Gale Sondergaard eating lunch with servicemen at a hospital, Texas, April 1944

Gift in Memory of Martha O'Driscoll

Photograph. Gale Sondergaard eating lunch with servicemen at McCloskey General Hospital. Printed caption taped to photo reverse: "Gen Hosp. 17 Apr 44 / Sondergaard, movie actress, eats lunch [text missing] mess hall with patients at McGloskey General / Temple, Texas / Corps Photographer / C-14-44-2291." Temple, Texas. 17 April 1944

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Martha O'Driscoll was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on March 4, 1922. She was an American film actress from 1937 until 1947. She toured with Errol Flynn and other entertainers in the USO in the early 1940s, performing for the troops in the Aleutians in 1943 and later in the South Pacific. She married her first husband, Richard Adams, in 1943. They were divorced in 1947, and later that year she married Arthur Appleton. O'Driscoll was under contract to Universal Studios during World War II. Collection includes over 200 photographs related to O'Driscoll's time overseas; four certificates awarded to her for her service, and many newspaper clippings detailing her life in the public eye.
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