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Gail Fisher (I) (1935–2000)


A classy, smart-looking, spectacularly beautiful African-American actress who broke racial barriers in 1970s Hollywood but suffered greatly in her private life years after her TV glory days, award-winning actress Gail Fisher was born on August 18, 1935, in Orange, New Jersey, the youngest of five children. Her father, a carpenter, died when she ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Mannix
Mannix Peggy Fair
(1968-1975)
General Hospital
General Hospital Judge Heller
(1982)
Mankillers
Mankillers Joan Hanson
(1987)
Every Man Needs One
Every Man Needs One Pauline Kramer
(1972)

Filmography

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 1990 Donor (TV Movie)
Secretary
 1987 Mankillers
Joan Hanson
 1986 He's the Mayor (TV Series)
Lila
- Take My Father, Please (1986) ... Lila
 1985 Hotel (TV Series)
Fran Willis
- Hearts and Minds (1985) ... Fran Willis
 1983 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Thelma
- Short Notice (1983) ... Thelma
 1982 General Hospital (TV Series)
Judge Heller
- Episode dated 8 January 1982 (1982) ... Judge Heller
- Episode dated 7 January 1982 (1982) ... Judge Heller
- Episode dated 6 January 1982 (1982) ... Judge Heller
- Episode dated 5 January 1982 (1982) ... Judge Heller
- Episode dated 4 January 1982 (1982) ... Judge Heller
 1979 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Dr. Frantz
- Hit Man/The Swimmer (1979) ... Dr. Frantz
 1975 Medical Center (TV Series)
Bonnie Horne
- Street Girl (1975) ... Bonnie Horne
 1968-1975 Mannix (TV Series)
Peggy Fair
- Hardball (1975) ... Peggy Fair (credit only)
- Bird of Prey: Part 2 (1975) ... Peggy Fair (credit only)
- Bird of Prey: Part 1 (1975) ... Peggy Fair (credit only)
 1972 Every Man Needs One (TV Movie)
Pauline Kramer
 1969-1971 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Penny (segment "Love and the Baby") / Mercy (segment "Love and the Hustler")
- Love and a Couple of Couples/Love and the Hustler/Love and the Pill (1969) ... Mercy (segment "Love and the Hustler")
 1971 Room 222 (TV Series)
Diana Brown
- Welcome Back, Miss Brown (1971) ... Diana Brown
 1970 Insight (TV Series)
Mrs. Carter
- Incident on Danker Street (1970) ... Mrs. Carter
 1968 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Carla
- Gossip, Incorporated (1968) ... Carla
 1967 The Second Hundred Years (TV Series)
Young Matron
- Luke's First Christmas (1967) ... Young Matron
 1967 He & She (TV Series)
Helen
- One of Our Firemen Is Missing (1967) ... Helen
 1962 The Defenders (TV Series)
The Singer
- Grandma TNT (1962) ... The Singer
 1959-1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Joyce Lane
- Climate of Eden (1960)
- Simply Heavenly (1959) ... Joyce Lane
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Personal Quote:

It was really a revolution in casting, you know. It was understood by all of us who auditioned that the girl could be anything -- oriental, black, anything -- just a human being. I won. I was the first black female -- no, make that black, period -- to make a national TV commercial, on camera, with lines. My friends and family thought I was crazy, you know. But honey, there ain't any black ... See more »

Trivia:

One of TV's most visible black actors of the late 60s, Gail was nominated for four Emmy Awards for her stylish secretary, winning once, and for three Golden Globe Awards, winning twice. See more »

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