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Creighton Hale

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Creighton Hale (24 May 1888 — 9 August 1965) was an Irish-American theatre, film, and television actor whose career extended more than a half-century, from the early 1900s to the end of the 1950s. Born Patrick Fitzgerald in County Cork, Ireland, he was educated in Dublin and London, and later attended Ardingly College in Sussex. He immigrated to America in his early twenties, traveling with a troupe of actors. While starring in Charles Frohman's Broadway production of Indian Summer, Hale was spotted by a representative of the Pathe Film Company. He eventually became known professionally as Creighton Hale, although the derivation of those names remains unknown. His first movie was The Exploits of Elaine in 1914. He starred in hit films such as Way Down East, Orphans of the Storm, and The Cat and the Canary. 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 played unbilled bits in major talking films such as Larceny, Inc., The Maltese Falcon, and Casablanca. He died in the Los Angeles County city of South Pasadena and was buried at Duncans Mills Cemetery in Northern California. [TMDb FYI add-on note: While online sites differ regarding Mr. Hale's birth year, the United States Social Security Death Index indicates that he was born in 1888. When during his lifetime issuing Mr. Hale a Social Security number, the Social Security Administration would have required him to submit documentation proof, or sworn affadavits, of his accurate and true birth date, and his other identifying details. Thus, the SSDI can be considered credible reliable verification of Mr. Hale's 1888 birth year.]

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May 24, 1888 In County Cork, Ireland
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Million Dollar Mystery 1914-01-02
Latest Project:
Movie The Story of Mankind 1957-11-08
Known For
Poster of Sunset Boulevard
Poster of The Maltese Falcon
Poster of The Thin Man
Poster of The Million Dollar Mystery
Movie The Story of Mankind Heavenly Judge (uncredited) 1957-11-08
Movie Serenade Assistant Stage Manager (uncredited) 1956-03-23
Movie So You Want to Know Your Relatives Audience Spectator (uncredited) 1954-12-18
Movie The Screen Director 1951-03-12
Movie Goodbye, My Fancy Griswolds' Butler (Uncredited) 1951-05-19
Movie The Great Jewel Robber Hotel Clerk (uncredited) 1950-07-15
Movie Sunset Boulevard Creighton Hale 1950-08-10
Movie Homicide Glorietta Desk Clerk 1949-04-02
Movie The Younger Brothers Hotel Clerk 1949-05-03
Movie The Fountainhead Court Clerk (uncredited) 1949-06-25
Movie Beyond the Forest Townsman with Glasses 1949-10-21
Movie So You Want an Apartment Wallpaper Hanger (uncredited) 1948-01-03
Movie So You Want to Be a Gambler Blackjack Player (uncredited) 1948-02-14
Movie Johnny Belinda Bailiff (uncredited) 1948-09-14
Movie Fighter Squadron Unknown 1948-11-27
Movie Stan Kenton and His Orchestra Supper Club Waiter (uncredited) 1947-02-06
Movie Humoresque Professor (uncredited) 1947-01-25
Movie Love and Learn Tom - the Wyngate Butler 1947-05-02
Movie Hollywood Wonderland Man Taking Tour (uncredited) 1947-08-09
Movie So You're Going to Be a Father Psychiatric Ward Doctor (uncredited) 1947-05-10
