She broke barriers in Cagney & Lacey, gave unconditional love in Queer As Folk and is now driving her ex-spy son up the wall on USA's Burn Notice. Actress Sharon Gless reflects on the best lessons she's learned and more.
Screening Room: Is there one piece of advice you've been given that has stuck with you?

Sharon Gless: It was something my mother taught me—to always have compassion. It helps as a human being. It helps me as an actor, and I like to believe that I do have that ability, to be compassionate of others. It gives you an understanding of someone else besides yourself.


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