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Alan Hale, Sr.

Alan Hale Sr
Personal information
Birth nameRufus Edward Mackahan
Birth dateFebruary 10, 1892
Place of birthWashington, D.C., U.S.
Date of deathJanuary 22, 1950(age 57)
Death placeHollywood, California, U.S.
SpouseGretchen Hartman (1914-1950) (his death)

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Alan Hale, Sr. (February 10, 1892 January 22, 1950) was an American movie actor and director, most widely remembered for his many supporting character roles, in particular as frequent sidekick of Errol Flynn. His wife of over thirty years was Gretchen Hartman (1897 - 1979), a child actress and silent film player and mother of their three children. He was the lookalike father of actor Alan Hale, Jr., best known as "the Skipper" on television's Gilligan's Island.

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