Franc Hale

Franc Hale (born 1905 or 1906 – June 10, 1986) was an American actress. Hale's early acting experience came in stock theater, beginning in Portland and later touring in a production of Ma Pettingill with a company headed by May Robson, who had seen Hale perform in a school program, leading to Hale's debut as a professional. By age 22, she had played 50 roles on stage, with the characters' ages ranging from 12 to 60. For more than five years, she was the leading lady with Walker Whiteside's theatrical company.