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Erin Gray

The very beautiful and talented model, actress, and author Erin Gray was one of the first models to successfully crossover into television. She is best known as "Kate Summers" on the highly watched TV show "Silver Spoons" (1982), and "Colonel Wilma Deering" on the TV show "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" (1979). Many women admired her commanding role as Col Deering, while many men admired her beautiful looks and sexy figure. Erin Gray was born on January 7, 1950 in Honolulu. Gray moved with her family from Hawaii to California when she was eight years old and graduated from Pacific Palisades High School. She was fifteen when a chance meeting with Nina Blanchard, head of one of Hollywood's top model agencies, convinced her what she wanted to do in life. Moving to New York, she became one of the town's most sought-after models, in elite company with Farrah Fawcett, Veronica Hamel and Susan Blakely. TV viewers encountered her commercials for Breck, Max Factor, Clairol, Camay Soap and RC Cola, and a classic spot--for English Leather cologne--in which she provocatively declared, "My men wear English Leather--or they wear nothing at all!" Between modeling assignments, she studied acting with well-known coach Warren Robertson and, when movie-TV offers came in, she was ready. Universal was impressed by her performances on such series as "Police Story" (1973) and "Gibbsville" (1976) and signed her to a seven-year contract. Under that pact, the studio co-starred her as a tough-minded newspaper reporter in Irwin Shaw's Evening in Byzantium (1978) (TV). Her performance scored with both critics and audiences, and led directly to the role in "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" (1979). As a result, she has become a regular commuter between Hollywood and New York, the hub of the magazine and fashion world.


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Born:
Jan 7, 1950 In Honolulu
Movie/TV Credits:
53
First Appeared:
In the series Malibu U 1967-07-21
Latest Project:
Movie Christmas In Palm Springs 2014-11-23
Known For
Poster of I Married Who?
Poster of Jane Doe: How to Fire Your Boss
Poster of The Wedding Bells
Poster of L.A. Law
Filmography
Movie Christmas In Palm Springs Mayor Tomlin 2014-11-23
Movie Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th Herself 2013-09-13
Movie I Married Who? Ethel Swift 2012-10-20
Movie Nesting Mrs. Deegan 2012-05-11
Movie Dreams Awake Hope Emrys 2011-01-01
Movie Hunter Prey Clea 2009-01-01
Movie Ghouls Liz 2008-07-12
Movie Loaded Susan Price 2008-03-25
Movie Jane Doe: How to Fire Your Boss Laura Sands 2007-05-09
Movie Nuclear Hurricane Jane 2007-04-04
Series The Wedding Bells Unknown 2007-03-07
Series I Love the '70s: Volume 2 Unknown 2006-07-10
Movie ManFast Gloria Day 2003-01-01
Movie Clover Bend Betty 2002-03-20
Movie Social Misfits Sharon Cox 2001-06-19
Movie Touched by a Killer 2001-01-01
Movie The Last Producer Dee Freeman 2000-08-22
Series Profiler Unknown 1996-09-21
Movie A Dangerous Place Audrey 1995-04-25
Movie T-Force Mayor Pendleton 1994-12-08
Movie Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders Pamela Bozanich 1994-04-18
Movie Official Denial Annie Corliss 1994-01-01
Movie Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday Diana Kimble 1993-08-13
Series Bonkers Unknown 1993-02-28
Series Renegade Unknown 1992-09-19
Series Dark Justice Unknown 1991-04-05
Series The Torkelsons Unknown 1991-09-21
Series Silk Stalkings Unknown 1991-11-07
Series Evening Shade Unknown 1990-09-21
Series The New Lassie Unknown 1989-09-08
Movie Addicted to His Love Jenny Barrett 1988-03-27
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace Captain Terry O'Malley 1988-02-28
Series Jake and the Fatman Unknown 1987-09-26
Series L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Series The Hitchhiker Unknown 1983-11-01
Series Silver Spoons Kate Summers Stratton 1982-09-25
Series Hotel Unknown 1982-08-21
Movie Six Pack Lilah 1982-07-16
Series Simon & Simon Unknown 1981-11-24
Series The Fall Guy Unknown 1981-11-04
Movie Coach of the Year Paula DeFalco 1980-12-20
Series Magnum, P.I. Unknown 1980-12-11
Series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Wilma Deering 1979-09-20
Movie Winter Kills Beautiful Woman Three 1979-05-11
Movie The Ultimate Impostor Beatrice 'Bucky' Tate 1979-05-11
Movie Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Col. Wilma Deering 1979-03-02
Series B. J. and the Bear Unknown 1979-02-10
Series Vega$ Unknown 1978-04-25
Series The Love Boat Unknown 1977-09-24
Series Battle of the Network Stars Unknown 1976-11-13
Series Malibu U Dancer 1967-07-21