Saturday, August 3, 2013

RIP Gail Kobe

Film and television actress and producer Gail Kobe died yesterday August 1 at the age of 82. Her first major film was Cecil B. DeMille’s epic The Ten Commandments in 1956. She went on to appear in dozens of TV shows throughout her career, earning an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Dr. Anne Warner on the 1960s TV series Dr. Kildare. Her other TV credits include soaps Peyton Place and Bright Promise. She also starred in such TV classics The Twilight Zone, The Fugitive, Bewitched, Hogan’s Heroes, The Mod Squad, Mission Impossible and The Outer Limits and appeared in over 50 Westerns, including, Rawhide, The Virginian, Maverick, Daniel Boone and Gunsmoke. She moved into producing daytime dramas during the 1970s and 80s with credits including Days of Our Lives, Texas, Another World, The Bold And The Beautiful, and Guiding Light, for which she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award. For the past two years, she resided at the Motion Picture Television Fund Home, where she was very active at Channel 22, organizing the show We’ve Got Mail, among other Fund activities.

KOBE, Gail
Born: 3/19/1929, Hamtramick, Michigan, USA
Died: 8/1/2013, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Gail Kobe’s western – actress: 
Cheyenne (TV) – 1956, 1958 (Della Sevier, Della Carver)
Tombstone Territory (TV) – 1958 (Nellie Cashman)
Boots and Saddles (TV) – 1958 (Molly Parker)
Sugarfoot (TV) – 1958 (Molly Wilkes)
Zane Grey Theater (TV) – 1958 (Ruth Huddlestone)
Trackdown (TV) – 1958 (Beth Waislip , Penny Adams, Cindy)
Gunsmoke in Tucson 1958 (Katy Porter)
Gunsmoke (TV) – 1958, 1965, 1966, 1969 (Polly Troyman, Grace, Madge, Ellie Decker)
The Californians (TV) – 1959 (Charlotte Tuttle)
Wagon Train (TV) – 1959 (Erika Hennepin)
Law of the Plainsman (TV) – 1959 (Nora Chaffee)
Tales of Wells Fargo (TV) – 1960 (Kate Brown)
The Rebel (TV) – 1960, 1961 (Carrie Evans, Emily Hardy)
Maverick (TV) – 1962 (Theodora Rush)
Rawhide (TV) – 1962, 1963 (Dr. Louise Amadon, Agnes Quintle)
Laramie (TV) – 1962, 1963 (Lottie Harris, Madge)
Empire (TV) – 1963 (Janet Rainey)
Have Gun – Will Travel (TV) – 1963 (Francine)
The Virginian (TV) – 1963 (Ruth Ferris)
A Man Called Shenandoah (TV) – 1966 (Ellie)
Cimarron Strip (TV) – 1967 (Johanna Houston)
Daniel Boone (TV) – 1968, 1970 (Amanda Wharton, Letitia)

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