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Sharon Gless, Tyne Daly and the Rest of 'Cagney & Lacey' Cast 37 Years after the First Episode Aired

Bettina Dizon
Dec 20, 2019
10:59 A.M.
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It has been since 1988 that the last episode of "Cagney & Lacey" aired, but it seems stars Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly are still up on their feet and defying their age.


"Cagney & Lacey" promoted women's empowerment in the '80s as it showcased two female partner detectives in the New York Police Department, going about their professional lives.

The show launched awareness for the feminist movement, which the producer, Barney Rosenzweig, became aware of since the mid-70s.

In 2017, the show's stars Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly, reunited on the red carpet and hugged as nothing had changed over time. Here's a look at how they and the rest of the characters have been doing.

Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly, 2019. | Source: Wikimedia Commons



Gless was one of the iconic women in Hollywood back then with multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for her roles in different shoes.

She appeared as Christine Cagey in "Cagney & Lacey," Debbie Novotny in "Queer As Folk," and Madeline Westen in "Burn Notice," and many more.

Sharon Gless at the Governor's Ball after the 43rd Annual Emmy Awards. | Source: Wikimedia Commons


For years Gless starred in several top-rated shows under her contract with Universal then later in "Switch," where she landed the only female lead.

In front of the camera, it seemed that the award-winning actress had everything together, but as soon as the film stopped rolling, everything would unveil.

Sharon Gless attends the LA Premiere of Renee Taylor's "My Life On A Diet" Night 2. | Source: Getty Images


Gless shared:

"I never drank while I was at work. But as soon as they would yell 'wrap' every day, a styrofoam cup with scotch and ice was put in my hand, and everyone would call it Sharon's apple juice."

Although the actress now no longer drinks, she believes that she was then a struggling alcoholic. Se loved her career but also had personal issues and demons to face.

Sharon Gless attends the 22nd annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner. | Source: Getty Images



Gless' partner in crime, Mary Beth Lacey, was played by Daly who likes her co-star became a big name in the industry with work including "Spider-Man: Homecoming" and "Judging Amy," which won her an Emmy Award.

It is no surprise that Daly became a great actress; after all, she was born to actors James Daly and Hope Newell. Her daughter Kathyrn Dora Brown followed in the industry as well.

Tyne Daly and her brother Tim Daly at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. | Source: Wikimedia Commons


In 1990, Daly won a Tony Award for Best Actress in the musical revival of "Gypsy." She earned her Hollywood Walk of Fame star in 1995, and was nominated for a Tony Award in 2006 for her role in "Rabbit Hole."


Initially, Loretta Swit's parents did not want her to pursue a career in the entertainment industry, but as soon as she stood on stage at the age of seven, there was no stopping her.

Loretta Swit attends the 2018 Farm Sanctuary Gala. | Source: Getty Images


In 1967, the aspiring star joined the "Any Wednesday" company and made her way to Hollywood, appearing in "Gunsmoke," "Mission: Impossible," "Hawaii Five-O," and "Mannix."

Her breakthrough role came when she landed a spot in "M*A*S*H," where she stayed for eleven seasons and was nominated for an Emmy Award in all after the first season.

Loretta Swit attends The 30th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Salute. | Source: Getty Images


Swit's face was a regular on-screen with credits including "S.O.B.," "Beer," "Whoops Apocalypse," "Forest Warrior," and "Beach Movie."

She married actor Dennis Holahan after meeting him on the set of "M*A*S*H," but divorced over a decade into their marriage.

Loretta Swit arrives at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' 3rd Annual Academy Honors. | Source: Getty Images



With over 100 credits in film, television, and theater, Carl Lumbly definitely made his way through the entertainment industry.

Lumbly appeared in Warner Bros.' "Doctor Sleep," as Dick Hallorann and in the Grammy Award-nominated film "Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool.

Carl Lumbly attends the premiere of Warner Bros Pictures' "Doctor Sleep." | Source: Getty Images


Among his other shows are "Alias," "Supergirl," "NCIS: Los Angeles," "Zoo," "The Chi," "God Friended Me," "This Is Us," and "Six."

The actor also made several roles in film, including "Men of Honor," alongside Robert De Niro, "Everybody's All-American," "To Sleep With Anger," and "Caveman," among many others.

Carl Lumbly attends the film premiere of "Guess Who" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre. | Source: Getty Images


To this day, the hard-working actor appears in front of the camera, with several roles landed; and it looks like there's no slowing down for Lumbly.


Brooklyn-born Martin Kove has several credited works, which mostly involves action, including "The Karate Kid Part II," "The Karate Kid Part III," "Cagney & Lacey," and "Rambo: First Blood Part II."

Martin Kove speaking at the 2016 Phoenix Comicon at the Phoenix Convention Center. | Source: Wikimedia Commons

His action-thriller genre films and television appearances have raked up to over 80 to date. Perhaps it helps that holds a black belt title in Kendo, Okinawa-te, and Tiger Kenpo.