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Rufus Edward McKahan

Also Known As: "Alan Hale Sr."
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Washington D.C., DC, USA
Death: Died in Los Angeles, CA, USA
Place of Burial: Plot: Whispering Pines section, Map #03, Lot 724, Ground Interment Space 5, Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James E. Mackahan and Roxie C.
Husband of Gretchen Hartmann
Father of Alan Hale and Karen Hale
Brother of Edna Lee Mackahan

Occupation: Liver ailment and viral infection
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About Alan Hale Sr.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Hale_Sr

Alan Hale, Sr. (February 10, 1892 – January 22, 1950) was an American movie actor and director, most widely remembered for his many supporting character roles, in particular as frequent sidekick of Errol Flynn. His wife of over thirty years was Gretchen Hartman (1897–1979), a child actress and silent film player and mother of their three children. He was the father of actor Alan Hale, Jr., best known as "the Skipper" on television's Gilligan's Island.

Career

Hale was born Rufus Edward Mackahan in Washington, D.C.. His first film role was in the 1899 silent movie The Cowboy and the Lady. He played "Little John" in the 1922 film Robin Hood, with Douglas Fairbanks and Wallace Beery, reprised the role sixteen years later in The Adventures of Robin Hood with Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone, then played him yet again in Rogues of Sherwood Forest in 1950 with John Derek as Robin Hood's son.

His other films include the 1928 Skyscraper, as well as Fog Over Frisco, The Little Minister, and It Happened One Night, all released in 1934; the 1937 film Stella Dallas; High, Wide, and Handsome; The Fighting 69th; They Drive By Night; Manpower; and as the cantankerous Sgt. McGee in the 1943 movie This Is the Army.

Hale directed eight movies during the 1920s and 1930s and acted in 235 theatrical films.

Death

Alan Hale, Sr. died in Hollywood, California on January 22, 1950 following a liver ailment and viral infection. He is interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

Partial filmography

The Cowboy and the Lady (1899) The Fox (1902) The Trap (1903) Robin Hood (1905) Hollywood (1919) cameo The Covered Wagon (1923) Cameo Kirby (1923) One Night in Rome (1924) Skyscraper (1928) Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise) (1931) The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931) Union Depot (1932) The Lost Patrol (1934) It Happened One Night (1934) Fog Over Frisco (1934) Of Human Bondage (1934) Imitation of Life (1934) Little Man, What Now? (1934) The Little Minister (1934) The Crusades (1935) The Last Days of Pompeii (1935) Two in the Dark (1936) A Message to Garcia (1936) Our Relations (1936) The Prince and the Pauper (1937) High, Wide, and Handsome (1937) Stella Dallas (1937) Thin Ice (1937) The Adventures of Marco Polo (1938) The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) Four Men and a Prayer (1938) Algiers (1938) Listen, Darling (1938) The Sisters (1938) Dodge City (1939) The Man in the Iron Mask (1939) Dust Be My Destiny (1939) The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) On Your Toes (1939) Green Hell (1940) The Fighting 69th (1940) Virginia City (1940) The Sea Hawk (1940) They Drive by Night (1940) Tugboat Annie Sails Again (1940) Santa Fe Trail (1940) The Strawberry Blonde (1941) Footsteps in the Dark (1941) Manpower (1941) Captains of the Clouds (1942) Desperate Journey (1942) Gentleman Jim (1942) Action in the North Atlantic (1943) This Is the Army (1943) Destination Tokyo (1943) The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944) God Is My Co-Pilot (1945) Hotel Berlin (1945) Night and Day (1946) The Man I Love (1947) It Happened on 5th Avenue (1947) Pursued (1947) Adventures of Don Juan (1948) The Inspector General (1949) Stars in My Crown (1950) Colt .45 (1950) Rogues of Sherwood Forest (1950)


Hale was born Rufus Edward Mackahan[1] in Washington, D.C..

He studied to be an opera singer and also had successes as an inventor. Among his innovations were the folding theatre-seat, the hand fire extinguisher, and greaseless potato chips.

His first film role was in the 1911 silent movie The Cowboy and the Lady. He played "Little John" in the 1922 film Robin Hood, with Douglas Fairbanks and Wallace Beery, reprised the role sixteen years later in The Adventures of Robin Hood with Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone, then played him yet again in Rogues of Sherwood Forest in 1950 with John Derek as Robin Hood's son, a 28-year span of portrayals of the same character.

Alan Hale played Hugh O'Neill, the earl of Tyrone, in The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939), featuring in a pivotal confrontation with Errol Flynn, who portrayed Essex.

His other films include the 1922 epic The Trap with Lon Chaney, 1928's Skyscraper; as well as Fog Over Frisco with Bette Davis; Miss Fane's Baby Is Stolen with Baby LeRoy and William Frawley; The Little Minister with Katharine Hepburn; and It Happened One Night with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert; all released in 1934; the 1937 film Stella Dallas with Barbara Stanwyck; High, Wide, and Handsome with Irene Dunne and Dorothy Lamour; The Fighting 69th with James Cagney and Pat O'Brien; They Drive By Night with George Raft and Humphrey Bogart; Manpower with Edward G. Robinson, Marlene Dietrich, and George Raft; Virginia City with Errol Flynn, Randolph Scott, and Humphrey Bogart; and as the cantankerous Sgt. McGee in the 1943 movie This Is the Army with Irving Berlin. He also co-starred with Errol Flynn and Olivia De Havilland in the successful western film Dodge City (1939) where he played the slightly dimwitted but likeable and comical Rusty Hart, sidekick to Flynn's character, Sheriff Wade Hatton.

Hale directed eight movies during the 1920s and 1930s and acted in 235 theatrical films.

Personal life and death

Gretchen Hartman

Alan Hale Jr Hale's wife of over thirty years was Gretchen Hartman(1897–1979), a child actress and silent film player and mother of their three children.

He was the father of lookalike actor Alan Hale, Jr. best known as "the Skipper" on television's Gilligan's Island.
Alan Hale, Sr. died in Hollywood, California on January 22, 1950, following a liver ailment and viral infection. 

He is interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Hale,_Sr.

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Alan Hale Sr.'s Timeline

1892
February 10, 1892
Washington D.C., DC, USA
1921
March 8, 1921
Age 29
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
1924
February 4, 1924
Age 31
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
1950
January 22, 1950
Age 57
Los Angeles, CA, USA
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Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, United States