Binnie Hale

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Binnie Hale
Born Beatrice Mary Hale-Monro
(1899-05-22)22 May 1899
Liverpool, England, UK
Died 10 January 1984(1984-01-10) (aged 84)
Hastings, England, UK
Occupation Actress, musician
Spouse(s) Jack Raine (divorced); 1 child

Binnie Hale (22 May 1899 – 10 January 1984) was an English actress and musician. Her father, Robert Hale, and younger brother, Sonnie Hale, were actors. She married West End actor Jack Raine, with whom she had one daughter.

Among films and stage productions, she appeared in No, No, Nanette in 1925 at the Palace Theatre, London. Her recording of the song "Spread a Little Happiness" from the 1928 musical Mr. Cinders is possibly her best remembered recording, and the rock musician Sting took a cover version of the song to number 16 in the UK singles chart 54 years later for the movie Brimstone and Treacle.




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Binnie Hale made many recordings between 1925 and 1941, the majority for the Columbia label in London. For full details, see Brian Rust, with Rex Bunnett, London Musical Shows on Record 1897-1976, General Gramophone Plublications Ltd, Harrow, Middlesex, 1977, pp. 462–64.


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