Alan Hale Sr.

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Birthday
10, 1892
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Death Date
Jan 22, 1950 (57)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
10, 1892
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Death Date
Jan 22, 1950 (57)

About

Film actor prominent since the dawn of the cinema age who was best known for his supporting roles alongside film greats Errol Flynn, Clark Gable, Cary Grant, and many more.

Before Fame

He initially studied to be an opera singer. He also had success as an inventor, creating the folding theater seat and hand fire extinguisher.

Trivia

He was also a director, with 8 titles under his belt in the 1920s and '30s. Throughout his long and colorful career, he appeared in 235 theatrical films.

Family Life

He and wife Gretchen Hartman were together for over thirty years. Together they had three children. Hale died in Hollywood, California due to a liver complication and viral infection.

Associated With

His son Alan Hale Jr. was best known as The Skipper on the sitcom Gilligan's Island.

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