Lorraine Gary

Actor
Blonde character actress of TV and occasional feature films with a quiet authority and a comfortable, reassuring presence. Gary acted in such made-for-TV films as "The City" (1971) and "The Marcus-Nelson Murders" (1973) ... Read more »
Born: 08/15/1937 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (15)

A Blink of Paradise 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jaws: The Revenge 1987 (Movie)

Ellen Brody (Actor)

This Time It's Personal -- Jaws: The Revenge 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

1941 1979 (Movie)

Joan Douglas (Actor)

Crash 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Just You and Me, Kid 1979 (Movie)

Shirl (Actor)

Jaws 2 1978 (Movie)

Ellen Brody (Actor)

I Never Promised You A Rose Garden 1977 (Movie)

Mrs Blake (Actor)

Lanigan's Rabbi 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Jaws 1975 (Movie)

Ellen Brody (Actor)

Partners in Crime 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The City 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Man on the Outside (TV Show)

Actor

Pray For the Wildcats (TV Show)

Actor

The Marcus-Nelson Murders (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Blonde character actress of TV and occasional feature films with a quiet authority and a comfortable, reassuring presence. Gary acted in such made-for-TV films as "The City" (1971) and "The Marcus-Nelson Murders" (1973) before her big-screen debut in Steven Spielberg's "Jaws" (1975), playing Ellen Brody, wife of police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider). She reprised the part in the inferior sequel "Jaws 2" and returned to working with Spielberg, again playing a resilient mom, in "1941" (1979). Gary also turned in an interesting, out-of-type performance as George Burns' bitchy daughter in "Just You and Me, Kid" (1979). After a career hiatus in the 1980s, she was lured back to the role of Ellen Brody to star (sans Scheider) in the fourth big fish story, "Jaws: The Revenge" (1987). Gary has been married to former MCA president Sidney Sheinberg for over 30 years; the couple's sons, Jon and Bill Sheinberg, are also movie executives.

Relationships

Betty Gottfried

Mother

Helen Gottfried

Sister

George Gottfried

Father
died in 1996

Sidney Sheinberg

Husband
born January 14, 1935 met Gary while he was in law school at Columbia married c. 1957 former president and COO of MCA heads production company The Bubble Factory with sons Jon and Bill

Jon Sheinberg

Son
born c. 1958 father Sidney Sheinberg formerly head of creative affairs at 20th Century-Fox joined Orion Pictures in the late 1970s: went into partnership with father and brother with The Bubble Factory, a production company

William Sheinberg

Son
born c. 1960 father Sidney Sheinberg in partnership with father and brother in The Bubble Factory

EDUCATION

Columbia University

New York , New York

Milestones

1987

Played leading role in "Jaws the Revenge"

1975

Made feature film debut in Steven Spielberg's "Jaws"

1963

Made TV debut on "Dr. Kildare"

Raised in Los Angeles

Bonus Trivia

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Gary won a best actress award at age 16 in competition at the Pasadena Playhouse.

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