(CBS Local) – Sharon Gless She is one of the most iconic actors of the last 50 years and she has a compelling story to tell in Simon & Schuster’s brand new book called “Apparently there were complaints. The Emmy Award-winning actor is known for playing Christine Cagney on the hit series “Cagney & Lacey” and has also starred in shows like “Burn Message” and “The Trials of Rosie O’Neill.”
CBS Local DJ Sixsmith chatted with Gless about writing a book about her life and career, the impact of “Cagney & Lacey” in the years since, and what she’s up to today. now on. Books by Gless available at any bookstore on Tuesday, December 7.
“It took me seven years to do it,” Gless said. “At first, I didn’t think I would make it. I’m so glad it’s done. Some of it was funny and I broke myself and some of it was a bit heartbreaking. The title of the book is Obviously there have been complaints and many of those complaints have come from my family. My grandfather was a very famous lawyer in the Hollywood entertainment industry during the golden age of Hollywood. He had some influence on me. ”
– Sharon Gless (@SharonGless) November 24, 2021
Gless grew up in Los Angeles and says she was heavily influenced by Hollywood as a little girl. The 78-year-old is proud of the individuality of the book and hopes people enjoy learning about her life and what’s behind the scenes of “Cagney & Lacey.”
“While we were filming it [Cagney & Lacey], we didn’t know what impact this performance would have on history,” Gless said. “We changed the history of women’s television. Our job is simply to execute the beautiful scripts we have been assigned. While we’re on the air, no other actress has won an Emmy in six years. I won two and Tyne Daly won four. We have this incredible document created by a man Barney Rosenzweig, whom I married 10 years later. I learned a lot and he was the first feminist I ever met. At the time, I don’t think Tyne or I knew the power this show has in fighting for women. It makes sense to us because it’s our job. The women who fight today come from that Cagney & Lacey era. “
Gless is a 10th Emmy Award Nominee and 7th Golden Globe Award Nominee. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1995. Gless says it’s been a while since she and her husband Barney watched an episode of “Cagney & Lacey”. Gless & Rosenzweig are also busy watching another series they did on CBS called “The Trials of Rosie O’Neill.”
Gless’s book is published by Simon & Schuster, a ViacomCBS company.
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