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Born: December 30, 1957 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Schenectady, New York, USA Profession: actor

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A steadily working actress since making her stage debut in 1980, the wide-eyed, attractive Kalember is best-known as Georgie Reed Whitsig, the most painfully middle class of the four Reed women on NBC's ensemble drama "Sisters" (1991-96).Raised in the Northeast and Kentucky, Kalember was encouraged to try acting as a career by a high school teacher. After earning both undergraduate and graduate degrees in theater, she joined the company of Baltimore's Center Stage in 1980. After a few years of working on stage and in TV commercials, Kalember was cast as the high-powered, newscaster Merrill Vochek in the 1983 premiere of ABC's soap opera "Loving". She left at the end of her initial three-year contract when CBS offered her the lead in the short-lived "Kay O'Brien" (1986), a primetime drama series about a surgical resident balancing her professional and personal lives. Kalember returned to New York and made her Broadway debut opposite Robert Joy in "The Nerd". She then joined the cast of ABC's "thirtysomething" in 1989 as Susannah Hart, lover of Gary (Peter Horton), and eventually the mother of his child. Kalember left the show in 1991 to join the ensemble of "Sisters" as Georgie who suffered through...

A steadily working actress since making her stage debut in 1980, the wide-eyed, attractive Kalember is best-known as Georgie Reed Whitsig, the most painfully middle class of the four Reed women on NBC's ensemble drama "Sisters" (1991-96).

Raised in the Northeast and Kentucky, Kalember was encouraged to try acting as a career by a high school teacher. After earning both undergraduate and graduate degrees in theater, she joined the company of Baltimore's Center Stage in 1980. After a few years of working on stage and in TV commercials, Kalember was cast as the high-powered, newscaster Merrill Vochek in the 1983 premiere of ABC's soap opera "Loving". She left at the end of her initial three-year contract when CBS offered her the lead in the short-lived "Kay O'Brien" (1986), a primetime drama series about a surgical resident balancing her professional and personal lives. Kalember returned to New York and made her Broadway debut opposite Robert Joy in "The Nerd". She then joined the cast of ABC's "thirtysomething" in 1989 as Susannah Hart, lover of Gary (Peter Horton), and eventually the mother of his child. Kalember left the show in 1991 to join the ensemble of "Sisters" as Georgie who suffered through much of the tear-jerking melodrama of the ongoing story of four sisters in Winnetka, Illinois. The storyline that brought Kalember the most attention was her character's agreeing to act as surrogate mother for her younger sister. Trapped in the wreckage of an automobile accident, she was forced to give birth as her family watched. The popularity of "Sisters" translated into starring roles for her in several TV projects that allowed her to demonstrate her range and ability including "Shattered Truth: The Shari Karney Story" (NBC, 1993) and the miniseries "Degree of Guilt" (NBC, 1995).

Kalember's work on the big screen has been somewhat more sporadic. She had supporting roles in "Fletch Lives" (1989) and "Jacob's Ladder" (1990), and perhaps a better showcase in "Big Girls Don't Cry, They Get Even" (1992), in which she was the only voice of sanity in Joan Micklin Silver's comic study of the dysfunctional extended family from hell. In the straight-to-video "A Far Off Place" (1993), Kalember traveled to Zimbabwe to co-star as Reese Witherspoon's mother. Since 1986, Kalember has been married to actor Daniel Gerroll who appeared as her psychiatrist-lover on "Sisters".

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Limitless (2011)
2.
 Rabbit Hole (2010)
3.
 Kalamity (2010)
4.
 Company Men, The (2010)
5.
 Fatal Lessons: The Good Teacher (2004) Samantha Stephens
6.
 Time for Dancing, A (2004) Sandra Michaels
7.
 Path To War (2002) Margaret Mcnamara
8.
 Signs (2002) Colleen Hess
9.
 Labor Pains (1999)
10.
 Final Run (1999) Connie Singer
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1980:
First professional acting job as the Orange Girl in production of "Cyrano de Bergerac" at Center Stage in Baltimore, Maryland
1981:
Off-Broadway debut, "The Butler Did It,"
1983:
TV debut in original cast of ABC soap opera "Loving" as Merrill Vochek
1984:
Feature film debut, "Cat's Eye"
1985:
Guest-starred in pilot episode of CBS' "The Equalizer"
1986:
Cast in title role of CBS series "Kay O'Brien"
1987:
Broadway debut in "The Nerd"
1989:
Joined cast of "thirtysomething" as Susannah Hart
1991:
Played Georgie Reed Whitsig in NBC series "Sisters"
2001:
Appeared in the workshop production of the untitled stage musical adaptation of the film "Dirty Dancing", playing Baby's mother
2001:
Acted on stage opposite husband Daniel Gerroll in "Acomplice" at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, New York
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Education

Indiana University: Bloomington , Indiana -
Temple University: Philadelphia , Pennsylvania -

Notes

Kalember and husband Daniel Gerroll have occasionally acted together on stage, including a production of "Betrayal" at the Berkshire Theatre Festival (1993) and "Loose Knit" at the Second Stage in NYC (1993).

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husband:
Daniel Gerroll. Actor, director. Married on February 26, 1986; appeared together on stage; played opposite Kalember on "Sisters"; born on October 16, 1951 in London, England.

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father:
Robert James Kalember. Executive.
mother:
Vivien Daisy Kalember. Homemaker.
daughter:
Rebecca Anne Olivia Gerroll. Born in 1986.
son:
Benjamin Gerroll. Actor. Born in 1989; made professional acting debut alongside father in Williamstown Theater Festival production of "The Late Middle Classes".
son:
Toby Gerroll. Born c. 1996.
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