2013 : Gabriella (Gail) Joyce Kobe, Michigan Born Actress, Dies

August 1, 2018 all-day

Ms. Kobe, born and raised in Hamtramck, got her acting break in the 1956 epic “The Ten Commandments,” in which she played a servant and other roles. Ms. Kobe later appeared in dozens of TV shows. Smith said Ms. Kobe was nominated for an Emmy Award for her portrayal of Dr. Anne Warner on the 1960s TV series “Dr. Kildare.” She also had roles in “Peyton Place” and “Bright Promise.” In the 1970s and 1980s, Ms. Kobe moved behind the camera to produce daytime dramas, including “Days of Our Lives,” “Texas,” “Another World,” “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “Guiding Light.” Her work on “Guiding Light” led to another Emmy nomination.

Source : Ann Zaniewski, “Gail Kobe: Michigan actress produced popular daytime dramas in the 1970s, 1980s”, Detroit Free Press, September 26, 2013.

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