Julie London (September 26, 1926 – October 18, 2000) was an American singer and actress known for her smoky, sensual voice and role as Nurse Dixie McCall RN on the television show Emergency! (1972–1977). Born 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 14, the family moved to Los Angeles. Shortly after that, she began appearing in movies. She graduated from the Hollywood Professional High School in 1945.