Who died on this date:
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Gloria Talbott & Dale Evans
Who was born on this date:
On September 19, 2000, actress Gloria Talbott died. She was born on February 7, 1931 in Glendale, California. She began her film career as a child actor in such films as Maytime (1937) Sweet and Lowdown (1943) and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945). Talbott later became known as “Queen of the B’s, after appearing in a number of horror films in the 1950s. She died on September 19, 2000 from kidney failure and is buried at the San Fernando Mission Cemetery in Mission Hills, California.
On February 7, 2001, actress Dale Evans died. She was born Frances Octavia Smith on October 31, 1912 in Uvalde, Texas. She took the name Dale Evans in the early 1930s to promote her singing career. Evans had a productive career as a big band singer that led to a screen test and contract with 20th Century Fox studios. In 1947 she married Roy Rogers at the Flying L Ranch in Davis, Oklahoma. Rogers and Evans were a team on- and off-screen from 1946 until Rogers' death in 1998. From 1951 to 1957, Dale Evans and her husband starred in the highly successful television series The Roy Rogers Show. Evans died of congestive heart failure on February 7, 2001 and is buried at the Sunset Memorial Park in Apple Valley, California.