Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Actress Gail Kobe Passes On

Actress Gail Kobe, who was a regular on Peyton Place and later a producer on the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, died on 1 August 2013 at the age of 82.

Gail Kobe was born Gabriella Kieliszewski on 19 March 1931 in Hamtramck, Michigan. She made her screen debut in an uncredited role in East of Eden in 1955. She made her television debut in an episode of Dragnet in 1956. In the late Fifties she appeared on such shows as The Millionaire, Highway Patrol, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Studio 57, Cheyenne, Fireside Theatre, Goodyear Theatre, Sugarfoot, Zane Grey Theatre, Trackdown, Wagon Train, Richard Diamond Private Detective, Mike Hammer, M Squad, and The Rebel. She appeared in a very small part in the film The Ten Commandments (1956),

In the Sixties she was a regular on the prime time soap opera Peyton Place. She guest starred on such shows as Maverick, The Detectives, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Rawhide, Laramie, Have Gun--Will Travel, Combat, The Untouchables, The Fugitive, The Virginian, 77 Sunset Strip, The Twilight Zone, Ben Casey, The Outer Limits, Dr. Kildare, Tarzan, Mission: Impossible, Hogan's Heroes, Ironside, Bewitched, and Daniel Boone. In the Seventies she appeared on Mannix.

Gail Kobe retired from acting and began working as a producer on various shows, starting with a supervising producer position on The Edge of Night. She went onto serve as a producer on The Guiding Light, Texas, and The Bold and the Beautiful.

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