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Also Known As: Rufus Alan Mckahan Died: January 22, 1950
Born: February 10, 1892 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Washington, Washington D.C., USA Profession: actor, director, inventor

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Robust screen hero of the silent era who went on to direct seven films for Cecil B DeMille in the mid-1920s. After the advent of sound, Hale carved out a niche as a hearty sidekick in a number of Warner Bros. adventure films. Father of actor Alan Hale Jr.

Robust screen hero of the silent era who went on to direct seven films for Cecil B DeMille in the mid-1920s. After the advent of sound, Hale carved out a niche as a hearty sidekick in a number of Warner Bros. adventure films. Father of actor Alan Hale Jr.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Rubber Tires (1927) Director
2.
  Forbidden Waters (1926) Director
3.
  Risky Business (1926) Director
4.
  The Sporting Lover (1926) Director
5.
  The Scarlet Honeymoon (1925) Director
6.
  The Wedding Song (1925) Director
7.
  Braveheart (1925) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Terror Night (1989)
2.
 Stars in My Crown (1950) Jed Isbell
3.
 Colt .45 (1950) Sheriff Harris
4.
 Rogues of Sherwood Forest (1950) Little John
5.
 The House Across the Street (1949) J. B. Grennell
6.
 South of St. Louis (1949) Jake Evarts
7.
 The Inspector General (1949) Kovatch
8.
 Always Leave Them Laughing (1949) Mr. Washburn
9.
 The Younger Brothers (1949) Sheriff Knudson
10.
 Adventures of Don Juan (1949) Leporello
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1911:
Film actor
1925:
Film director

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wife:
Gretchen Hale.

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son:
Alan Hale Jr. Actor.
daughter:
Karen Hale Wookey. Script supervisor, former actor.

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Source: Wikidedia The Internet Encyclopedia

Alan Hale Sr. (born Rufus Edward Mackahan, February 10, 1892 - January 22, 1950) was an American movie actor and director, best known for his many supporting character roles, in particular as frequent sidekick of Errol Flynn. He was the father of lookalike actor Alan Hale Jr., best known as "the Skipper" on television's Gilligan's Island. He was born in Washington, D.C.. His first film role was in the 1911 silent movie The Cowboy and the Lady. He played "Little John" in the 1922 film Robin Hood with Douglas Fairbanks and Wallace Beery, reprised the role sixteen years later in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) with Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone, then played Little John again in Rogues of Sherwood Forest in 1950 with Bo Derek's future husband John Derek as Robin Hood, 28 years after his initial performance in the original Fairbanks classic (this might be the longest period for any actor to appear in the same role in movie history). His other films include It Happened One Night (1934) with Clark Gable; the sound version of Stella Dallas (1937); High, Wide, and Handsome (1937); The Fighting 69th (1940); They Drive By Night (1940) with George Raft, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino, and Humphrey Bogart; Manpower (1941) with Edward G. Robinson, Marlene Dietrich, and George Raft; and as the cantankerous Sgt. McGee in the 1943 movie This Is the Army. He directed eight movies during the 1920s and 1930s and acted in 235 theatrical films (according to the Internet Movie Database). Hale's son Alan Hale, Jr. played the Skipper in Gilligan's Island on television, and the two blond and heavy-set actors closely resembled each other. Both men had very long and extremely successful movie/television careers. Alan Hale Sr. died in Hollywood, California on January 22, 1950 following a liver ailment and viral infection. He is interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

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