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Actress SHARON GLESS

What do we know about her? Is she a nice person??? She is married to TV producer Barney Rosenzweig.

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by Anonymousreply 8306/29/2020

Met her in Miami. I just thought she was a nice older woman shooting the breeze. Then later found out who she was.

by Anonymousreply 106/28/2020

Tell us more, please [R1].

by Anonymousreply 206/28/2020

She was fun on Burn Notice

by Anonymousreply 306/28/2020

That is really all I have to say. In Miami she has a reputation for being a sweetheart. You do not hear anything negative.

by Anonymousreply 406/28/2020

Does her husband have a brother who is a plastic surgeon?

by Anonymousreply 506/28/2020

It would be cool to have her as a friend.

by Anonymousreply 606/28/2020

I worked with her. Very nice person, a slight case of airhead. Despite playing tough, confident women, she is the exact opposite. Has a hard time existing in the real world.

by Anonymousreply 706/28/2020

Are we sure that's not James Spader in OP's pic?

by Anonymousreply 806/28/2020

She was so entertaining on Nip/Tuck. She played an absolutely insane character.

by Anonymousreply 906/28/2020

They show Cagney and Lacey on some low-rent channel on my Xfinity. They're still entertaining but man the resolution of the broadcast is terrible.

by Anonymousreply 1006/28/2020

[quote]It would be cool to have her as a friend.

The Frau-Speakification of the DL continues.

by Anonymousreply 1106/28/2020

I saw her in the 90s in Mysery in London. She was good and gracious afterwards.

by Anonymousreply 1206/28/2020

Her and Tyne Daley are both SISTERS OF SAPPHO

by Anonymousreply 1306/28/2020

Shows how much you know, R11. Troll-dar me and then tell me who I am.

by Anonymousreply 1406/28/2020

She's a national treasure. Love her as Debbie Novotny in Showtime's Queer As Folk.

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by Anonymousreply 1506/28/2020

I thought she dragged it down, but I detested the whole american series

by Anonymousreply 1606/28/2020

I’m a flight attendant and I’ve had her as a passenger on several flights. Always in first class and always an absolute sweetheart!

by Anonymousreply 1706/28/2020

She has trouble applying lipstick.

by Anonymousreply 1806/28/2020

I interviewed her for a magazine in 2008. The is just fantastic! Completely down to earth, friendly, and fun. Told me a lot of great stories, including the time Cybil Shepard stopped Bogdonovich from hiring her for a movie. Also a lot of great stories. She loved Robert Wagner. When I told her I had read his recent autobiography and that he spoke highly of her, she cried. Total sweetheart.

by Anonymousreply 1906/28/2020

Julie Chen’s husband did NOT touch her no-no.

by Anonymousreply 2006/28/2020

Cybill Shepherd v. Sharon Gless for the next Feud.

by Anonymousreply 2106/28/2020

I heard a recent podcast with Tyne Daly and she had nothing but good things to say about Gless. You can tell they are close in a non-dyke way.

by Anonymousreply 2206/28/2020

I saw her in London in 1996. opposite Tom Conti in Neil Simon's Chapter Two. . It was my impression that she radiated from the stage- that she had the "it" quality The guy I was with felt the same.

by Anonymousreply 2306/28/2020

"Cristeeeeen!"

by Anonymousreply 2406/28/2020

I agree, R3 - that was a good role, I loved that character.

Burn Notice was the most random of shows I ended up really enjoying. It's a solid, fun show to pass the time. It made no pretense about aiming for "prestige TV" status - it was more like network shows from the past - aiming squarely for the the middle.

by Anonymousreply 2506/28/2020

I just finished re-watching QAF this week after not watching it for 15 years. I didn't love the show when it first came out and it received a heap of criticism, but, in hindsight, it was actually very good - much better than I remember.

Whenever Sharon was on screen, her acting always stood out. She was a pro and the others were still learning their craft - the contrast was that stark.

Her roles in QAF and Cagney and Lacey will always keep her in my favs category.

by Anonymousreply 2606/28/2020

We had zillions of threads about Burn Notice when it was in its heyday. And she’s lovely.

by Anonymousreply 2706/28/2020

The US QAF was terrible, esp. once they exhausted the British storylines. Not a bad actress, overall, though. The one off move I recall was her narration of an Ayn Rand hagiography. It was obvious, though, that Rand had a tendency to write like a Soviet propagandist---windy, verbose screeds.

by Anonymousreply 2806/28/2020

Beating Tyne, Joan and Angela at the’86 Golden Globes.

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by Anonymousreply 2906/28/2020

I worked with her once - she’s an evil monster!

by Anonymousreply 3006/28/2020

R28 - actually, in a binge-watch, it was better than I remembered. It tackled almost every topic in the gay community. Yes, there were some filler episodes but that's to be expected.

