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Overview (3)

Born in Missouri, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameArchibald Williams Hall

Mini Bio (1)

Arch Hall Sr. was born on December 21, 1908 in Missouri, USA as Archibald Williams Hall. He was an actor and writer, known for Eegah (1962), The Choppers (1961) and The Corpse Grinders. He was married to Addalyn Pollitt. He died on April 28, 1978 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Addalyn Pollitt (1934 - 28 April 1978) ( his death) ( 1 child)

Trivia (4)

Father of actor Arch Hall Jr.
Arch Hall Jr. discusses his father Arch Sr. at length in Tom Weaver's interview book "Earth vs. the Sci-Fi Filmmakers" (McFarland & Co., 2005).
His character in Eegah (1962) says the line "Watch out for snakes!" The phrase was obviously dubbed in post production as his lips aren't moving on screen. The goof was lampooned so hilariously on Eegah's Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988) appearance that the line became a meme and catchphrase on the show, appearing periodically as a joke throughout its subsequent seasons. "Watch out for snakes!" even became a minor pop culture meme, making appearances on The Office (2005) and other shows.
Usually credited with discovering Richard Kiel, whom he met when Kiel was a nightclub bouncer.

Personal Quotes (1)

(On the surprising success of the ultra low-budget Eegah (1962)) It was always sort of a subject of laughter that the darned thing did so well.

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