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Overview (4)

Born in Longview, Texas, USA
Died in Sherman Oaks, California, USA  (heart failure)
Birth NameMary Leona Gage
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Leona Gage was born on April 8, 1939 in Longview, Texas, USA as Mary Leona Gage. She was an actress, known for Tales of Terror (1962), Scream of the Butterfly (1965) and A House Is Not a Home (1964). She was married to Gunther Collins, Nick Covacevich, Gene Norris Ennis and Edward Thacker. She died on October 5, 2010 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA.

Spouse (4)

Gunther Collins (1961 - 1964) (divorced) (1 child)
Nick Covacevich (17 November 1958 - 1961) (divorced) (1 child)
Edward Thacker (1953 - 1953) (annulled)
Gene Norris Ennis (1953 - 1958) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (6)

After her last movie in 1965, Gage enrolled in hairdressing school. She also performed as a singer and dancer in strip clubs, worked as a model and did commercials.
After news of her story broke, her subsequent appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' became one of CBS's highest rated shows at the time.
Representing the state of Maryland, Leona won the title of Miss USA 1957. The next day, she was stripped of her crown when it was revealed that she was married and the mother of two children.
Was married and divorced six times and had five children. Their names were Gene, David, Nicholas, Cynthia and Robert.
Two of her children have since died. Her first-born son, Gene, died in 1988. Her daughter Cynthia died of hepatitis in 2002.
Living alone in North Hollywood, California. [April 2005]

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