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Gail Strickland

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Gail Strickland (born May 18, 1947) is an American character actress. Strickland was born in Birmingham, Alabama, the daughter of Theodosia and Lynn Strickland, who owned a tire shop. She had featured roles in 1970s films such as Bound for Glory, The Drowning Pool and Norma Rae. In a memorable Drowning Pool scene, Strickland and Paul Newman are trapped in a room filling with water from floor to ceiling, stripped to their underwear, with no apparent escape. Strickland appeared on the U.S. Navy series JAG first season episode "War Crimes". She played Ambassador Bartlett, the U.S. ambassador to Peru. She appeared in the pilot episode of the television series Night Court as the public defender. She guest starred in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Paradise" as the character Alixus. In 1994-1995, she appeared as Ms. Landis of Doubleday in the Seinfeld Season 6 episodes "The Chaperone" and "The Switch". Strickland played nurse practitioner Marilyn McGrath in the 1988 TV series HeartBeat. This was one of the earliest portrayals of a lesbian character on American network television. She also had a memorable appearance on the television series M*A*S*H as Captain Helen Whitfield, a nurse in an ongoing battle with alcoholism. She appeared in 11 episodes of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman from 1993-94 as the character Olive Davis. She played Esther MacInerney, the wife of A.J. MacInerney (Martin Sheen), Chief of Staff for President Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas), in the 1995 blockbuster movie The American President, which also starred Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox, and Richard Dreyfuss. Strickland was a cast member in the brief run of the 2002 CBS television series First Monday, playing a Supreme Court justice. Description above from the Wikipedia article Gail Strickland, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

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May 18, 1947 In Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Hawaii Five-O 1968-09-20
Latest Project:
Series First Monday 2002-01-15
Known For
Poster of When a Man Loves a Woman
Poster of The Man in the Moon
Poster of The Insiders
Poster of Uncommon Valor
Series First Monday Justice Deborah Szwark 2002-01-15
Series Providence Unknown 1999-01-08
Movie Life of the Party: The Pamela Harriman Story Betsey Cushing Roosevelt Whitney 1998-10-12
Series The Pretender Unknown 1996-09-19
Movie The American President Esther MacInerney 1995-11-17
Series JAG Bartlett 1995-09-23
Movie When a Man Loves a Woman Pam 1994-04-29
Series Chicago Hope Unknown 1994-09-18
Series ER Dr. Renee Spielman 1994-09-19
Series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Alixus 1993-01-03
Series Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Ms. Olive Davis 1993-01-01
Movie Spies Mrs. Mills 1993-03-07
Movie Silent Cries Roberta Hampton 1993-03-08
Movie Three of Hearts Yvonne 1993-04-30
Series Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown 1993-04-21
Series The Burden of Proof Fiona Cawley 1992-02-09
Series Melrose Place Unknown 1992-07-08
Movie The Man in the Moon Marie Foster 1991-09-30
Series Law & Order Unknown 1990-09-13
Series Seinfeld Unknown 1989-07-05
Series HeartBeat Marilyn McGrath 1988-03-23
Series Murphy Brown Unknown 1988-11-14
Series What a Country! Unknown 1986-09-27
Series Spenser: For Hire Unknown 1985-09-20
Series The Insiders 1985-09-25
Movie Oxford Blues Las Vegas Lady 1984-08-24
Movie Protocol Ambassador Marietta St. John 1984-12-21
Series Highway to Heaven Unknown 1984-09-19
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Movie Lies Jessica Brenner 1983-06-01
Movie Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land Nancy Gilliam 1983-02-27
Movie Lies Jessica Brenner 1983-06-01
Movie Uncommon Valor Helen Rhodes 1983-12-16
Series Hardcastle and McCormick Unknown 1983-09-18
Series Cagney & Lacey Unknown 1982-03-25
Series Fame Unknown 1982-01-07
Movie My Body, My Child Adele 1982-04-11
Movie Eleanor, First Lady of the World Anna Roosevelt 1982-05-12
Movie Life of the Party: The Story of Beatrice Abbie 1982-09-29
Series Family Ties Unknown 1982-09-22
Movie A Matter of Life and Death Mary Coggins 1981-01-13
Series Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Series Darkroom Unknown 1981-11-27
Series Walking Tall Unknown 1981-01-17
Movie Rape and Marriage: The Rideout Case Jean Christensen 1980-10-29
Movie Norma Rae Bonnie Mae 1979-03-02
Movie Letters from Frank Marlene 1979-11-22
Series Trapper John, M.D. Unknown 1979-09-23
Movie The President's Mistress Gwen Bowers 1978-02-10
Movie Who'll Stop the Rain Charmian 1978-08-02
Movie Ski Lift to Death Vicki Gordon 1978-03-03
Movie One on One B.J. Rudolph 1977-06-28
Movie The Baron Samantha - Wasp Lady 1977-01-01
Movie The Gathering Peggy 1977-12-04
Series Alice Unknown 1976-08-31
Movie Bittersweet Love Roz 1976-10-01
Movie Bound for Glory Pauline 1976-12-05
Movie My Father's House Paula 1975-01-01
Movie The Drowning Pool Mavis 1975-07-01
Series Harry O Unknown 1974-09-12
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Series The Rookies Unknown 1972-09-11
Series M*A*S*H Unknown 1972-09-17
Series The Bob Newhart Show Unknown 1972-09-16
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20