It also was at a major change in how gays were perceived with gay marriage in Canada, Queer Eye, and so many other issues. For me, it really encapsulated the transition of gay culture and acceptance. I'm watched it with my partner who never saw it and it gives you a whole different perspective on it.

You can't compare 8 UK episodes against 83.

by Anonymousreply 3106/28/2020

She never sucked MY cock!

by Anonymousreply 3206/28/2020

[quote]r9 She was so entertaining on Nip/Tuck. She played an absolutely insane character.

YES!

I never watched her other shows, but she was amazing in that. She starts out as a brusque executive, playing that perfectly ... but then you realize the character's a disturbed, nobody fraud.

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by Anonymousreply 3406/28/2020

[quote]r19 [Gless] told me a lot of great stories, including the time Cybil Shepard stopped Bogdonovich from hiring her for a movie.

OMG ... what was THAT about??

I have kind of a love/hate feeling about Cybill. She's amazing looking and I like her in some things, and she's been supportive of gay rights - but she also has that sort of blunt arrogance that comes when people think they're smarter than they are.

Joan Rivers called her "The President of the Fucking Lucky Club."

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by Anonymousreply 3506/28/2020

That lipstick in the OP is off putting. Especially on the bottom lip.

by Anonymousreply 3606/28/2020

[quote]Her and Tyne Daley are both SISTERS OF SAPPHO

1. Oh, dear. SHE and Tyne ...

2. Oh, dear. ... Tyne DALY ...

by Anonymousreply 3706/28/2020

I always thought she was quite lovely, but in an understated, not in-your-face kind of way. And she certainly works very regularly, so she must be considered "good to work with" by producers and directors.

by Anonymousreply 3806/28/2020

Tyne Daley appeared on Burn Notice. Gless' character befriends her and then uses some leverage against her for something or other that her son the spy needed. I started watching the show for Bruce Campbell and stayed because it was fun without requiring my full attention.

by Anonymousreply 3906/28/2020

R35. Cyril was jealous because she wanted the part. Bless told me that Cybill called her a cunt to Bogdonovich. I think she told me the story after I asked her if there was anyone in her career she didn’t like. She also mentioned the producer of Cagney and Lacey, who she loathed!

Told me that when she ran into Helen Mirren at some theater of the West End in London, Mitten dropped to her knees and kissed her feet! A dramatic thanks for inspiring the Prime Suspect series. That led to talks for a combined Prime Suspect/ Cagney & Lacey special, but the producer she hated killed it. He said something along the lines of: No one is going to watch those old broads.

Also, when I interviewed her, she seemed very happily married. Spoke very highly and warmly of her husband.

Just a great gal!

by Anonymousreply 4006/28/2020

Less Gless, man!

by Anonymousreply 4106/28/2020

Mirren kissed her feet!

by Anonymousreply 4206/28/2020

I used to see Sharon Gless around Toronto when she was filming Queer as Folk and she seemed really down to Earth.

by Anonymousreply 4306/28/2020

She is to lesbians what Tony Randall was to gay men.

by Anonymousreply 4406/28/2020

R40 - what movie role was this?

by Anonymousreply 4506/28/2020

Wasn't she the third Cagney they hired? Tyne must have gone through Cagneys like Kleenex.

by Anonymousreply 4606/28/2020

Entertaining appearance on Graham Norton over a decade ago.

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by Anonymousreply 4706/28/2020

R46 - Lotetta was fully committed to another series at the time.

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by Anonymousreply 4806/28/2020

When Cagney & Lacey was saved from cancellation (the second time) the networks had a number of conditions. One of which was re-fashioning the hair, clothes and make-up of the Christine Cagney character

Mary Beth could look butch, they had no problem with that. But they wanted an up-grade of the Cagney character to be feminine. Specifically they wanted Sharon Gless hair to "bounce" - which meant an extra hour of hair and make-up for Gless

Gless agreed, if that was one of the conditions to get the show back on the air.

But as the years went on the costume designers had Mary Beth in dresses (but she still looked butch) while Chris was dressed like a tomboy (sweaters and slacks) - but she still looked very feminine.

by Anonymousreply 4906/28/2020

R46 Yes, Loretta Swit played in the movie.

Then the original TV show Christine was Meg Foster, who after a few episodes was replaced by Gless (apparently Foster either was too similar to Daly or read as too butch onscreen, depending on who you ask).

by Anonymousreply 5006/28/2020

Fun fact: It was seeing Tyne Daly on stage doing Gypsy that encouraged Sharon Gless to try stage work.

by Anonymousreply 5106/28/2020

I thought Tyne was pretty cool for letting the show trade up on who would get the first credit in the opening titles each week.

Also - I always had to stop and watch the credits to see Martin Kove’s shirtless scene! Although he turned out to be kind of a jerk according to Bill Hader.

