Jonathan Hale

About Jonathan Hale

Who is it?: Actor
Birth Day: March 21, 1891
Birth Place:  Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Cause of death: Suicide
Resting place: Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery in North Hollywood, California
Citizenship: Canadian
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1934–1965

Jonathan Hale

Jonathan Hale was born on March 21, 1891 in  Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, is Actor. Canadian-born Jonathan Hale had a long film career, appearing in over 200 pictures. He was a member of the diplomatic service prior to his film career, and his stately bearing stood him in good stead for the variety of corporate executives, military officers and high-level politicians he often played. His best known and most memorable part was that of Dagwood Bumstead's boss J.C. Dithers in the "Blondie" series, a role he assayed from the first entry (Blondie (1938)) until he left the series in 1946. In 1966, despondent over personal problems, he shot himself to death.
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As per our current Database, Jonathan Hale has been died on February 28, 1966(1966-02-28) (aged 74)\nWoodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, US.

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When Jonathan Hale die, Jonathan Hale was 74 years old.

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Occupation Actor
Age 74 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born March 21, 1891 ( Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)
Birthday March 21
Town/City  Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canada

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Jonathan Hale’s zodiac sign is Aries. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.

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Hale was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Before his acting career, Hale worked in the Diplomatic Corps. Hale is most well known as Dagwood Bumstead's boss, Julius Caesar Dithers, in the Blondie film series in the 1940s. He is also notable for playing Inspector Fernack in various The Saint films by RKO Pictures.


In 1950 he made two appearances in The Cisco Kid as Barry Owens. He also appeared in two different episodes of Adventures of Superman: "The Evil Three", in which he played a murderous "Southern Colonel"-type character, and "Panic in the Sky", one of the most famous episodes, in which he played the lead Astronomer at the Metropolis Observatory, actually a California observatory.


Hale committed suicide on February 28, 1966. He was found dead that evening in his room at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California. Hale had taken his own life with a .38 caliber pistol, which was found near his body. He was 74. Hale was interred at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery in North Hollywood, California. Sadly, Hale's grave went unmarked for more than four decades, until a proper headstone was erected by donations from the "Dearly Departed" fan-based group in 2013; he is now honored with the inscription, "We Remembered You".

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