Barbara Hale

Highest Rated: 93% The Seventh Victim (1943)
Lowest Rated: 70% Big Wednesday (1978)
Birthday: Apr 18, 1922
Birthplace: Not Available
According to her Rockford, Illinois, high-school yearbook, Barbara Hale hoped to make a career for herself as a commercial artist. Instead, she found herself posing for artists as a professional model. This led to a movie contract at RKO Radio, where she worked her way up from "B"s like The Falcon in Hollywood (1945) to such top-of-the-bill attractions as A Likely Story (1947) and The Boy With Green Hair (1949). She continued to enjoy star billing at Columbia, where among other films she essayed the title role in Lorna Doone (1952). Her popularity dipped a bit in the mid-1950s, but she regained her following in the Emmy-winning role of super-efficient legal secretary Della Street on the Perry Mason TV series. She played Della on a weekly basis from 1957 through 1966, and later appeared in the irregularly scheduled Perry Mason two-hour TV movies of the 1980s and 1990s. The widow of movie leading man Bill Williams, Barbara Hale was the mother of actor/director William Katt. Hale died in 2017, at age 94.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Grimacing Governor Della Street 1994
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle Della Street 1994
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss Actor 1993
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Telltale Talk Show Host Della Street 1993
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal Della Street 1993
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride Della Street 1992
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo Della Street 1992
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Framing Della Street 1992
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion Della Street 1991
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin Della Street 1991
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster Della Street 1991
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless Reporter Della Street 1991
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter Della Street 1990
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer Della Street 1990
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception Della Street 1990
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Poisoned Pen Della Street 1990
No Score Yet The Defense Never Rests Actor 1990
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin Della Street 1989
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder Della Street 1989
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson Della Street 1989
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake Della Street 1988
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace Della Street 1988
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel Della Street 1987
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam Della Street 1987
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit Della Street 1987
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love Della Street 1987
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star Della Street 1986
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun Della Street 1986
No Score Yet Perry Mason Returns Della Street 1985
70% Big Wednesday Mrs. Barlow 1978
No Score Yet The Flight of the Grey Wolf Mrs. Hanson 1976
No Score Yet Giant Spider Invasion Dr. Jenny Langer 1975
73% Airport Mrs. Sarah Demerest 1970
No Score Yet Buffalo Soldier Mrs. Grierson 1970
No Score Yet The Oklahoman Anne Barnes 1957
No Score Yet 7th Cavalry Martha Kellogg 1956
No Score Yet The Houston Story Actor 1956
No Score Yet The Far Horizons Julia Hancock 1955
No Score Yet Seminole Revere 1953
No Score Yet A Lion Is In The Streets Actor 1953
No Score Yet A Lion Is in the Streets Verity 1953
No Score Yet The First Time Betsey Bennet 1952
No Score Yet Last Of The Comanches Julia Lanning 1952
No Score Yet The Jackpot Amy Lawrence 1950
No Score Yet Jolson Sings Again Ellen Clark 1949
No Score Yet The Window Mrs. Mary Woodry 1949
No Score Yet The Clay Pigeon Martha Gregory 1949
78% The Boy with Green Hair Miss Brand 1948
No Score Yet Lady Luck Mary Audrey 1946
No Score Yet First Yank Into Tokyo Abby Drake 1945
No Score Yet West of the Pecos Rill Lambeth 1945
No Score Yet The Falcon in Hollywood Peggy Callahan 1944
No Score Yet The Falcon Out West Actor 1944
No Score Yet Goin' to Town Patty 1944
No Score Yet Higher and Higher Catherine Keating 1943
No Score Yet Around the World Barbara 1943
No Score Yet The Iron Major Sarah Cavanaugh 1943
93% The Seventh Victim Young Lover 1943
No Score Yet Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event Girl at Airport (uncredited) 1943
No Score Yet The Falcon in Danger Actor 1943

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
Marjorie
  • 1974
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
  • 1971

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