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Creighton Hale

Creighton Hale

  • Born on
    • May 24th, 1888
  • Died on
    • August 9th, 1965
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Creighton Hale (24 May 1888 — 9 August 1965) was an Irish-American theatre, film, and television actor whose career extended more than a half-century, from the early 1900s to the end of the 1950s. Born Patrick Fitzgerald in County Cork, Ireland, he was educated in Dublin and London, and later attended Ardingly College in Sussex. He immigrated to America in his early twenties, traveling with a troupe of actors. While starring in Charles Frohman's Broadway production of Indian Summer, Hale was spotted by a representative of the Pathe Film Company. He eventually became known professionally as Creighton Hale, although the derivation of those names remains unknown. His first movie was The Exploits of Elaine in 1914. He starred in hit films such as Way Down East, Orphans of the Storm, and The Cat and the Canary. When talkies came about, his career declined. He made several appearances in Hal Roach's Our Gang series (School's Out, Big Ears, Free Wheeling), and also played unbilled bits in major talking films such as Larceny, Inc., The Maltese Falcon, and Casablanca. He died in the Los Angeles County city of South Pasadena and was buried at Duncans Mills Cemetery in Northern California. [TMDb FYI add-on note: While online sites differ regarding Mr. Hale's birth year, the United States Social Security Death Index indicates that he was born in 1888. When during his lifetime issuing Mr. Hale a Social Security number, the Social Security Administration would have required him to submit documentation proof, or sworn affadavits, of his accurate and true birth date, and his other identifying details. Thus, the SSDI can be considered credible reliable verification of Mr. Hale's 1888 birth year.]

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Filmography

Acting (50 Credits)

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1957The Story of Mankind as Heavenly Judge (uncredited)
1956Serenade as Assistant Stage Manager (uncredited)
1951On Moonlight Bay
1951Goodbye, My Fancy as Griswolds' Butler (Uncredited)
1950Sunset Blvd. as Creighton Hale (uncredited)
1949Beyond the Forest as Townsman with Glasses
1949The Fountainhead as Court Clerk (uncredited)
1948Johnny Belinda as Bailiff (uncredited)
1948Fighter Squadron
1947The Two Mrs. Carrolls as Second Tout (uncredited)
1947The Perils of Pauline as Marcelled Leading Man
1947Life with Father as Mr. Wickersham the Father of Twin Boys (uncredited)
1946The Verdict as Reporter
1946Humoresque as Professor (uncredited)
1946Three Strangers as Man in Pub
1944Crime by Night as Horace Grayson (uncredited)
1944Mr. Skeffington as Casey (uncredited)
1943The Mysterious Doctor as Luke
1943Thank Your Lucky Stars as Engineer (uncredited)
1943Action in the North Atlantic as Sparks (uncredited)
1942Larceny, Inc as Mr. Carmichael
1942The Man Who Came to Dinner as Radio Man (uncredited)
1942Casablanca as Customer (uncredited)
1942Gentleman Jim as Championship Fight Spectator (uncredited)
1941The Maltese Falcon as Stenographer (uncredited)
1941Footsteps in the Dark as Mr. Harlan (uncredited)
1941The Strawberry Blonde as Secretary (uncredited)
1941Out of the Fog
1941One Foot in Heaven as Church Usher (uncredited)
1941Sergeant York as Associated Press Man (uncredited)
1940One Million B.C. as Shell Person
1940Brother Orchid as Reporter #3 (uncredited)
1940All This, and Heaven Too as Ship's Officer (uncredited)
1940Santa Fe Trail as Telegraph Operator (uncredited)
1940Knute Rockne All American as Callahan's Secretary (uncredited)
1939Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase as Reporter
1939The Return of Doctor X as Hotel Manager
1939Nancy Drew... Trouble Shooter as Man in Sheriff's Office
1939Dust Be My Destiny as Nick's Second Customer (uncredited)
1939Confessions of a Nazi Spy as Draftsman (uncredited)
1939The Roaring Twenties as Customer (uncredited)
1934Gambling Lady as Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
1934The Thin Man as Reporter (uncredited)
1930Holiday as Pete Hedges
1927The Cat and the Canary as Paul Jones
1925The Circle as Arnold Cheney
1924The Marriage Circle as Dr. Gustav Mueller
1921Orphans of the Storm as Picard
1920Way Down East as Professor Sterling
1915A Fool There Was as Minor Role

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