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Dale Messick (1906–2005)

Dale Messick was born on April 11, 1906 in South Bend, Indiana, USA as Dahlia Messick. She was a writer, known for Brenda Starr (1989), Brenda Starr, Reporter (1945) and Brenda Starr (1976). She was married to Everett George and Oscar Strom. She died on April 5, 2005 in Penngrove, California, USA. See full bio »

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Brenda Starr
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 1989 Brenda Starr (characters)
 1976 Brenda Starr (TV Movie) (comic strip)
 1945 Brenda Starr, Reporter (based on the comic strip by)
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 1991 Funny Ladies (Documentary)
 1963 The Lee Phillip Show (TV Series)
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- Dale Messick and Brenda Starr (1963) ... Herself - Guest
 1955 What's My Line? (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 24 April 1955 (1955) ... Herself - Contestant (as Dale Strom)

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Comic strip: "Brenda Starr, Reporter" (filmed as Brenda Starr, Reporter (1945), Brenda Starr, Reporter (1979), Brenda Starr (1989))

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Dale Strom

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I used to get letters from girl reporters saying that their lives were nowhere near as exciting as Brenda's. I told them that if I made Brenda's life like theirs, nobody would read it.


Brenda Starr was named after a 1930s debutante, and her curvaceous figure and red hair were inspired by actress Rita Hayworth. Her beau, the mysterious Basil St John, was based on a handsome artist hired by Messick to do lettering. She had to fire him because he did a poor job. See more »

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