Mildred Gillars, the aspiring actress from Ohio who became the Nazi propaganda broadcaster known as Axis Sally during World War II, died at the age of 87.

Gillars died Saturday in Columbus. There was no announcement or obituary notice, and her attorney said he knew of no surviving relatives.Gillards was convicted in 1949 of treason for making Nazi radio broadcasts and served 12 years of a 10-to-30-year prison sentence.

During the war, her broadcasts were beamed at American forces in North Africa and Italy. She would begin her shows by saying: "Hello, gang. Throw down those little old guns and toddle off home. There's no getting the Germans down."

After the war, American military officers found her living in the cellars of bombed buildings in Berlin, and she was sent to the United States to stand trial.