Shirley Smith

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Shirley Smith
Biographical information
Born: April 17, 1929. Kansas
Died: October 10, 2013. New York
Nationality: Mini usa.gif American
Occupation: actress, painter

Shirley Smith was the girlfriend of Lee Falk from about 1958 until 196?.


Shirley Smith was born in Whitewater, Kansas, in 1929. In her teens she entered beauty contests, becomming Miss Butler County in 1947. She attended Kansas State University and becomeing involved in theater. After graduating in 1915 she worked in radio and started her modeling career by modeling in advertisements for Kansas City’s Helzberg Diamonds.

She moved to New York in 1952 and continued her modeling career ond moved on to acting shows, then roles on television and in a movie as well. Early 60s she gave up her acting, focus toward her art career.

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Shirley Smith acted in the play Winkelberg by Ben Hecht at Renata Theatre in 1958. The play was produced and directed by Lee Falk and had 48 performances.

Behind the scenes

Shirley Smith have probably been used as name for characters in Mandrake strips:

Year Daily/Sunday Title Comments
1967 Daily "The Mysterious Bureau" as Sally Smith, mother of Ronald.

See also

Spotlight on Lee Falk - The Theatre Years