Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Meg Foster ("Cagney & Lacey")

Meg Foster
Famous For:
  • Her amazing eyes
  • Probably best remembered for her role as Detective Chris Cagney (the original Cagney) in "Cagney & Lacey" in 1981.  Was replaced by Sharon Gleese after 6 episodes.  The network thought Meg came off as too agressive and might be perceived as a lesbian (and that's bad because...)by the audience even though the show was an immediate hit.
  • Foster's role was originally played by Loretta Swit in the original (a tv movie) but could not work show around her "M.A.S.H." tapings.
  • Career guest star on dozens of hit shows through the 70s and 80s such as "Bonanza", "Hawaii 5-0", "Baretta" and others.

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