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I've never written to anyone as a fan before but I wanted to tell you how much I enjoy watching you in all of the Perry Mason episodes. You have such a quiet humility and grace, and I'm sure you're very much the same in your private life. You're also quite beautiful, as I'm sure you still are. God bless and thank you again. Eric
Santa Barbara , Ca USA - Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 21:23:35 (EDT)
I have loved you for 57 years and that will never change ! You are the benchmark I use to compare beautiful women and are the ultimate beauty in every respect of the term. Not only your physical appearance has always been perfection, but so has the quality and presence of the roles you have played. All of which speaks to the treasure of a woman you are ! What I would have given to be the man who captured your heart to the extent that you have captured mine !
Levant, KS USA - Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 00:26:14 (EDT)
I fell in love Perry Mason at age 13. He was kind to every woman & very kind & respectful to you. like open & close the car door. Was it for real so the script tells him for? I watch every night at MeTV. Thanks God you ALIVE. Many Thanks Mary Z
Mary Zepeda <email@example.com>
HOUSTON, Tx USA - Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 15:59:53 (EDT)
Every night on METV at 10:30PM CST I watch Perry Mason. "The Golden Show of Television." I have always wondered two things. Did the show ever want us viewers to believe there was a "romance" between Della and Perry? Were the characters as close in real life as they appeared to be on the show? Mr. Collins, Mr. Hopper, Ms. Hale, Mr. Talman, and Mr. Burr? My love and thanks to Ms. Hale and the rest of the regular cast for the many hours of wonderful entertainment...
Peter Stavenhagen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
USA - Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 00:03:56 (EDT)
The most beautiful actress in all of Hollywood. Not just beautiful but a fine underrated actress in Hollywood. A beautiful actress married to a handsome underrated actor. Both a credit to their profession. God Bless her.
Vincent Fede <email@example.com>
Jupiter, Fl. USA - Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 14:14:25 (EDT)
What a lovely site it is. Best wishes and greetings!
Sammy Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
USA - Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 16:34:39 (EDT)
My Mom (Bette Woodward) graduated with Barbara from Rockford High School in 1940. Bette zooming along in Northern California and has teenage memories of life back then. Some things never change.
Pat Woodward <email@example.com>
San Francisco, ca USA - Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 01:47:57 (EDT)
Was Barbara Hale in the movie "Broken Arrow"? A young woman sitting at a table in the background of a scene with Jimmy Stewart looks like her. It wasn't a speaking part. We loved her as Della Street. Very classy lady.
Betty Henderson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Lawrence, Ks USA - Sunday, June 01, 2014 at 02:05:38 (EDT)
Love watching the reruns on METV. Who played the judge in the case of the Skeleton's Closet in 1963. He was black and spoke no lines.
USA - Monday, May 26, 2014 at 22:16:37 (EDT)
I am a 46 year old mom of 2 from southern WI and our family has been enjoying Perry Mason again on ME TV in Milwaukee. I got to be a fan watching the made for tv movies and now get to enjoy the TV show. I wish you a belated happy birthday and good health.
Janeen Heller <email@example.com>
Watertown, WI USA - Monday, May 26, 2014 at 20:58:53 (EDT)
Barbara Hale is the most beautiful woman to ever appear on television. Her striking beauty was outlined and emphasized so greatly during the Perry Mason black and white episodes. Every time she appears, her beauty is so striking with the stark realism contained in black and white. Most other women do not retain their visual looks in that format. Her return during the Perry Mason movies revealed how a great beauty could age so gracefully to retain the essence of her beauty. I have no doubt a big part of her stunning visual features were the result of the beauty from within of just a good human being. She will always be remembered as a woman who exuded beauty and grace in every aspect of her performance and which must have reflected her life. I have to have my daily fix of her visage on the current reruns on METV and the movies regularly shown on Hallmark channel If only she could be with us forever.
Richard Morgan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bellingham, WA United States - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 00:47:10 (EDT)
Hello Barbara Hale, my husband is related (home movies of you as child). He would like to find more info on family. Would appreciate any info you can help with.
