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Overview (3)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameLorraine Gottfried
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Lorraine Gary was born on August 16th, 1937 in New York. Lorraine was raised in Los Angeles. At age 16, she won a best actress award in a competition at the prestigious Pasadena Playhouse. She was offered a scholarship to enroll at the Pasadena Playhouse, but declined said offer and attended Columbia University as a political science major, instead. Lorraine began her acting career in the late 60s doing guest appearances on several popular TV shows. Gary achieved her greatest and most enduring fame with her excellent portrayal of Sheriff Roy Scheider's caring and concerned wife in the first two "Jaws" pictures. Lorraine further demonstrated her considerable versatility with funny performances in the amusing comedies Car Wash (1976), Zero to Sixty (1978) and 1941 (1979). Among the television programs she's done guest spots on are The Rookies (1972), Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969), Kojak (1973), Ironside (1967), The F.B.I. (1965), The Virginian (1962), McCloud (1970) and Dragnet 1967 (1967). She came out of voluntary retirement to assume a rare substantial starring role in the regrettably dreadful Jaws: The Revenge (1987) but, alas, hasn't acted in anything since that ill-received feature. She's been married to MCA president Sid Sheinberg for 60 years. Her sons, Bill Sheinberg and Jonathan Sheinberg are both film producers. Moreover, Marty McFly's mother in Back to the Future (1985) was named after Lorraine Gary.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: woodyanders

Family (2)

Spouse Sid Sheinberg (19 August 1956 - 7 March 2019)  (his death)  (2 children)
Relatives Susan Ursitti (niece or nephew)

Trivia (7)

She felt obliged to come out of her self-imposed retirement for the "Jaws" sequels, but has done little since. She has been married for 60 years to MCA president Sid Sheinberg.
In Back to the Future (1985), Marty McFly's mother was named after her.
Attended Columbia University as a political science major.
Won a best actress award in a competition at the prestigious Pasadena Playhouse when she was only 16.
Daughter of Belle (Neuschatz) and George Gottfried, an entertainment business manager.
Upon her marriage to Sid Sheinberg, who was the former president of Universal Pictures, she retired from acting in 1979. She only came out of retirement once, to do the film Jaws: The Revenge (1987). Her husband stepped down as president in 1995.

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