Movie Life with Father Mr. Wickersham the Father of Twin Boys (uncredited) 1947-09-13
Movie Always Together Eric, Turner's Butler (uncredited) 1947-12-10
Movie Three Strangers Man in Pub 1946-01-28
Movie The Verdict Reporter 1946-11-23
Movie So You Want to Play the Horses Cashier (uncredited) 1946-10-05
Movie Mr. Skeffington Casey (uncredited) 1944-05-25
Movie Crime by Night Horace Grayson 1944-09-09
Movie Action in the North Atlantic Sparks (uncredited) 1943-06-12
Movie The Mysterious Doctor Luke 1943-03-03
Movie Thank Your Lucky Stars Engineer (uncredited) 1943-09-25
Movie The Crime Doctor’s Strangest Case Dr. Carter 1943-12-09
Movie Murder in the Big House Ritter - Warden's Secretary 1942-04-11
Movie Bullet Scars Judd, the druggist 1942-03-07
Movie Winning Your Wings Uncle Ed 1942-05-28
Movie The Man Who Came to Dinner Radio Man (uncredited) 1942-01-01
Movie Larceny, Inc. Mr. Carmichael 1942-04-24
Movie Casablanca Customer (uncredited) 1942-11-26
Movie You Can't Escape Forever Newspaper Employee Taking Notes (uncredited) 1942-10-10
Movie Gentleman Jim Championship Fight Spectator (uncredited) 1942-11-14
Movie Spy Ship Reporter 1942-06-06
Movie Cliff Edwards and His Buckaroos Rosie's Fiancee (uncredited) 1941-03-08
Movie The Great Mr. Nobody Man Buying Newspaper (uncredited) 1941-02-15
Movie Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra Mr. Barnstorm (uncredited) 1941-01-04
Movie Here Comes Happiness Headline Printer (uncredited) 1941-03-14
Movie Footsteps in the Dark Mr. Harlan (uncredited) 1941-03-08
Movie Steel Against the Sky Jim (uncredited) 1941-12-13
Movie Bad Men of Missouri Bank Representative 1941-07-26
Movie Sergeant York Associated Press Man (uncredited) 1941-09-27
Movie The Maltese Falcon Stenographer (uncredited) 1941-10-18
Movie Highway West Waiter (uncredited) 1941-08-07
Movie Tear Gas Squad Announcer 1940-05-04
Movie Brother Orchid Reporter #3 (uncredited) 1940-06-07
Movie A Fugitive from Justice Reporter at Train Station (uncredited) 1940-06-15
Movie Saturday's Children Stamp Collecting Mailman (uncredited) 1940-05-04
Movie Calling Philo Vance Du Bois - Fingerprint Man 1940-02-03
Movie All This, and Heaven Too Ship's Officer 1940-07-13
Movie One Million B.C. Shell Person 1940-04-05
Movie King of the Lumberjacks Cashier (uncredited) 1940-04-12
Movie Knute Rockne All American Callahan's Secretary (uncredited) 1940-10-05
Movie Father Is A Prince Lawrence - Bower's Accountant 1940-11-18
Movie My Love Came Back Thompson - Music Co. Clerk (uncredited) 1940-07-13
Movie Santa Fe Trail Telegraph Operator (uncredited) 1940-12-20
Movie East of the River Casino Floor Man (uncredited) 1940-11-09
Movie Lady with Red Hair Reporter Eddie (uncredited) 1940-11-30
Movie Money and the Woman Mack, Bank Customer (uncredited) 1940-08-17
Movie Just a Cute Kid Desk Clerk 1940-10-05
Movie Torchy Blane.. Playing with Dynamite Hotel Desk Clerk 1939-08-12
Movie The Bill of Rights New York Congressman 1939-08-19
Movie Indianapolis Speedway Racetrack Official 1939-08-05
Movie The Cowboy Quarterback Broadcaster 1939-07-29
Movie Confessions of a Nazi Spy Draftsman (uncredited) 1939-05-06
Movie Nancy Drew... Trouble Shooter Man in Sheriff's Office 1939-06-17
Movie Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase Reporter 1939-09-09
Movie On Your Toes First Stage Manager 1939-10-14
Movie The Return of Doctor X Hotel Manager 1939-11-23
