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Barbara Hale (1922–2017)


Barbara was born on 18 April 1922, as one of two children. As a young girl, Ms. Hale intended to major in art and drawing; she began her professional career as a model for a comic strip called "Ramblin' Bill", during the time she was working her way through The Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. She married actor Bill Williams in 1946, and had son ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Perry Mason
Perry Mason Della Street
(1957-1966)
The Window
The Window Mrs. Mary Woodry
(1949)
The Giant Spider Invasion
The Giant Spider Invasion Dr. Jenny Langer
(1975)
Airport
Airport Sarah Demerest
(1970)

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 1993 Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss (TV Movie)
Della Street
 1993 Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal (TV Movie)
Della Street
 1992 Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride (TV Movie)
Della Street
 1992 Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo (TV Movie)
Della Street
 1992 Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Framing (TV Movie)
Della Street
 1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion (TV Movie)
Della Street
 1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin (TV Movie)
Della Street
 1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster (TV Movie)
Della Street
 1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless Reporter (TV Movie)
Della Street
 1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter (TV Movie)
Della Street
 1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer (TV Movie)
Della Street
 1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception (TV Movie)
Della Street
 1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Poisoned Pen (TV Movie)
Della Street
 1989 Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin (TV Movie)
Della Street
 1989 Perry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder (TV Movie)
Della Street
 1989 Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson (TV Movie)
Della Street
 1988 Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake (TV Movie)
Della Street
 1988 Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace (TV Movie)
Della Street
 1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel (TV Movie)
Della Street
 1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam (TV Movie)
Della Street
 1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit (TV Movie)
Della Street
 1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love (TV Movie)
Della Street
 1986 Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star (TV Movie)
Della Street
 1986 Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun (TV Movie)
Della Street
 1985 Perry Mason Returns (TV Movie)
Della Street
 1982 The Greatest American Hero (TV Series)
Paula Hinkley
- Who's Woo in America (1982) ... Paula Hinkley
 1973-1978 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Mrs. Hanson / Mrs. Ogle / Belle Kincaid
- The Young Runaways (1978) ... Mrs. Ogle
- The Flight of the Grey Wolf: Part 2 (1976) ... Mrs. Hanson
- The Flight of the Grey Wolf: Part 1 (1976) ... Mrs. Hanson
- Chester, Yesterday's Horse (1973) ... Belle Kincaid
 1978 Big Wednesday
Mrs. Barlow
 1976 The Flight of the Grey Wolf (TV Movie)
Mrs. Hanson
 1975 The Giant Spider Invasion
Dr. Jenny Langer
 1974 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Marjorie Brandon
- The Faith of Childish Things (1974) ... Marjorie Brandon
 1973 Chester, Yesterday's Horse (TV Movie)
Mrs. Belle Kincaid
 1972 The Doris Day Show (TV Series)
Thelma King
- Doris' House Guest (1972) ... Thelma King
 1971 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Bonnie Jessup
- Pick-up (1971) ... Bonnie Jessup
 1971 Ironside (TV Series)
Marsha Connell
- Murder Impromptu (1971) ... Marsha Connell
 1970 The Most Deadly Game (TV Series)
- Model for Murder (1970)
 1970 The Red, White, and Black
Mrs. Alice Grierson
 1970 Airport
Sarah Demerest
 1969 Lassie (TV Series)
Sarah Caldwell
- Lassie and the Water Bottles (1969) ... Sarah Caldwell
 1969 Insight (TV Series)
Mom
- A Thousand Red Flowers (1969) ... Mom
 1968 Buckskin
Sarah Cody
 1967 Custer (TV Series)
Melinda Terry
- Death Hunt (1967) ... Melinda Terry
 1957-1966 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Della Street