Mi USA - Monday, April 28, 2014 at 11:45:44 (EDT)
Dearest BEAUTIFUL lady, I bought the Perry Mason TV series and movies recently and am enjoying them pretty much daily. Your The Defense Rests tribute with Bill Cosby was wonderful too. I've watched you on You Tube during the Al Jolsen tribute and you remind me so much of my dear mother, who was actually mistaken for Joan Crawford in a restaurant. YOU light up my life. As Della Street, but especially as Barbara Hale! Thank you, May God continue Blessing you.
Crestline, CA USA - Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 13:57:48 (EDT)
Hello Barbra: I wanted to let you know that Perry Mason has given me many hours of viewing pleasure. I wanted to thank you for your good work and let you know it is appreciated. I would love a autograph if it is possible. I wish you the very best and God Bless ..
Donald Miller <email@example.com>
Canaan, Ct USA - Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 11:07:50 (EDT)
Best wishes on your 92nd birthday. May you continue to have a long and healthy life. My wife and I do not miss an episode of Perry Mason shown on MeTV - Knoxville. Regardless of the number of times we see an episode Perry Mason continues to an enjoyable and memorable show. Thank you.
Frank Scimonelli <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Powell, Tennessee USA - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 10:52:40 (EDT)
Happy Birthday Ms. Hale! Thanks very much for sharing your talent with us -- Your performances never cease to make me smile. Wishing you and your family all of the best today and every day
USA - Friday, April 18, 2014 at 23:42:51 (EDT)
Happy Birthday Barbara Hale! I'm wishing you much happiness and good health today and always! The past week or so I've enjoyed watching your wonderful performances in Lady Luck, 7th Cavalry, Adam-12 (the TV episode with your hubby Bill Williams also), and I rarely miss a Perry Mason episode which airs on MeTV twice a day. And I should also mention that right after Adam-12 yesterday, your son William Katt was on an episode of Emergency! I think there needs to be a Barbara Hale movie and TV show marathon soon! Take care and enjoy your birthday.
Midwest, MN USA - Friday, April 18, 2014 at 10:08:41 (EDT)
Happy birthday -- my late mother would also have been 92 this year. My wife and I watch you every night on Perry Mason. You always looked so lovely and the outfits really complemented you -- May you have many more happy days
Melvin R. Solomon <PandS2000@aol.com>
River Edge, NJ USA - Friday, April 18, 2014 at 10:05:29 (EDT)
Just to wish you a very happy Birthday Barbara and to say we are still loving watching our Perry Mason DVD's with happy memories of a much different way of life when they were made. Enjoy your big day and many more. Love from Barbara and Jeff
Barbara and Jeff Hardaker <email@example.com>
Carnforth, Lancashire England - Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 14:34:05 (EDT)
Happy Birthday from your #1 fan! Love you and your Perry Mason shows! Have been a fan since 'The Window' and have probably seen every TV/Movie you have every made! Again, Happy Birthday! Love, Marty
Marty Griffin <Jimmartygrif@cox.net>
Broken Arrow, OK USA - Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 12:18:48 (EDT)
Ms. Hale, watch you every day on Perry Mason via ME-TV. I grew up seeing you on TV (I'm 61). Hope your doing well. You have a lot of fans, including me. Happy Birthday, Craig
ojai, ca USA - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 14:10:08 (EDT)
Hi, Barbara; You are one of my favorite actresses! My husband John and I really enjoy coming home from work, a hard day at my office as a Receptionist/Secretary, and enjoy watching your wonderful Perry Mason Series, either on ME TV or from all of the DVD's of it that we own. I am hoping to soon own them all to complete my collection. You are a lovely lady and I wish you a very "Happy Birthday" on April 18th, 2014. I am 59 years old or "young", and will be 60 on December 15th, this year, so I love to remember the styles of the 1960's that the show represents that I remember growing up with. I would hear the soaring theme music as a child and want to watch the show. The mid-late 1950;s shows are just great,as well. The chemistry that you, and Raymond and William Hopper had was wonderful, and timeless. I loved you in your other movies too, and The Window, and loved the work that both your husband Bill Williams did, and your son William Katt also. You played Della Street with such poise, dignity, and class and with a witty sense of humor and fun. You are an inspiration to all women, Barbara! I loved your friend and Perry Mason producer Gail Patrick as well, and she was great with my other favorite actress Carole Lombard in My Man Godfrey. I wish you all the best, and much peace, love and light and health and joy. Thanks for the joy you have brought to millions! I have done some acting and singing and you have been an inspiration too. Much love and joy to you! Christine, your forever fan from the Boston, MA area.
