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Gloria Dickson's Story

Gloria Dickson 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. Gloria attended Lincoln grammar school in Pocotello. She developed a close bond with her father who taught her how fish and ride horses. Gloria was devastated when her father 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 $200 a week.


For her first film she was given a leading role in the 1937 drama They Won't Forget. Her performance got rave reviews and the pre…

Gloria's Death & Final Resting Place

Gloria's Marriage To Ralph Murphy

How Gloria's Nose Job Changed Her Appearance

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

Gloria's Marriage To Perc Westmore

1937 Article ~ She Looks Like Thais Dickerson

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