Such sad news to hear that BARBARA HALE passed away on January 26, 2017 , aged 94.
Famous for her role of Della Street in PERRY MASON, Barbara’s film career lasted approximately ten years and included 6 years at RKO.
Barbara was married to Bill Williams from 1946 till his death in 1992.
There were 9 seasons of Perry Mason, from. 1957 to 1966. And the show became successful again in 1985, when Barbara and Raymond Burr reprised their roles for a series of TV movies, The Perry Mason Mysteries.
What a lineup.
Raymond Burr cultivated an orchid which he named after Barbara.
In her decade of movies, Barbara makes half a dozen westerns and several comedies and dramas. She costarred with Frank Sinatra, Charlton Heston, James Stewart, twice with Joel McCrea, Robert Mitchum, Robert Young and twice with Larry Parks. And twice with her husband Bill Williams.
One of Barbara’s film I dont know. Has anyone seen it?
Another one I have never seen,UNCHAINED(1955), with Elroy Hirsch
Two Barbara’s with Bill Williams in a TV movie THE MILLIONAIRE, in which Barbara played twins. Would love to see it.
I think I need to watch an episode of Perry Mason and be reminded of how much Barbara Hale will be missed.