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Lorraine Gary Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Lorraine Gottfried
Place Of Birth
Forest Hills, USA
86 years old
Birth Date
August 16 1937

Lorraine Gary Facts

Child Star?
Education & Qualifications
Columbia University
Net Worth
Current Partner
Sid Sheinberg
Bill Sheinberg, Jonathan Sheinberg
George Gottfried, Belle Gottfried

About Lorraine Gary 

Lorraine Gary is best known for her character Ellen Brody in the Jaws film series.

Lorraine Gary, a life member of the Actors Studio, started her acting career in the late ’60s by making cameos on several well-known TV shows. Lorraine Gary also appeared in films 'Car wash' and '1941'.

Popular TV shows such as 'McCloud', 'The Marcus-Nelson Murders', and 'The FBI' are some of the shows where the actress made a guest appearance. She got her big break as a guest star on seven episodes of the TV show 'Ironside'. In one such episode, 'Tom Dayton Is Loose Among Us', she essayed the role of a substitute librarian. She also appeared in an episode, 'In Search Of An Artist'.

This Columbia University graduate, who became a famous actress, also owns a production house named New Hope Productions, where she produced television programs. Lorraine Gary is married to Sid Sheinberg and shares two children with him.

Lorraine Gary Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Lorraine Gary’s net worth?

Lorraine Gary is known for starring in "Jaws: The Revenge" as Ellen Brody. Her net worth is calculated at $10 million.

How much does Lorraine Gary earn per year?

Lorraine's primary source of income is through acting. The annual income of the American actress is calculated at approximately between $10000 - 500000.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Lorraine Gary?

Lorraine Gary is an American actress with a height of 5 ft 8 in (173 cm).

How old is Lorraine Gary?

Lorraine Gary celebrated her birthday on August 16. She was born in Forest Hills, New York USA in 1937. She is 85 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Born to George Gottfried and Belle Gottfried, Lorraine Gottfried changed her name to Lorraine Gary as she entered the film industry. His father was an entertainment business manager. Lorraine Gary next relocated to Los Angeles, California, where her parents began her upbringing. When she was 16 years old, she took first place in a competition held at the renowned Pasadena Playhouse. She was given a scholarship by the Pasadena Playhouse, but she chose to attend Columbia University instead to study political science.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Lorraine Gary’s partner?

Lorraine Gary married Sid Sheinberg, a former Universal Pictures president, at the age of 19 on August 19, 1956. Her husband is an entertainment executive, with whom she shares two children - Jonathan Sheinberg and Bill Sheinberg. The couple has been married for 66 years as of 2022.

Lorraine Gary decided to quit acting after her film '1941', only to return briefly for the role of Ellen Brody in the 1987 film 'Jaws: The Revenge'. She has two sons - Jonathan Sheinberg and Bill Sheinberg; both of her sons are producers.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Lorraine Gary started her acting career with guest appearances in various television programs. She first appeared as Mrs. Frank on the TV series 'Dragnet' in 1967. Some of the shows she made appearances on several TV shows like 'The Virginia', 'Ironside', 'The Bold Ones: The Protectors' 'McCloud', 'Kojak', 'The Rookies', 'Pray For The Wildcats', and 'The FBI'. The turning point of her career was with the TV show Ironside. She guest-starred in seven episodes and essayed different roles. Her notable works include films such as "1941" and "Car Wash."

Lorraine Gary made her film debut in 1975 in 'Jaws'. She later appeared in seven movies. Some of them are 'Jaws 2' as Ellen Brody, 'I Never Promised You A Rose Garden' as Ester Blake, 'Just You And Me, Kid' as Shirley, and 'Zero To Sixty' as Billy-Jon.

Besides her acting accolades, Lorraine Gary owns a production house - New Hope Productions, which primarily produces TV programs. Lorraine quit acting after her marriage to Sid Sheinberg.


Lorraine Gary was nominated for Saturn Award for her role in 'Jaws: The Revenge' in the best actress award category.

Charity Work

Lorraine Gary actively works toward women's rights and is part of the Human Rights Watch Women's Rights Advisory Committee. For the committee, she also produced and directed 14 educational videotapes. She also serves on the advisory board of Ms. Magazine, a radical feminist publication that started in 1971, and Girls Learn International.

In the year 1955, Lorraine Gary received the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Humanitarian Award along with her husband. Simon Wiesenthal Center was established by Rabbi Marvin Heir in 1977.

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