Real name: Louise Schultz
1921 - 1997
Linda Stirling was a prolific heroine at Republic during the mid and late 1940s in both westerns and serials. She is probably best remembered for her work in cliffhangers such as THE TIGER WOMAN (1944), ZORRO'S BLACK WHIP (1944), MANHUNT OF MYSTERY ISLAND (1945), THE PURPLE MONSTER STRIKES (1945), THE CRIMSON GHOST (1946), more.
Stirling was under a term players contract with Republic Pictures from April, 1944 through March, 1947. That contract provided her with security and a regular paycheck but Republic could utilize her as much as they wanted during the contract period. She married screenwriter Sloan Nibley in 1946 (he passed away in 1990). Soon after their marriage, Stirling retired to raise a family. Later in life, she earned a degree in English Literature from UCLA.
Linda Stirling received a Golden Boot award at the 1983 awards ceremony.
The Clan Stirling website has a page on Linda: http://www.clanstirling.org/Main/bios/EpEEAplkFFfsPdPRcU.html
The Images Journal website has a section devoted to the cliffhanger, and one of these is THE TIGER WOMAN with Linda Stirling and Allan Lane: http://www.imagesjournal.com/issue04/infocus/tigerwoman.htm
Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) has information on Linda Stirling: http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0830549/
(From Old Corral image collection)