Gail Strickland

  1. Paula Kelly, Night Court, TV, 1984.   The character’s name changed  as often as the (four) women playing her but the role remained the same –  the Public Defender at a Manhattan tribunal dealing with the nightly haul of hookers, pimps, homeless and mental cases.  Strickland was Sheila Gardiner in the pilot. Paula Kelly became Liz Williams in the opening season, followed by Ellen Foley as Billie Young and finally, the actress the suits had wanted all the time (but stuck in The Fall Guy), Markie Post for 159 episodes  as Christine  Sullivan. Always difficult to get a comedy ensemble  just… perfect.

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