Movie A Child Is Born Elevator Operator (uncredited) 1939-12-07
Movie Slapsie Maxie's Reporter (uncredited) 1939-09-16
Movie On Dress Parade Doctor Telling Cadets 'No Visitors' (uncredited) 1939-11-18
Movie Kid Nightingale Man Answering Telephone at Lessernan's Gymnasium 1939-11-03
Movie Dust Be My Destiny Nick's Second Customer (uncredited) 1939-09-16
Movie The Roaring Twenties Customer (uncredited) 1939-10-28
Movie International Settlement Clerk 1938-02-04
Movie One Wild Night Bank Teller (uncredited) 1938-06-02
Movie Big Town Girl Desk Man 1937-12-03
Movie Midnight Taxi G-Man 1937-04-04
Movie Millionaire Kid Thomas Neville 1936-03-13
Movie Custer's Last Stand Hank 1936-01-02
Movie 36 Hours to Kill Ticket Agent 1936-07-24
Movie Hollywood Boulevard Creighton Hale - Actor at Trocadero Bar 1936-08-20
Movie One More Spring 1935-02-15
Movie Life Begins at Forty Drug Clerk 1935-03-22
Movie Men Without Names Groom 1935-06-29
Movie Million Dollar Haul Curley Chandler 1935-04-02
Movie George White's Scandals Theatre Treasurer (uncredited) 1934-03-15
Movie Gambling Lady Funeral Attendee (uncredited) 1934-03-08
Movie The Thin Man Reporter (uncredited) 1934-05-25
Movie Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back Wedding Guest 1934-08-15
Movie Sensation Hunters Fred Barrett 1933-08-30
Movie The Masquerader Bobby Blessington 1933-09-03
Movie Free Wheeling Dickie's Father 1932-09-30
Movie Grief Street Play Co-star 1931-10-01
Movie Holiday Pete Hedges 1930-07-03
Movie Seven Footprints to Satan Jim 1929-01-27
Movie The Great Divide Edgar Blossom 1929-09-15
Movie Rose-Marie Etienne Doray 1928-02-11
Movie The House of Shame Harvey Baremore 1928-10-01
Movie Sisters of Eve Unknown 1928-09-01
Movie Why Girls Say No Becky's Boyfriend 1927-02-21
Movie Should Men Walk Home? The Gentleman Crook 1927-01-29
Movie Annie Laurie Donald 1927-05-10
Movie One Hour Married 1927-02-27
Movie The Cat and the Canary Paul Jones 1927-09-09
Movie Beverly of Graustark Unknown 1926-04-18
Movie Oh, Baby! Unknown 1926-08-07
Movie The Midnight Message Billy Dodd 1926-07-19
Movie The Circle Arnold Cheney 1925-09-22
Movie The Bridge of Sighs Unknown 1925-01-01
Movie Exchange of Wives Victor Moran 1925-10-04
Movie Name the Man Alick Gell 1924-01-27
Movie How to Educate a Wife Billy Breese 1924-05-01
Movie The Marriage Circle Dr. Gustav Mueller 1924-02-10
Movie Wine of Youth Richard (1897 prologue 1924-09-15
Movie This Woman Unknown 1924-11-02
Movie Broken Hearts of Broadway An Outcast 1923-07-01
Movie Tea: With a Kick! Art Binger 1923-08-26
Movie Trilby Little Billee 1923-07-29
Movie Fascination Eduardo de Lisa (her father) 1922-04-09
Movie Orphans of the Storm Picard 1921-12-28
Movie A Child for Sale Charles Stoddard 1920-04-01
Movie The Idol Dancer Walter Kincaid 1920-03-21
Movie Way Down East Professor Sterling 1920-09-03
Movie Oh Boy! George Budd 1919-06-22
Movie A Damsel in Distress 1919-10-12
Movie The Thirteenth Chair Willy Grosby 1919-08-23
Movie Mrs. Slacker Unknown 1918-03-31
Movie The Seven Pearls 1917-09-16
Movie The Iron Claw Davey 1916-02-28
Movie Snow White Prince Florimon 1916-12-24
Movie A Fool There Was Minor Role 1915-01-12
Movie The New Exploits of Elaine 1915-04-05
Movie The Million Dollar Mystery Gang Member 1914-01-02
Movie The Stain Unknown 1914-07-17
Movie The Exploits of Elaine Unknown 1914-12-29