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Alan Hale Sr. ACTOR


Alan Hale Sr. was born on February 10th, 1892 in Washington, District of Columbia with the birth name Rufus Alan MacKahan.  He began his career goals as an Opera Singer, but after that did not go as planned he turned his sights on working as a film actor.
He began pretty easily getting cast in a number of supporting roles on a variety of short films and silent films.  His first silent and screen debut was as the star of "The Cowboy and the Lady" (1911).  He also starred in a number of films for Cecile B. DeMille as well as had the chance to direct a number of other films for him.  Some of his earlier film work were on such features as, "Skyscrapper" (1928) starring with William Boyd, "Fog Over Frisco" starring Bette Davis, William Demarest, Hugh Herbert, Donald Woods, Margaret Lindsay, Irving Pichel and Lyle Talbot, "The Little Minister" starring Katharine Hepburn, Donald Crisp and Andy Clyde and "It Happened One Night" starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert (all 1934). 
When sound films came about he was cast as the lead in a number of them such as, "Of Human Bondage" (1934) starring Leslie Howard, Bette Davis and Frances Dee, "The Last Days of Pompeii" (1935) starring Preston Foster, Louis Calhern and Basil Rathbone, "The Sea Hawk" (1940) co-starring Errol Flynn, Donald Crisp, Claude Rains, Brenda Marshall, Gilbert Roland and William Lundigan, "Santa Fe Trail" (1940) starring with Errol Flynn again and also Ronald Reagan, Olivia de Havilland, Raymond Massey, Van Heflin, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams and Arthur Kennedy, "The Strawberry Blonde" (1941) also starring James Cagney, Olivia de Havilland, Rita Hayworth, George Tobias and Jack Carson, "Captains of the Clouds" (1942) starring alongside James Cagney, Brenda Marshall, George Tobias and Dennis Morgan and "Action in the North Atlantic" (1943) starring Humphrey Bogart, Raymond Massey, Ruth Gordon and Dane Clark
Soon he was working non stop as one of the busiest character actors in the industry.  Alan was known as one of the members of "Warner Brothers Stock Co." which was a group of character actors and actresses who did mostly Warner Brothers films during the 1930's and 1940's. 
He is best known for his role in the film "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1938) starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone and Claude Rains, and he repeated the role of Little John in 1950 on the film "Rogues of Sherwood Forest" starring John Derek, Diana Lynn and George Macready
Hale married only once, to Gretchen Hartman, from 1914 through his death on January 22nd, 1950. They had three children.  He passed away in Los Angeles, California from a liver ailment and a viral infection.
His son is also a famous actor, Alan Hale Jr., known for his role as the Skipper on the television series "Gilligan's Island".  In total Alan Hale Sr. directed eight movies and acted in two hundred and thirty five theatrical films.   
