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Former "Days" producer Gail Kobe dies at 81
Topic Started: Aug 2 2013, 09:42 PM (768 Views)
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MARCH 19, 1932-AUGUST 1, 2013


Film and television actress and producer Gail Kobe died Thursday, August 1 at the age of 81. Kobe, born Gabriella Kieliszewski, was an assistant producer for "Days of Our Lives" in 1975, during its transition from a half-hour series to an hour series.

Kobe's first major film was Cecil B. DeMille’s epic The Ten Commandments in 1956. She went on appear in dozens of TV shows throughout her career, earning an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Dr. Anne Warner on the 1960s TV series Dr. Kildare. Her other TV credits include soaps Peyton Place and Bright Promise. She also starred in such TV classics The Twilight Zone, The Fugitive, Bewitched, Hogan’s Heroes, The Mod Squad, Mission Impossible and The Outer Limits and appeared in over 50 Westerns, including, Rawhide, The Virginian, Maverick, Daniel Boone and Gunsmoke. She moved into producing daytime dramas during the 1970s and 80s with credits including Days of Our Lives, Texas, Another World, The Bold And The Beautiful, and Guiding Light, for which she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award. For the past two years, she resided at the Motion Picture Television Fund Home, where she was very active at Channel 22, organizing the show We’ve Got Mail, among other Fund activities. (Obituary courtesy of DeadlineHollywood.com)

A script cover from 1975, featuring Ms. Kobe as the assistant producer:

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Edited by Jason47, Aug 2 2013, 09:53 PM.
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I had no idea she was at Days, I knew her from CBS soaps.
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Oh, wow. Gail Kobe was an ICON in daytime drama.
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So sad. I loved her in Bright Promise.

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