|Born||in Rothwell, Northamptonshire, England, UK|
|Birth Name||James Smith|
|Height||5' 10" (1.78 m)|
Mini Bio (2)
Jim Dale began his career as a stand-up comic. He sharpened his comedy skills during a stint in the army, where he organized and performed in camp shows. After his discharge he pursued a comedy career, and landed a job as the warm-up comic on a musical variety show. He did so well that the producers gave him a spot on the show as a singer, and he quickly became a recording star. He was signed for a small part in one of the "Carry On" films, Carry on Cabby (1963), but the audience reaction to him was so great the he was soon made a regular member of the cast. Unlike many comics, Dale insisted on performing his own stunts, and in fact injured his arm performing a stunt in Carry on Again Doctor (1969), his last film of the series until 1992.
After his departure from the series he returned to the stage, notably in Sir Laurence Olivier's National Theater. In the 1970s Dale moved to the US for film and stage work, achieving success in the Broadway show "Barnum" and in a string of film comedies for Disney.
He returned to Britain in 1992 for an appearance in the final "Carry On" film, Carry on Columbus (1992).
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He became hooked on show business while at school taking dancing lessons in his spare time. while working in a shoe factory. he was chosen as one of Carol Levis' Discoveries (The forerunner of talent shows). He worked as a teenage stand up comic then began making a name for himself as a pop singer & tv personality. Hosting '6-5 Special'got him instant fame. In 1966 he made his Shakespearean debut as Autolycus in 'A Winters Tale' at the Edinburgh Festival and in London which was later made into a film. He wrote the music for the songs in the production. Among his other song writing successes were the lyrics for the title song of the hit film 'Georgy Girl' which was nominated for an Oscar, the lyrics for the songs in the film 'Shalako' (68) and 'Twinky (69) His own recording of'Be My Girl' reached no 2 in the charts. While making 'Carry on Doctor' he was also appearing on stage in the evening in the pop version of 'A Midsummer Nights Dream' at the Saville Theatre. His work with the Pop Theatre Group, forerunner of the Young Vic led to the lead role in the National Theatre production of 'The National Health'(70)gaining high praise in both the stage and film versions. He then took the physically demanding lead in 'Scapino' which he helped to adapt from the Moliere original. It was a major success in Los Angeles, San Francisco and on Broadway earning him the Drama Desk Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award. With offers pouring in he settled in Americaand appeared in the Disney films 'Pete's Dragon' and 'The Spaceman and King Arthur'. In 'Bloodshy'(79)he plated twins and their father doing all his own stunts earning him the rare distinction of honorary membership of the Association of Hollywood stuntmen.
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|Julia Schafler||(1980 - present)|
|Patricia||(1957 - 1977) ( divorced) ( 4 children)|
Personal Quotes (16)
|Carry On Jack (1963)||£150|
|Carry on Spying (1964)||£450|
|Carry on Cleo (1964)||£1,000|
|Carry on Cowboy (1965)||£1,600|
|Don't Lose Your Head (1967)||£2,100|
|Follow That Camel (1967)||£3,000|
|Carry on Doctor (1967)||£3,000|
|Carry on Again Doctor (1969)||£3,250|