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Barbara Hale

Barbara Hale is an American actress best known as Perry Mason's secretary Della Street.

She first began appearing in motion pictures in 1943 after training at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. In 1946 she married actor Bill Williams, a union that produced three children (including actor William Katt) and four grandchildren (two grandsons by her son William Katt and one grandson and one grand-daughter by youngest daughter Juanita). The marriage lasted for forty-six years until his death in 1992 from brain cancer. Hale herself has survived several bouts of cancer.

She played a significant role as the loyal and knowledgeable secretary in the Perry Mason series that ran from 1957 to 1966 and was reprised in several movies afterwards. The show was so successful that her contribution was recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was nominated for the Emmy Award twice for her performance on the show, in 1959 and 1961, winning the award in 1959.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Barbara Hale Facts

BirthdayFebruary 18, 1922 (102)
BirthplaceDeKalb, Illinois, USA
Height5' 5½" (1m66)  How tall is Barbara Hale compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Eddie Murphy Raw
Die Hard: With a Vengeance
Perry Mason: Season 6, Vol. 2
Perry Mason: Season 6, Vol. 1
The North Avenue Irregulars
Back to the Beach
Airport: The Complete Collection
Perry Mason: Season 7, Vol. 2
Perry Mason: The Ninth & Final Season
Perry Mason: Complete Series Pack
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