Gia Scala


Is Gia Scala Dead or Still Alive? Gia Scala Birthday and Date of Death

Gia Scala

Gia Scala Death

Gia passed away on April 30, 1972 at the age of 38 in Hollywood, California, USA. Gia's cause of death was overdose (of sleeping pills mixed with alcohol).

Gia Scala death quick facts:
  • When did Gia Scala die?

    April 30, 1972
  • How did Gia Scala die? What was the cause of death?

    Overdose (of sleeping pills mixed with alcohol)
  • How old was Gia Scala when died?

  • Where did Gia Scala die? What was the location of death?

    Hollywood, California, USA

Gia Scala Birthday and Date of Death

Gia Scala was born on March 3, 1934 and died on April 30, 1972. Gia was 38 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: March 3, 1934
Date of Death: April 30, 1972
Age at Death: 38

Is Gia Scala's father, Baron Pietro Scoglio, dead or alive?

Baron Pietro Scoglio's information is not available now.

Is Gia Scala's mother, Helen Sullivan, dead or alive?

Helen Sullivan's information is not available now.

Gia Scala's sister :

  • Gia Scala's sister, Tina Scala, is still alive and kicking at the age of 88. She is Italian and has had a career as an actress.

Gia Scala - Biography

Gia Scala was an Anglo-American actress and model of Italian and Irish descent. Scala became emotionally distraught following the death of her mother in 1957. In 1958, she became a naturalized American citizen. Scala soon after landed roles in such films as Tip on a Dead Jockey (1957), The Garment Jungle (1957), The Tunnel of Love (1958), and The Guns of Navarone (1961), starring Gregory Peck and David Niven.
Scala studied acting with Stella Adler, where she met Steve McQueen. The two dated from 1952 to 1954. Scala began to appear on game shows, including Stop the Music, where she was spotted by Maurice Bergman, an executive of Universal International located in New York City.

On August 21, 1959, Scala married Don Burnett, an actor turned investment banker. After 10 years of marriage, Burnett left her and moved in with Rock Hudson. Gia and Don divorced on September 1, 1970. Scala had difficulties with alcohol and her career began to wane.
On the night of April 30, 1972, 38-year-old Scala was found dead in her Hollywood Hills home. Los Angeles County Coroner Thomas Noguchi reported her cause of death was from an "acute ethanol and barbiturate intoxication" and was later ruled accidental.