Brianne Leary

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Brianne Leary
BornBrianne Banigan Leary
(1957-07-28) July 28, 1957 (age 56)
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
OccupationActress, host
Years active1978–present
 
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Brianne Leary
BornBrianne Banigan Leary
(1957-07-28) July 28, 1957 (age 56)
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
OccupationActress, host
Years active1978–present

Brianne Banigan Leary (born July 28, 1957)[1][2] is an American actress and inventor. She co-hosted the Disney Channel's Second Season of Walt Disney World Inside Out with George Foreman and J.D. Roth. She also hosted Animal Planet's Petsburgh USA.

Her mother was the Assistant City Editor for the Arizona Daily Star and she is cousin to writer Timothy Leary.

When in High School at Canyon Del Oro - in Tucson, Arizona - she was a gymnastics champion, finishing in the top three at the State Championship in 1974.

She first appeared on television as a contestant on Match Game '76. She won several games, earning in excess of $9,000. She came back to the show three years later as a celebrity panelist, becoming the only person to appear on the show as both a contestant and a panelist.

She later had a recurring role as Officer Sindy Cahill in the second season of CHiPs (1978–1979), before guest appearing in various shows, including Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, The Fall Guy, Simon & Simon, as Russian gymnast Tania in The Paper Chase episode "A case of Detente" in 1979, and 1st & Ten. She also made an appearance in a Battle of the Network Stars V in November 1978 and VI in May 1979.

In 1996, she created a Canadian children's TV show Stickin' Around with Robin Steele.

In early 2000, she was a co-anchor on WNYW New York's Good Day New York.

In 2007, Leary received a patent for her "portable device for cleaning an animal's paw" product, Pet Plunger.[3]

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  2. ^ "Brianne Leary". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2013-11-02. 
  3. ^ "Patent US7302915 - Portable device for cleaning an animal's paw - Google Patents". Google.com. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 

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