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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 25 June 1911Petrolia, Texas, USA
Date of Death 11 December 1974Los Angeles, California, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameReed Herring
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tall, dark, and handsome, Reed Hadley appeared most frequently as either a villain or as an officer of the law during a film career of 35 years. His rich, bass voice was also frequently heard as narrator for movies and documentaries. He may be best remembered for his work in television, where he starred in Racket Squad (1950) and Public Defender (1954). Other highlights of his career include playing the title character in "Red Ryder" on the radio and "Zorro" in the Republic serial, Zorro's Fighting Legion (1939).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: <mehlhaff@rapidnet.com>

Spouse (1)

Helen (? - 13 December 1974) (his death) (1 child)

Trivia (7)

At one time, Hadley held a Top Secret security clearance, because of work in narrating nuclear weapon training films.
First actor to play "Red Ryder" on radio.
Was once a member of the L.A. Tennis Club, and often played in tournaments for charity..
Memorable as the very, very tall "Francois", the movie star in evening clothes, who stands next to the very very small "Miss Plupp" (Heather Wilde) on the sunny streets of Lompoc, in a scene directed by the town drunk, "Egbert Souse" (W.C. Fields), in the classic comedy, The Bank Dick (1940).
Survived by his wife Helen, and a son Dale.
He is the only actor to portray the original Zorro in a movie serial.
Narrator of the 2 hour documentary film The Nazi Plan (1945) directed by George Stevens.

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