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Linda Stirling as The Tiger Woman (1944)
October 11, 1921
Long Beach, California, U.S.
|Died||July 20, 1997
Studio City, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, model, showgirl|
|Spouse(s)||Sloan Nibley (1946–April 3, 1990)|
Linda Stirling (October 11, 1921 – July 20, 1997) was an American showgirl, model, and actress. In her later years, she had a second career as a college English professor for more than two decades. She is most famous for her roles in movie serials.
Born Louise Schultz in Long Beach, California, her first role was as a model in The Powers Girl in 1943 and her first role in a serial was the title character in The Tiger Woman (1944). In 1946, she married Republic screenwriter Sloan Nibley. In 1947, she essentially retired from films to raise a family, although she later appeared in occasional episodes of television shows.
After her career as an actress ended, and her children had grown, Stirling enrolled at UCLA, eventually earning a BFA, an MA, and finally a PhD in English literature at the age of 50. With her degree in hand, Stirling began a new career as a teacher of college English and Drama in the 1960s at Glendale College in Glendale, California between 1967 and 1990.
She was one of the original winners of the Golden Boot Awards in 1983 for her contributions to western cinema.
In her later life, Stirling sought to distance herself in the classroom from her Hollywood past, but still remained active on the film convention circuit until the last years of her life. She also appeared in a 1990 documentary on Republic Pictures, the studio where she did the bulk of her work. Her husband, Sloan Nibley, who wrote many of her films, died the same year. Stirling herself died of cancer in Studio City, Los Angeles, California in 1997.
|1943||The Powers Girl||Model||Alternative title: Hello Beautiful|
|1944||The Tiger Woman||Tiger Woman/Rita Arnold||Alternative title: Perils of the Darkest Jungle|
|The San Antonio Kid||Ann Taylor|
|Strangers in the Night||Cameo Appearance||Uncredited|
|Sheriff of Sundown||Lois Carpenter|
|Vigilantes of Dodge City||Carol Franklin|
|Zorro's Black Whip||Barbara Meredith/The Black Whip|
|1945||The Topeka Terror||June Hardy|
|Sheriff of Cimarron||Helen Burton|
|Manhunt of Mystery Island||Claire Forrest||Alternative title: Captain Mephisto and the Transformation Machine|
|Santa Fe Saddlemates||Ann Morton|
|The Purple Monster Strikes||Shelia Layton||Alternative titles: D-Day on Mars
The Purple Shadow Strikes
|The Cherokee Flash||Joan Mason|
|Wagon Wheels Westward||Arlie Adams|
|1946||The Madonna's Secret||Helen North|
|Passkey to Danger||Cameo Appearance||Uncredited|
|The Invisible Informer||Eve Rogers|
|The Mysterious Mr. Valentine||Janet Spencer|
|Rio Grande Raiders||Nancy Harding|
|The Crimson Ghost||Diana Farnsworth|
|The Magnificent Rogue||Cameo Appearance||Uncredited|
|That Brennan Girl||Uncredited
Alternative title: Tough Girl;;
|1947||Jesse James Rides Again||Ann Bolton|
|The Pretender||Flo Ronson|
|1954||The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse||Helen Blayne||1 episode|
|The Adventures of Falcon||1 episode|
|1954–1955||The Public Defender||Betty||2 episodes|
|The Adventures of Kit Carson||Various roles||3 episodes|
|1955||The Man Behind the Badge||Nettie Perry||1 episode|
|Medic||Ellen McClure||1 episode|
|1956||Cavalcade of America||1 episode|
|The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp||Joan Laramie||1 episode|
|The Millionaire||Martha||1 episode|
|1957||On Trial||1 episode|
|1959||The Real McCoys||Mrs. Baker||1 episode|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Linda Stirling.|
- Linda Stirling at Find a Grave
- Linda Stirling at the Internet Movie Database
- Linda Stirling at B-Westerns.com
- Linda Stirling Article at Todd Gault's Serial Experience
- WW2 Glamour Girl Parade at The Barracks Wall: World War Two Pin-ups
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