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Julie Gibson

  • Birthplace: Lewiston, Idaho
  • Birthday: September 06
Date of passing: 
October 02, 2019

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Julie Gibson was an American actress and singer.

Gibson began her career as a singer and dancer in vaudeville. She won a nationwide singing contest held by bandleader Eddy Duchin, which led to a two-week engagement act the Coconut Grove nightclub in Los Angeles. She was then hired by Jimmie Grier, leader of the house band at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. She married Grier and sang with his orchestra for the next four years, performing live, on radio, and on records.

Julie Gibson was an American actress and singer.

Gibson began her career as a singer and dancer in vaudeville. She won a nationwide singing contest held by bandleader Eddy Duchin, which led to a two-week engagement act the Coconut Grove nightclub in Los Angeles. She was then hired by Jimmie Grier, leader of the house band at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. She married Grier and sang with his orchestra for the next four years, performing live, on radio, and on records.

Gibson signed a seven-year contract with Paramount Pictures. During her career as a film actress, she worked with a wide variety of performers and directors, including Preston Sturges, Orson Welles, Ida Lupino, John Huston, Edgar Bergen, The Three Stooges, and The Bowery Boys.

Later on, she ran an acting studio with actress Agnes Moorehead; two of their students were Sidney Poitier and Maya Angelou.

After retiring from performing in the late 1950s, Gibson worked as a dialect coach and dialogue supervisor for several films and television shows, including the last two seasons of the CBS series, Family Affair.

Gibson died October 2, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. She was 106.

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