Julie London (1926– 2000) was a U.S. singer and actress known for her smoky, sensual voice, and for her role as Nurse Dixie McCall RN in the television series Emergency! (1972–1977). Born on 26th September 1926 in Santa Rosa, California, as Gayle Peck, she was the daughter of Jack and Josephine Peck, who were a vaudeville song-and-dance team. When she was fourteen the family moved to Los Angeles. Shortly after that, she began appearing in movies. She graduated from the Hollywood Professional High School in 1945.