David Howard Bale (1941 - 2003)

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Birthplace: South Africa
Death: Died in USA
Cause of death: Brain lymphoma
Occupation: Entrepreneur, Activist
Managed by: David Leeds
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About David Howard Bale

South African-born entrepreneur and an environmentalist animal rights activist David Bale is perhaps best known as the husband of journalist, political and social activist, and Women's Movement leader Gloria Steinem and the father of actor Christian Bale.

Bale grew up in England, Egypt and the Channel Islands. He worked as a commercial pilot and later ran a commuter airline in England. His business activities included marketing imported jeans and skateboards.

He was an activist for environmental and animal rights causes and served as a board member of The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and the Ark Trust, which in 2002 became the Hollywood branch of the Humane Society of the United States. Bale also served as a board member for World Education, Inc., an international non-profit organization known for its work in educational development, located in Boston, Massachusetts.

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David Bale's Timeline

September 2, 1941
South Africa
January 30, 1974
Age 32
Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales
September 3, 2000
Age 59
December 30, 2003
Age 62
South Africa