Multiple Emmy® and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Sharon Gless will release her new memoir “Apparently There Were Complaints” on December 7, 2021 via Simon & Schuster. Spanning her childhood and five decades as an actress in Hollywood, from her work on “Cagney & Lacey,” “Queer as Folk,” “Burn Notice,” and countless other shows, movies, and international stage productions, Gless holds nothing back in this deeply personal book that spills all in her laugh-out-loud, juicy and touching life story.  The title is available for pre-order now.

“Apparently There Were Complaints” delves into Gless’s remarkable career and explores her complicated family, struggles with alcoholism, and her fear of romantic commitment as well as her encounters with some of Hollywood’s biggest names. Brutally honest and incredibly relatable, Gless puts it all out on the page in the same way she has lived—never with moderation.

“I never intended to write a book, but on a sunny California afternoon after chatting with a CBS executive about some of my life stories, I walked out with a book deal,” says Gless. “That’s what happened.  I went in for a TV show and came out having to write 320 pages of my own lines.  I hope I don’t regret this.”

A fifth-generation Californian, Gless knew from a young age that she wanted to be an actress. After some rocky teenage years that included her parents’ divorce and some minor (and not-so-minor) rebellion, Gless landed a coveted spot as an exclusive contract player for Universal Studios. In 1982, she stepped into the role of New York Police Detective Christine Cagney for the series “Cagney & Lacey,” which reached an audience of 30 million weekly viewers and garnered Gless two Emmy Awards. The show made history as the first hour-long drama to feature two women in the leading roles.

Gless continued to make history long after “Cagney & Lacey” was over. In 2000, she took on the role of outrageous Debbie Novotny in “Queer as Folk.” Her portrayal of a devoted mother to a gay son and confidant to his gay friends touched countless hearts and changed the definition of family for millions of viewers.

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About the Author
Sharon Gless was born into a prominent Hollywood family and always knew she wanted to be an actress. She was an exclusive contract player for Universal Studios from 1972 until 1982, when the studio ended all talent contracts. She was the last contract player in the history of Hollywood. While at Universal, Gless appeared on series such as “The Rockford Files”; “Kojak,” “The Bob Newhart Show”; and “Switch”, among others. In 1982, she accepted the role of Cagney in “Cagney & Lacey,” winning two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for Best Leading Actress in a Drama Series, followed shortly by a Golden Globe win for her lead role in “The Trials of Rosie O’Neill.”  In 2000, Gless was cast as Debbie Novotny in “Queer as Folk,” which ran for five seasons, after which she co-starred for seven seasons in her Emmy-nominated role on “Burn Notice.”  She has eleven Emmy and seven Golden Globe nominations. Gless married Barney Rosenzweig, the executive producer of “Cagney & Lacey,” in 1991 and they’ve been together for 30 years. She currently resides both in Los Angeles and on Fisher Island, off the coast of Miami, Florida.

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