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Emily Cowles
Emily Cowles
Aliases: Edieth Cowels
Franchise: Kolchak: The Night Stalker
Notability: Recurring character
Type: Secretary
Gender: Female
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Associations: Independent News Service
Status: Presumably deceased [1]
1st appearance: "The Ripper"
Actor: Ruth McDevitt

Emily Cowles is a fictional secretary and a recurring character featured on the ABC television series Kolchak: The Night Stalker. Played by actress Ruth McDevitt, she first appeared in the pilot episode "The Ripper", where she was identified only as "elderly woman". In her second appearance, "The Werewolf", she was identified as "Edith Cowles". With her third appearance, "The Devil's Platform", her name was firmly established as Emily Cowles. She made twelve appearances in the series in total. She also made appearances in comic books based on the Kolchak TV series.

Biography Edit

Emily Cowles was an elderly woman in the mid 1970s. She worked as a secretary for Tony Vincenzo at the Independent News Service in Chicago, Illinois. Emily was always ready with a few barbed criticisms for the paper's most notable journalist, Carl Kolchak.

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Playing the role of Emily Cowles was Ruth McDevitt's final work in the horror genre. McDevitt passed away on May 27th, 1976 at the age of 80.

Appearances Edit

  1. Kolchak: The Night Stalker: The Ripper
  2. Kolchak: The Night Stalker: The Werewolf
  3. Kolchak: The Night Stalker: The Devil's Platform
  4. Kolchak: The Night Stalker: Bad Medicine
  5. Kolchak: The Night Stalker: The Spanish Moss Murders
  6. Kolchak: The Night Stalker: The Energy Eater
  7. Kolchak: The Night Stalker: Horror in the Heights
  8. Kolchak: The Night Stalker: Mr. R.I.N.G.
  9. Kolchak: The Night Stalker: The Trevi Collection
  10. Kolchak: The Night Stalker: Chopper
  11. Kolchak: The Night Stalker: Demon in Lace
  12. Kolchak: The Night Stalker: The Youth Killer
  13. Kolchak: Tales of the Night Stalker 1
  14. Kolchak: Tales of the Night Stalker 2
  15. Kolchak: Tales of the Night Stalker 5
  16. Kolchak: Tales of the Night Stalker 6
  17. Kolchak: Tales of the Night Stalker 7

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References Edit

  1. Given the age of both the actress and the character at the time this program aired, it is reasonable to assume that Emily Cowles has since passed away from natural causes.
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