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Creighton Hale
Creighton Hale
(24 May 1882 – 9 August 1965[1]) 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.[2]

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1 Career 2 Personal life 3 Partial filmography 4 References 5 External links

Career[edit] Born Patrick Fitzgerald in County Cork, Ireland, he was educated in Dublin and London, and later attended Ardingly College
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
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.[citation needed] It was generally thought that in 1923 Hale starred in an early pornographic "stag" film On the Beach (a.k.a. Getting His Goat and The Goat Man).[3] In the film, three nude women agree to have sex with him, but only through a hole in the fence. However, photographs of the scene clearly show that the man in the film is not Hale, but another actor who also wore glasses.[4] However, when talkies came about, his career declined. He made several appearances in Hal Roach's Our Gang
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.[5] Personal life[edit] His two sons, Creighton Hale
Creighton Hale
Jr. and Robert Lowe Hale, from his first marriage to Victoire Lowe were adopted by Lowe's second husband, actor John Miljan. After his divorce, Hale married Kathleen Bering in Los Angeles in 1931. He died in the Los Angeles County
Los Angeles County
city of South Pasadena at age 83 and was buried at Duncans Mills Cemetery in Northern California.[5] Partial filmography[edit]

The Stain (1914) The Three of Us (1914) The Exploits of Elaine
The Exploits of Elaine
(1914) The New Exploits of Elaine (1915) The Romance of Elaine
The Romance of Elaine
(1915) The Iron Claw (1916) Snow White (1916) The Seven Pearls
The Seven Pearls
(1917) His Bonded Wife
His Bonded Wife
(1918) The Woman the Germans Shot
The Woman the Germans Shot
(1918) The Idol Dancer
The Idol Dancer
(1920) A Child for Sale
A Child for Sale
(1920) Way Down East
Way Down East
(1920) Orphans of the Storm
Orphans of the Storm
(1921) Fascination (1922) Mary of the Movies (1923) Broken Hearts of Broadway (1923) Three Wise Fools (1923) Wine of Youth
Wine of Youth
(1924) The Mine with the Iron Door (1924) How to Educate a Wife (1924) The Circle (1925) Exchange of Wives (1925) Time, the Comedian (1925) Beverly of Graustark
Beverly of Graustark
(1926) The Midnight Message (1926) Should Men Walk Home?
Should Men Walk Home?
(1927) Why Girls Say No (1927) One Hour Married (1927) Annie Laurie (1927) The Cat and the Canary (1927) Rose-Marie (1928) The House of Shame (1928) Seven Footprints to Satan
Seven Footprints to Satan
(1929) The Great Divide (1929) Holiday (1930) School's Out (1930) Big Ears (1931) Grief Street (1931) Free Wheeling
Free Wheeling
(1932) The Masquerader (1933) Sensation Hunters (1933) The Thin Man (1934) (uncredited) The Millionaire Kid (1936) Hollywood Boulevard (1936) The Roaring Twenties
The Roaring Twenties
(1939) as Customer (uncredited) The Return of Doctor X
The Return of Doctor X
(1939) Calling Philo Vance
Calling Philo Vance
(1940) Affectionately Yours
Affectionately Yours
(1941) (uncredited) Bullet Scars
Bullet Scars
(1942) Murder in the Big House Yankee Doodle Dandy
Yankee Doodle Dandy
(1942) as Telegraph Operator (uncredited) The Gorilla Man
The Gorilla Man
(1943) Action in the North Atlantic
Action in the North Atlantic
(1943) as Sparks (uncredited) The Perils of Pauline (1947) That Way with Women
That Way with Women
(1947) Johnny Belinda (1948) Starlift
Starlift
(1951) (uncredited) The Steel Jungle (1956) Serenade (1956) (uncredited) Top Secret Affair
Top Secret Affair
(1957) (uncredited) The Spirit of St. Louis (uncredited) The Helen Morgan Story (1957) (uncredited) The Story of Mankind (1957) (uncredited) Westbound (1959) (uncredited)

References[edit]

^ Hollywood Star Walk, Los Angeles Times ^ Creighton Hale
Creighton Hale
at Silent Hollywood.com (includes seven glossy photographs) ^ The Goat Man (1923), IMDb. Retrieved 16 August 2015. ^ Biography with comparison photos of Hale and "The Goat Man", UnsungJoe website. Retrieved 16 August 2015. ^ a b Creighton Hale
Creighton Hale
on IMDb

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