Christine D. Jeffrey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Chelsea, MA USA - Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 14:57:22 (EDT)
I remember her as a great actress.
Sherill Howell <email@example.com>
Johnson city, TJ USA - Wednesday, April 09, 2014 at 23:39:28 (EDT)
I'm 45 and have been watching the Perry Mason episodes (from the 50's-60's). I DVR them around the clock on the Hallmark Movie Channel. I'm so drawn to you Barbara. Call me crazy, but you look EXACTLY like my mom!!! She was taken away from us in 1997 at the age of 52, and watching those episodes makes me feel like I'm back in simpler times and it's such a comforting feeling.... I now have a pretty good idea of what she'd look like if she made it to 90. I love the writing and the characters. Everything about the show! It's great to see how much the law/forensics, etc. has changed over the past 50 years!!! Thanks for all the entertainment. Warmest regards, Debbie
Ledgewood, NJ USA - Thursday, April 03, 2014 at 15:37:36 (EDT)
Im 62, i have a fan of yours throughout my life. I Have watched Perry Mason and watch reruns today. Always admired you as a great actress the best legal secretary who ever acted. You were the greatest. One of your many fans, Mary
Mary Sharp <firstname.lastname@example.org>
arvada, co USA - Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 02:33:46 (EDT)
I am 65 and have enjoyed watching you in Perry Mason. I now enjoy watching you again on the reruns of Perry Mason on MeTV. Your character was so lovely. I always wondered if Della and Perry had a "thing". I am glad it was left to the imagination. I am just one of your senior admirers!
Joel Muncie <email@example.com>
Pensacola, FL United States - Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 10:16:36 (EDT)
Dear Barbara, I was talking to my mom yesterday and she spoke of her friend Barbara whome she hadn't seen since she and her husband visited in Lake Arrowhead. Do you remember Boots Oliver? She'd love to talk to you .
San Juan Capistrano, Ca USA - Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 17:38:35 (EDT)
Ms. Hale: Re-runs of "Perry Mason" have been showing on tv recently & I just wanted to express my appreciation of your acting skills. When I watch you in those, you're totally Della Street. With most actors a I watch them I never get fully past the fact that they're just people reciting lines, but you were so consummate in your ability, especially the little nuances of the character. Thank you.
Ric LaFollette <1970GTX4SPD@gmail.com>
Thorntown, Indiana USA - Wednesday, March 05, 2014 at 10:42:04 (EST)
Thank You for the great Series Perry Mason...Watch it over and over!!!!
Stephen O'Neil <firstname.lastname@example.org>
SUMTER, SC USA - Wednesday, January 08, 2014 at 08:08:39 (EST)
Dear Barbara, It was several years ago that my husband, his sister, her husband and I met you and (Billy) and his wife at a restaurant on Sepulveda. You sat down at a table right next to us. When we realized who you were, you were so gracious and talked to us. What a wonderful meeting. I still have your autograph signed Grandma Della. Thank you----your fan and friend Pat Damewood .
Patricia Damewood <email@example.com>
Vancouver, Wa USA - Monday, January 06, 2014 at 16:44:39 (EST)
Just to wish you and your family all the very best in the world for 2014 Barbara and to say that Jeff and I are still relishing watching our Perry Mason DVD's every day. There must be so many "girls" now retired who have you to thank for their successful careers in the legal and secretarial world. God Bless, with love from Barbara and Jeff Hardaker
Barbara Hardaker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Carnforth, Lancashire England - Monday, December 30, 2013 at 15:36:14 (EST)
Dear Ms. Hale, I recently moved to Florida and took early retirement from the General Counsel's Office of the Smithsonian in DC to care for my granddaughter. To save money, I don't have cable but watch MeTV through a converter box. It shows Perry Mason twice a day during the week and it's one of my few "grown-up" pleasures. I watched the original run of the show when I was still in school by angling my dresser mirror to reflect my parents tv in the living room. Your portrayal of Della Street inspired my long career in the legal field. Thank you for being a positive and strong role model at a time when young women had few. Loved everyone in the cast. I often annoy my daughters by texting which future stars I see on the old shows (esp the ones from Star Trek). Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for the New Year.
