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Linda Stirling

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:

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:

  Although some of the data is incomplete or inaccurate, the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) has information on Linda Stirling:

(From Old Corral image collection)

(Courtesy of Bill Sasser)

Linda at the 1994 Charlotte filmfest.

(From Old Corral image collection)

George J. Lewis (without his customary moustache) and heroine Linda Stirling in the serial, ZORRO'S BLACK WHIP (Republic, 1944).

(Courtesy of Les Adams)

Above are Allan Lane and Linda Stirling in a scene from TOPEKA TERROR (Republic, 1945).

(From Old Corral image collection)

Above - Linda Stirling and Sunset Carson. Linda worked in four of his Republic sagebrushers.

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