Sexy 1950's television hostess Gloria Pall has died. The sultry hostess from 1950's Los Angeles TV had her controversial show canceled back then because it was considered "too hot for television."
A report today, Jan. 6, from Yahoo! News notes that Pall died on Dec. 30 due to heart failure, passing away at a Burbank hospital. Before being cast by KABC-TV in 1954 as "Voluptua," she worked as a model and showgirl. Her popular character on TV would introduce romantic movies on a weekly basis, while she made flirty comments, posed provocatively, and wore sexy outfits.
The show lasted for just seven weeks though. Various religious and parent groups criticized the show, with the protests attracting attention from the national media. In addition, there wasn't enough sponsorship to keep the program running. Pall felt her character was "corny not porny," and was "simply being suggestive."
In addition to that controversial TV role, Pall had a role on the Western series, "Have Gun Will Travel." She also appeared in several films including "Jailhouse Rock" with Elvis, and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" with Kirk Douglas. Gloria Pall eventually went on to work as a Los Angeles real estate agent beyond her time in acting. Her full acting resume can be viewed at IMDB.com.