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29 September 1956 (USA) See more »
An American sitcom series starring Gale Storm. The series is about a Susanna Pomery, a cruise director for an ocean liner traveling the world.
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Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
(2 articles)
American TV Star Storm Dies
 (From WENN. 29 June 2009, 4:06 AM, PDT)

'My Little Margie' Gale Storm, dead at 87
 (From Monsters and Critics. 28 June 2009, 7:50 PM, PDT)

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 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 56)

Gale Storm ... Susanna Pomeroy (126 episodes, 1956-1960)

Zasu Pitts ... Elvira Nugent / ... (126 episodes, 1956-1960)

Roy Roberts ... Capt. Simon P. Huxley / ... (89 episodes, 1956-1960)
James Fairfax ... Cedric / ... (71 episodes, 1956-1959)

Series Directed by
William A. Seiter (56 episodes, 1956-1960)
Charles Barton (14 episodes, 1956-1958)
Norman Z. McLeod (9 episodes, 1958)
James V. Kern (4 episodes, 1959-1960)
John Rich (2 episodes, 1956)
Richard Kinon (2 episodes, 1959)
Series Writing credits
Larry Rhine (41 episodes, 1956-1960)
Bill Freedman (32 episodes, 1956-1960)
Lee Karson (23 episodes, 1956-1959)
John Fenton Murray (14 episodes, 1957-1959)
Alex Gottlieb (12 episodes, 1957-1959)
Hal Fimberg (6 episodes, 1957-1958)
John L. Greene (5 episodes, 1956-1959)
George Carleton Brown (4 episodes, 1956-1959)
Frank Gill Jr. (4 episodes, 1956-1959)
Phil Shuken (3 episodes, 1956-1959)
Joel Kane (3 episodes, 1958-1959)
Nathaniel Curtis (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Bernard Ederer (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Ben Gershman (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Erna Lazarus (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Bob White (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Hal Goldman (2 episodes, 1956)
Al Gordon (2 episodes, 1956)
Hendrik Vollaerts (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Robert Gottlieb (2 episodes, 1958)
Lou Derman (2 episodes, 1959)
Milton Pascal (2 episodes, 1959)
Herbert Finn (2 episodes, 1960)

Series Produced by
Alex Gottlieb .... producer (29 episodes, 1956-1959)
Hal Roach Jr. .... executive producer (20 episodes, 1956-1958)
Lou Derman .... producer (1 episode, 1959)
Series Original Music by
Leon Klatzkin (16 episodes, 1956-1959)
Series Cinematography by
Lothrop B. Worth (12 episodes, 1956-1957)
Eddie Fitzgerald (11 episodes, 1957-1959)
Series Film Editing by
Bert Jordan (12 episodes, 1956-1959)
Fred Maguire (11 episodes, 1956-1958)
Series Casting by
Ruth Burch (19 episodes, 1956-1958)
James Lister (2 episodes, 1959)
Lynn Stalmaster (2 episodes, 1959)
Series Art Direction by
William Ferrari (12 episodes, 1956-1958)
James Dowell Vance (7 episodes, 1957-1958)
Howard Hollander (2 episodes, 1959)
Series Set Decoration by
Charles S. Thompson (14 episodes, 1956-1958)
Rudy Butler (3 episodes, 1957)
Hal Gausman (2 episodes, 1956)
Ken Swartz (2 episodes, 1959)
Series Makeup Department
E. Thomas Case .... makeup artist (8 episodes, 1957-1959)
Carmen Dirigo .... hair stylist (8 episodes, 1957-1958)
Josephine Sweeney .... hair stylist (7 episodes, 1956-1957)
John Sylvester .... makeup artist (7 episodes, 1956-1957)
Shirley Madden .... hair stylist (7 episodes, 1957-1959)
Donald W. Roberson .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1957-1958)
Betty Pedretti .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1958)
Series Production Management
James W. Lane .... production manager (19 episodes, 1956-1958)
Sidney S. Van Keuren .... production supervisor (19 episodes, 1956-1958)
William Beaudine Jr. .... production manager (2 episodes, 1959)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Maurice Vaccarino .... assistant director (11 episodes, 1956-1958)
Marty Moss .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1957-1959)
Bernard L. Kowalski .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1956-1957)

Arthur Lueker .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Lindsley Parsons Jr. .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Garson Citron .... scenic artist (1 episode, 1959)
Series Sound Department
Charles Althouse .... sound (20 episodes, 1956-1959)
Joel Moss .... sound (15 episodes, 1956-1958)
Frank Moran .... sound (4 episodes, 1957-1958)
Series Special Effects by
Bob Overbeck .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Jack R. Glass .... photographic effects (18 episodes, 1956-1958)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wally Harton .... costumer / wardrobe / ... (14 episodes, 1957-1959)
Ann Helfgott .... wardrobe (11 episodes, 1956-1957)
Fay Moore .... costumer (8 episodes, 1957-1959)
Series Music Department
Leon Klatzkin .... musical director (5 episodes, 1957-1959)
Nick Castle .... creator: musical number (3 episodes, 1956-1958)
Series Other crew
William Sterling .... production coordinator (19 episodes, 1956-1958)
Maggie Lawrence .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1958-1959)

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30 min (126 episodes)
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Did You Know?

On November 3, 1956, this was one of the shows preempted for the first telecast of the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz", which was shown as the last offering of the CBS series "Ford Star Jubilee". The other shows preempted that evening were a long-forgotten sitcom called "Hey, Jeannie!", and an episode of "Gunsmoke".See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
The Gale Storm Show - Oh, Susannah, 14 May 2017
Author: mcannady1 from United States

I watched this show in the late 50's when I was starting school. In first grade I developed a love for all of the characters. My favorite show of all time is now My Little Margie, but Gale Storm Show is a close second. The people, the classy acts and Gale's wonderful singing voice really made it superior.

In recent years, in 2005, I discovered Gale was going to be at a movie seminar that featured 50's and 60's greats. My husband brought me and after nearly 50 years, I finally met my idol! Jane Russell, Ed Byrnes, Noel Niell and Kathy Garver were some of the other greats, but Gale was the one I wanted to meet especially. I had been so inspired by her great personality and timeless quality. What a marvelous experience! After that, I joined the Gale Storm Appreciation Society and discovered there were many people who still felt the same.

Gale called me and I spoke to her often on the phone. We became great friends and she sent me a copy of her beautiful music CD on my birthday! What a wonderful and generous lady! When I was ill and having health problems in 2007 she was so kind and sympathetic. I was invited to the 50th anniversary of Oh, Susannah, a party that was to be held at Gale's home. Sadly, she was not well, and the party was cancelled.

WE lost her in 2009, and I will never forget how wonderful it was to meet her, and also the other wonderful TV shows of the 50's and 60's. It was a great time to grow up in.

Today I watch the show often. A very generous person, the fan club vice president, made me a copy of the episodes I was missing of the programs. What a treat! So today it is like the time never passed. My big sister and I always find time to watch Oh, Susannah or My Little Margie. Even my sons and daughter enjoy Margie once in awhile.

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