Gale Storm, singer, star of ’50s hit TV series, dies 87


Josephine Owaissa Cottle (April 5, 1922 – June 27, 2009), better known as Gale Storm, is an American actress and singer, who starred in two popular television programs of the 1950s, My Little Margie and The Gale Storm Show.

Television & Music Career
Storm’s television career skyrocketed from 1952 to 1955, with her starring role in My Little Margie. The show was originally a summer replacement for I Love Lucy. It ran for 126 episodes.

Storm’s popularity was capitalized upon in The Gale Storm Show (aka Oh! Susanna).  This show ran for 143 episodes between 1956 and 1960. Both of her series were shown countless times in reruns.

Gale Storm had several top ten songs. She headlined in Las Vegas and appeared in numerous stage plays.

Death of Gale Storm
Storm lived alone in Monarch Beach, California, near her two sons and their families, until failing health in recent years forced her into a convalescent home in Danville, California.  Cause of death is not known.
Gale Storm was 87 years old at the time of her death

I Hear You Knocking Gale Storm

 Gale Storm – Ivory Tower

Gale Storm’s Filmography & Discography continues on next page

Murder, She Wrote (1 episode, 1989)
The Love Boat (1 episode, 1979)
Burke’s Law (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
The Gale Storm Show (83 episodes, 1956-1960)
Shower of Stars (1 episode, 1957)
What’s My Line? 11/17/1975 (Episode #388) (Season 9 Ep 12)Mystery Guest
The Ford Television Theatre (1 episode, 1955)
Celebrity Playhouse (1 episode, 1955)
Robert Montgomery Presents (1 episode, 1955)
My Little Margie (76 episodes, 1952-1955)
The Unexpected (1 episode, 1952)
Woman of the North Country (1952)
The Texas Rangers (1951)
Al Jennings of Oklahoma (1951)
The Bigelow Theatre (2 episodes, 1950-1951)
Hollywood Theatre Time (1950) TV series
Between Midnight and Dawn (1950)
The Underworld Story (1950)
Curtain Call at Cactus Creek (1950)
The Kid from Texas (1950)
Abandoned (1949)
Stampede (1949)
Walk a Crooked Mile (1948)
The Dude Goes West (1948)
It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947)
Swing Parade of 1946
Sunbonnet Sue (1945)
G.I. Honeymoon (1945)
Forever Yours (1945)
Where Are Your Children? (1943)
Campus Rhythm (1943)
Nearly Eighteen (1943)
Revenge of the Zombies (1943)
Cosmo Jones, Crime Smasher (1943)
Rhythm Parade (1942)
Foreign Agent (1942)
Smart Alecks (1942)
Lure of the Islands (1942)
Man from Cheyenne (1942)
Freckles Comes Home (1942)
Red River Valley (1941)
Jesse James at Bay (1941)
Let’s Go Collegiate (1941
Gambling Daughters (1941)
Saddlemates (1941)
City of Missing Girls (1941)
Merry-Go-Roundup (1941)
Uncle Joe (1941)
One Crowded Night (1940)
Tom Brown’s School Days (1940)


1956: I Hear You Knocking/Never Leave Me (Dot 15412) (#2)
1956: Memories Are Made of This/Teenage Prayer (Dot 15436)
1956: Why Do Fools Fall in Love/I Walk Alone (Dot 15448)
1956: I Ain’t Gonna Worry/Ivory Tower (Dot 15458) (#6)
1956: Tell Me Why/Don’t Be That Way (Dot 15474)
1956: Now Is The Hour/A Heart Without A Sweetheart (Dot 15492)
1956: My Heart Belongs To You/Orange Blossoms (Dot 15515)
1957: Lucky Lips/On Treasure Island (Dot 15539)
1957: Dark Moon/A Little Too Late (Dot 15558) (#4)
1957: On My Mind Again/Love By The Jukebox Light (Dot 15606)
1957: Go ‘Way From My Window/Winter Warm (Dot 15666)
1957: I Get That Feeling/A Farewell To Arms (Dot 15691)
1957: You/Angry (Dot 15734)
1957: South Of The Border/Soon I’ll Wed My Love (Dot 15783 )
1958: Oh Lonely Crowd/Happiness Left Yesterday (Dot 15861)
1960: I Need You So/On Treasure Island (Dot 16057)
1960: Please Help Me I’m Falling/He Is There (Dot 16111)