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September 11, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
The series finale of “Burn Notice” will air on Thursday night, and when it ends so will the life of one of the show's main characters. That's all USA will say in advance of the highly anticipated episode titled “Reckoning.” The show follows the dangerous adventures of burned spy Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) and his rag-tag group of spy friends as they use their super-human detection skills to solve mysteries and crack international cases. At the core of the show is its humanity as Westen negotiates his difficult relationship with his troubled mother Madeline, played by Sharon Gless.
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September 11, 2013 | By Jessica Gelt
The series finale of “Burn Notice” will air on Thursday night, and when it ends so will the life of one of the show's main characters. That's all USA will say in advance of the highly anticipated episode titled “Reckoning.” The show follows the dangerous adventures of burned spy Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) and his rag-tag group of spy friends as they use their super-human detection skills to solve mysteries and crack international cases. At the core of the show is its humanity as Westen negotiates his difficult relationship with his troubled mother Madeline, played by Sharon Gless.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1990
A preliminary hearing will be held April 25 for a woman prosecutors describe as an obsessed fan who broke into the Studio City home of actress Sharon Gless while armed with a rifle and 500 rounds of ammunition. The hearing was scheduled Thursday for Joni Leigh Penn, 30, who pleaded not guilty on April 9. Penn is charged with two counts of residential burglary to commit theft. Both charges included firearms allegations. If convicted on both counts, Penn could face 10 years in prison.
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December 29, 1992 | DAVID GRITTEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It is hard to imagine Sharon Gless as the star of a stage play--hard, indeed, to summon any image of her not framed by a television screen. After six years in "Cagney & Lacey," in which she won two Emmys as the tough-talking but vulnerable cop Christine Cagney, Gless is indelibly stamped as a TV actress, even if an undeniably superior one.
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September 22, 1986 | MORGAN GENDEL, Times Staff Writer
The early arrival of Sharon Gless to the 38th annual Emmy Awards on Sunday proved a good omen for the show--and Gless. Gless, among the first to enter the Pasadena Civic Auditorium--wearing a creamy yellow gown laced with gold and silver brocade--picked up the Emmy for best actress in an ongoing drama series, one of the first categories of the evening.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 1986 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, Times Staff Writer
Fay Kanin--writer, producer and past president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences--was talking about dignity. Receiving the second annual Genii Award for production at the 32nd annual Genii Awards luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel Saturday, Kanin also urged her audience to "give the lie to" the "cliche, that glib put-down of Hollywood, that labels Hollywood as Tinseltown."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1990 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An obsessed fan who armed herself with a rifle, then barricaded herself in the Studio City home of actress Sharon Gless was sentenced to six years in state prison Monday after pleading no contest to burglary charges. Joni Leigh Penn, 30, who admitted being in love with the star of the "Cagney & Lacey" television program, apologized for harassing Gless for at least two years before breaking into her home armed with a loaded rifle and several hundred rounds of ammunition on March 30.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1990 | MICHAEL CONNELLY and ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Santa Ana woman described by police as an obsessed fan armed herself with a rifle and broke into an unoccupied Studio City house owned by actress Sharon Gless early Friday, barricading herself in a bathroom and threatening to kill herself for nearly seven hours before surrendering.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 29, 1992 | DAVID GRITTEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It is hard to imagine Sharon Gless as the star of a stage play--hard, indeed, to summon any image of her not framed by a television screen. After six years in "Cagney & Lacey," in which she won two Emmys as the tough-talking but vulnerable cop Christine Cagney, Gless is indelibly stamped as a TV actress, even if an undeniably superior one.