Kathleen Paris <CatParis>
Orlando, FL USA - Friday, December 20, 2013 at 21:48:03 (EST)
I continue to watch Perry Mason everyday just to see you and your outstanding acting and to look at your beauty. You make it a pleasure to watch these reruns evereyday. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year, with many more to come.
Clint Poythress <email@example.com>
Wake Forest, NC USA - Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 02:46:37 (EST)
Barbara, You'd think that Ray would have known that it was you people wanted to see every week. It's probably for the best he never did. We still love watching P.M. episodes every evening, before we go to bed. Thanks for always giving us something to look forward to each day. If you're ever in Minneapolis, please look us up. (We're in the book) Our best to you, Lee & Carla Wencl
Lee and Carla <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Richfield, mn USA - Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 20:36:33 (EST)
Hi Beautiful. Are you planning any appearences? Would love to meet you. Still love to watch Perry Mason. All of you add up to one of the best TV casts. :-)
susanville, CA USA - Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 16:42:15 (EST)
Hello from the east coast. Della.If I were a judge in a beauty contest Between you Sophia,and Elizebeth, You would place third. But?? For a dinner date You would place first by a Mile. Happy Holidays. Retired english teacher (NOT) John Motta
john motta <email@example.com>
chester, NH USA - Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 13:15:54 (EST)
I watched the original Perry Mason, back in the 1950's and still love all those shows and anything you are in..God Bless.......Jerry Eads
Aurora, CO USA - Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 12:02:13 (EST)
Hi! I'm currently watching a later Perry Mason movie on MeTv and I got really curious about Barbara. If you see this Ms. Hale, there's something about you.
Chicago, Illinois USA - Friday, November 22, 2013 at 21:22:01 (EST)
Thank You for your Della Street, it is the role of world Stars! I wish you all the best, and undying love for you from the people of the world and good health! It is happiness to see You in the role of Della, this was enough for You to become Immortal Actress.
Yaroslavl, Russia - Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 15:48:01 (EST)
Ms. Barbara Hale, Thanks to ME-TV I can get my fix of Perry Mason reruns and watch your guest appearances on the other fun shows I grew up with. I've watched you again on Adam-12 and today I watched you reunite with Raymond Burr on Ironside! While I recovered from cancer surgery just over a year ago, all I could do was either watch TV reruns or check out trivia on the internet. That's how I came across your loving tribute to Raymond Burr on "The Defense Rests". Your on screen chemistry with Raymond Burr (and all your other co-stars) is beautiful. The most recent thing I've had the pleasure to view of you was a Youtube feature from the Al Jolson Society in Palm Springs last May. You're still beautiful and charming as ever. Thanks for your contributions to the world of entertainment!
Minneapolis, MN USA - Monday, November 04, 2013 at 12:08:55 (EST)
I want to share with you we are having a surprise birthday party for my mom this coming January 2014 (we thought she was turning 65 but we missed a year so she'll be 66, oops) But we are having a Perry Mason themed birthday party for her. She is a huge fan and we (my daughter and I) have had such a great time gathering trivia ideas, decorations, pictures, etc. I read that Raymond Burr cultivated a Orchid for you, is there any way I could find out how to purchase one or was that a one time orchid? It would be a wonderful addition to mom's party. Thank you...Becky McKenzie
Becky McKenzie <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Salem, OR USA - Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 16:59:08 (EDT)
Thanks to MeTV, I'm able to see your wonderful performances in Perry Mason. Thank you so much for the pleasure you've given me over the years!
Rob Haskins <email@example.com>
Dover, New Hampshire USA - Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 00:31:52 (EDT)
Dear Mrs. Hale, I wanted to let you know I am 45 years old and have been watching all the Perry Mason shows for the first time on our cable station that plays tv shows from the 50's 60's and 70's. I did not grow up with the show but i fell in love with the movies as a young lady and now it's like watching them all for the first time. I enjoyed you in the movies as well, particularly "The Oklahoman". I wish you all the good health in the world and thank you for your work :)
WI USA - Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 00:35:13 (EDT)
Thanks for sharing yourself with all of us. Watching you conjures up memories of my childhood--when TV was in its infancy. And just think, if there had been no TV none of us would have been blessed to see your awesome talent! Of course, Raymond Burr had something to do with it, too!
