Friday, August 27, 2010

Gloria Winters, R. I. P.

Gloria Winters - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Gloria Winters (November 28, 1931, Los Angeles, California – August 14, 2010, Vista, California), 78, was an actress most noted for playing the niece, Penny King, in the 1950s-1960s American television series Sky King.[1]"

Hat tip to News from Me.


Ed Gorman said...

I'm in a minority here-as usual-I never took to Sky King. Gave it a solid ten on the ole snore-o-meter. I guess I was used to guys riding to the rescue on horses not in small planes. Plus while there was a LOT of sex and violence there wasn't enough for me. Gloria was a cutie, though.

Bill Crider said...

I don't remember the TV series. I listened to the show on radio, and I still have one of the premiums I ordered.

Ed Gorman said...

The only premium I remember for sure was the Tom Mix glow-in-the-dark spurs. And they did indeed glow. After all they were the authentic kind real cowboys wore. I know my brother and I got some stuff from the Chex cereals because the deal was we had to eat the entire box of whatever cereal had the magic box top which we sent in along with 25 cents. The trouble was Chex was like eating gravel. We mostly stuck to Lone Ranger and Superman stuff because they were sponsored by Cheerios and Pep respectively. Those were the days!

Bill Crider said...

I still have my Lone Ranger Silver Saddle Ring. I didn't get the Atom Bomb Ring, though. Apparently the demand was so high that things went wrong with filling the orders. Or something like that.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

I'm with Ed. I thought Sky King was pretty dull. I guess it attained some popularity, though, since Marx made a SK playset.

Anonymous said...

Oops, see you beat me to this one.

We were kids when Sky King ran and I think we watched it on Saturdays.

As I mentioned in my email Jimmy Buffett's song "Pencil Thin Mustache" has the lines:

"I remember being buck-toothed and skinny
Writing fan letters to Sky's niece Penny"


Anonymous 2 said...

When I was ten, she was hot. Then I saw Annette's chest. (I shall remain ...)