Margie Stewart

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Margie Stewart
Born (1919-12-14)December 14, 1919
Wabash, Indiana, U.S.
Died April 26, 2012(2012-04-26) (aged 92)
Burbank, California, U.S.
Occupation Model/Actress
Years active 1939–1945
Spouse(s) Jerry Jeroske (later Johnson) (1945–2003; his death); 1 child

Margie Stewart (December 14, 1919 – April 26, 2012) was the official United States Army poster girl during World War II.[1][2] She appeared on twelve posters, of which a total of 94 million copies were distributed.[1][2]

She was born in Wabash, Indiana and attended Indiana University. She became a model and appeared in about 20 RKO movies, often in uncredited roles.[1][2]In addition to appearing in the posters, Stewart toured the U.S. as one of the four members of a group called the Bondbardiers, accompanied by various Hollywood stars, to sell war bonds. In 1945, she toured Europe and was one of the first civilians to enter Germany after the end of the war. Her appearance in London's Hyde Park "caused gridlock." [1][2]

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In 1945, she married Jerry Jeroske, an army captain. The Jeroskes later changed their last name to Johnson. They had one child, Stephen, and three grandchildren. Jerry Johnson died in 2003.[1][2]

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