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Gail Gerber, Actress in Elvis, Beach Films, Dies at 76

3 March 2014 6:34 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Actress-dancer Gail Gerber, a vivacious blonde with a shapely figure and a flair for comedy remembered most for her appearances in a few beach and Elvis films during the mid-’60s, died from complications of lung cancer in Sharon, Conn., on March 2. She was 76.

A Canadian, Gerber moved to Hollywood after in 1963 and quickly snagged the lead role in the play “Under the Yum Yum Tree.” She also appeared on TV series including “My Three Sons,” “Perry Mason” and “Wagon Train.” She made her film debut in “The Girls on the Beach” (1965), co-starring the Beach Boys, before her agent suggested she change her name and, as Gail Gilmore, she went on to appear opposite Elvis Presley in “Girl Happy” (1965) and “Harum Scarum” (1965). She then returned to the sands of Malibu to co-star with Edd “Kookie” Byrnes in “Beach Ball” (1965) before growing to gigantic proportions along with five other delinquent teenagers, »

- Carmel Dagan

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Gail Gerber, Actress in Elvis, Beach Films, Dies at 76

3 March 2014 6:34 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Actress-dancer Gail Gerber, a vivacious blonde with a shapely figure and a flair for comedy remembered most for her appearances in a few beach and Elvis films during the mid-’60s, died from complications of lung cancer in Sharon, Conn., on March 2. She was 76.

A Canadian, Gerber moved to Hollywood after in 1963 and quickly snagged the lead role in the play “Under the Yum Yum Tree.” She also appeared on TV series including “My Three Sons,” “Perry Mason” and “Wagon Train.” She made her film debut in “The Girls on the Beach” (1965), co-starring the Beach Boys, before her agent suggested she change her name and, as Gail Gilmore, she went on to appear opposite Elvis Presley in “Girl Happy” (1965) and “Harum Scarum” (1965). She then returned to the sands of Malibu to co-star with Edd “Kookie” Byrnes in “Beach Ball” (1965) before growing to gigantic proportions along with five other delinquent teenagers, »

- Carmel Dagan

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Gail Gerber, ‘60s Elvis And Beach Movie Starlet, Dead At Age 76

3 March 2014 6:24 PM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

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Gail Gerber passed away on March 2, 2014 due to complications from lung cancer. Gerber was born on October 4, 1937 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and began studying ballet at age seven. Extremely talented, at fifteen she became the youngest member of Les Grandes Ballets Canadiennes in Montreal. Quitting the ballet troupe in the late 1950s and abandoning a husband who was a jazz musician, she moved to Toronto to work as an actress. She appeared on stage and in many live CBC television dramas. As part of the act of legendary vaudeville entertainers Smith and Dale (who were the basis for The Sunshine Boys), she appeared on The Wayne and Schuster Show and The Ed Sullivan Show. Moving to Hollywood in 1963, the talented blonde with a flair for comedy quickly snagged the lead role in the play Under the Yum Yum Tree »

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How Screenwriter Terry Southern Prepared Me for a Career in Hollywood

6 February 2014 10:29 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Some people debate the value of film school. I’m not one of them.Terry Southern’s Nyu master screenwriting class was held on Tuesday nights at Remington’s Bar, a basement dive on Waverly Place. Trudging through the ice-hardened sidewalk, I noticed his beat up Ford Mustang with the broken canvas top barely covering up the snow from the storm night before. I always wondered how he’d made it back to Connecticut in that thing.Terry was one of a kind, a truly badass screenwriter. Even in the revolutionary times of the 1960’s and ‘70’s, the author of the geared to shock novel, "Candy," also wrote screenplays for "Dr. Strangelove," "Easy Rider," "Barbarella," and many other films that scored bull’s-eyes at shaking up the status quo.I nodded to my classmates, who each nursed a coke or a beer at the counter. In turns, we sauntered over to Terry’s table, »

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