Friday, January 27, 2017

Barbara Hale (1922–2017)

My daughter Rachel just sent the sad news that the actress Barbara Hale has died at the age of ninety-four. The Hollywood Reporter has an obituary. Hale played Della Street to Raymond Burr’s Perry Mason in 271 Perry Mason episodes and twenty-six made-for-TV movies. She continued to play Street in four more Perry Mason Mystery movies after Burr’s death.

In an instance of especially awkward timing, Barbara Hale appeared in an OCA post earlier today.

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Diane Schirf said...

I wondered if the earlier post had been because she died.

Pete said...

Sad to see her go. I watched reruns of the show religiously during my early adult years. And I always wondered if Della and Perry were an item.