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Jean Hale, ‘Batman’ and ‘In Like Flint’ star, lifeless at 82


“Batman” actress Jean Hale has died on the age of 82.

Her household introduced the information on Monday and mentioned she died from pure causes at her house in Santa Monica on Aug. 3, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The Salt Lake Metropolis native was greatest recognized for enjoying Polly, the sidekick of David Wayne’s Mad Hatter on the tv collection “Batman” with Adam West, in 1967. She additionally sparred with actor James Coburn’s character within the 1967 spy parody “In Like Flint.”

She was married to actor Dabney Coleman, with whom she had three youngsters — Quincy, Randy and Kelly — from 1961 till their 1984 divorce.

Hale began her Hollywood profession as a mannequin, however within the early ’60s, she was noticed by actress Sandra Dee’s agent Len Luskin whereas she strolled down NYC’s Fifth Avenue.

Jean Hale in 1967's "In Like Flint."
James Coburn and Jean Hale in 1967’s “In Like Flint.”
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She then signed a contract with twentieth Century Fox and made her display debut within the 1963 movie “Violent Midnight.”

Earlier than performing, Hale attended the College of Utah and earned a level in ballet earlier than additionally attending Skidmore School in Saratoga Springs, New York for a interval. After she accomplished her research, she modeled for the Conover Company and the Huntington Hartford Company.

Jean Hale, circa 1967.
Jean Hale, circa 1967.
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She additionally graduated from the Neighborhood Playhouse Faculty of the Theatre in New York. Hale studied underneath acclaimed filmmakers equivalent to Sydney Pollack, Martha Graham, James Caan, Jerry Weintraub, Jessica Walter, Christopher Lloyd, Brenda Vaccaro and her then-future husband.

George Segal and Jean Hale in "The St. Valentine's Day Massacre."
George Segal and Jean Hale in “The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.”
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She appeared in different productions equivalent to 1964’s “Taggart” and 1967’s “The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.” On tv, she made visitor appearances on collection together with “Perry Mason,” “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour,” “Bonanza,” “The Fugitive” and “Hawaii Five-O.”

Hale even dabbled into the manufacturing facet of the movie enterprise in 1984. That yr she began a manufacturing firm, Coleman-Tanasescu Leisure, with Gino Tanasescu.

Jean Hale in a portrait for 1967's "In Like Flint."
Jean Hale in a portrait for 1967’s “In Like Flint.”
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