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Actress Jean Hale (1938-2021)


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The actress Jean Hale, remembered for numerous performances in films and on television during the 1960s and early 1970s, died last month in Santa Monica, California at the age of 82. Her family confirmed on Monday that Hale died on August 3, 2021 of natural causes.

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From 1961 to 1984, Hale was married to the actor Dabney Coleman. They had three children, including their singer-songwriter daughter Quincy (pictured below with her parents and brother Randy in 1981). Another daughter, Kelly, is an actress. Coleman had a third daughter, Meghan,  from a previous marriage.

Actor Dabney Coleman, wife Jean Hale, daughter Mary Coleman and son Randy Coleman attending 'Avon Tennis Tournament VIP Reception' on March 2, 1981 at the Forum in Los Angeles, California.

In "The Night That Terror Stalked the Town" -- an early Season 1 episode of CBS' "The Wild, Wild West" -- Hale played a femme fatale working for the evil Dr. Miguelito Loveless (Michael Dunn). She helped the evil scientist replace U.S. Secret Service Agent James West (series star Robert Conrad) with a surgically enhanced duplicate. The episode originally aired on November 19, 1965.

The Wild Wild West" The Night That Terror Stalked the Town (TV Episode  1965) - IMDb

In "The Oscar" (1966), Stephen Boyd played a Hollywood heel named Frank Fane who wanted an Academy Award so bad, he could almost taste it. Hale appeared as Cheryl Barker, a demanding actress who wound up as one of his victims on the way to stardom (he tossed a salad onto her lap during dinner at a restaurant).

During the first week of January 1967, Hale appeared in two episodes of the ABC hit series "Batman" as Polly, the moll of the villianous Jervis Tetch (a.k.a The Mad Hatter, played by David Wayne ). Although she accompanied The Dynamic Duo (Adam West, Burt Ward) to a water tower where The Mad Hatter and his henchmen awaited, Polly was booked by police as an accessory.

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Hale played a femme fatale opposite James Coburn in "In Like Flint," the 1967 sequel to Coburn's hit 1966 spy comedy "Our Man Flint." She played Lisa Norton, a key conspirator in a diabolical plan by powerful women to take over the world (they even replaced the U.S. president with a lookalike). But Lisa eventually fell for the superspy Derek Flint (Coburn) and assisted him in quashing the plot.

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Also in 1967, Hale starred in "The St. Valentine's Day Massacre," the story of the infamous mob hit in Chicago on February 14, 1929. She played Myrtle Gorman, the moll of doomed North Side Gang mobster Peter Gusenberg (George Segal). Directed by Roger Corman, the film also starred Jason Robards (as Al Capone) and Ralph Meeker (as Bugs Moran). Jack Nicholson -- two years away from major stardom -- had an uncredited role as a hit man.

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For its ninth and final season, NBC's 90-minute Western "The Virginian" was retitled "The Men from Shiloh." In the 1971 episode "The Politician," Hale played a married woman (and former saloon girl) reunited with her friend The Virginian (series star James Drury). A tragedy ensued when she was inadvertently killed by a prominent rancher (William Windom) scheduled  to be appointed to the United States Senate. The Virginian was determined to prove he wasn't a suspect. The episode also featured Diana Muldaur, John Ericson and Denny Miller. 

Jean Hale in The Virginian (1962)
 
 
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25 minutes ago, jakeem said:

The actress Jean Hale, best remembered for numerous performances in films and on television during the 1960s and early 1970s, died last month in Santa Monica, California at the age of 82. Her family confirmed on Monday that Hale died on August 3, 2021 of natural causes.

From 1961 to 1984, Hale was married to the actor Dabney Coleman. They had three children, including daughter Quincy, a singer and songwriter.

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In "The Oscar" (1966), Stephen Boyd played a Hollywood heel named Frank Fane who wanted an Academy Award so bad, he could almost taste it. Hale appeared as Cheryl Barker, an actress who wound up as one of his victims on the way to stardom.

 

Hale played a femme fatale opposite James Coburn in "In Like Flint," the 1967 sequel to Coburn's hit 1966 spy comedy "Our Man Flint." She played Lisa Norton, a key conspirator in a diabolical plan by powerful women to take over the world (they even replaced the U.S. president with a lookalike). But Lisa eventually fell for the superspy Derek Flint (Coburn) and assisted him in quashing the plot.

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Also in 1967, Hale starred in "The St. Valentine's Day Massacre," the story of the infamous mob hit in Chicago on February 14, 1929. She played Myrtle Gorman, the moll of doomed North Side Gang mobster Peter Gusenberg (George Segal). Directed by Roger Corman, the film also starred Jason Robards (as Al Capone) and Ralph Meeker (as Bugs Moran). Jack Nicholson -- two years away from major stardom -- had an uncredited role as a hit man.

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    Huge Aficionado of the Flint Films. Though i do Think i Prefer "Our", Over "In".

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12 minutes ago, Aritosthenes said:

    Huge Aficionado of the Flint Films. Though i do Think i Prefer "Our", Over "In".

"In" has one of my favorite all-time movie lines:

"An actor as president?"

-- Superspy Derek Flint (James Coburn), upon discovering that the POTUS (Andrew Duggan) has been replaced by a lookalike actor (also Duggan) in "In Like Flint" (1967).

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1 minute ago, jakeem said:

"In" has one of my favorite all-time movie lines:

"An actor as president?"

-- Superspy Derek Flint (James Coburn), upon discovering that the POTUS (Andrew Duggan) has been replaced by a lookalike actor (also Duggan) in "In Like Flint" (1967).

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Not Gonna Disagree With a Stitch of That. Call me a Turncoat or whathaveyou; but Theres Aspects, Characteristics, and Attributes of Coburn's Stellar Steeled Sexy Suave Flint that > 007. For me

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