Gale Storm: A Biography and Career Record

Gale Storm: A Biography and Career Record

by David C. Tucker

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Gale Storm: A Biography and Career Record by David C. Tucker

On December 31, 1939, nationwide radio audiences listened as 17-year-old Josephine Owaissa Cottle, a Texas schoolgirl, won Gateway to Hollywood’s new talent competition. Her prize was a movie contract at RKO and a memorable stage name—“Gale Storm.” One of the United States’ most beloved entertainers, she appeared in 35 films, starred in two hit television series (one was My Little Margie) and earned a gold record for “I Hear You Knockin’.”
Drawing on interviews with family, friends and colleagues, this biography provides many unpublished details of her life and career. An annotated filmography encompasses Storm’s time at Monogram Pictures, her roles in westerns and her appearances in classics such as It Happened on 5th Avenue. Her TV career is covered, including complete production histories and episode guides.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476671772
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 07/18/2018
Pages: 267
Sales rank: 558,135
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

David C. Tucker is the author of numerous books about classic film and television history. A retired public library administrator, he lives outside Atlanta, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments  ix

Preface  1

I. Biography  5

II. The Films  37

III. Television  114

IV. Radio  211

V. Recordings  226

Appendix A: Soundies and Telescriptions  233

Appendix B: Gale Storm in Comics  236

Appendix C: The Films of Lee Bonnell  238

Chapter Notes  245

Bibliography  249

Index  251

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