Barbara Hale was a well-recognized actress from the United States of America who died in 2017. Her longest-lasting and the most popular acting role was in the legal drama series “Perry Mason” which span for almost a decade. You may explore in details below how was the life, career and net worth of Barbara Hale at the time of her death.
Early Life & Biography:
Barbara Hale was born on April 18, 1922, in DeKalb city in Illinois, United States. Her father Luther Ezra Hale was mainly a gardener and her mother Wilma Colvin was probably responsible for the family’s house. The parents probably remained together until the death, but it’s not confirmed. The family had origins from Scotland and Ireland.
Barbara Hale was grown and raised in her hometown. She completed her early education at the Rockford Central High School and then she went to study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Barbara had one sister only who was named Juanita Hale.
Barbara Hale had been into one love, marriage and she had children that we know of and that are officially confirmed. Her only marriage and love was to the film and TV actor Bill Williams. The couple’s marriage lasted from 1946 until Williams’s death in 1992 because of cancer.
The couple had one son and two daughters together, the actor, director, writer, producer and musician William Katt who was born in 1951, Juanita Katt was born in 1953, and Jody Katt was born in 1947.
On January 26, 2017, in Sherman Oaks neighborhood in Los Angeles in California, United States, at her own home, at the age of 94, Barbara Hale died because of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Barbara Hale began her career as a model when she was at school to pay for the education fees. She had various uncredited roles in films at the start of her career in the 40s. Her role in the legal drama series “Perry Mason” was the most popular of all time.
For the awards, Barbara Hale had a few awards wins in her credit. She is a winner of a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Boot Award and a Star on the Walk of Fame. The Primetime Award she received was for her role and performance in “Perry Mason” series.
Barbara Hale last starring acting roles were in all the Perry Mason TV movies which were all crime, drama and mystery. The last ones are titled “A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Jealous Jokester”, “A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Grimacing Governor” and “A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle”.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The American actress Barbara Hale had an estimated net worth of somewhere near $3 million by the time of her death. Acting in films and series was the main source of the wealth and worth she accomplished. Barbara Hale salary per episode or film of “Perry Mason” was never revealed to the public.
Barbara Hale was a very popular actress who had her success with the “Perry Mason” films and series. She had 101 credits as a film and series actress which she worked on before her death.
Barbara Hale, May Your Soul Rest In Peace.