the film's soggy "thrill" highlight with star Paul Newman. She later played significant character roles in films like Norma Rae (1979) and Uncommon Valor (1981). On TV, she has been a regular on The Insiders (1985), What a Country (1986) and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman (1992-). In the 1988 weekly series Heartbeat, Strickland played nurse-practitioner Marilyn McGrath, the first lesbian continuing character in Prime Time television. Gail Strickland continued to tote up impressive film credits into the 1990s, notably How to Make an American Quilt (1995) and An American President (1995).

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
90% The American President
  • Esther MacInerney
1995
61% How to Make an American Quilt
  • The Mrs.
1995
No Score Yet A Mother's Prayer
  • Ruth
1995
71% When a Man Loves a Woman
  • Pam
1994
No Score Yet Last Time Out
  • Becky Davis
1994
56% Three of Hearts
  • Yvonne
1993
No Score Yet Barbara Taylor Bradford's 'Remember'
  • Amanda Leverson
1993
No Score Yet The Burden of Proof
  • Fiona Cawley
1992
89% The Man in the Moon
  • Marie
1991
No Score Yet Hyper Sapien: People from Another Star
  • Sen. Myrna King
1986
14% Protocol
  • Mrs. St. John
1984
No Score Yet Oxford Blues
  • Las Vegas Lady
1984
56% Uncommon Valor
  • Mrs. Helen Rhodes
1983
43% Lies
  • Jessica Brenner
1983
No Score Yet Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land (Airport 85)(Starflight One)
  • Nancy
1983
No Score Yet Eleanor, First Lady of the World
  • Anna
1982
No Score Yet Matter of Life and Death
  • Mary Coggins
1981
No Score Yet Rape And Marriage: The Rideout Case
  • Jean Christensen
1980
90% Norma Rae
  • Bonnie Mae
1979
No Score Yet The President's Mistress
  • Gwen Bowers
1978
No Score Yet A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story
  • Dorothy
1978
71% Who'll Stop the Rain
  • Chairman
1978
No Score Yet Ski Lift to Death
  • Vikki
1978
83% One on One
  • B.J. Rudolph
1977
No Score Yet Bittersweet Love
  • Roz
1977
No Score Yet The Gathering
  • Peggy Thornton
1977
No Score Yet The Baron
  • Actor
1977
84% Bound for Glory
  • Pauline
1976
50% The Drowning Pool
  • Mavis Kilbourne
1975

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Dr. Renee Spielman
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Ellen Gorham
No Score Yet Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
  • Alixus
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Landis

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