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Alan Hale, Sr.

Alan Hale, Sr. (February 10, 1892 – January 22, 1950) was an American movie actor and director, most widely remembered for his many supporting character roles, in particular as frequent sidekick of Errol Flynn. His wife of over thirty years was Gretchen Hartman (1897–1979), a child actress and silent film player and mother of their three children. He was the lookalike father of actor Alan Hale, Jr., best known as "the Skipper" on television's Gilligan's Island. Hale was born Rufus Edward Mackahan in Washington, D.C.. His first film role was in the 1899 silent movie The Cowboy and the Lady. He played "Little John" in the 1922 film Robin Hood, with Douglas Fairbanks and Wallace Beery, reprised the role sixteen years later in The Adventures of Robin Hood with Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone, then played him yet again in Rogues of Sherwood Forest in 1950 with John Derek as Robin Hood's son.

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