Daughter of Jack Baur, former head of the casting department at 20th Century-Fox, and cousin of actress Sharon Gless who, none-the-less, won roles based on her own tenacity and extreme talent. Her great-grandfather, a French Basque named Simon Gless, once owned the swank San Fernando Valley suburb of Encino. Ms. Baur was offered a job on the soap opera Bright Promise at the same time she was auditioning forIronside. When she got the role of 'Fran Belding' on "Ironside," she gave "Bright Promise" her regrets. The same women who tried out for the role of 'Fran Belding' also auditioned for the role Ms. Baur was offered on "Bright Promise."