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Sharon Gless

Biography

Sharon Gless

Sharon Gless was born into a prominent Hollywood family and always knew she wanted to be an actress. She was an exclusive contract player for Universal Studios from 1972 until 1982, when the studio ended all talent contracts. She was the last contract player in the history of Hollywood. While at Universal, Gless appeared on series such as "The Rockford Files," "The Bob Newhart Show" and "Marcus Welby, MD," among others. In 1982, she accepted the role of Cagney in "Cagney and Lacey," eventually winning two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for Best Leading Actress in a Drama Series. In 2000, Gless started playing Debbie Novotny in "Queer as Folk," which ran for five seasons. Since then, she’s starred in "Burn Notice," "Nip Tuck," and many other shows, movies and plays. Gless married Barney Rosenzweig, the executive producer of "Cagney and Lacey," in 1991. They’ve been together for 27 years. She currently resides both in Los Angeles and on Fisher Island, off the coast of Miami, Florida.

Sharon Gless

Books by Sharon Gless

by Sharon Gless - Memoir, Nonfiction

Anyone who has seen Sharon Gless act in “Cagney and Lacey,” “Queer as Folk,” “Burn Notice” and countless other shows and movies knows that she’s someone who gives every role her all. She holds nothing back in APPARENTLY THERE WERE NO COMPLAINTS, which delves into her remarkable career and explores her complicated family, her struggles with alcoholism and her fear of romantic commitment, as well as her encounters with some of Hollywood’s biggest names. Brutally honest and incredibly relatable, Gless puts it all out on the page in the same way she has lived --- never with moderation.