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by Anonymousreply 5206/28/2020

Why I watched

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by Anonymousreply 5306/28/2020

Bill Hader’s Martin Kove story 😆

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by Anonymousreply 5406/28/2020

She played a butch lesbian on the tv show Cagney & Lacy

by Anonymousreply 5506/28/2020

Thank you, R55, for your timely comment.

by Anonymousreply 5606/28/2020

She single-handedly revived lemon squares.

Loved her in the "Scarlett O'Hara War" as Carole Lombard.

Terrific on C&L. Some of the scenes with her father(actor Dick O'Neill) were quite poignant.

"MaryBet!!!!!" It had to be said.

by Anonymousreply 5706/28/2020

Cagney and Lacey was a terrific, underrated show, and the fact that it's never included in the Top ten of the greatest TV shows of all time lists is a complete shame.

There's a reason Sharon and Tyne had the Emmys locked down all of those years. They gave masterclasses in acting.

by Anonymousreply 5806/28/2020

I always got a strong odor of power tools, scissors, canes, Hanes underwear, flannel shirts and Subarus from her.

by Anonymousreply 5906/28/2020

I always get her mixed up with Lainie Kazan, who is funnier but more of a ham.

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by Anonymousreply 6006/28/2020

When I was a kid, around 8 years old, I remember watching it on Monday nights with my mom. I remember her saying that Cagney & Lacy we’re lesbian lovers.

by Anonymousreply 6106/28/2020

She narrated a documentary about Ayn Rand a few years ago. It was nominated for an Oscar and oddly enough the first time I ever heard of Ayn Rand was on Queer as Folk. When George Schickel first met Bryan he referred to him as the lovechild of Ayn Rand and James Dean.

by Anonymousreply 6206/28/2020

LOVED this made for TV sequel as a gayling!

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by Anonymousreply 6306/28/2020

Star Chamber was a decent thriller but it ranked at the box office.

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by Anonymousreply 6406/28/2020

Julie Kavner as a Stepford Wife?!

by Anonymousreply 6506/28/2020

There's something endearing about accomplished old ladies who put on lipstick outside their actual lips. Diana Rigg always did it as well.

by Anonymousreply 6606/28/2020

She was one of the last actors in Hollywood to be on a studio contract.

by Anonymousreply 6706/28/2020

It's a shame two women couldn't be friends without accusations of being lesbians.

by Anonymousreply 6806/28/2020

Accusation? It's not a crime.

by Anonymousreply 6906/28/2020

I must be in the minority big time because I loathed the British version of "Queer as Folk" with its cutesy to-the-camera shit and its zero star quality lead that was supposed to be "hot" (unlike the much better cast Gale). Hunanan was cute but making him 15 felt like a big mistake.

John Karlen recently died, knew him back in the day and he was nice guy (with a cute blond son, Adam). Hated that he didn't get much press when he passed since he was a bit part of two hit shows along the way.

by Anonymousreply 7006/28/2020

Gale Harold would kill to have Aidan Gillen's career.

by Anonymousreply 7106/28/2020

Yes, R70 - Aidan Gillen and Charlie Hunnam both work consistently and have great careers. Gale Harold is pumping gas.

by Anonymousreply 7206/28/2020

[quote] Julie Kavner as a Stepford Wife?!

Julie Kavner as a Stepford Wife...married to Don Johnson!!!

by Anonymousreply 7306/28/2020

Still, Gale was actually fuckable for a time. Unlike the other rat faced fuggos.

by Anonymousreply 7406/28/2020

Gale Harold no longer working says more about our culture in terms of stereotyping actors on gay series than it does about his talent. Britain is much more evolved on these matters.

Doesn't help that Gale held out for too much money to play Darryl on "Walking Dead", I guess.

Hal Sparks seems really bitter about his lack of work since, by the way. Not a single gig, it seems.

by Anonymousreply 7506/28/2020

[Quote] Gale Harold no longer working says more about our culture in terms of stereotyping actors on gay series than it does about his talent. Britain is much more evolved on these matters.

Wasn't Aidan Gillen a cast member on "The Wire"?

by Anonymousreply 7606/28/2020

[quote]r75 Gale Harold no longer working says more about our culture in terms of stereotyping actors on gay series than it does about his talent.

We had a chance for a major gay icon in the 80s, which could have paved the way for others, sooner. But we didn't push him.

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by Anonymousreply 7706/28/2020

Queer As Folk UK was better!

by Anonymousreply 7806/28/2020

R33 and R34 I loved her in that role and am always surprised that Colleen isn't considered one of the great TV villains.

by Anonymousreply 7906/28/2020

One of Gless’ first roles was a very minor one as a stewardess in AIRPORT ‘75.

by Anonymousreply 8006/28/2020

“Conference Christine!”

by Anonymousreply 8106/29/2020

She was also in "The Last Convertible," a mini series in the 80s based on a book by Anton Myrer. It's a great book and a really good mini-series. Also stars Bruce Boxleitner, Perry King and others.

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by Anonymousreply 8206/29/2020

Oops, not the 80s, 1979!

by Anonymousreply 8306/29/2020
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