Erin Gray

7 Jan 1950

Actor

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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Filmography (13 titles)

(movie, 2018)
···My Christmas Inn
Genre: Romance
Role: Actor (as Molly Anderson)
(movie, 2011)
···Dreams Awake
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Hope Emrys)
(movie, 2002)
···Special Weapons and Tactics
Role: Actor (as The Mayor)
(movie, 2001)
···Touched by a Killer
Genre: Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Liza Collins)
(movie, 2000)
···Delicate Instruments
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Jessica Livingston)
(movie, 1994)
···Official Denial
Genre: Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Annie Corliss)
(movie, 1994)
···T-Force
Genre: Action, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Mayor Pendleton)
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Diana Kimble)
(movie, 1988)
···Addicted to His Love
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Jenny Barrett)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Captain Terry O'Malley)
(movie, 1987)
···Breaking Home Ties
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Carol)
(movie, 1982)
···Six Pack
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Role: Actor (as Lilah)
(movie, 1980)
···Coach of the Year
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Paula DeFalco)