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Alan Hale

Actor, Soundtrack, Director
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Net worth 2018: $900,000
Industry: Actor
Residence:  Washington, District of Columbia, USA
BirthDay: 10 February 1892
Sigh: Pisces
Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m)
BIOGRAPHY

Alan Hale decided on a film career after his attempt at becoming an opera singer didn't pan out. He quickly became much in demand as a supporting actor, starred in several films for Cecil B. DeMille and directed others for him. With the advent of sound Hale played leads in a few films, but soon settled down into a career as one of the busiest character actors in the business. He was one of the featured members of what became known as the "Warner Brothers Stock Co.", a corps of character actors and actresses who appeared in scores of Warner Bros. films of the 1930s and 1940s. Hale's best known role is probably in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), one of several films he made with his friend Errol Flynn, in which he played Little John, a role he played in two other films - Robin Hood (1922) and Rogues of Sherwood Forest (1950).

TIMELINE
1964

in four episodes of Hale's series Gilligan's Island (1964) 25 years later

1940

Ida Lupino, who played Hale's wife in They Drive by Night (1940), would go on to direct his son Alan Hale Jr

1938

Hale's best known role is probably in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), one of several films he made with his friend Errol Flynn, in which he played Little John, a role he played in two other films - Robin Hood (1922) and Rogues of Sherwood Forest (1950)

1934

Was in three Oscar Best Picture nominees It Happened One Night (1934), Imitation of Life (1934) and The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), with only the first of this winning Best Picture of the year

1922

He holds the record for appearing as Little John in separate productions: he played the part in Robin Hood (1922), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) and Rogues of Sherwood Forest (1950), filmed just a year before he died

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