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Diana Gibson
Born
Rosemary LaBie

(1915-03-21)March 21, 1915
Chicago, Illinois, United States
DiedOctober 12, 1991(1991-10-12) (aged 76)
Coral Gables Florida, United States
Years active1935-1939

Diana Gibson (March 21, 1915 – October 12, 1991) was an American film actress.

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. E. LaBie,[1] Gibson was born Rosemary LaBie in Chicago, Illinois. Her name was changed when she signed a contract with Universal in 1935.[2] She arrived in Los Angeles as a result of winning a beauty contest sponsored by the Balaban and Katz theater corporation.[3] She was a night club dancer before she started her film career in 1935 with a role in His Night Out,[4] starring Edward Everett Horton and Irene Hervey. She appeared in nine film roles in 1936, four of which were uncredited. She starred opposite John Wayne in the 1937 film Adventure's End, which would be her best known role. That year she appeared in six films, in five credited roles.

However, in 1938 and 1939 her career took a downward turn, and she only appeared in three films over the two years; two of her roles were uncredited. Her last credited role was in the 1938 film Western Welcome starring Ray Whitley. She retired from films afterward.

In 1954, Gibson began hosting The Talk of the Town, a new program on WLBR-TV in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She had been hostess of Know Your Hospital.[5]

Gibson was married to Jack Schropp, who was an actor but later became general manager of the Lebanon News Publishing Company in Pennsylvania.[6] She was the corporation's treasurer. The couple lived in Key Largo, Florida, from 1983 until he died in 1986.[7] She eventually settled in Coral Gables, Florida, where she was residing at the time of her death in 1991.

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1935 His Night Out Minor Role Uncredited
1936 Dangerous Waters Ruth Denning
1936 Love Before Breakfast Secretary
1936 Nobody's Fool Blondie
1936 The Phantom Rider Helen Moore Serial
1936 Postal Inspector Minor Role Uncredited
1936 Yellowstone Cigarette Girl Uncredited
1936 Two in a Crowd Secretary Uncredited
1936 Ace Drummond Stewardess Serial, Uncredited
1936 Flying Hostess Party Girl Uncredited
1937 They Wanted to Marry Helen
1937 The Man Who Found Himself Helen Richards
1937 Wrong Romance Short
1937 Behind the Headlines Mary Bradley
1937 Stage Door Actress Uncredited
1937 Adventure's End Janet Drew
1938 Go Chase Yourself Dining Car Woman Uncredited
1938 Western Welcome Frances Jones - the New Ranch Owner
1939 When Tomorrow Comes Waitress Uncredited

References

  1. ^ "Movie Star Known To Many in City". The Oshkosh Northwestern. Wisconsin, Oshkosh. May 29, 1937. p. 8. Retrieved March 1, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Studio Scraps". Detroit Free Press. Michigan, Detroit. November 3, 1935. p. 13. Retrieved March 1, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Three New Faces For Universal Pictures". Universal Weekly. 37 (15): 13. November 9, 1935. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  4. ^ "(photo caption)". Motion Picture Herald. 121 (1): 11. October 5, 1935. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  5. ^ Mark, Julie (July 10, 1954). "Odds and Ends". The Daily News. Pennsylvania, Lebanon. p. 18. Retrieved March 1, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Chautauqua Playhouse Revived At Mt. Gretna". The Daily News. Pennsylvania, Lebanon. June 30, 1977. p. 35. Retrieved March 1, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Former owner of News dies". The Daily News. Pennsylvania, Lebanon. October 13, 1991. p. 2. Retrieved March 1, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
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