Lauren Tewes Biography

Lauren Tewes Biography on Monsters and Critics

Summary

"(Cynthia) Lauren Tewes" (, born in Braddock, Pennsylvania on October 26, 1954), raised in Whittier, California is an American actress best known for playing Cruise Director Julie McCoy on the sitcom "The Love Boat" beating out over 100 other actresses for the role. She was replaced by Pat Klous in 1983 after a highly public battle with cocaine abuse.

Ms. Tewes attended Rio Hondo College in Whittier, California. She also studied at the University of California at Riverside, California where she won the 1st Annual Chancellor's Award for Excellence in the Theatre. She made her stage debut in 'Arsenic and Old Lace' at the Pacific Conservatory Theatre in California. Other plays include 'Born Yesterday' and 'Crimes of the Heart' which were performed during the early 1980s.

In 2000-2001, she had a recurring role on "The Fugitive" as a police detective.

She currently lives in the Seattle area of Washington state, where she is still acting in regional theater and doing voice-over work. Recent roles include Mrs. Pearce in 'My Fair Lady' at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle in 2003, and Karen Noone in Craig Lucas's 'Prayer for My Enemy' at the Intiman Theater in 2007. Tewes has also performed roles for Imagination Theater's various radio dramas.

She has been married three times: first to John Wassel (20 November 1977 - 1981), second to jazz musician Paolo Noonis (1986 - ?), and third to actor Bob Nadir (1 May 1996 - 25 April 2002). Nadir died of Lou Gehrig's disease after being ill for several years, and Tewes was his primary caregiver during his illness.

In June 1987 she gave birth prematurely to a daughter, who died a month later.

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