Hale, Binnie

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Binnie Hale (1899-1984) previously named Beatrice Mary Hale-Munro, was a leading star of London’s 1920s musical comedy circuit. Her career spanned from the early twenties to the early forties and she was an accomplished actress and singer.

Born into a Liverpool-Irish family, she came from a theatrical background with her father and brother being the actors Robert and Sonnie Hale. She made her first professional debut when she was sixteen in 1916 at the Liverpool Empire.

She went on to have a career that was full of variety with the actress starring in musical theatre, musical comedy, revues, vaudeville and pantomime. Along with her stage performances, she was also a talented chanteuse with her song Spread The Happiness recorded from the 1929 musical Mr Cinders winning her notable fame and success.

From the guide to the Binnie Hale Press Scrapbooks, 1923 - 1940, (V&A Department of Theatre and Performance)

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referencedIn Joan Jefferson Farjeon papers, 1860-1992 (inclusive), 1950-1992 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Binnie Hale Press Scrapbooks, 1923 - 1940 V & A Department of Theatre and Performance
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associatedWith Cochran, Charles Blake, . Sir, 1872-1951 person
correspondedWith Farjeon, Joan Jefferson. person
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Actresses--Great Britain - 20th century


Birth 1899-05-22

Death 1984-01-10



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