Creighton Hale

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Creighton Hale
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Born Patrick Hale FitzGerald
(1882-05-24)24 May 1882
County Cork, Ireland
Died 9 August 1965(1965-08-09) (aged 83)
South Pasadena, California, U.S.
Occupation Film actor
Years active 1914-1959
Spouse(s) Victoire Lowe (1912-1926) 2 children
Kathleen Bering (1931-1965)
Children Creighton Hale Jr.
Robert Lowe Hale

Creighton Hale (24 May 1882 – 9 August 1965) was an Irish actor who worked in the silent film era in America.

Career[edit]

While starring in Charles Frohman's Broadway production of Indian Summer, Hale was spotted by a representative of the Pathe Film Company. His first movie was The Exploits of Elaine in 1914.

Since his rise to stardom, Hale starred in hit films such as Way Down East, Orphans of the Storm, and The Cat and the Canary.

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).[1] In the film, three nude women agree to have sex with him, but only through a hole in the fence. However, this is not true as the man in the film is not Hale, but a look-alike.[2]

However, when talkies came about, his career declined. He made several appearances in Hal Roach's Our Gang series (School's Out, Big Ears, Free Wheeling), and also had minor roles in major talking films such as Larceny, Inc., The Maltese Falcon and Casablanca.

Personal life[edit]

His two sons, 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, the daughter of a Texas oil man, in Los Angeles in 1931. He died in 1965, at age 83, in South Pasadena, California, and was buried in Duncans Mills Cemetery, in Duncans Mills, California.

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