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Overview (4)

Born in London, England, UK
Died in London, England, UK  (myelofibrosis)
Birth NameJohn Robert Hale-Monro
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Sonnie Hale was born on May 1, 1902 in London, England as John Robert Hale-Monro. He was an actor and writer, known for The Phantom Strikes (1938), Sailing Along (1938) and First a Girl (1935). He was married to Mary Kelsey, Jessie Matthews and Evelyn Laye. He died on June 9, 1959 in London.

Spouse (3)

Mary Kelsey (2 March 1945 - 1957) ( separated) ( 1 child)
Jessie Matthews (24 January 1931 - 3 July 1944) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
Evelyn Laye (10 April 1926 - 12 July 1930) ( divorced)

Trivia (6)

Son of actor Robert Hale.
Younger brother of actress Binnie Hale.
Ex-brother-in-law of Jack Raine.
In 1937, Hale and his wife Jessie Matthews spurned an offer to act in Hollywood for a yearly salary of 50,000 pounds, stating "it would throw too big a spanner into the domestic works".
Horn-rimmed British comedy star of Cochran and Coward revues, pantomime and musicals, on stage from 1921. Hale forsook the theatre for films in the mid-1930's, having signed as actor/writer/director for Gaumont British. His screen career came to a sudden end in 1938, following the cancellation of a projected musical he had written for Jessie Matthews ("Asking for Trouble").
Father, with Frances Bennett, of Joanna Monro.

Personal Quotes (1)

(On women in wartime): Be truly feminine. This does not mean to say that you must be fluffy in looks or mind. But to-day there is a danger of too much back-slapping and loud voices among the fair sex -- and how I hate it.

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