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Born in Portland, Oregon, USA
Birth NameGretchen Hoyt Corbett
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

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Gretchen Corbett was born on August 13, 1945 in Portland, Oregon, USA as Gretchen Hoyt Corbett. She is an actress, known for The Rockford Files (1974), Otherworld (1985) and Magnum, P.I. (1980).

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Left NBC's The Rockford Files (1974) after the 4th season (1977-1978).
Currently serves as Artistic Director of The Haven Project, which brings the theatrical experience to underprivileged children in the Portland metro area. [2003]
Born in Camp Sherman, Oregon, a remote village of about 200 in the heart of Ponderosa pine country, the daughter of Henry Ladd Corbett Jr. and Katherine Minahan Coney.
Studied drama in the late '60s at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Tech which later merged into Carnegie Mellon University.
Made her acting debut playing "Desdemona" in "Othello" at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. She worked in many regional theatres, including the Long Wharf Theatre, the Berkshire Theatre Festival, the Eugene O'Neill Festival, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and the Repertory Theatre of New Orleans, and performed many roles on and off Broadway after moving to New York.
Mother of actress Winslow Corbett (with father Robin Gammell), who has toured as Elaine Robinson in various stage versions of "The Graduate".
Her acting mentor was the late James Garner.

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