Pall, sexy hostess of L.A. TV show, dies

Gloria Pall, the sultry hostess of a 1950s Los Angeles TV show that was canceled because it was deemed too hot for television, has died. Her son Jefferson Kane said Pall died Dec. 30 of heart failure at a Burbank hospital. She was 85.

Pall was cast by KABC-TV in 1954 to introduce each week’s romantic movie. Appearing as “Voluptua,” the statuesque Pall greeted viewers with a breathy coo and made sexy poses and flirtatious remarks.