Baltimore, MD USA - Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 10:55:14 (EDT)
Esteemed Ms. Hale, Just got finished watching you in another smashing "Perry Mason" episode on MeTV! Time stops for no one, but technology and time working together aren't always bad...I get to enjoy your work 10 times a week (and sometimes more when they air the Mason movies too)!!! I must say, you were always gorgeous on film ("Hi Beautiful") and your outfits were equally stunning. Talk about a dream job! Thanks for consistently offering style, substance, and decorum in your work. No wonder your efforts are amazingly popular today. Today's actors/actresses are working under 'dimmer lights'... Clearly, God has blessed you with many years (John 3:16 - For God so loved the world that He gave his only Son (Jesus), that WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM shall not perish but have eternal life)! Thanks again for enriching the lives of many, many people over the years. May God continue to bless and prosper you and yours. p.s. our family owned a Radarange back in the 70s, and I'm pretty certain it was because of you!!!
Gregory B. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Plano, TX USA - Wednesday, October 09, 2013 at 01:48:50 (EDT)
Dear Ms. Hale, I fell in love with you when I was a teenager and saw you in Jolson Sings Again. I have loved your work ever since. I just finished watching that film again on DVD and was moved to seek you out and tell you how wonderful I think you are! Gratefully, Stephen Eichler
Stephen Eichler <email@example.com>
Sewanee, TN USA - Sunday, October 06, 2013 at 19:40:48 (EDT)
Ms. Hale: Just had the privilege to watch the Oklahoman. WOW As a long time fan of the Perry Mason series, which I still watch, you've always been so impressive. Also, my father was an Illinois native, born in 1915 in Wyanet. Hope you are well. Dave
dave weise <firstname.lastname@example.org>
phoenix, az USA - Friday, September 27, 2013 at 16:52:50 (EDT)
Dear Ms. Hale, I just wanted to let you know how much my husband and I enjoy the old Perry Mason shows. We just received the last DVD for the 2nd half of season 9. We watch the DVD's every night in order and will now go back to season 1 and watch all 9 seasons in order. It was a wonderful show (the best in our opinion!) and we hope you are well and happy. You were great in the series, the new series and also all the movies you were in. We wish you all the best always, Nancy and Joe Di Francesco
Nancy Di Francesco <ThunderRumble@aol.com>
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY USA - Friday, August 30, 2013 at 12:35:51 (EDT)
Where can one find Barbara Hale's artwork? Sketches from the PM series would be very interesting.
USA - Monday, August 05, 2013 at 14:49:06 (EDT)
Barbara, I hope you are still well and strong as of this writing in August, 2013. You are so beautiful on Perry Mason that I looked on the Internet hoping to find that you had lived a long and happy life. I am so happy that you have. You are as pretty in your old age as you were when you were young. Congratulations on a life well lived and thank you for bringing the world so much joy. God bless you.
Salt Lake City, UT USA - Sunday, August 04, 2013 at 10:39:39 (EDT)
Dear Miss Hale: I have a friend who used to work on the Amtrak train you would ride sometimes. He always remembered what fun you two had, and what a lady you were.I see you everymorning now here in Chicago,and am so glad to know that I can tell you that you are a railroad celebrity legend.The uy who loved you loved hardly anyone else;you are THAT special.Thanks for all the beautiful memories.And I still wish I could wear Della's clothes.Live long and prosper,Madam.
USA - Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 03:43:08 (EDT)
Barbara, do you remember riding bicycles in Rockford, IL with my sister Mary Barbara and Martha Brown? A lot of water under the bridge since then. Husband Charles Ives and Mary both passed. I'm still here, Esther Sumner's son, Sid, is visiting and looking at old manuals. Would love to hear from you. Regards, Ruth
Ruth Lawrence Ives <email@example.com>
Placitas, NM USA - Monday, July 22, 2013 at 01:56:32 (EDT)
Hello Ms.Hale. I have been watching the old Perry Mason TV series on Me TV. . I was born in the mid 1950,s. So i remember some of the episode,s from back in the early 1960,s. Just wanted to say Helo and how much i loved the Old Perry Mason TV series. I always love it when the defense won, Ha. God Bless and Make His Face to Shine Upon You.
