Cagney & Lacey’s Sharon Gless: ‘My love affair with Martinis nearly killed me’

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After spending a week in the hospital for unexplained, debilitating abdominal pain, actress Sharon Glas was advised by her doctors to abstain from alcohol.

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The then 72-year-old TV star stayed for a full 36 hours without touching the luggage.

But, when the pancreatic attacks returned soon after, he consulted a top gastroenterologist, who got to the bottom of the issue within minutes.


â ????? If you have one more drink again, don’t call me one???? he said. A ???? I don’t commit suicide. One ????

Glass???? The lower lip started trembling but the doctor showed no mercy. a ???? you ???? Not going to cry at me, are you? He kept barking. A ???? I thought you were the strictest. One ????

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Doctor was referring to Glessâ???? Playing the tough New York cop Christine Cagney from the hit show ‘Cagney & Lacey’???? a???? A part that brought fame to the California native.

Tyne Daly and Sharon Glas played NYC police detectives in the hit show “Cagney & Lacey” that ran from 1982–1988.
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Now 78, the sex symbol of the 1980s wrote the memoir -???? Apparently there were complaints, a???? (Simon & Schuster) on December 7, in which she recalls the medical advice that prompted her to become sober permanently on May 8, 2015.

Another factor was a video of his 70th birthday celebration on a high ceiling in downtown Los Angeles. Looking at it again two years later, she writes, â???? stopped me on the progress of my addiction.

At one point in the video, Glas is seen yelling at one of the guests: â????I donâ????t give af-k about your kids!â????

The irony won’t be lost on die-hard fans of Glessâ???? police drama. Just opposite clean-living mom Mary-Beth Lacey (played by) Tyne Daily), Glas???? The character Cagney lives alone and kills the bottle as a means of coping with the stress of his failed romantic life and the grief caused by his father’s death.

In a parallel universe to my real life â??¦ I didn’t know where to go or what to do about my feelings, â???? Glas recalls in his book. He believes that, because of his own experience with wine, he gave his best performance in a special episode where Cagney goes from drinking from a glass to swiping straight from the bottle.

Though sober for XX years, Glas says she still misses her martinis.
Although sober for more than six years, Glas says she still misses her martinis.
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The star suggests that, in the scene, the vain cop sits on the floor and rests his head on a couch to avoid the dreaded “whirlpool”???? By lying down

Sharon Glas book cover

â???? From personal experience I knew that lying on the flat while intoxicated feels like the room is moving. One ????

Glas, who once had a failing rehab facility, said her drug of choice was mostly martinis.

She channeled her passion for cocktails with a martinisa???? described as a love affair???? And Jimmy Beam also admits to having an interest in whiskey.

When it felt like death was the inevitable outcome, she went cold turkey and started attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings – ???? And writes that she has stayed on the wagon since then.

But Glas confesses that she still has a craving for alcohol.

A ???? I miss Mary Hendricks ???? of dry martini, shaken not shaken. every single night. So far????


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