Sharon Gless played Christine Cagney in Cagney and Lacey
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Cagney & Lacey stars on impact show had on US soaps

The stars of Cagney and Lacey are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the show.

Speaking to Radio 5 live's Phil Williams, Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly reflected on the impact the cop show had on other US soaps, saying that 'because of that series NYPD Blue was born'.

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Sharon Gless stars in A Round-Heeled Woman at the Aldwych Theatre from 25 November and Tyne Daly stars in Master Class at the Vaudeville Theatre from 21 January 2012.