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Creighton Hale

From Wikipedia Creighton Hale (24 May 1882 — 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 at age 83 and was buried at Duncans Mills Cemetery in Northern California

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May 24, 1882 In County Cork, Ireland
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie A Fool There Was 1915-01-12
Latest Project:
Movie Serenade 1956-03-23
Known For
Movie Serenade Assistant Stage Manager (uncredited) 1956-03-23
Movie Francis Francis the Talking Mule (voice) (uncredited) 1950-02-08
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 (uncredited) 1949-05-03
Movie Beyond the Forest Townsman with Glasses 1949-10-21
Movie The Fountainhead Court Clerk (uncredited) 1949-06-25
Movie Johnny Belinda Bailiff (uncredited) 1948-09-14
Movie Love and Learn Tom - the Wyngate Butler 1947-05-02
Movie Humoresque Professor (uncredited) 1947-01-25
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 Casablanca Customer (uncredited) 1943-01-15
Movie The Mysterious Doctor Luke 1943-03-03
Movie Action in the North Atlantic Sparks 1943-06-12
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 Larceny, Inc. Mr. Carmichael 1942-04-24
Movie Bullet Scars Jess 1942-03-07
Movie The Man Who Came to Dinner Radio Man 1942-01-01
Movie Winning Your Wings Uncle Ed 1942-05-28
Movie Gentleman Jim Championship Fight Spectator (uncredited) 1942-11-14
Movie Spy Ship Reporter 1942-06-06
Movie Bad Men of Missouri Bank Representative 1941-07-26
Movie Highway West Waiter (uncredited) 1941-08-07
Movie The Great Mr. Nobody Man Buying Newspaper (uncredited) 1941-02-15
Movie Steel Against the Sky Jim (uncredited) 1941-12-13
Movie Sergeant York Associated Press Man (uncredited) 1941-09-27
Movie The Maltese Falcon Stenographer (uncredited) 1941-10-18
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 1940-05-11
Movie King of the Lumberjacks Cashier 1940-04-12
Movie My Love Came Back Thompson - Music Co. Clerk (uncredited) 1940-07-13
Movie Calling Philo Vance Du Bois - Fingerprint Man 1940-02-03
Movie One Million B.C. Shell Person 1940-04-05
Movie Tear Gas Squad Announcer 1940-05-04
Movie Money and the Woman Mack, Bank Customer 1940-08-17
Movie Lady with Red Hair Reporter Eddie 1940-11-30
Movie All This, and Heaven Too Ship's Officer 1940-07-13
Movie Father Is A Prince Lawrence - Bower's Accountant 1940-11-18
Movie Santa Fe Trail Telegraph Operator (uncredited) 1940-12-20
Movie East of the River Casino Floor Man 1940-11-09
Movie Just a Cute Kid Desk Clerk 1940-10-05
Movie Knute Rockne All American Callahan's Secretary 1940-10-05
Movie Torchy Blane.. Playing with Dynamite Hotel Desk Clerk 1939-08-12
Movie Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase Reporter 1939-09-09
Movie Indianapolis Speedway Racetrack Official 1939-08-05
Movie Slapsie Maxie's Reporter (uncredited) 1939-09-16
Movie Confessions of a Nazi Spy Draftsman 1939-05-06
Movie Nancy Drew... Trouble Shooter Man in Sheriff's Office 1939-06-17
Movie The Cowboy Quarterback Broadcaster 1939-07-29
Movie The Return of Doctor X Hotel Manager 1939-11-23
Movie On Dress Parade Doctor Telling Cadets 'No Visitors' 1939-11-18
Movie Dust Be My Destiny Nick's Second Customer 1939-09-16
Movie Kid Nightingale Man Answering Telephone at Lessernan's Gymnasium 1939-11-03
Movie A Child Is Born Elevator Operator 1939-12-07
Movie On Your Toes First Stage Manager 1939-10-14
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 Midnight Taxi G-Man 1937-04-04
Movie Big Town Girl Desk Man 1937-12-03
Movie Custer's Last Stand Hank 1936-01-02
Movie Millionaire Kid Thomas Neville 1936-03-13
Movie 36 Hours to Kill Ticket Agent 1936-07-24
Movie Hollywood Boulevard Creighton Hale - Actor at Trocadero Bar 1936-08-20
Movie Life Begins at Forty Drug Clerk 1935-03-22
Movie One More Spring 1935-02-15
Movie Million Dollar Haul Curley Chandler 1935-04-02
Movie Men Without Names Groom 1935-06-29
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 The Great Divide Edgar Blossom 1929-09-15
Movie Should Men Walk Home? The Gentleman Crook 1927-01-29
Movie Why Girls Say No Becky's Boyfriend 1927-02-21
Movie Annie Laurie Donald 1927-05-10
Movie The Cat and the Canary Paul Jones 1927-09-09
Movie Beverly of Graustark 1926-04-18
Movie The Circle Arnold Cheney 1925-09-22
Movie The Marriage Circle Dr. Gustav Mueller 1924-02-10
Movie Name the Man Alick Gell 1924-01-27
Movie How to Educate a Wife Billy Breese 1924-05-01
Movie Wine of Youth Richard (1897 prologue 1924-09-15
Movie Broken Hearts of Broadway An Outcast 1923-07-01
Movie Fascination Eduardo de Lisa (her father) 1922-04-09
Movie The Idol Dancer Walter Kincaid 1920-03-21
Movie A Child for Sale Charles Stoddard 1920-04-01
Movie Way Down East Professor Sterling 1920-09-03
Movie The Thirteenth Chair Willy Grosby 1919-08-23
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
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