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 Gail Davis

Gail Davis

Birth
Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
Death 15 Mar 1997 (aged 71)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Abiding Love, lot 4632, space 1B
Memorial ID 6321 · View Source
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Actress. Born Betty Jeanne Grayson in Little Rock, Arkansas, she studied drama and dance at the University of Texas. While there she met fellow student Bob Davis and they married. They divorced in 1952 after the birth of their daughter. She was discovered by Gene Autry who gave her the name Gail Davis. He featured her in many of his own movies and 30 episodes of the “Gene Autry Show.” An accomplished rider and trick shot, she also performed in Autry’s traveling rodeo. Audiences responded so well to the 5' 2" 95 lb. Davis that Autry gave her a series of her own, “Annie Oakley,” produced by his company. The show originally aired on ABC from 1955 to 1958, and in re-runs to 1965. After the series ended she continued to make personal appearances with Autry and made several appearances on television specials. In later years she worked as a celebrity agent.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 14 Sep 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6321
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gail Davis (5 Oct 1925–15 Mar 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6321, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .