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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.‚Äč


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Born:
May 18, 1947 In Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
54
First Appeared:
In the series Hawaii Five-O 1968-09-20
Latest Project:
Series First Monday 2002-01-15
Known For
Poster of The Man in the Moon
Poster of A Matter of Life and Death

Gail Strickland Movies Filmography

Series
First Monday
Justice Deborah Szwark 2002-01-15
Series
Providence
Unknown 1999-01-08
Series
The Pretender
Unknown 1996-09-19
Series
JAG
Ambassador Bartlett 1995-09-23
Movie
The American President
Esther MacInerney 1995-11-17
Series
ER
Unknown 1994-09-19
Series
Chicago Hope
Unknown 1994-09-18
Movie
When a Man Loves a Woman
Pam 1994-04-29
Series
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Alixus 1993-01-03
Series
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
Ms. Olive Davis 1993-01-01
Movie
Silent Cries
Roberta Hampton 1993-03-08
Series
Walker, Texas Ranger
Unknown 1993-04-21
Movie
Three of Hearts
Yvonne 1993-04-30
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
Murphy Brown
Unknown 1988-11-14
Series
HeartBeat
Marilyn McGrath 1988-03-23
Series
Spenser: For Hire
Unknown 1985-09-20
Movie
Protocol
Ambassador Marietta St. John 1984-12-21
Series
Murder, She Wrote
Unknown 1984-09-30
Series
Highway to Heaven
Unknown 1984-09-19
Movie
Oxford Blues
Las Vegas Lady 1984-08-24
Movie
Lies
Jessica Brenner 1983-06-01
Movie
Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land
Nancy Gilliam 1983-02-27
Series
Hardcastle and McCormick
Unknown 1983-09-18
Movie
Uncommon Valor
Helen Rhodes 1983-12-16
Movie
Life of the Party: The Story of Beatrice
Abbie 1982-09-29
Series
Family Ties
Unknown 1982-09-22
Series
Cagney & Lacey
Unknown 1982-03-25
Series
Fame
Unknown 1982-01-07
Series
Darkroom
Unknown 1981-11-27
Series
Hill Street Blues
Unknown 1981-01-15
Movie
A Matter of Life and Death
Mary Coggins 1981-01-13
Movie
Letters from Frank
Marlene 1979-11-22
Series
Trapper John, M.D.
Unknown 1979-09-23
Movie
Norma Rae
Bonnie Mae 1979-03-02
Movie
The President's Mistress
Gwen Bowers 1978-02-10
Movie
Ski Lift to Death
Vicki Gordon 1978-03-03
Movie
Who'll Stop the Rain
Charmian 1978-08-02
Movie
One on One
B.J. Rudolph 1977-06-28
Movie
The Baron
Samantha - Wasp Lady 1977-01-01
Movie
Bound for Glory
Pauline 1976-12-05
Movie
Bittersweet Love
Roz 1976-10-01
Series
Alice
Unknown 1976-08-31
Movie
The Drowning Pool
Mavis 1975-07-01
Movie
My Father's House
Paula 1975-01-01
Series
Kojak
Unknown 1973-10-24
Series
Police Story
Unknown 1973-03-20
Series
M*A*S*H
Unknown 1972-09-17
Series
The Bob Newhart Show
Unknown 1972-09-16
Series
The Rookies
Unknown 1972-09-11
Series
Hawaii Five-O
Unknown 1968-09-20