Gloria Dickson's Story

Gloria Dickson was one of the most promising starlets of the 1930s but tragedy would cut her career and her life short. She was born Thais Alalia Dickerson on August 13, 1916, in Pocotello, Idaho. Her father Fred Dickerson was a banker and her mother Emma was a housewife. She had an older sister named Doris. The family lived at 72 Rosewood Avenue in Pocatello and Gloria attended Lincoln grammar school. She developed a close bond with her father who taught her how fish and ride horses. Gloria was devastated when he was killed in a car accident in 1926. Soon after her mother moved Gloria and her sister to Long Beach, California. While attending Long Beach Polytechnic high school she started acting in plays. After graduating she got a job acting at the Federal Theater. She starred in the plays Seventh Heaven and Holiday. In 1936 a talent scout saw one of her performances and offered her a screen test. Producer Mervyn LeRoy signed Gloria to a three year contract at Warner Brothers for $2…

Happy Halloween

Gloria's Marriage To Perc Westmore

How Gloria's Nose Job Changed Her Appearance

Gloria's Marriage To Ralph Murphy

Gloria's Death & Final Resting Place

Magazine Clippings

Pin-Up Pictures

1937 Article ~ Sensible Is The Word For Gloria

1938 Article ~ She's Not Afraid

1937 Article ~ Promoting Uncle Sam's No.1 Niece

1937 Article ~ She Looks Like Thais Dickerson


Gloria's Films & Where To Watch Them

Quotes From Gloria

1939 Fashion Pictorial

1937 Article ~ The Luckiest Girl In Hollywood