roger olson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Louisville, Kentucky USA - Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 06:57:12 (EDT)
I want you to know that my husband and I look forward to seeing you on TV.We thank you for sharing your talents with those of us who remember quality actors in superior roles. The Perry Mason series is still exciting. I also love seeing your husband Bill as Kit Carson from time to time and in appearances on Perry Mason.There are so many great actors that played parts in that series. God bless you Barbara Hale and Good Health too. Rockie Mountain Mormon Momma , Mary (a life long Fan)
Mary Harker <email@example.com>
Chubbuck, Idaho USA - Tuesday, July 09, 2013 at 17:53:40 (EDT)
Perry Mason was one of my family's never-miss tv shows, and Della Street was one of the best things about it. Not that all of the characters weren't wonderful, but as a young girl Della was the only one I coulde relate to personally, which makes watching any movie or television show so much more interesting. She was so low-key but she always had everythng under control. I think Mason would have retired if she'd ever left him-he just couldn't do without her! And even though it was make-believe, I always knew that she was a very sweet lady-it came through in every line she spoke. From all I've ever heard, and from the impression I got through years of watching her, she's the kind of person you'd want for your best friend. I hope she makes it to 100 and then some!
Belleville, IL - Tuesday, July 09, 2013 at 03:31:06 (EDT)
Hi Barbara: I watched all the old 50s/60s Perry Mason's about a year ago. Back in the 50's it was a treat to watch them as a break from my homework in elementary school. TV was something I remember and enjoyed back then. I do not watch TV programs any more instead just watch dvds (movies) and stream shows I enjoy. Many things in our world have changed since then! One thing that I never realized when watching the series in the 50s as a boy of 10 years is how beautiful you are. Man you are a knockout! I recently saw Raymond in and old western and had to laugh to myself that he didn't know what was going to happen to him in 10 years from then. Same with others that were in the shows cast. Thanks so much for making you watchers happy for over a half century. WOW. Guess we are old now but still have great memories of great TV thanks to people like you. God Bless you Barbara.
Dean Sanborn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wantagh, NY USA - Monday, July 01, 2013 at 06:35:21 (EDT)
Della Street was my inspiration to become a secretary. Although I've never had a handsome man sit on my desk and say "Hello Beautiful"; I have had a long and wonderful career thanks to your portrayal of what a loyal, competent and indispensable secretary should be. Thank you!
Rosa Swanson <email@example.com>
Chapel Hill, NC USA - Friday, June 21, 2013 at 16:52:18 (EDT)
My family and I so enjoyed watching "Perry Mason." We really appreciate your very professional and efficient portrayal of the legal secretary/legal assistant. Thank you so much for years of entertainment and professionalism. God bless you and your family!
Gail Fuller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 02:37:21 (EDT)
Perry Mason was my grandmother's favorite show in the 60's. Now I'm watching every episode that's being aired on MeTV in 2013 ! That just shows what a quality show it was with great acting. It's a classic that will never seem dated. I'm constantly struck by how inspiring the characters Perry, Della, and Paul were. They had warmth and goodness about them which is something we are so lacking in todays TV and movies. I just want to say I appreciate so much being able to watch the Perry Mason show now. It's great entertainment and so cleverly done. I hope Barbara Hale is getting to read these comments. Best wishes Barbara !
Tampa, FL USA - Saturday, June 08, 2013 at 19:15:14 (EDT)
Greetings to you from the Johnsons in Inglewood Ca. We would like to say thank you for keeping us entertained every night before we say good night. A couple of questions we have though, did Hamilton Burger ever win a case against Perry Mason, and did u have a CRUSH on Perry Mason. We would also like to add that your life is precious is please continue to enjoy many more. We have enjoyed your utmost of entertaining.
Inglewood, Ca USA - Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 03:40:05 (EDT)
Dear Barbara, I enjoyed your performance as Al Jolson's last wife Erle Galbraith, Ellen Clark in the 1949 film Jolson Sings Again and in the Lux Radio Theatre radio version of the film. I understand that you will be attending the Al Jolson Society Palm Springs, CA Festival May 16-19, 2013. I hope to meet with you their. So very many Jolson fans remember you and love you. All my best, Bob Daniels, The New York City Representative of The International Al Jolson Society
Bob Daniels <email@example.com>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Monday, May 13, 2013 at 17:57:29 (EDT)
Dear Barbara, I had sent the previous email, addressing you as Della! I just always think of you as Della - I hope you don't mind. Loved your work and my Mom, June Ekenberg, who modeled with you in Chicago always followed your career. God Bless!
