Creighton Hale

Birthday:
05/24/1888
Place of birth:
County Cork, Ireland:
Biography:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Creighton Hale (24 May 1888 — 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 and was buried at Duncans Mills Cemetery in Northern California. [TMDb FYI add-on note: While online sites differ regarding Mr. Hale's birth year, the United States Social Security Death Index indicates that he was born in 1888. When during his lifetime issuing Mr. Hale a Social Security number, the Social Security Administration would have required him to submit documentation proof, or sworn affadavits, of his accurate and true birth date, and his other identifying details. Thus, the SSDI can be considered credible reliable verification of Mr. Hale's 1888 birth year.]

Credits

The Story of Mankind (1957)
as Heavenly Judge (uncredited)
Serenade (1956)
as Assistant Stage Manager (uncredited)
So You Want to Know Your Relatives (1954)
as Audience Spectator (uncredited)
Goodbye, My Fancy (1951)
as Griswolds' Butler (Uncredited)
The Screen Director (1951)
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
as Creighton Hale
The Great Jewel Robber (1950)
as Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Beyond the Forest (1949)
as Townsman with Glasses
The Fountainhead (1949)
as Court Clerk (uncredited)
The Younger Brothers (1949)
as Hotel Clerk
Homicide (1949)
as Glorietta Desk Clerk
Johnny Belinda (1948)
as Bailiff (uncredited)
So You Want to Be a Gambler (1948)
as Blackjack Player (uncredited)
So You Want an Apartment (1948)
as Wallpaper Hanger (uncredited)
Always Together (1947)
as Eric, Turner's Butler (uncredited)
Life with Father (1947)
as Mr. Wickersham the Father of Twin Boys (uncredited)
Hollywood Wonderland (1947)
as Man Taking Tour (uncredited)
So You're Going to Be a Father (1947)
as Psychiatric Ward Doctor (uncredited)
Love and Learn (1947)
as Tom - the Wyngate Butler
Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (1947)
as Supper Club Waiter (uncredited)
Humoresque (1947)
as Professor (uncredited)
The Verdict (1946)
as Reporter
So You Want to Play the Horses (1946)
as Cashier (uncredited)
Three Strangers (1946)
as Man in Pub
Crime by Night (1944)
as Horace Grayson
Mr. Skeffington (1944)
as Casey (uncredited)
The Crime Doctor’s Strangest Case (1943)
as Dr. Carter
Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943)
as Engineer
Action in the North Atlantic (1943)
as Sparks
The Mysterious Doctor (1943)
as Luke
Casablanca (1942)
as Customer (uncredited)
Gentleman Jim (1942)
as Championship Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Spy Ship (1942)
as Reporter
Winning Your Wings (1942)
as Uncle Ed
Larceny, Inc. (1942)
as Mr. Carmichael
Murder in the Big House (1942)
as Ritter - Warden's Secretary
Bullet Scars (1942)
as Judd, the druggist
The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)
as Radio Man (uncredited)
Steel Against the Sky (1941)
as Jim (uncredited)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
as Stenographer (uncredited)
Sergeant York (1941)
as Associated Press Man (uncredited)
Highway West (1941)
as Waiter (uncredited)
Bad Men of Missouri (1941)
as Bank Representative
Here Comes Happiness (1941)
as Headline Printer (uncredited)
Cliff Edwards and His Buckaroos (1941)
as Rosie's Fiancee (uncredited)
The Great Mr. Nobody (1941)
as Man Buying Newspaper (uncredited)
Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra (1941)
as Mr. Barnstorm (uncredited)
Santa Fe Trail (1940)
as Telegraph Operator (uncredited)
Lady with Red Hair (1940)
as Reporter Eddie (uncredited)
Father Is A Prince (1940)
as Lawrence - Bower's Accountant
East of the River (1940)
as Casino Floor Man
Just a Cute Kid (1940)
as Desk Clerk
Knute Rockne All American (1940)
as Callahan's Secretary
Money and the Woman (1940)
