Elaine Giftos

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Elaine Giftos
Mike Farrell Elaine Giftos The Interns 1970.JPG
Giftos with Mike Farrell, 1970.
Born Elaine Giftos
(1945-01-24) January 24, 1945 (age 72) [1]
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
United States
Occupation Actress/Dancer
Years active 1969-2001
Spouse(s) Herbert Wright

Elaine Giftos (born January 24, 1945[2] 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 as Reuben Kinkcaid's girlfriend Bonnie Klenschmidt, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, The Bob Newhart Show, The Six Million Dollar Man, Otherworld (TV series), 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 (1970), The Student Nurses (1970), Gas-s-s-s (1970, as the female lead, Cilla), No Drums, No Bugles (1972), Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) (1972), Paternity (1981, starring Burt Reynolds), Angel (1984), and The Trouble with Dick (1987).

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

Since 1989, Giftos Wright has provided Feng shui consulting services under the name "The Wright Way of Feng Shui."[3][4]


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