June 30, 2009

Actress Gale Storm Died, Age 87

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Actress Gale Storm Died, Age 87


Gale Storm, the Texas-born actress who made wholesome perkiness a defining element of television’s golden age on two hit sitcoms, “My Little Margie” and “The Gale Storm Show,” died Saturday at a convalescent hospital in Danville, Calif., according to a representative of the hospital. She was 87.

Before she died, Gale Storm had been a B-movie actress for more than a decade when “My Little Margie” had its premiere on CBS in June 1952 as a summer replacement for the era’s biggest hit series, “I Love Lucy.” Gale. Storm played a young Manhattanite living with her widowed father (Charles Farrell), an affluent businessman, and often trying to keep amorous single women away from him....

...Now that she died gale Storm is survived by three sons, Phillip, Peter and Paul; a daughter, Susie; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. In her memoir, Gale Storm looked back on her greatest success, “My Little Margie,” and the difficulties of doing a weekly series for several years. “I’d get tired, but I’d wake up every morning looking forward to the day’s work,” Gale Storm wrote. “I think that the secret to happiness...

Actress Gale Storm Died, Age 87

Posted at June 30, 2009 3:25 AM

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