| Sharon Gans|| Actress|
| July 29, 1932 (age 83) (1932-07-29) New York City, New York|
Alex Horn (m. 1972–2007), Ezra Kulko (m. ?–1972)
A Chekhov Concert: Duets and Arias from the Plays of Anton Chekhov
Obie Award for Performance
Alex Horn, George Roy Hill, Maurice Horn
Stage and film actress
Sharon Gans Wikipedia
Sharon Gans (born July 29, 1932, in New York City) is an American actress.
She is best known for playing the role of Billy Pilgrim's wife, Valencia Merble, in George Roy Hill's the 1972 film version of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five. Gans also starred in the award-winning documentary Artists and Orphans: A True Drama. In 1966, she won an Obie Award for Best Actress for her performance in Soon Jack November.
In October 1988, Gans directed the play The Legend of Sharon Shashanovah, presented at the 47th Street Theater in New York City. Gans co-wrote A Chekhov Concert with Jordan Charney that was performed by the Moscow Contemporary Theater.
Gans, and her late husband Alex Horn, founded and operate a "school" of the Fourth Way which some former students have asserted is actually a cult but which Ms. Gans has vehemently disputed. Ms. Gans was a party to the 1978 US Supreme Court case called Kulko v California Superior Court in which the Court held that Ms. Gans had no right to sue her NY based ex-husband for child support in California; the case authored by Justice Marshall describes the facts surrounding the Gans/Kulko marriage in some detail.