Gloria Pall
American actor, writer, model and showgirl
Gloria Pall
Gloria Pall is an American model, showgirl, film and television actress, author and businesswoman. Pall was born in Brooklyn, New York to an English family. During World War II, she worked as an aircraft mechanic in upstate New York at Rome Army Air Depot. On July 28, 1945 she was employed by the USO headquarters office on the 56th floor of the Empire State Building in New York City when a U.S. Army B-25 Mitchell bomber crashed into the 79th floor.
Biography
Gloria Pall's personal information overview.
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Gloria Pall Dead: 1950s TV Hostess Known As Voluptua Dies
Huffington Post - about 4 years
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Gloria Pall dies at 85; Voluptua character deemed too sexy for TV
LATimes - about 4 years
Pall was chosen to host a love-themed movie program on KABC-TV in 1954. But her steamy poses and on-air flirtatiousness drew complaints that led the station to cancel the show. On a December night in 1954, Los Angeles met the woman it would soon deem too hot for television.
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Al Martinez: She's old Hollywood, but she's `for real' - Los Angeles Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
When former showgirl, actress and magazine cover model Gloria Pall says "I've got to be me" you know she isn't just doing a song and a dance. She means it. All you've got to do is look around her pink stucco North Hollywood
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Valley Village's 'Voluptua' is 'Goddess of the Month' - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Gloria Pall, who starred in a controversial TV show in the 50s, is receiving new attention lately. By Craig Clough | Email the author | 1:17am Patch first met Gloria Pall back in November when our Faith and Charity columnist Linda Rubin interviewed her
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Gloria Pall
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2011
    Age 81
    In a 2011 radio interview with author and broadcaster R. H. Greene, Pall reminisced about the Voluptua program, explaining the show's format, re-enacting character dialogue, and explaining how Christian and PTA groups labelled the character "Corruptua" and pressured KABC to take her off the air.
    More Details Hide Details Cancelled after seven weeks, Voluptua got Pall feature stories in Life and Playboy magazines.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1959
    Age 29
    In 1959, Pall began developing a career in real-estate and in 1962 opened her own office on Sunset Strip.
    More Details Hide Details In later years she turned to writing books about Hollywood, penning self-published books under Showgirl Press of Hollywood, including the following:
  • 1954
    Age 24
    In late 1954 and early 1955, she developed a television show called "Voluptua" for KABC-TV that caused a furor for what was then seen as obscenity.
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  • 1951
    Age 21
    Pall got her first acting job on television in 1951 and went on to a successful career as an actress for ten years, primarily in secondary and minor roles.
    More Details Hide Details She had a small role in the The Twilight Zone episode, "And When the Sky Was Opened". She had small roles in feature films such as Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation (1953), Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953), The French Line (1954), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954), The Night of the Hunter (1955), Jailhouse Rock (1957), The Brothers Karamazov (1958) and Elmer Gantry (1960). She appeared on the cover of several national celebrity magazines and twice was a centerfold in Esquire.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1947
    Age 17
    In 1947 Gloria Pall won a beauty contest that opened the door to work as a model.
    More Details Hide Details She worked as a showgirl in both Reno and Las Vegas as well as in Hollywood where for a time she was she was chosen to be "Miss Earl Carroll" from the huge cast of beauties. This was at the Earl Carroll Theatre on Sunset Blvd. in 1952. She dated Howard Hughes for a time.
  • 1945
    Age 15
    Pall was born in Brooklyn, New York to an English family. During World War II, she worked as an aircraft mechanic in upstate New York at Rome Army Air Depot. On July 28, 1945 she was employed by the USO headquarters office on the 56th floor of the Empire State Building in New York City when a U.S. Army B-25 Mitchell bomber crashed into the 79th floor.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1929
    Born
    Born in 1929.
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