TV Gale Storm, star of '50s hit TV series, dies at 87

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Jun 28, 4:21 PM (ET)

[/FONT][FONT=Verdana,Sans-serif] LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gale Storm, whose wholesome appearance and perky personality made her one of early television's biggest stars, has died at age 87.
The actress died Saturday at a convalescent hospital in Danville, said her son, Peter Bonnell. He says she died of natural causes.
Storm was a Texas high schooler named Josephine Owaissa Cottle when she won a talent contest for a radio show called "Gateway to Hollywood" on New Year's Day 1940.
Soon she was in Los Angeles, making movies with Jackie Cooper, Eddie Albert and Audie Murphy.
In 1952 she landed the starring role in "My Little Margie," which quickly became an audience favorite and ran until 1955.



Sultan of Swat
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Another former star lost. I've only seen her in a few things, she seemed to be a good actress. My condolences go out to her family and friends.


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I haven't heard of her. RIP though. At least she died of old age and avoided a shockingly early death like some of the other recent ones. :shake: