Barbara Hale - Famous Actor

Barbara Hale Net Worth


Famous American actress, Barbara Hale, had a net worth of $3 million at the time of her death in 2017. She was best known for her role as Della Street on the TV series ‘Perry Mason’ which earned her accolades such as a Primetime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Dramatic Series in 1959 and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 196.

Key facts:

  • Barbara Hale was an American actress who was best known for her role as Della Street in the TV series 'Perry Mason' from 1957 to 1966.
  • She won an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1959 for her work in 'Perry Mason.'
  • Hale had a successful modeling career before becoming an actress, and she made her film debut in 1943 with 'Higher and Higher.'
  • She reprised her role as Della Street in 30 'Perry Mason' television movies from 1985 until 1995.
  • Hale passed away on January 26, 2017 at the age of 94, leaving behind a rich legacy as one of television's most enduring actresses.

Basic Information About Barbara Hale

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
ProfessionsActor, Model
Net worth$3,000,000
Date of birth1922-04-18
Place of birthDeKalb
Date of death2017-01-26 (aged 94)
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseBill Williams - (22 JuneΒ 1946 - 21 SeptemberΒ 1992)Β (his death)Β (3 children)
Height5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Barbara Hale win?


Golden Globe

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Barbara Hale roles

Movie / Series Role
AirportSarah Demerest
The Doris Day ShowThelma King 1 episode, 1972
Marcus Welby, M.D.Marjorie Brandon 1 episode, 1974
Adam-12Bonnie Jessup 1 episode, 1971

Barbara Hale's Quotes

  • [about her marriage to Bill Williams] It took me two years to talk him into marrying me.
  • [about making West of the Pecos (1945)] I told the director, Edward Killy, about casting a smaller role in the film for Bill Williams [her future husband]. Killy was sort of a stocky man, and had a cigar. He was a short man, and that cigar was about as big as he was . . . He smoked all the time! But he said, "Sure, Barb, I'll get Bill Williams up here in Lone Pine". He knew I had a crush on Bill. So Killy said, "I'll give him one scene at the beginning of the shoot and another at the end of the picture, so Bill can stay the whole time!". That was so nice of him.

Barbara Hale's photos

Interesting Facts about Barbara Hale

  1. The daughter of Wilma (Colvin) and Luther Ezra Hale, a landscape gardener, she married actor Bill Williams (birth name Hermann August Wilhelm Katt, hence the last name of their children was Katt). The couple had three children: Jody Katt (born 1947), actor William Katt (1951) and Juanita Katt (born 1953). She and William Katt, appeared together in California Surf (1978), The Greatest American Hero: Who's Woo in America (1982), and in the NBC television-movie reboots of Perry Mason. She had six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
  2. During her time on Perry Mason (1957), Ms. Hale was known industry-wide for her screams. "She has the best shriek in Hollywood", Raymond Burr once said.
  3. Has an orchid named after her (cultivated by Raymond Burr).
  4. On the Perry Mason (1957) set she sketched constantly.
  5. According to official voter registration records on file at the office of the Los Angeles County Clerk-Recorder, Hale's date of birth was April 18, 1922. (Some sources had cited 1921.).
  6. Graduate of Rockford (Illinois) High School, class of 1940. Was voted the May Queen her senior year in high school.
  7. Best remembered by the public for her starring role as confidential secretary "Della Street" in Perry Mason (1957).
  8. Was one of the original 'Dr Pepper" girls featured in the soda company's calendars in the 1940s and 50s. Her photo can be see at the Dr Pepper Museum in Dublin, Texas (not to be confused with the Waco Dr Pepper Museum).
  9. Currently resides in Palm Desert, California and Los Angeles, California. [August 2005]
  10. Barbara Hale was absent from 8 episodes of the 271 episodes of the show Perry Mason (1957) bringing her total count to 263 episodes of the series acting her famous role of Della Street, but she did appear in the credits of all 271 episodes, due to what is known in the television industry as "credit only.".
  11. She and her Perry Mason: The Case of the Bullied Bowler (1964) co-star Mike Connors both died on January 26, 2017.

References & Fact Checks βœ…

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  • Original Source: Jolson Sings Again trailer
  • Author: trailer screenshot (Columbia Pictures)
  • Date taken: 1949
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  • Checked: βœ… Yes (2023-07-02 16:09:46)
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  • Author: CBS Television
  • Date taken: 30 September 1958
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  • Checked: βœ… Yes (2023-07-02 16:09:47)
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  • Original Source: Self scan of original black-and-white glossy photograph
  • Author: CBS Television (photographer unknown)
  • Date taken: 15 May 1958

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