Gail Strickland

Biography: Daytime-drama addicts first became aware of American actress Gail Strickland when she was cast as Dorcas Trilling in the Gothic soaper Dark Shadows (1966-71). Strickland made her movie debut as villain Murray Hamilton's put-upon spouse in The Drowning Pool, sharing the film's soggy "thrill" highlight with star Paul Newman. She later played significant character roles in films like Norma Rae (1979) and Uncommon Valor (1981). On TV, she has been a regular on The Insiders (1985), What a Country (1986) and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman (1992-). In the 1988 weekly series Heartbeat, Strickland played nurse-practitioner Marilyn McGrath, the first lesbian continuing character in Prime Time television. Gail Strickland continued to tote up impressive film credits into the 1990s, notably How to Make an American Quilt (1995) and An American President (1995).

Gail Strickland's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 54
Highest Metascore: 73 Who'll Stop the Rain
Lowest Metascore: 19 Oxford Blues
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
8 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
67 The American President Nov 17, 1995 Esther MacInerney 7.3
55 Protocol Dec 21, 1984 Mrs. St. John tbd
19 Oxford Blues Aug 24, 1984 Las Vegas Lady tbd
38 Uncommon Valor Dec 16, 1983 Helen Rhodes / Helen Rhodes 7.6
61 Norma Rae Mar 2, 1979 Bonnie Mae 7.5
73 Who'll Stop the Rain Aug 2, 1978 Charmian tbd
70 Bound for Glory Dec 5, 1976 Pauline tbd
48 The Drowning Pool Jul 18, 1975 Mavis Kilbourne tbd