Josephine Owaissa Cottle (born April 5, 1922), better known as Gale Storm, is an American actress/singer. Her sister gave Josephine her middle name, an Indian word meaning "bluebird."
Born in Bloomington, Texas, Storm was raised by her family as Josephine Cottle. Her father, William Walter Cottle died after a year-long illness when she was just 13 months old, and her mother, Minnie Corina Cottle, struggled to raise five children alone. Josephine was the youngest with two brothers and two sisters.
Storm's mother Minnie took in sewing, then opened a millinery shop in nearby McDade, which failed, and then moved the family to Houston.
The young Josephine learned to be an accomplished dancer and became an excellent ice skater at Houston's Polar Palace. At the Albert Sydney Johnson Junior High and San Jacinto High School she performed in the drama club. When she was a 17-year-old senior in high school, two of her teachers (Miss Collier and Miss Oatman) urged her to enter "The Gateway to...
Underworld Story is a 1950 movie, shot in film noir style, starring Dan Duryea. Howard Da Silva plays the loud-mouthed gangster Carl Durham, one of his last roles before becoming blacklisted. This newspaperman Duryea plays is similar in tone (a reporter that does anything for publicity for himself regardless of ethics) to Kirk Douglas in Ace in the Hole. This B-movie was shot in black and white by director Cy Endfield and cinematographer Stanley Cortez.Newspaper reporter Mike Reese (Duryea) looses his job at a big paper he finds that no one else will hire him. Reese borrows money from and gangster and buys half the interest in a small-town newspaper, The Lakewood Gazette, in the town of Lakeville. The newspaper is owned by Catherine Harris (Storm) and she immediately has differences with Reese on how the paper should operate. Reese, trying to use the paper as a step up, latches onto a murder of a woman who happens to be the daughter-in-law of a newspaper magnate. Reese turns the story..., http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043088