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Also Known As: Lorraine Gottfried Died:
Born: August 16, 1937 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor

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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.

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 Jaws The Revenge (1987) Ellen Brody
3.
 Just You And Me, Kid (1979) Shirl
4.
 1941 (1979) Joan Douglas
5.
 Jaws 2 (1978) Ellen Brody
6.
 Crash Of Flight 401 (1978) Emily Mulwray
7.
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 Car Wash (1976) Hysterical Lady
9.
 Lanigan's Rabbi (1976) Myra Galen
10.
 Man on the Outside (1975) Nora Griffin
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Raised in Los Angeles
1963:
Made TV debut on "Dr. Kildare"
1975:
Made feature film debut in Steven Spielberg's "Jaws"
1987:
Played leading role in "Jaws the Revenge"
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Education

Columbia University: New York , New York -

Notes

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

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husband:
Sidney Jay Sheinberg. Film executive. 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.

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father:
George Gottfried. Business manager. Died in 1996.
mother:
Betty Gottfried.
sister:
Helen Gottfried.
son:
Jon Sheinberg. Film executive. 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.
son:
William Sheinberg. Executive. Born c. 1960; father Sidney Sheinberg; in partnership with father and brother in The Bubble Factory.
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