One of her first television roles was on ABC's short-lived police
detective show, N.Y.P.D., in 1968. In an episode called The Case of
the Shady Lady, Corbett played a dancer who tries to make her
husband's suicide into a murder for the insurance money. She had a
a supporting role in the film "Out of It" with Jon Voight, and
minor role as a mute in the 1971 cult film Let's Scare Jessica to
Death. In 1973, Corbett moved to Los Angeles under contract to
Universal Studios, as one of the last "contract players" of the
studio contract system. While with Universal, she worked on
virtually every major television series produced by the studio. Her
first role under contract was an episode of the legendary series
Kojak, Rockford Files, and roles followed on Wonder Woman,
Emergency!, Barnaby Jones, Hawaii 5-0, Columbo, Gunsmoke, McMillan
and Wife, Barbary Coast, Banacek, Family, Murder, She Wrote, Cheers
and Magnum, P.I..
Gretchen Corbett