Gale StormJosephine Owaissa Cottle born (Bloomington), 5 april 1922 - Danville27 June 2009), was an American actress and singer.

After the early death of her father, the family moved to Houston. Josephine was an accomplished roller skate champion and dancer. At the end of high school she won a contest with the Grand Prize a one-year contract with a movie studio. She was now called Gale Storm.

Gale Storm In the 1950s was a true American icon. She appeared in nearly 50 films and was the main character in two popular tv shows, "My Little Margie" and "The Gale Storm Show". In 1956 she took her first picture on, ' I Hear You Knocking ", of which more than 1 million copies were sold. The picture was no. 2 in the charts. During her career she would still different top-10-songs and they did many performances.

In 1981 she published her autobiography, "I Ain't Down Yet", in which she also described her fight against alcohol. Gale Storm got four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, namely for her performance for radio, music, tv and film.

Filmography (selection)[Edit]Edit

Year Film Role Comments
1940 Tom Brown's Schooldays Effie Other title: Adventures at Rugby
1941 Saddlemates Susan Langley
1942 Rhythm Parade Sally Benson
1943 Nearly Eighteen Jane "Janie" Stanton
1945 G.I. Honeymoon Ann Gordon
1946 Swing Parade of 1946 Carol Lawrence
1947 It Happened on Fifth Avenue Trudy O'Connor
1948 The Dude Goes West Liza Crockett
1949 Abandoned Paula Considine Other title: Abandoned Woman
1950 The Underworld Story Catherine "Cathy" Harris
1951 Al Jennings of Oklahoma Margo St. Claire
1952 Woman of the North Country Cathy Nordlund
Year Title Role Comments
1952-1955 My Little Margie Margie Albright 126 episodes
1955 The Ford Television Theatre Hope Foster 1 episode
1956-1960 The Gale Storm Show Susanna Pomeroy 143 episodes
1964-1965 Burke's Law Honey Feather Leeps

Dr. Andrew Harper

2 episodes
1979 The Love Boat Rose 1 episode
1989 Murder, She Wrote Maisie Mayberry 1 episode


  • 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)
  • 1958: I Need You So/On Treasure Island (Dot 16057)
  • 1958: Please Help Me I'm Falling/He Is There (Dot 16111)