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Sharon Gless

Los Angeles, California, United States

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• Grandfather Neil McCarthy was a high-powered entertainment lawyer during Hollywood's early days, representing such clients as Cecil B. DeMille and Howard Hughes.

• Worked as a secretary for a number of advertising firms and independent-film companies upon leaving Gonzaga University.

• Best-known for her role as Christine Cagney opposite Tyne Daly in the 1980s police drama Cagney & Lacey. 

• Husband Barney Rosenzweig, producer of Cagney & Lacey, lured her back to primetime TV in 1990 with The Trials of Rosie O'Neill.

• Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1995.

• Won praise from gay-advocacy groups for her portrayal of Debbie Novotny, the supportive mother of gay son Michael Novotny (Hal Sparks), in the Showtime series Queer as Folk.

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