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Sharon Gless

Highest Rated:   71% The Star Chamber (1983)
Lowest Rated:   20% Hannah Free (2009)
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Blonde leading-lady Sharon Gless owns the distinction of being the last-ever "contract player" at Universal Studios. Signed by Universal in 1969, Gless did yeoman work as a supporting player on such series as the ABC medical drama Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969-76) and films including Airport 1975 (1974). She was a regular on the short-lived detective drama series Faraday and Company (1973-74) before achieving a degree of stardom as Maggie, "girl Friday" to Robert Wagner and Eddie Albert, on the popular crime-caper series Switch (1975-78). Her next series was the weekly House Calls (1979-82), in which she replaced departing regular Lynn Redgrave amid Redgrave's contractual dispute with series producers. It was another replacement assignment that solidified Gless as a bankable (and versatile) name: in 1982, she replaced Meg Foster as NYPD officer Chris Cagney on the detective series Cagney and Lacey, which for many years provided her with the greatest amount of viewer identification in her career. She remained in this role until the series' cancellation in 1988, winning two Emmy awards along the way, then reprised the part (with her co-star Tyne Daly) in a series of well-received TV movies from 1994 to 1996. Then, beginning around 1997, a second wave of popularity arrived for Gless, and she retained her footing as a small-screen mainstay over the following decade or so, with contributions to immensely popular series programs including Promised Land, Queer as Folk, Touched by an Angel, Burn Notice, and Nip/Tuck. In 2001, the Lifetime women's network opted to do one of its Intimate Portrait biographical documentaries on Gless. In the 21st century Gless could be found on numerous episodic television shows including Burn Notice and Nip/Tuck, and she played the title character in the lesbian romantic drama Hannah Free as well producing that film.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
20% Hannah Free
  • Producer
2009
No Score Yet Once Fallen
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet The State Within
  • Lynne Warner
2006
No Score Yet Bring Him Home
  • Mary Daley
2000
No Score Yet From Russia to Hollywood: The 100-Year Odyssey of Chekhov and Shdanoff
  • Actor
1999
50% Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life
  • Narrator
1998
No Score Yet Cagney & Lacey: True Convictions
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Cagney & Lacey: The View Through the Glass Ceiling
  • Christine Cagney
1995
No Score Yet Cagney & Lacey: Together Again
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Cagney & Lacey: The Return
  • Christine Cagney-Burton
1994
No Score Yet Separadas por la Muerte
  • Holly
1994
No Score Yet Letting Go
  • Actor
1985
71% The Star Chamber
  • Emily Hardin
1983
No Score Yet Hobson's Choice
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet Revenge of the Stepford Wives
  • Kaye Foster
1980
No Score Yet Hardhat and Legs
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet Crash of Flight 401
  • Lesley Fuller
1978
No Score Yet Centennial
  • Sidney Enderman
1978
29% Airport 1975
  • Sharon
1974
No Score Yet Bonnie's Kids
  • Actor
1973

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
76% The Gifted
2017
  • Ellen Strucker
  • 2017
91% Burn Notice
2007-2013
  • Madeline Westen Madeline Weston
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
79% Nip/Tuck
2003-2010
  • Colleen Rose
  • 2009
  • 2008

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