Loretta Swit

  1. Sharon Gless, Cagney and Lacey, TV, 1982-1988.   NYPD cop Christine Cagney was created by Swit in the 1981 tele-movie. When her M*A*S*H producers refused to part with her for the series, Meg Foster took over for the first six episodes and,  finally, Sharon Gless (who had already replaced Lynn Redgrave in House Calls, TV, 1979-1981) played her for six years. In  Manhattan’s 14th Precinct (Midtown South), Tyne Daley for ever and always the working mom cop, Mary Beth Lacey. 

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