born on 7/5/1921 in Indiana, PA, United States
died on 18/2/1980 in Los Altos, CA, United States
|Born||Betty Gale Robbins
May 7 1921
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||February 18 1980 (aged 58)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||lung cancer|
|Spouse(s)||Robert Olson (1944-68) (his death) 2 children|
Born in Indiana, Robbins graduated from high school in June 1939 and began her career with the Phil Levant band in 1940. She married her high school sweetheart, Robert Olson, in November 1944 when he was in the Air Force.
Starting as a model and nightclub singer she made her film debut in In the Meantime, Darling in 1944 and appeared in several films, such as Calamity Jane and My Dear Secretary (1948). She later focused on TV, hosting Hollywood House from 1949 to 1950. She released the album I'm a Dreamer, backed by Eddie Cano and his orchestra, in 1958. She made three guest appearances on The Bob Cummings Show between 1955-1958.
Robbins died of lung cancer at the age of 58.
- California Death Records. The California Department of Health Services Office of Health Information and Research vital Statistics Section, as held on Rootsweb.com. Retrieved on 27 December 2008.
- Erickson, Hal, Gale Robbins, The New York Times. URL accessed on 2008-10-10.
- Gale Robbins, Actress, Singer and Pin-Up Girl, The New York Times, 1980-02-22, pp. D15. URL accessed on 2008-10-10.