- The Case of the Final Fade-Out (1966) ... Della Street
- The Case of the Crafty Kidnapper (1966) ... Della Street
- The Case of the Positive Negative (1966) ... Della Street
- The Case of the Misguided Model (1966) ... Della Street
- The Case of the Dead Ringer (1966) ... Della Street
 1955-1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Lorraine / Ellen Newman
- Night Club (1959) ... Lorraine
- The Windmill (1955) ... Ellen Newman
 1958 Desert Hell
Celie Edwards
 1957 Slim Carter
Allie Hanneman
 1957 The Oklahoman
Anne Barnes
 1956-1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Undetermined Role / Mrs. Julia Wiley
- The Blackwell Story (1957) ... Undetermined Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
- The Country Husband (1956) ... Mrs. Julia Wiley
 1956 7th Cavalry
Martha Kellogg
 1956 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Kathy Munson / Marian Munson
- The Kathy Munson Story (1956) ... Kathy Munson / Marian Munson
 1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
Jane Sherman
- Lifeline (1956) ... Jane Sherman
 1956 Star Stage (TV Series)
- The Guardian (1956)
 1952-1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Nora White / Marta Linden
- Behind the Mask (1956) ... Nora White
- Remember to Live (1954) ... Marta Linden
 1956 The Houston Story
Zoe Crane
 1956 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
Wendy Longfield
- The Good Luck Kid (1956) ... Wendy Longfield
 1956 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Strawn
- The Challenge (1956) ... Mrs. Strawn
 1955 Young Couples Only (TV Short)
Ruth
 1955 Climax! (TV Series)
Mamie Eunson
- The Day They Gave Babies Away (1955) ... Mamie Eunson
 1955 Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series)
Felicity
- He Knew All About Women (1955) ... Felicity
 1955 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Pat Hastings / Nancy Stanton
- The Hastings Secret (1955) ... Pat Hastings
- Conversation with an Ape (1955) ... Nancy Stanton
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
June Waters
- Meet the Governor (1955) ... June Waters
 1955 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Ruth Thompson
- Young Couples Only (1955) ... Ruth Thompson
 1955 The Far Horizons
Julia Hancock
 1953-1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Ginny Morgan
- Vacation for Ginny (1953) ... Ginny Morgan
 1955 Unchained
Mary Davitt
 1953 A Lion Is in the Streets
Verity Wade
 1953 Footlights Theater (TV Series)
Katherine Charles
- Change of Heart (1953) ... Katherine Charles
 1953 The Lone Hand
Sarah Jane Skaggs
 1953 Seminole
Revere
 1953 Last of the Comanches
Julia Lanning
 1952 Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder
Barbara Hale (uncredited)
 1952 The First Time
Betsey Bennet
 1951 Lorna Doone
Lorna Doone
 1950 Emergency Wedding
Dr. Helen Hunt
 1950 The Jackpot
Amy Lawrence
 1949 And Baby Makes Three
Jacqueline 'Jackie' Walsh
 1949 Jolson Sings Again
Ellen Clark
 1949 The Window
Mrs. Mary Woodry
 1949 The Clay Pigeon
Martha Gregory
 1948 The Boy with Green Hair
Miss Brand
 1947 A Likely Story
Vickie
 1946 Lady Luck
Mary
 1945 First Yank Into Tokyo
Abby Drake
 1945 West of the Pecos
Rill Lambeth
 1944 The Falcon in Hollywood
Peggy Callahan
 1944 Heavenly Days
Angie
 1944 Goin' to Town
Patty
 1944 The Falcon Out West
Marion Colby
 1944 Prunes and Politics (Short)
 1943 Higher and Higher
Katherine Keating
 1943 Around the World
Barbara Hale (uncredited)
 1943 Government Girl
Girl in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)
 1943 Gildersleeve on Broadway
Stocking Salesgirl (uncredited)
 1943 The Iron Major
Sarah Cavanaugh (uncredited)
 1943 The Seventh Victim
Subway Passenger (uncredited)
 1943 Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event
Girl at Airport (uncredited)
 1943 Gildersleeve's Bad Day
Girl at Party Getting Peavey to Donate (uncredited)
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Guested on the late night television program "Stairway to Stardom" with her husband Bill Williams. See more »

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5 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

[about her marriage to Bill Williams] It took me two years to talk him into marrying me. See more »

Trivia:

Graduate of Rockford (Illinois) High School, class of 1940. See more »

Nickname:

Barb

Star Sign:

Aries

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