Alert
Close

Watch the NASCAR race on Sunday at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Join the Drive to End Hunger!

Highlights

Open

FALL 2014 NATIONAL EVENT

Come to San Diego!

Sept. 4 - 6

Technology and Innovation
AARP-iPad-ePub-app

AARP TV

Watch episodes of AARP Live and other AARP broadcasts.

Most Popular

Viewed

Girl Talk: Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless

As 'Cagney & Lacey' comes to DVD, the stars catch up by phone (and let us listen in)

(AARP: So how long did it take for you to get to this point, where I put the two of you together on the phone and then I just disappear?)

(Laughter)

Sharon: You don't exist, Bill! Thanks for hooking up this call for Tyne and me!

(AARP: But really, how long did it take to become friends?)

Tyne: Between 17 minutes and 21, probably.

Sharon: My first day on the set was actually Tyne Daly's birthday.

Tyne: Really? How do you remember these things?

Sharon: I remember because I dressed up as a clown! I was so nervous. I didn't know her very well, but I wanted to participate. They were gonna have a cake for her, and I said, "Do you have a clown outfit?" Well, they came up with a clown outfit! I went out like Bozo …

Tyne: I mean, the full clown!

Sharon: Full clown!

Tyne: Really elaborate.

Sharon: I did a whole clown act for her, and I had her fooled for quite awhile, but then I couldn't breathe under that mask so I took it off.

(They take turns laughing)

(AARP: How did you react when the show was finally canceled?)

Tyne: I think I was the feisty one. I didn't want it to be over.

Sharon: Me, I was in Hazelden (an addiction treatment center).

Tyne: Oh!

(Both laughing uproariously)

Sharon: And they wouldn't let me have the news! I guess they were afraid I was gonna go off the end. (More laughing) And someone sent me a newspaper and I went into my counselor's office. I knocked on the door and I said, (meekly) "Excuse me, I just got this newspaper that says my show's been canceled." She said, "Would everyone leave the room? Please come in, Miss Gless."

Tyne: (Laughing uncontrollably) Where are you, Gless?

Sharon: I'm in Miami. Sitting in the kitchen with my feet up.

Tyne: Miami! That's a good AARP place!

Sharon: I want you to know that I'm almost 70, and I'm a loyal AARP member.

Tyne: I'm not a member. Oh, dear!

Sharon: You don't have to be a member, Tyne. She's also younger.

Tyne: Ha! Only minutes.

(AARP: Well, thank you both for your time …)

Sharon: Did you get enough, Bill?

Tyne: The trouble with me is I've never learned to function in sound bites, which makes the 21st century a complete mystery to me.

Sharon: Hey, honey …

Tyne: Call me back!

(Click)

You May Also Like

Visit the AARP home page every day, for the best of what's new, and to remember what's classic

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts

Processing

Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Video Extra

Fonda and Bertinelli: Another couple of stars, hanging out and talking about what's important to them, including fitness, health and sex.

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

Cirque Du Soleil

Members save up to 20% on live Cirque du Soleil shows with their AARP membership card.

Regal Cinemas movie theater

Members pay $8 for Regal ePremiere tickets purchased online. Conditions apply.

Movies Unlimited

Members save 10% on purchases of DVDs & Blu-ray discs from Movies Unlimited.

Member Benefits

Join or renew today! Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.