Jean Hale

Jean Hale (born December 27, 1938 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is an American actress.

Jean Hale
Jean Hale in trailer for The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)
Born (1938-12-27) December 27, 1938 (age 81)
Years active1960–1991
Dabney Coleman
(m. 1961; div. 1984)
Children4, including Quincy Coleman

Early yearsEdit

Hale attended Skidmore College, where she studied drama.[1]

Film and TelevisionEdit

In films, Hale played Miriam Stark in Taggart (1964), Cheryl Barker in The Oscar (1966), Myrtle in The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967) and Lisa in In Like Flint (1967). She also appeared in several television shows in the 1960s. She made two 1965 appearances on Perry Mason; in both roles she played Perry's client: Reggie Lansfield in "The Case of the Murderous Mermaid," (Season 8, Episode 23) and Carla Chaney in "The Case of the Laughing Lady." Other television appearances include The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Batman, Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre, Bonanza, The Fugitive, Hawaii Five-O, McHale's Navy, My Favorite Martian ("The Atom Misers", air date 12/15/63), "The Men From Shiloh" (rebranded name for the TV western The Virginian in 1971), Hogan's Heroes, and The Wild Wild West.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Her birthname is Carol Jane Hale[3] and her parents were Stanton G (1910-1977) and Doris (Norrell) (1912-2005) Hale.

Jean Hale married Dabney Coleman in 1961. They have four children: Quincy (born 1972), Meghan, Randy, and Kelly Johns.[4] They divorced in 1984.[5]

Jean Hale was raised a Mormon.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
1963 Violent Midnight Carol Bishop
1963 My Favorite Martian Jenine Carter
1964 Taggart Miriam Stark
1964 Felicia
1965 McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force Sgt. Madge Collins
1965 Perry Mason Carla Chaney / Reggie Lansfield 2 episodes
1966 The Oscar Cheryl Barker
1967 In Like Flint Lisa
1967 The St. Valentine's Day Massacre Myrtle
1991 Lies Before Kisses Veronica TV movie, (final film role)


  1. ^ "Film Stars Will Appear At Edwards". The Post-Standard. New York, Syracuse. March 15, 1967. p. 12. Retrieved April 15, 2020 – via
  2. ^ " - Jean Hale".
  3. ^ "Jean Hale - The Private Life and Times of Jean Hale. Jean Hale Pictures".
  4. ^ a b "Jean Hale - The Private Life and Times of Jean Hale. Jean Hale Pictures".
  5. ^ "Jean Hale". IMDb.

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