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Barbara Haley net worth:
$3 Million

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Barbara Hale Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Barbara Hale was born on 18 April 1922, in DeKalb, Illinois USA, of Irish and Scottish ancestry. Barbara is an actress, best known for being a part of the “Perry Mason” television series as the secretary Della Street. She appeared in over 270 episodes of the show, and all of these efforts have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Barbara Hale? As of 2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $3 million, mostly earned through a successful career as an actress. She also appeared in over 30 “Perry Mason” television movies, as well as being cast in numerous films. She received countless accolades over the course of her career, and all of these achievements helped ensure the position of her wealth.

Barbara Hale Net Worth $3 million

Hale attended Rockford High School and matriculated in 1940. She then attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts with aspirations of becoming an artist. While attending there, she had to model to help pay for her education, which eventually led to her acting career.

In 1943, Barbara moved to Hollywood and would appear uncredited in many films; her first official credited role would be in “Gildersleeve’s Bad Day”. Throughout this period, she was under contract to RKO Radio Pictures which would lead her to a string of films, which included “Higher and Higher” in which would display her singing prowess alongside Frank Sinatra. She also became the lead of “West of the Pecos” and “Lady Luck” which would boost her to stardom. In 1949, she appeared in “The Window” alongside Arthur Kennedy, and would co-star in the film “Jolson Sings Again”. Two years later, she became the lead actress in “Lorna Doone” and would also star in “The Jackpot” with James Stewart. In the next few years, other projects she would become a part of included “The Far Horizons” and “A Lion Is in the Streets”, all contributing to her net worth.

In 1957, Hale was cast in the television series “Perry Mason” which essentially ended her movie career as she also became a part of 30 “Perry Mason” television movies after the run of the series. She appeared in “The Oklahoman” in 1957, and would then make several guest appearances in various series, including “Ironside” in 1971. Aside from these appearances, she was also active on radio though not as much compared to her television work.

Aside from her acting career, Barbara was a spokesperson for Amana which were responsible for the Radarange microwave ovens. In 1960, she was recognized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and won an Emmy Award in 1959 for her television work. She also received the Golden Boot Award in 2001 for her contribution to the cinema.

