Harlee McBride

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Harlee McBride
Born (1948-11-20) November 20, 1948 (age 68)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Richard Belzer

Harlee McBride (born November 20, 1948) is an actress and the wife of actor and comedian Richard Belzer since 1985.[1] She is best known for Young Lady Chatterley (1977), a film based on the erotic novel Lady Chatterley's Lover, and its 1985 sequel film, Young Lady Chatterley II.

She has occasionally appeared in TV shows and movies, including 22 appearances as medical examiner Dr. Alyssa Dyer on Homicide: Life on the Street, which starred Belzer. For example, she features prominently in the fifth season episode "Partners and Other Strangers", piecing together the skull of Det. Beau Felton while talking about the fact that she used to date Det. John Munch (played by Belzer) and is now dating a standup comic (Belzer's other profession).

She and Belzer met in Los Angeles in 1981, when she was 31 and divorced,[2] with two daughters, Bree and Jessica.[2] McBride, who had been seen in Playboy magazine four years earlier as part of that year's sex-in-cinema feature, in conjunction with Young Lady Chatterley,[3] was appearing in TV commercials for the auto maker Ford and acting in free theater, when she met Belzer at the suggestion of a friend.[2] During the 1980s, she worked as a secretary at Disneyland.[2]

On October 12, 2014, McBride was disruptive on an Air France flight from New York to Paris. She was yelling, screaming and even threw a tray of food, and was handcuffed to her seat by cabin crew. The pilots made an emergency landing in Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, where she spent two nights in a local jail cell until her CAD$10,000 bail was posted.[4] In May 2016, a Gander judge ordered McBride to pay $26,433 in restitution and a $10,000 fine for the incident.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harlee McBride". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 
  2. ^ a b c d Hiaasen, Rob (1997-02-20). "Detective Mensch: A dark comic with a sweetheart of a soul, Richard Belzer has found a new life with 'Homicide'". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2016-05-27. 
  3. ^ "Sex Stars of 1977". Playboy. December 1977. 
  4. ^ CBC staff (2014-10-14). "Hollywood actress Harlee McBride was drunk, disruptive on flight, says RCMP". CBC News. Retrieved 2016-05-27. 
  5. ^ Ensing, Chris (2016-05-10). "Drunk actress Harlee McBride billed $36K for flight detour to Gander". CBC News. Retrieved 2016-05-27. 

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