Lorraine Gary

Lorraine Gary

Highest Rated: 98% Jaws (1975)

Lowest Rated: 0% Jaws the Revenge (1987)

Birthday: Aug 16, 1937

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Blonde character actress of TV and occasional feature films with a quiet authority and a comfortable, reassuring presence. Gary acted in such made-for-TV films as "The City" (1971) and "The Marcus-Nelson Murders" (1973) before her big-screen debut in Steven Spielberg's "Jaws" (1975), playing Ellen Brody, wife of police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider). She reprised the part in the inferior sequel "Jaws 2" and returned to working with Spielberg, again playing a resilient mom, in "1941" (1979). Gary also turned in an interesting, out-of-type performance as George Burns' bitchy daughter in "Just You and Me, Kid" (1979). After a career hiatus in the 1980s, she was lured back to the role of Ellen Brody to star (sans Scheider) in the fourth big fish story, "Jaws: The Revenge" (1987). Gary has been married to former MCA president Sidney Sheinberg for over 30 years; the couple's sons, Jon and Bill Sheinberg, are also movie executives.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
0% 15% Jaws the Revenge Ellen Brody (Character) $18.8M 1987
No Score Yet 43% Just You and Me, Kid Shirl (Character) - 1979
42% 48% 1941 Joan Douglas (Character) - 1979
58% 38% Jaws 2 Ellen Brody (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crash Emily Mulwray (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Friday the Rabbi Slept Late Unknown (Character) - 1976
88% 61% Car Wash Hysterical Lady (Character) - 1976
98% 90% Jaws Ellen Brody (Character) $260.9M 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man on the Outside Nora Griffin (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 30% Pray for the Wildcats Lila Summerfield (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Partners in Crime Margery Jordan (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Prowler in the Heart Liz Elliott (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marcus-Nelson Murders Ruthie (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The City Victoria Ulysses (Character) - 1971

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rookies Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1970

QUOTES FROM Lorraine Gary CHARACTERS

Ellen Brody says: Is it true that most people get attacked by sharks in three feet of water about ten feet from the beach?

Ellen Brody says: What am I gonna tell the kids?

Chief Martin Brody says: Tell 'em I'm going fishing.

Chief Martin Brody says: (handing Sean to Ellen) Wanna take him home?

Chief Martin Brody says: [handing Sean to Ellen] Wanna take him home?

Ellen Brody says: Back to New York?

Chief Martin Brody says: No... home here.

Ellen Brody says: Mikey sure enjoyed his present.

Chief Martin Brody says: What's he doing?

Ellen Brody says: He's sitting in it.

Chief Martin Brody says: (Alarmed) Dear God!

Chief Martin Brody says: [alarmed] Dear God!