Richard Hale Poster


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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 16 November 1892Rogersville, Tennessee, USA
Date of Death 18 May 1981Northridge, California, USA  (cardiac arrest)
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Richard Hale was born on November 16, 1892 in Rogersville, Tennessee, USA. He was an actor, known for To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Julius Caesar (1953) and Friendly Persuasion (1956). He was married to Temple Duncan. He died on May 18, 1981 in Northridge, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Temple Duncan (14 September 1918 - 8 March 1975) (her death) (3 children)

Trivia (5)

Because of his unusual appearance was often cast as exotic Middle Eastern characters and Native Americans. His roles ranged from kindly, but strict, priests to sinister villains. His only Shakespearean role on film was that of the Soothsayer who warns "Beware the Ides of March!" in Julius Caesar (1953).
Attended Columbia University on a music scholarship, graduating in 1914.
On stage from 1921 with Minnie Maddern Fiske's theatrical troupe.
Appeared in five films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: All the King's Men (1949), Julius Caesar (1953) Friendly Persuasion (1956), Ben-Hur (1959) and To Kill a Mockingbird (1962). Of those, All the King's Men (1949) and Ben-Hur (1959) are winners in the category.
Son: James Clifton Pearson (1924-1982). Son: Richard Duncan Pearson (1930-1990).

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