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Elaine Giftos

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Birth nameElaine Giftos
Birth dateJanuary 24, 1945(age 72)
Place of birthPittsfield, Massachusetts
SpouseHerbert Wright

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Elaine Giftos (born January 24, 1945, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts) is an American actress.

Trained by George Balanchine as a member of the New York City Ballet, Giftos performed on the Broadway stage before moving to California to pursue a career in movies and television.

Her first television appearance was in an episode of I Dream of Jeannie ("Jeannie the Matchmaker") as a dating service clerk named Laverne Sadelko who sets herself up with Roger Healy. Other shows she appeared in were Bonanza, The Interns, Ironside, Adam-12, The Streets of San Francisco, Love, American Style, The Partridge Family (in a recurring role), Kolchak: The Night Stalker, The Bob Newhart Show, The Six Million Dollar Man, Barney Miller,Three's Company, Hawaii Five-O, Quincy, M.E., Knight Rider, Magnum, P.I., Murder, She Wrote, Tales of the Unexpected, the cult classic War of the Worlds, Ally McBeal, Mars and Beyond, and Family Law.

Her movie credits include roles in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, The Student Nurses, Gas-s-s-s (as the female lead, Cilla), No Drums, No Bugles, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask), Paternity (starring Burt Reynolds), Angel, and The Trouble with Dick.

Giftos was married to writer/producer Herbert Wright until his death in 2005.

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