1950 Rogues of Sherwood Forest 
1950 Colt .45 
1950 Stars in My Crown 
1949 The Inspector General
1949 Always Leave Them Laughing
1949 The House Across the Street 
1949 The Younger Brothers
1949 South of St. Louis 
1948 Whiplash
1948 Adventures of Don Juan 
1948 My Girl Tisa 
1947 My Wild Irish Rose
1947 Circus Horse 
1947 Cheyenne 
1947 Pursued
1947 That Way with Women 
1947 The Man I Love 
1946 The Time, the Place and the Girl 
1946 Night and Day 
1946 Perilous Holiday 
1945 Escape in the Desert 
1945 Hotel Berlin 
1945 God Is My Co-Pilot
1945 Roughly Speaking 
1944 Janie 
1944 Make Your Own Bed
1944 The Adventures of Mark Twain
1943 Destination Tokyo 
1943 This Is the Army
1943 Action in the North Atlantic
1942 Gentleman Jim 
1942 Desperate Journey 
1942 Juke Girl
1942 Captains of the Clouds 
1941 The Smiling Ghost 
1941 Manpower
1941 Thieves Fall Out 
1941 Footsteps in the Dark 
1941 The Great Mr. Nobody 
1941 The Strawberry Blonde 
1940 Santa Fe Trail 
1940 Tugboat Annie Sails Again 
1940 They Drive by Night
1940 The Sea Hawk 
1940 Virginia City 
1940 Three Cheers for the Irish
1940 Green Hell
1940 The Fighting 69th  
1939 Essex and Elizabeth 
1939 Dust Be My Destiny 
1939 The Man in the Iron Mask 
1939 Dodge City 
1939 Pacific Liner 
1939 Phantom Submarine U67 
1938 Listen, Darling 
1938 The Sisters 
1938 Valley of the Giants 
1938 Algiers 
1938 The Adventures of Robin Hood 
1938 Four Men and a Prayer
1938 The Adventures of Marco Polo
1937 Music for Madame 
1937 Thin Ice 
1937 Stella Dallas
1937 High, Wide, and Handsome 
1937 The Prince and the Pauper 
1937 God's Country and the Woman 
1936 Our Relations 
1936 Yellowstone 
1936 Parole! 
1936 The Country Beyond 
1936 A Message to Garcia 
1936 Two in the Dark 
1935 Another Face 
1935 The Last Days of Pompeii 
1935 The Crusades 
1935 The Good Fairy
1935 Grand Old Girl
1934 The Little Minister 
1934 Babbitt 
1934 Broadway Bill 
1934 Imitation of Life
1934 There's Always Tomorrow 
1934 Great Expectations 
1934 The Scarlet Letter 
1934 Of Human Bondage 
1934 Fog Over Frisco 
1934 Little Man, What Now? 
1934 Picture Brides 
1934 It Happened One Night 
1934 The Lost Patrol
1934 Miss Fane's Baby Is Stolen 
1933 Destination Unknown 
1933 The Eleventh Commandment
1933 What Price Decency
1932 The Match King 
1932 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm 
1932 So Big
1932 Union Depot 
1931 The Sea Ghost 
1931 The Sin of Madelon Claudet
1931 Susan Lenox <Her Fall and Rise> 
1931 Night Angel 
1931 Aloha 
1930 She Got What She Wanted 
1929 Red Hot Rhythm 
1929 The Sap 
1929 Sailor's Holiday
1929 The Leatherneck 
1928 The Spieler
1928 Sal of Singapore
1928 Power 
1928 Oh Kay!
1928 The Cop 
1928 Skyscraper 
1928 The Leopard Lady
1927 The Wreck of the Hesperus 
1927 Vanity 
1926 Hearts and Fists 
1925 Ranger of the Big Pines
1925 The Crimson Runner
1925 Flattery
1925 Dick Turpin 
1924 Troubles of a Bride 
1924 For Another Woman 
1924 One Night in Rome 
1924 Girls Men Forget 
1924 Code of the Wilderness 
1923 Black Oxen
1923 Long Live the King 
1923 Cameo Kirby 
1923 The Eleventh Hour 
1923 Main Street
1923 The Covered Wagon
1923 Quicksands 
1923 The Cricket 
1922 Robin Hood  
1922 The Trap 
1922 A Doll's House
1922 One Glorious Day
1921 The Great Impersonation 
1921 The Fox 
1921 Over the Wire 
1921 A Wise Fool 
1921 A Voice in the Dark 
1921 The Barbarian 
1921 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 
1918 Moral Suicide
1917 The Eternal Temptress 
1917 Life's Whirlpool 
1917 One Hour 
1917 The Woman in the Case 
1917 The Price She Paid
1916 The Americano 
1916 The Love Thief
1916 The Scarlet Oath
1916 Rolling Stones 
1916 The Beast
1916 The Woman in the Case 
1916 The Purple Lady
1916 Madelaine Morel
1916 Pudd'nhead Wilson 
1915 Cupid Entangled 
1915 His Emergency Wife
1915 The Man from Town
1915 Love's Enduring Flame  
1915 Dora Thorne  
1915 Bad Money
1915 The Inevitable
1915 Bob's Love Affairs
