Saturday, October 29, 2011

RIP Bill Hale

Bill Hale passed away in Rowlett, Texas on October 29, 2011. He was 90 years-old. Hale was the brother of actor Monte Hale and appeared in films with Gene Autry, George Montgomery, Johnny Mack Brown, Charlie Starrett and others. Late he went to success in TV westerns appearing such series as "Rawhide", "Wild Bill Hickok", "The Range Rider", "Gunsmoke", "Rin Tin Tin", "Wagon Train" and many others. Bill was born William Ely in Ada, Oklahoma in 1921.

HALE, Bill (William Ely)
Born: 1921, Ada, Oklahoma, U.S.A.
Died: 10/29/2011, Rowlett, Texas, U.S.A.

Bill Hale's westerns - actor, stuntman:
Last Frontier Uprising - 1947 (brawler)
Unconquered - 1947 (corporal)
Gun Talk - 1947 (Joe)
Frontier Agent - 1948 (Deputy Edwards)
Courtin’ Trouble - 1948 (Stewart)
Hidden Danger - 1948 (Sanderson)
Law of the Golden West - 1949 (Barton)
Range Justice - 1949 (Bud)
Ambush - 1950 (trooper)
Raiders of Tomahawk Creek - 1950 (Jeff)
The Range Rider (TV) - 1951 (henchman)
Silver Canyon - 1951 (wounded soldier)
The Road to El Dorado - 1951
Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV) - 1951, 1952, 1953, 1958 (Ted, Blackie Harris, Curly, Hooker)
The Adventures of Kit Carson (TV) - 1952
Bronco Buster - 1952 (cashier)
The Cisco Kid (TV) - 1953 (Sam Dykes)
Hannah Lee: An American Primitive - 1953 (cowboy)
Calamity Jane - 1953 (Ad Lib)
Secret of Outlaw Flats - 1953 (henchman) [stunts]
Battle of Rogue River - 1954 (Henry)
Massacre Canyon - 1954 act (Lt. Farnum) [stunts]
Apache Ambush - 1955 (Bob Jennings)
The Last Frontier - 1955
Brave Eagle (TV) - 1956
Gunsmoke (TV) - 1956 (Tom)
The First Traveling Saleslady - 1956 (Sheriff’s Deputy)
Tension at Table Rock - 1956 (trailherder/guitar player)
Giant - 1956 (bartender)
Sky King (TV) - 1956, 1958, 1959 (Gordon, Lonnie, Waco Johnson, Harley, Bert, Ollie)
Tales of the Texas Rangers (TV) - 1956, 1957 (Dave)
3:10 to Yuma - 1957 (Dave Keene)
Circus Boy (TV) - 1957 (Deputy Jeff)
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin (TV) - 1957 (J.B. Tardash, Matt, Cole Hogarth)
The Hard Man - 1957 (Ranger)
Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (TV) - 1957 (Kurt Miller)
Return to Warbow - 1958
Wagon Train (TV) - 1958 (cowboy)
Cattle Empire - 1958 (Grainger)
The Sheepman - 1958 (ranchhand)
Snowfire - 1958 (Skip Stoner)
Bat Masterson (TV) - 1958 (Bill)
Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV) 1959 (townsman)
Death Valley Days (TV) - 1959 (Lewis)
The Legend of Tom Dooley - 1959 (coach guard)
Rawhide (TV) 1959, 1960 (Jed Ryan, Marshal Tobin, Will)
Tales of Wells Fargo (TV) - 1961 (Neilsen)
The Deputy (TV) - 1961 (Garth Cabot)

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