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Gail Davis (I) (1925–1997)

Hailed by Gene Autry as the 'perfect western actress', diminutive, pig-tailed Betty Jeanne Grayson had all the genre's prerequisite attributes. The daughter of a prominent Arkansas physician (who went on to became State Health Officer), she had been trained in drama and dance at the University of Texas. More pertinently, she was of an athletic ... See full bio »

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Filmography

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 1973 Coffy
Bricke Redd
 1961 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Karen Moore
- The Perfect Female (1961) ... Karen Moore
 1959 Alias Jesse James
Annie Oakley (uncredited)
 1952-1953 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Mamie
- Land of the Free (1953)
- The Little Bullfrog Nugget (1952) ... Mamie
 1953 Goldtown Ghost Riders
Cathy Wheeler
 1953 On Top of Old Smoky
Jen Larrabee
 1953 Winning of the West
Ann Randolph
 1952 Blue Canadian Rockies
Sandra Higbee
 1952 The Adventures of Kit Carson (TV Series)
Kate Sellers / Rose Banning
- Golden Trap (1952) ... Kate Sellers
- Trouble in Tuscarora (1952) ... Rose Banning
 1950-1952 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Mary Webster / Ruth / Nora Spencer / ...
- Trial by Fire (1952) ... Mary Webster
- Friend in Need (1951) ... Ruth
- Spanish Gold (1950) ... Nora Spencer
- Buried Treasure (1950) ... Edie Foster
 1950-1952 The Cisco Kid (TV Series)
Ruth Drake / Lucille Gordon / Miss Scott / ...
- Big Steal (1952) ... Lucille Gordon
- The Talking Dog (1952) ... Miss Scott
- False Marriage (1950) ... Nancy King (as Gale Davis)
- The Will (1950) ... Ruth Drake (as Gale Davis)
- Convict Story (1950) ... Ruth Drake (as Gale Davis)
 1952 Wagon Team
Connie Weldon
 1952 The Old West
Arlie Williams
 1952 The Range Rider (TV Series)
Lilian Jensen / Ann Carter
- Outlaw's Double (1952) ... Lilian Jensen
- Greed Rides the Range (1952) ... Ann Carter
 1951 Overland Telegraph
Terry Muldoon
 1951 Two Tickets to Broadway
Showgirl in Deli (uncredited)
 1951 Valley of Fire
Laurie
 1951 Flying Leathernecks
Virginia Blithe (uncredited)
 1951 Yukon Manhunt
Jane Kenmore
 1951 Take Care of My Little Girl
Thelma (uncredited)
 1951 Silver Canyon
Dell Middler
 1951 Whirlwind
Elaine Lassiter
 1951 Texans Never Cry
Nancy Carter
 1951 Operation Pacific
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1951 Front Page Detective (TV Series)
Connie Treadway
- Shadow Over Hollywood (1951) ... Connie Treadway
 1950 Indian Territory
Melody Colton
 1950 Cow Town
Ginger Kirby
 1950 Six Gun Mesa
Lynne Gregory
 1950 West of Wyoming
Jennifer Draper
 1950 Trail of the Rustlers
Mary Ellen Hyland
 1949 Sons of New Mexico
Eileen MacDonald
 1949 South of Death Valley
Molly Tavish
 1949 Brand of Fear
Anne Lamont
 1949 Frontier Investigator
Janet Adams
 1949 Death Valley Gunfighter
Trudy Clark
 1948 They Live by Night
Girl at Parking Lot (uncredited)
 1948 If You Knew Susie
Miss Gail - Mike's Secretary (uncredited)
 1947 The Judge Steps Out
Young Mother with Baby Carriage (uncredited)
 1947 The Romance of Rosy Ridge
Baggett Daughter (uncredited)
 1947 Let's Make Rhythm (Short)
Juke Box Operator
 1947 In Room 303 (Short)
Miss Marshall
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Other Works:

Unsold pilot: She co-starred with Gene Autry in a pilot for CBS for a TV version of Autry's hit radio series, "Melody Ranch".

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gale Davis

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[in 1982] Annie Oakley had to deal with the same ruthless characters--rustlers and killers--that the cowboys dealt with. And she did it without ever killing a one of them.

Trivia:

According to Holly George Warren's book, Public Cowboy No. 1, Gail Davis had an affair with Gene Autry, who discovered her and put her in many of his westerns and produced her starring series Annie Oakley (1954). The affair lasted for many years. See more »

Nickname:

Bootsie

Star Sign:

Libra

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