1915 Winning the Widow 
1915 The Girl Who Didn't Forget 
1915 Heart Trouble
1915 A Lasting Lesson 
1915 Among Those Killed
1915 East Lynne
1915 Mrs. Randolph's New Secretary 
1915 Frederick Holmes' Ward  
1915 Jane Eyre 
1915 His Singular Lesson
1915 Under Two Flags
1915 A Daughter of Earth
1915 The Smuggler's Ward
1915 Captain Fracasse 
1915 Adam Bede
1915 The Quicksands of Society 
1915 The Americano 
1915 After the Storm 
1915 Aurora Floyd 
1915 His Romany Wife 
1915 Three Hats
1915 File No. 113 
1915 Pawns of Fate
1915 Money 
1915 The Lone Cowboy
1914 On the Heights 
1914 A Scrap of Paper
1914 The Closing Web 
1914 The Woman in Bla
1914 Ernest Maltravers 
1914 Life's Stream
1914 Masks and Faces
1914 The Power of the Press  
1914 Martin Chuzzlewit 
1914 Gwendolin 
1914 Who's Looney Now?
1914 The Ring and the Book
1914 The Cricket on the Hearth 
1914 Men and Women
1914 Jane Eyre 
1914 Woman Against Woman 
1914 Stronghear
1913 The Capturing of David Dunne
1913 By Man's Law
1913 His Inspiration
1913 The Stolen Woman 
1913 The Glow Worm 
1913 The Smuggler's Sister
1913 Kentucky Foes
1913 The Silly Sex 
1913 Maria Roma
1913 A Hospital Romance
1913 The Wager 
1913 Dick's Turning 
1913 His Uncle's Heir 
1913 The Madcap of the Hills
1913 The Master Cracksman 
1913 Hearth Lights 
1913 The Children of St. Anne 
1912 The Drummer 
1911 The Cowboy and the Lady 

Matinee Classics - Algiers starring Charles Boyer, Hedy Lamarr, Sigrid Gurie, Joseph Calleia, Gene Lockhart and Alan Hale
Matinee Classics - Of Human Bondage starring Bette Davis, Leslie Howard, Frances Dee, Kay Johnson, Reginald Denny, Alan Hale Sr., Reginald Sheffield, Reginald Owen and Desmond Roberts
Matinee Classics - Our Relations starring Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Alan Hale Sr., Sidney Toler, Daphne Pollard, Betty Healy and James Finlayson
Matinee Classics - On Your Toes starring Vera Zorina, Eddie Albert, Alan Hale Sr., Frank McHugh, James Gleason, Leonid Kinskey, Gloria Dickson, Queenie Smith, Erik Rhodes, Berton Churchill, Donald O'Connor and Sarita Wooton
Matinee Classics - The Covered Wagon starring J. Warren Kerrigan, Lois Wilson, Alan Hale Sr., Ernest Torrence, Tully Marshall, Ethel Wales, Charles Ogle, Guy Oliver and Johnny Fox
Matinee Classics - Dodge City starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Ann Sheridan, Bruce Cabot, Frank McHugh, Alan Hale, John Litel, Henry Travers, Henry O'Neill, Victor Jory, William Lundigan, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Bobs Watson, Gloria Holden and Douglas
Matinee Classics - God is My Co-Pilot starring Dennis Morgan, Dane Clark, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale Sr., Richard Loo, John Ridgely, Carig Stevens, Andrea King, Stanley Ridges, Warren Douglas, Stephen Richard and Charles Smith
Matinee Classics - The Crusades starring Loretta Young, Henry Wilcoxon, Ian Keith, C. Aubrey Smith, Katherine DeMille, Joseph Schildkraut, Alan Hale Sr., Sven Hugo Borg, Montague Love, Ramsey Hill, Lumsden Hare, Maurice Murphy, William Farnum and Hobart Bosworth
Matinee Classics - The Fighting 69th starring James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, George Brent, Jeffrey Lynn, Alan Hale Sr., Frank McHugh, Dennis Morgan, Dick Foran, William Lundigan, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Henry O'Neill, John Litel, Sammy Cohen, Harvey Stephens, William Hopper, Tom Dugan, Frank Wilcox, George Reeves, Frank Goghlan Jr., Herbert Anderson, Jack Boyle Jr., Richard Clayton, John Daheim and Eddie Dew
Matinee Classics - Santa Fe Trail starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Raymond Massey, Ronald Reagan, Alan Hale Sr., William Lundigan, Van Heflin, Gene Reynolds, Henry O'Neill, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Alan Baxter, John Litel, Moroni Olsen, David Bruce and Hobart Cavanaugh

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