Lorraine Gary

Lorraine Gary
Lorraine Gottfried

(1937-08-16) August 16, 1937 (age 82)
Forest Hills, New York, U.S.
Other namesLorraine Sheinberg
Alma materColumbia University
Years active1967–1987
  • Bill Sheinberg
  • John Sheinberg
  • George Gottfried (father)
  • Betty Gottfried (mother)
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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.

Gary was born as Lorraine Gottfried in Forest Hills, Queens, New York on August 16, 1937, to Betty and George Gottfried, an entertainment business manager.[1]

She began her acting career in the late 1960s doing guest appearances on several popular TV shows. These include Night Gallery, The Virginian Dragnet 1967, McCloud, Kojak and The F.B.I. (TV series).[2] She began her first major acting role when she was a guest star on seven episodes of the TV series Ironside, among them "Tom Dayton Is Loose Among Us", in which she played the substitute librarian Miss Kirk, who pushes the unstable Tom Dayton too hard, and "In Search of an Artist", as a woman with a drinking problem who may have been involved in a murder.[source?]

She has been married to entertainment industry executive Sid Sheinberg, with whom she had two children, since August 19, 1956.[3] She retired for eight years after 1941 but then came out of her voluntary retirement to reprise Ellen Brody in Jaws: The Revenge.


Year Film Role Notes
1972 Night Gallery N/A TV Show
Episode: She'll Be Company for You
1974 Pray for the Wildcats TV movie
1975 Jaws Ellen Brody
1976 Car Wash The Hysterical Lady
1977 I Never Promised You a Rose Garden N/A
1978 Jaws 2 Ellen Brody
Zero to Sixty Billy-Jon
Crash A passenger TV movie
1979 Just You and Me, Kid Shirl
1941 Joan Douglas
1987 Jaws: The Revenge Ellen Brody Nominated—Razzie Award for Worst Actress
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actress


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