For her personal life, it is known that Barbara married actor Bill Williams in 1946 and they have three children; the couple met during the filming of “West of the Pecos”. Bill died of cancer in 1992. Their son, William Katt would become an actor and also appeared in several “Perry Mason” movies.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Jealous Jokester1995TV MovieDella Street
A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Grimacing Governor1994TV MovieDella Street
A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle1994TV MovieDella Street
A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Wicked Wives1993TV MovieDella Street
Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss1993TV MovieDella Street
Perry Mason: The Case of the Telltale Talk Show Host1993TV MovieDella Street
Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal1993TV MovieDella Street
Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride1992TV MovieDella Street
Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo1992TV MovieDella Street
Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Framing1992TV MovieDella Street
Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion1991TV MovieDella Street
Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin1991TV MovieDella Street
Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster1991TV MovieDella Street
Perry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless Reporter1991TV MovieDella Street
Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter1990TV MovieDella Street
Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer1990TV MovieDella Street
Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception1990TV MovieDella Street
Perry Mason: The Case of the Poisoned Pen1990TV MovieDella Street
Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin1989TV MovieDella Street
Perry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder1989TV MovieDella Street
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson1989TV MovieDella Street
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake1988TV MovieDella Street
Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace1988TV MovieDella Street
Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel1987TV MovieDella Street
Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam1987TV MovieDella Street
Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit1987TV MovieDella Street
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love1987TV MovieDella Street
Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star1986TV MovieDella Street
Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun1986TV MovieDella Street
Perry Mason Returns1985TV MovieDella Street
The Greatest American Hero1982TV SeriesPaula Hinkley
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1973-1978TV SeriesMrs. Hanson / Mrs. Ogle / Belle Kincaid
Big Wednesday1978Mrs. Barlow
The Flight of the Grey Wolf1976TV MovieMrs. Hanson
The Giant Spider Invasion1975Dr. Jenny Langer
Marcus Welby, M.D.1974TV SeriesMarjorie Brandon
Chester, Yesterday's Horse1973TV MovieMrs. Belle Kincaid
The Doris Day Show1972TV SeriesThelma King
Adam-121971TV SeriesBonnie Jessup
Ironside1971TV SeriesMarsha Connell
The Most Deadly Game1970TV Series
The Red, White, and Black1970Mrs. Alice Grierson
Airport1970Sarah Demerest
Lassie1969TV SeriesSarah Caldwell
Insight1969TV SeriesMom
Buckskin1968Sarah Cody
Custer1967TV SeriesMelinda Terry
Perry Mason1957-1966TV SeriesDella Street
General Electric Theater1955-1959TV SeriesLorraine / Ellen Newman
Desert Hell1958Celie Edwards
Slim Carter1957Allie Hanneman
The Oklahoman1957Anne Barnes
Playhouse 901956-1957TV SeriesUndetermined Role / Mrs. Julia Wiley
7th Cavalry1956Martha Kellogg
The Millionaire1956TV SeriesKathy Munson / Marian Munson
Crossroads1956TV SeriesJane Sherman
Star Stage1956TV Series
The Ford Television Theatre1952-1956TV SeriesNora White / Marta Linden
The Houston Story1956Zoe Crane
Damon Runyon Theater1956TV SeriesWendy Longfield
The Loretta Young Show1956TV SeriesMrs. Strawn
Young Couples Only1955TV ShortRuth
Climax!1955TV SeriesMamie Eunson
Celebrity Playhouse1955TV SeriesFelicity
Science Fiction Theatre1955TV SeriesPat Hastings / Nancy Stanton
Screen Directors Playhouse1955TV SeriesJune Waters
Studio 571955TV SeriesRuth Thompson
The Far Horizons1955Julia Hancock
Schlitz Playhouse1953-1955TV SeriesGinny Morgan
Unchained1955Mary Davitt
A Lion Is in the Streets1953Verity Wade
Footlights Theater1953TV SeriesKatherine Charles
The Lone Hand1953Sarah Jane Skaggs
Seminole1953Revere
Last of the Comanches1953Julia Lanning
Castle in the Air1952Barbara Hale (uncredited)
The First Time1952Betsey Bennet
Lorna Doone1951Lorna Doone
Emergency Wedding1950Dr. Helen Hunt
The Jackpot1950Amy Lawrence
And Baby Makes Three1949Jacqueline 'Jackie' Walsh
Jolson Sings Again1949Ellen Clark
The Clay Pigeon1949Martha Gregory
The Window1949Mrs. Mary Woodry
The Boy with Green Hair1948Miss Brand
A Likely Story1947Vickie
Lady Luck1946Mary
First Yank Into Tokyo1945Abby Drake
West of the Pecos1945Rill Lambeth
The Falcon in Hollywood1944Peggy Callahan
Heavenly Days1944Angie
Goin' to Town1944Patty
The Falcon Out West1944Marion Colby
Prunes and Politics1944Short
Higher and Higher1943Katherine Keating
Around the World1943Barbara Hale (uncredited)
Government Girl1943Girl in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)
Gildersleeve on Broadway1943Stocking Salesgirl (uncredited)
The Iron Major1943Sarah Cavanaugh (uncredited)
The Seventh Victim1943Subway Passenger (uncredited)
Mexican Spitfire's Blessed Event1943Girl at Airport (uncredited)
Gildersleeve's Bad Day1943Girl at Party Getting Peavey to Donate (uncredited)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Higher and Higher1943"I Saw You First" 1943 / performer: "The Music Stopped" 1943, "You're On Your Own" 1943

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Travelers2013/IShort the producers wish to thank

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Biography2000TV Series documentaryHerself
The Defense Rests: A Tribute to Raymond Burr1993TV SpecialHerself - Host
Vicki!1993TV SeriesHerself
The Case of the Courtroom Legend1989TV Movie documentaryHerself
Dinah!1976TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Stump the Stars1963TV SeriesHerself - Guest Panelist
Here's Hollywood1960TV SeriesHerself
The Juke Box Jury1956-1959TV SeriesHerself
The 11th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1959TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Place the Face1955TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
MythBusters2003TV Series documentaryHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001Golden BootGolden Boot Awards
1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 8 February 1960. At 1628 Vine Street.
1959Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Supporting Actress (Continuing Character) in a Dramatic SeriesPerry Mason (1957)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1961Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor or Actress in a SeriesPerry Mason (1957)


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#Fact
1Barbara Hale was absent from 8 episodes of the 271 episodes of the show Perry Mason (1957) bringing the total count to 263 episodes of the series.
2Currently resides in Palm Desert, California and Los Angeles, California. [August 2005]
3Was 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).
4Best remembered by the public for her starring role as confidential secretary "Della Street" in Perry Mason (1957).
5Was voted the May Queen her senior year in high school.
6Graduate of Rockford (Illinois) High School, class of 1940.
7According to official voter registration records on file at the office of the Los Angeles County Clerk-Recorder, Ms. Hale lists her date of birth as April 18, 1922.
8She has three children. Jody Katt (born 1947), William Katt (1951) and Juanita Katt (1953).
9On the Perry Mason (1957) set she sketched constantly.
10Has an orchid named after her (cultivated by Raymond Burr).
11During 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.
12Mother, with actor Bill Williams, of actor William Katt, with whom she appeared in Big Wednesday (1978) and in Perry Mason TV movies.

#Quote
1[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.
2[about her marriage to Bill Williams] It took me two years to talk him into marrying me.


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