NEWS
June 2, 1985
"Letting Go," with Sharon Gless and John Ritter, was a warm, funny and dramatic movie. I loved it. It was a fresh and wonderful romance. Gless and Ritter made a great couple. Judi Duel, La Crescenta
NEWS
May 31, 1992
I was angered by the slur on Van Nuys ("The Trials of Rosie O'Neill," CBS, May 9) as the home of "lowlifes." Besides shoe salesmen, you might be interested to know that Van Nuys is also the home of a city councilman, doctors, lawyers, CPAs, actors, teachers, etc. As for Sharon Gless, whose work I ordinarily admire, and as a professional woman, it pained me to see her portrayed as a borderline personality. Louise Judson, Van Nuys
NEWS
May 3, 1992
How delightful it was to have Sharon Gless in "The Trials of Rosie O'Neill" back on Saturday evening. She was missed. And her new romance with Robert Wagner magnified Rosie's true qualities: wit, charm, caring and vulnerability. Faithful fans could not help but catch the final line of dialogue: "You deserve it." Perfect! Marge McGuire, Anaheim Hills
NEWS
February 17, 1991
Many thanks to CBS for its Jan. 28 production of "The Trials of Rosie O'Neill." The program was a perfect blend of cast and script, and it was wonderful to see "Cagney & Lacey" reunited. Tyne Daly continues to amaze us with her versatility. Only superb acting by Sharon Gless prevented Daly from stealing the show. Marge McGuire, Anaheim Hills
NEWS
October 28, 1990
"American Dreamer" with Robert Urich was a thought-provoking gentle storywithout the violence and sex that seems to fill the screen today. Ida K. Miller, Tujunga New shows? Several really good ones! "Evening Shade," great cast, veryentertaining; both "Uncle Buck" and "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" provided somelaughs; Sharon Gless does a fantastic job in "The Trials of Rosie O'Neill." So, weUre pleased with most of the new shows. But what do we know? We loved"Slap Maxwell" and that show vanished.
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October 24, 1990 | From United Press International
A judge Tuesday reduced to four years a six-year state prison term originally imposed on Joni Leigh Penn of Garden Grove, an obsessed fan of Sharon Gless who twice broke into the actress' home with a loaded rifle. Superior Court Judge John Major made the reduction after reading a diagnostic study prepared by state prison officials. The study pointed to several mitigating factors in Penn's case.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 2, 1990 | RICK DU BROW
TV or not TV . . . STARTING OVER: Cagney misses Lacey. Sharon Gless says her new CBS series, "The Trials of Rosie O'Neill," is "more difficult" than her former "Cagney & Lacey" cop show. Gless played policewoman Chris Cagney, Tyne Daly her partner, Mary Beth Lacey. They won six best actress Emmys between them. Now Gless is a public defender in the hourlong "Rosie O'Neill." "Tyne carried half the load before," says Gless.
NEWS
February 17, 1991
Many thanks to CBS for its Jan. 28 production of "The Trials of Rosie O'Neill." The program was a perfect blend of cast and script, and it was wonderful to see "Cagney & Lacey" reunited. Tyne Daly continues to amaze us with her versatility. Only superb acting by Sharon Gless prevented Daly from stealing the show. Marge McGuire, Anaheim Hills
NEWS
May 3, 1992
How delightful it was to have Sharon Gless in "The Trials of Rosie O'Neill" back on Saturday evening. She was missed. And her new romance with Robert Wagner magnified Rosie's true qualities: wit, charm, caring and vulnerability. Faithful fans could not help but catch the final line of dialogue: "You deserve it." Perfect! Marge McGuire, Anaheim Hills
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1990 | From United Press International
A woman described as an obsessed fan of actress Sharon Gless was sentenced Monday to six years in state prison after pleading no contest to twice breaking into Gless' home with a loaded rifle. Prosecutors said Joni Leigh Penn, 30, of Garden Grove, intended to sexually assault Gless and commit suicide in front of her. But the Emmy Award-winning actress, who starred in the 1980s police drama "Cagney and Lacey," was not at her Studio City home during either break-in last March.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1990 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An obsessed fan who armed herself with a rifle then barricaded herself in the Studio City home of actress Sharon Gless was sentenced to six years in state prison Monday after pleading no contest to burglary charges. Joni Leigh Penn, 30, who admitted being in love with the star of the "Cagney & Lacey" television program, apologized for harassing Gless for at least two years prior to breaking into her home armed with a rifle and several hundred rounds of ammunition on March 30.
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