as Mack, Bank Customer (uncredited)
All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
as Ship's Officer
My Love Came Back (1940)
as Thompson - Music Co. Clerk (uncredited)
A Fugitive from Justice (1940)
as Reporter at Train Station (uncredited)
Brother Orchid (1940)
as Reporter #3 (uncredited)
Saturday's Children (1940)
as Stamp Collecting Mailman (uncredited)
Tear Gas Squad (1940)
as Announcer
King of the Lumberjacks (1940)
as Cashier (uncredited)
One Million B.C. (1940)
as Shell Person
Calling Philo Vance (1940)
as Du Bois - Fingerprint Man
A Child Is Born (1939)
as Elevator Operator (uncredited)
The Return of Doctor X (1939)
as Hotel Manager
On Dress Parade (1939)
as Doctor Telling Cadets 'No Visitors' (uncredited)
Kid Nightingale (1939)
as Man Answering Telephone at Lessernan's Gymnasium
The Roaring Twenties (1939)
as Customer (uncredited)
On Your Toes (1939)
as First Stage Manager
Slapsie Maxie's (1939)
as Reporter (uncredited)
Dust Be My Destiny (1939)
as Nick's Second Customer
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (1939)
as Reporter
The Bill of Rights (1939)
as New York Congressman
Torchy Blane.. Playing with Dynamite (1939)
as Hotel Desk Clerk
Indianapolis Speedway (1939)
as Racetrack Official
The Cowboy Quarterback (1939)
as Broadcaster
Nancy Drew... Trouble Shooter (1939)
as Man in Sheriff's Office
Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939)
as Draftsman (uncredited)
One Wild Night (1938)
as Bank Teller (uncredited)
International Settlement (1938)
as Clerk
Big Town Girl (1937)
as Desk Man
Midnight Taxi (1937)
as G-Man
Hollywood Boulevard (1936)
as Creighton Hale - Actor at Trocadero Bar
36 Hours to Kill (1936)
as Ticket Agent
Millionaire Kid (1936)
as Thomas Neville
Custer's Last Stand (1936)
as Hank
Men Without Names (1935)
as Groom
Million Dollar Haul (1935)
as Curley Chandler
Life Begins at Forty (1935)
as Drug Clerk
One More Spring (1935)
Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (1934)
as Wedding Guest
The Thin Man (1934)
as Reporter (uncredited)
George White's Scandals (1934)
as Theatre Treasurer (uncredited)
Gambling Lady (1934)
as Funeral Attendee (uncredited)
The Masquerader (1933)
as Bobby Blessington
Sensation Hunters (1933)
as Fred Barrett
Free Wheeling (1932)
as Dickie's Father
Grief Street (1931)
as Play Co-star
The Great Divide (1929)
as Edgar Blossom
Seven Footprints to Satan (1929)
as Jim
The House of Shame (1928)
as Harvey Baremore
Sisters of Eve (1928)
Rose-Marie (1928)
as Etienne Doray
The Cat and the Canary (1927)
as Paul Jones
Annie Laurie (1927)
as Donald
Why Girls Say No (1927)
as Becky's Boyfriend
Should Men Walk Home? (1927)
as The Gentleman Crook
The Midnight Message (1926)
as Billy Dodd
Beverly of Graustark (1926)
Exchange of Wives (1925)
as Victor Moran
The Circle (1925)
as Arnold Cheney
The Bridge of Sighs (1925)
This Woman (1924)
Wine of Youth (1924)
as Richard (1897 prologue
How to Educate a Wife (1924)
as Billy Breese
The Marriage Circle (1924)
as Dr. Gustav Mueller
Name the Man (1924)
as Alick Gell
Tea: With a Kick! (1923)
as Art Binger
Trilby (1923)
as Little Billee
Broken Hearts of Broadway (1923)
as An Outcast
Fascination (1922)
as Carlos de Lisa (her brother)
Fascination (1922)
as Eduardo de Lisa (her father)
Orphans of the Storm (1921)
as Picard
Way Down East (1920)
as Professor Sterling
A Child for Sale (1920)
as Charles Stoddard
The Idol Dancer (1920)
as Walter Kincaid
A Damsel in Distress (1919)
The Thirteenth Chair (1919)
as Willy Grosby
Mrs. Slacker (1918)
The Seven Pearls (1917)
Snow White (1916)
as Prince Florimon
The Iron Claw (1916)
as Davey
The New Exploits of Elaine (1915)
A Fool There Was (1915)
as Minor Role
The Exploits of Elaine (1914)
The Stain (1914)
The Million Dollar Mystery (1914)
as Gang Member

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