Gail Fisher

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Birthday
18, 1935
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Dec 2, 2000 (65)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
18, 1935
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Dec 2, 2000 (65)

About

As one of televisions's first prominent black actresses, she won several awards for playing Peggy Fair, the secretary on Mannix.

Before Fame

She was the first black woman to make it to the semifinals of the New Jersey State Fair pageant, and won several more.

Trivia

Mannix producers initially wrote in a budding romance between her and Mike Connors' character, Joe Mannix, but CBS was too reluctant to portray an interracial romance.

Family Life

She and her five siblings grew up around the slums of Orange, New Jersey, after their father, a carpenter, died.

Associated With

She studied for a time under Lee Strasberg at the American Academy of Arts in New York.

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