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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, Reporter (1945), Brenda Starr (1989) 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 Writer
Brenda Starr Writer
What's My Line? Herself - Contestant


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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)
Herself - Guest
- Dale Messick and Brenda Starr (1963) ... Herself - Guest
 1960 To Tell the Truth (TV Series)
Herself - Contestant
- Episode dated 5 May 1960 (1960) ... Herself - Contestant
 1955 What's My Line? (TV Series)
Herself - Contestant
- Rosemary Clooney (1955) ... Herself - Contestant (as Dale Strom)

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Other Works:

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

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Alternate Names:

Dale Strom

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Personal Quote:

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.


Male readers wrote to Messick, assuming that Dale was a man and asking for private sketches of Brenda that were racier than those in the newspapers. She send one such fan a drawing of Brenda going over Niagara Falls in a barrel, with the note "Is this daring enough?". See more »

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