Veteran actress Gloria Stroock (aka Gloria Stroock-Stern) made her Broadway debut with young Marlon Brando in Truckline Cafe. A highlight of her long career includes playing Rose Kennedy in ABC's Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy. She was a regular on the TV series McMillan and Wife with Rock Hudson and appeared in the films Fun with Dick and Jane, The Day of the Locust and The Competition.

     She has performed in many plays at Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills. Among her favorites is playing the title role in Driving Miss Daisy, as a homeless woman in Eastern Standard and again as Rose Kennedy in The Color of Rose. For ten seasons, she appeared in The Manor at Greystone Mansion.

     Gloria has been performing a one-woman show telling her captivating life stories. She served for seven years on the artistic committee at Theatre 40 and currently serves on their Board of Directors. She is also a collected sculptor.

Gloria was married to the writer/producer Leonard Stern for 56 years. After he passed away she started writing her memoir, Cast of Characters.