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Marilyn Fanelli Martin Gay Edit Profile

journalist , Producer , writer

Marilyn Fanelli Martin Gay, American television producer, writer, talk show hostess, journalist. Recipient Outstanding Good Citizen award Daughters of the American Revolution, 1943, Commemorative medal of Honor Hallmark, 1985; named to Hall of Fame of personalities of America, 1985. Member Writers Guild American-West (founding member), International Platform Association, University California Alumni Association, Alpha Delta Pi.

Background

Gay, Marilyn Fanelli Martin was born on July 16, 1925 in San Francisco, California, United States. Daughter of Louis and Gertrude (Dondero) Fanelli.

Education

StudentU. California, Berkeley, 1943-1946, U. Oregon, 1946. Producer/director Young Set Playhouse, Radio KRE, Berkeley, 1944-1945. Producer, hostess, writer.

(television) In God We Trust, Protestant Church Federation, 1954-1955, A Woman's World, Las Vegas, 1956. (radio) Party with the Stars, KBIG, Los Angeles, 1958. WriterPassing Parade Films ABC-television Network, 1958, Tel.

Time; assistant editor General Practice magazine, Los Angeles, 1961. Producer, hostess, writer The Marilyn Gay Show, Group W Cable, Valley Cable, Cox Cable, Century Cable, King Cable, Cablevision, Simmons Cable, Century Cable, Verdugo Hills television, King Cable, Jones Intercable, American Cable, Copley Colony Cable, Time Warner, 1982^. National director special features, coordinator radio and television, Invest in America Nationwide Campaign, 1957.

Contributing by-lined feature writer Los Angeles Times, 1957.

Career

Assistant editor General Practice mag. Director special; Writers Guild American-West (founding mem.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Producer(director): Young Set Playhouse, Radio KRE, Berkeley, 1944-1945, (hostess, writer) (television) In God We Trust--KTLA-television, Los Angeles, Protestant Church Federation, 1954-1955, A Woman's World, NBC-television outlet, Las Vegas, 1956, (radio) Party with the Stars, KBIG, Los Angeles, 1958. Writer: Passing Parade Films, ABC-television Network, 1958, Telephone Time, assistant editor: General Practice magazine, Los Angeles, 1961. Producer(hostess, writer): The Marilyn Gay Show, Group W Cable, Valley Cable, Cox Cable, Century Cable, King Cable, Cablevision, Simmons Cable, Verdugo Hills television, Jones Intercable, American Cable, Copley Colony Cable, Time Warner, since 1982.

      National director special features, coordinator radio and television: Invest in American Nationwide Campaign, since 1957. Contributing by-lined feature writer: Los Angeles Times, since 1957.

Membership

Member Writers Guild American-West (founding member), International Platform Association, University California Alumni Association, Alpha Delta Pi.

Connections

Married William Thomas Martin, January 11, 1953 (divorced 1956). Married Mel Raymond Gay, May 3, 1963.

father:
Louis Fanelli

mother:
Gertrude (Dondero) Fanelli

spouses:
William Thomas Martin

Mel Raymond Gay