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RICHARD HALE - DOCUMENT SIGNED 03/31/1954 - HFSID 281836

AFTRA membership application signed by opera baritone and actor Ricahrd Hale in 1954 Document signed "Richard Hale". Blue and black ink notations in unknown hand. 2 pages, 6x8½, 1 sheet, front and verso.

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RICHARD HALE
AFTRA membership application signed by opera baritone and actor Ricahrd Hale in 1954
Document signed "Richard Hale". Blue and black ink notations in unknown hand. 2 pages, 6x8½, 1 sheet, front and verso. With 6¼x3¼ initiation fee receipt carbon copy with perforated left edge stapled at top edge. March 31, 1954. Membership form for the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Hale (1892-1981) had a full and varied career in opera, stage, movies and TV that spanned the 1920s to the 1970s. He got his start as an opera singer. A baritone known for the richness of his voice, his on-stage charisma and his canny interpretations of roles, he appeared in a series of notable American premieres, including Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf and Stravinsky's Les Noces. Hale wasn't as successful as a straight actor. Most of his roles were uncredited or in the supporting cast, with starring roles in Girl in the Case (1944), Port Said (1948) and The Mirable of Our Lady of Fatima (1952). But he did keep busy, often as in Middle Eastern or Native American roles or as killjoys. In all, he appeared in 14 Broadway productions between 1914 and 1943 and over 130 movies and TV shows between 1944 and 1978, with repeat apeparances in Family Theatre (1951-1953), Four Star Playhouse (1953-1956), The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1957-1958), Maverick (1960-1962), Wagon Train (1957-1963), Rawhide (1959-1964), Perry Mason (1957-1964), Bonanza (1966-1967) and Gunsmoke (1968-1973). Trekkies may recognize him as Goro, tribal leader of a Native American tribe (on another planet but, hey, it's Star Trek) in the 1968 episode The Paradise Syndrome. Lightly toned and creased. Form was folded once vertically and twice horizontally and unfolded. Receipt has light nicks in top edge and carbon copy marks. Otherwise in fine condition.

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