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Gale Storm


Born - 5 April 1922, Bloomington, Texas, USA
Died - 27 June 2009

Perky, diminutive American actress with light auburn hair and lovely face, also a skater and singer, who won a Hollywood talent competition in 1940 to be an actress under the name Gale Storm (she was born Josephine Cottle). After marrying the male winner, actor Lee Bonnell (they stayed married until his death 45 years later), she appeared in 37 adventure, comedy, musical and western films between 1940 and her debut in Tom Brown's Schooldays and 1952, ending with The Texas Rangers and Woman of the North Country. She followed that with nine successful years on TV, as the star of the shows My Little Margie and Oh! Susannah. After her career was over, she confessed to a long-term but finally victorious battle over alcoholism.