Meet the woman behind Mary Beth Lacey. Sharon and Susan are excited and honored to talk with Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and the star of Cagney & Lacey, Tyne Daly.

In a career spanning eight decades, Tyne Daly has appeared on stage and screen in over 100 roles in everything from “The Mod Squad” and “Judging Amy” to co-starring with Clint Eastwood in the Dirty Harry film “The Enforcer”. She has received six Emmy awards – four of them for her outstanding portrayal of Mary Beth Lacey on “Cagney & Lacey.” In this intimate interview, Tyne Daly shares stories of her childhood, barely finishing high school, her early days acting in New York, her eventual move to Los Angeles with then-husband actor/director Georg Stanford Brown -- and a lifetime of acting, politics and poetry.
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The Conversation

  • How Dustin Hoffman opened the door for “non-perfect” people on film and TV.
  • Coming to California -- and being “done at 21”!
  • How the internet is the death of conversation.
  • The power of words.
  • Doing her early pilots – and hoping they didn’t go!
  • “I Did My Cop” - How Dirty Harry almost kept Tyne from doing “Cagney & Lacey”
  • How Tyne went to the mat for Meg Foster at the end of season one – and almost lost her job for it.
  • What it was like to read with the (many) actresses auditioning to play the third Cagney – and how it felt to hear what the producers said about them when they left the room.
  • Why Tyne hasn’t re-watched the show – and doesn’t want to.
  • Tyne’s idea for a new holiday: Interdependence Day – a day celebrating everything we have in common as a people.
  • Tyne reads the poem “Life While You Wait” by Wisława Szymborska
  • How after a lifetime of striving and struggling – as an actress and woman – Tyne sees that certain battles are never over…
  • What's Tyne's one word to explain the 21st century? And what's yours?
So join Susan, Sharon – and Tyne -- as they talk Bette Davis, Angela Lansbury, Jimmy Stewart, “Colleagues with penises” and “Lining up with the pigs”!

Our Audio-ography

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Cagney & Lacey on Roku.

The Bread Factory, Part 1 and Part 2

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“Remembering Cagney & Lacey with Sharon Gless & Tyne Daly” by Brian McFadden

“Poems New and Collected” by Wisława Szymborska

“The New Handbook for a Post Roe America” by Robin Marty


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80s TV Ladies™ Episode 119 – “Cagney & Lacey with Tyne Daly”
Produced by 134 West and Susan Lambert Hatem.
Hosted by Susan Lambert Hatem and Sharon Johnson.
Guest: Tyne Daly.
Sound Engineer and Editor: Kevin Ducey.
Producer: Melissa Roth. Richard Hatem.
Associate Producer: Sergio Perez.
Music by Amy Engelhardt.
Copyright 2023 134 West, LLC and Susan Lambert. All Rights Reserved.