Sharon Gless Biography

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A fabled woman who has witnessed the growth of Hollywood from nonentity to the glamorous industry today, Sharon Gless is a well-known American actress. She is best recognized for her outstanding performance as Maggie Philbin in the TV series Switch.

Quick Facts About Sharon Gless

Name Sharon Gless
Profession Actor
Gender Female
Birthday May 31, 1943
Age 74 Years Old
Star Sign Cancer

Amazing actress, Sharon Gless was born on 31st May 1943, in Los Angeles, California, United States of America. 71 years aged actress, Sharon was born as a daughter of Marjorie and Dennis J. Gless. Her father Dennis has served as a sportswear manufacturing executive. She was named Sharon Marguerite Gless in her birth but she is well known as Sharon Gless on and off her work field.

Sharon’s maternal grandfather Neil McCarthy was a well-known Los Angeles attorney who has worked for many movie studio actors and executives. At small age, she has asked for advice on becoming an actress to her grandfather Neil to which he replied ‘It’s a filthy business. You Stay Out of it’. Despite not getting a positive response from him, she followed her dream and made her name popular as one of the talented actresses ever.

Emmy Award winner, Sharon Gless’s acting journey began with 1972 movie The Longest Night

An immensely talented actress Sharon Gless has been working in entertainment universe since the year 1972. In this long span of time, she has achieved those glories which can only be imagined without hard work and determination.

Her first movie work came in 1972 released movie titled - The Longest Night. Soon after a year in 1973, she was seen in another role as Sharon in the movie Bonnie’s Kids. Since then she has appeared in numerous movies. Brilliant actress, Sharon has been more successful in TV series than movies.

She made television debut in 1982 with playing the role of Kathleen Faverty in the TV series Marcus Welby, M.D. Among all her numerous TV series appearances, her most appreciated TV work came as Det. Sgt. Christine Cagney in the TV series Cagney & Lacey.

Following the success from Cagney & Lacey, her career rose to an extreme height of success. Sharon’s other considerable and most loved TV work came in The Trials of Rosie O’Neill and Burn Notice.

Sharon Gless has grabbed many awards in her over a four-decade long career. She received her first Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in Drama Series for Cagney & Lacey. Then in 1991, she was awarded Golden Globe Award for her exceptional performance in CBS’s drama series The Trials of Rosie O’Neill.

A couple made in the heaven - Sharon Gless and Barney Rosenwieg still shares the same love

Discussing her personal life, the gorgeous actress Sharon Gless’s present relationship status is married. Her husband Barney Rosenzweig is a TV producer who has produced the popular TV series, Cagney & Lacey. Barney has also created and produced another successful TV sitcom, The Trials of Rosie O’Neill, which featured his wife Sharon in the role of Rosie O’Neill.

Sharon exchanged the wedding vows with hubby Barney on 4th May 1991. Since the marriage date, the lovely couple has been spending a euphoric life together. She has been successful to maintain her both professional and personal life in an expert way.

The splendid actress Sharon Gless has every fine quality required to be an actress of world class and this is evidenced by her phenomenal work.

More information about her can be obtained from Wikipedia and IMDB. Her fans can also follow her on Twitter for latest news updates.