A former NBC page who worked for the network for 55 years has died, TVNewser.com reports. Gloria Clyne, who went to work for NBC in 1944 and was the first female page hired by the network, was 85.
Clyne was hired by the network as a "guidette" when she was 18 years old, at a time when World War II made companies more open to hiring women. She and three other women were tapped at the time to give tours of the NBC facilities. During her career, she also served as a production assistant and a segment producer for Al Roker, when he was a rising star in meteorology.
Clyne retired in 1999 with an annual salary of $47,000, the story notes.