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Lorraine Gary is a Actor American born on 16 august 1937 at New York City (USA)

Lorraine Gary

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Birth name Lorraine Gottfried
Nationality USA
Birth 16 august 1937 (81 years) at New York City (USA)

Lorraine Gary (born August 16, 1937) is a retired American actress, best known for her role as "Ellen Brody" in Jaws, Jaws 2, and Jaws: The Revenge. She also appeared in 1941 and Car Wash.


On 19 August 1956, Gary married entertainment industry executive Sidney Sheinberg, with whom she has two sons. She retired for eight years after 1941 but then came out of her voluntary retirement to reprise Ellen Brody in Jaws: The Revenge. Her sons, Bill Sheinberg and Jonathan Sheinberg, are both film producers. Sheinberg is a member of the Human Rights Watch Women's Rights Advisory Committee, for whom she produced and directed a series of fourteen educational videotapes, and an Advisory Board Member of Ms. Magazine and Girls Learn International. In 1995, together with her husband, Gary received the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Humanitarian Award.

Best films

Jaws (1975)
Jaws 2 (1978)

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Filmography of Lorraine Gary (10 films)

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Jaws: The Revenge, 1h29
Directed by Joseph Sargent
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about sharks, Natural horror films, Mise en scène d'un poisson
Actors Lorraine Gary, Lance Guest, Mario Van Peebles, Michael Caine, Karen Young, Judith Barsi
Roles Ellen Brody
Rating29% 1.4552051.4552051.4552051.4552051.455205
On Amity Island, Chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider), the hero of two previous shark attacks, has died from a heart attack. His wife, Ellen (Lorraine Gary), attributes it to the fear of sharks. She now lives with Brody's younger and more obedient son Sean (Mitchell Anderson) and his fiancée Tiffany (Mary Smith). Sean works as a police deputy and is sent to clear a log from a buoy a few days before Christmas. A massive 25-foot great white shark attacks him, severing his arm, then pulling him underwater and killing him.
1941 (1979)
, 1h58
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres War, Comedy, Action
Themes Military humor in film, Seafaring films, Christmas films, Transport films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Dan Aykroyd, Ned Beatty, John Belushi, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Christopher Lee
Roles Joan Douglas
Rating57% 2.899732.899732.899732.899732.89973
On Saturday, December 13, 1941 at 7:01 a.m., a woman goes swimming somewhere on the California coast, only to find a Japanese submarine surfacing beneath her. The submarine crew believes they have arrived in Hollywood, and the vessel submerges while the woman swims to safety.
Just You and Me, Kid, 1h33
Directed by Leonard B. Stern
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Brooke Shields, George Burns, Burl Ives, Ray Bolger, Lorraine Gary, Christopher Knight
Roles Shirl
Rating60% 3.0014953.0014953.0014953.0014953.001495
Bill (George Burns) is an elderly ex-vaudevillian performer who lives alone. He awakens to a special alarm clock. Along the way, Bill looks at photographs of his deceased wife. After breakfast, Bill goes to the supermarket. Inside the market, Bill interacts in a friendly way with two employees, charming them with a magic trick.
Jaws 2
Jaws 2 (1978)
, 1h56
Directed by Jeannot Szwarc
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about sharks, Natural horror films, Mise en scène d'un poisson
Actors Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Joseph Mascolo, Jeffrey Kramer, Barry Coe
Roles Ellen Brody
Rating57% 2.8513452.8513452.8513452.8513452.851345
Prior to a new hotel opening on Amity Island, a huge great white shark ambushes two divers who are photographing the wreck of the Orca, the late Quint's boat. A few days later, the shark devours a water skier. The speedboat driver defends herself by dumping gasoline on the shark (accidentally spilling some on herself) and shooting it with a flare gun, causing the boat to explode. The shark escapes but is severely scarred.
Zero to Sixty, 1h41
Directed by Don Weis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Darren McGavin, Bill Hudson, Lorraine Gary, Sylvia Miles, Joan Collins, David Huddleston
Roles Billy-Jon
Rating50% 2.5428152.5428152.5428152.5428152.542815
Michael Nolan (McGavin) finds himself down on his luck following his divorce settlement, which has left him with nothing. During the repossession of his car he makes chase all the way to the auto repossession company. His persistence impresses the owner who hires him on the spot. Nolan is then teamed up with Larry, a 16-year-old experience repo agent. As Nolan settles into his new career he continually finds himself troubled by women, angry car owners and more.
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, 1h36
Directed by Anthony Page
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Kathleen Denise Quinlan, Bibi Andersson, Lorraine Gary, Ben Piazza, Sylvia Sidney, Martine Bartlett
Roles Ester Blake
Rating65% 3.2991353.2991353.2991353.2991353.299135
The film was directed by Anthony Page. It follows a girl who is ill with schizophrenia. A doctor is asked to help her out of her state.
Car Wash
Car Wash (1976)
, 1h37
Directed by Michael Schultz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Franklyn Ajaye, Bill Duke, George Carlin, Irwin Corey, Ivan Dixon, Antonio Fargas
Roles Miss Beverly Hills
Rating60% 3.001743.001743.001743.001743.00174
Le film conte une journée ordinaire dans une station de lavage manuelle de Los Angeles. On trouve le patron américain type (Sully Boyar) affublé de son fils maoïste, les laveurs de voiture, petites gens venus de tous les horizons (Jack Kehoe, Pepe Serna, Henry Kingi, Clarence Muse), et les divers clients (Lorraine Gary, Richard Pryor, Irwin Corey), tous sont plus farfelus les uns que les autres : le rebelle prônant la suprématie noire (Bill Duke), l’ancien détenu, l'obèse surnommé Hippo, les jeunes écervelés, l’homosexuel (Antonio Fargas), le bookmaker, les danseurs qui croient qu'Hollywood les attend, l’amoureux transi (Franklyn Ajaye), qui rêve de devenir un super-héros, mais qui n'arrive pas à séduire la serveuse du restaurant d'en face (Tracy Reed).
Jaws (1975)
, 2h4
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about sharks, Natural horror films, Mise en scène d'un poisson, Giant monster films
Actors Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Susan Backlinie
Roles Ellen Brody
Rating79% 3.998053.998053.998053.998053.99805
While a group of teenagers are having an evening beach party on Amity Island, Chrissie Watkins (Susan Backlinie) goes skinny dipping in the ocean. Something violently grabs and pulls her underwater. In the morning, Deputy Hendricks (Jeffrey Kramer) finds her remains on the beach. Upon hearing from the medical examiner that the cause of death was a possible shark attack, Police Chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) proceeds to close the beaches, but Mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) overrules him, fearing news of a shark attack will ruin the summer tourist season, the town's primary revenue source. He rationalizes that there have been no prior shark problems in the area, and theorizes the girl was killed in a boating accident. The coroner concurs and Brody reluctantly accepts their conclusion.
Pray for the Wildcats, 1h40
Directed by Robert Michael Lewis
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Andy Griffith, William Shatner, Robert Reed, Marjoe Gortner, Angie Dickinson, Janet Margolin
Roles Lila Summerfield
Rating59% 2.960032.960032.960032.960032.96003
Sam Farragut (Griffith) is a sociopathic business executive in Southern California who forces a team of advertising agency employees (Shatner, Reed, Gortner) to embark on a dangerous dirtbike trip to the Baja California desert in order to compete for his business.