- Bruce J. Evensen
Hale, Barbara (18 Apr. 1922–26 Jan. 2017), film and television actress, was the second daughter born to Scotch Irish parents, Willa (Calvin) Hale and Luther Ezra Hale, a landscape gardener, in DeKalb, Illinois. When she was two years old, Barbara’s family moved forty miles north to Rockford, Illinois’s third largest city. By the age of twelve she took lessons in ballet and tap dancing and began appearing in local plays. Her real interest was painting. After graduating Rockford High School in ...