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Subject: Gloria Dea Is No Longer Delightfully Dangerous

Written By: LyricBoy on 03/18/23 at 3:58 pm

Legendary sci-fi actress and Vegas magician Gloria Dea has passed away at the century mark of 100 years young.  :\'(

Gloria Metzner started performing tricks at the age of four, and, by the age of seven, was noted as being "the youngest working magician in the world". She specialized in the hat trick, from which she pulled her two pet guinea pigs and a pigeon. At the age of 11, she was one of the youngest members of the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians, and, at age 12, won an award from the Association for best work with livestock in competition. Metzner performed as a magician at El Rancho Vegas on May 14, 1941, making her the first magician to have performed on the Las Vegas Strip.

Gloria started her film career in ‘44, starring in the flick The Story of Doctor Wessell, following it up with 1945’s Delightfully Dangerous and Mexicana. Her greatest film was her role in the cult classic, Plan 9 From Outer Space.  8)

After leaving the entertainment industry, Dea sold insurance, and then new and used cars for a Chevrolet dealership in the San Fernando Valley.  8)

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