Jill Kohn <DenverKohn@aol.com>
Thornton, Co USA - Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 00:23:38 (EDT)
Dear Della, My Mother was June Ekenberg ..went by June Kenn as her model name. She had told me stories that you and her did modeling together in Chicago. I have my Mom's modeling book and love the pictures. She passed away in 2007 at the age of 87...She was a beautiful wonderful mother as you are too ! I have always enjoyed your work as an actress growing up..God bless you !
Jill Kohn <DenverKohn@aol.com>
Thornton, CO USA - Wednesday, May 08, 2013 at 00:15:39 (EDT)
I enjoy watching you as Della Street. In fact, when my daughter graduated college, she wasn't sure what kind of job to find. I told her, " get a job like Della Street, assistant to a CEO and make yourself indispensible. When that software company sold, she did well on her stock options. Now she has a similar position in a large company. The advice worked. Since we share a famiy surname, mine from Georgia and Arkansas, with ancestors like Benjamin Rush, Nathaniel Greene and John and Priscilla Alden, maybe we are related.
Caroline Hale Yeager <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Indio, California United States - Saturday, May 04, 2013 at 04:19:47 (EDT)
It was nice to watch you on Perry Mason show. I watched it when I was a kid an now I am 55 an still watchong it. God Bless An Have Many More Blessings.
Joyce Farmer <email@example.com>
Bourbon, In USA - Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 01:00:21 (EDT)
It was nice to watch you on Perry Mason show. I watched it when I was a kid an now I am 55 an still watchong it. God Bless An Have Many More Blessings.
Joyce Farmer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bourbon, In USA - Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 00:59:44 (EDT)
Dear Barbara: I have been a life long fan of the "Perry Mason" tv show and the subsequent made for tv movies. Recently the original tv show starring you and Raymond Burr and William Hopper is now showing daily on my cable tv provider. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate you and the two other wonderful actors and the truly great tv show you made. While I stopped watching "serial" tv shows after the middle of the 1980's as I felt the best of weekly tv shows had been made, I had always longed for tv shows that were made in the 50's and 60's as in my opinion that was truly the Golden Age of television and the actors were what I would honestly term as being "Stellar". In terms of your show I wished that the show presented more of yourself as well as William Hopper as I feel you and Mr. Hopper really made the "Gem" that was the Perry Mason show shine its' brightest. Again, my sincere thanks for making and being a part of a truly GREAT tv show that I have been, and always will be a fan of the magnificent show you and Mr Burr and Mr Hopper brought to my home weekly. May you continue your life in good healthy and much happiness. Respectfully, Barry Reich
B. Reich <email@example.com>
Red Bank, NJ USA - Monday, April 22, 2013 at 21:09:00 (EDT)
Always loved your husband Bill in the movies, and you also. Perry Mason is still one of my favorite shows and I love it that you and Raymond Burr were friends until he died. I'm 66 so I had to watch some of your earlier movies and that of Bill's on TV. But I always enjoyed it. Have a wonderful year and stay happy. So many people remember you and love you. Rita
Carmichael, CA - Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 16:19:15 (EDT)
Dear Barbara, Please add our own very best Happy Birthday wishes to all the other people who are celebrating your birthday with you. As ever we are loving our Perry Mason's and are looking forward to the DVD of the 9th Season becoming available here in June. You were a wonderful example of everything good as Della Street and you still are a wonderful example of everything as Barbara Hale. Have a great birthday with your cherished family. Love and thanks from Barbara and Jeff in Bolton-le-Sands, UK
Barbara and Jeff Hardaker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Carnforth, Lancashire U.K. - Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 14:22:15 (EDT)
Happy Birthday Ms. Hale. I enjoyed watch reruns of Perry Mason when I was growing up. Now, at age 53 I am again enjoying watch reruns of Perry Mason. Enjoy your birthday. Best wished. CeCe
CeCe Gonzales <email@example.com>
Fresno, California USA - Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 13:30:10 (EDT)
Happy Birthday! I hope you have many more. Della was my favorite character on Perry Mason. You made that show sooo much more interesting. I love an autographed picture. Again, have a great birthday.
John Swartz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Saint johnsville, ny USA - Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 12:32:49 (EDT)
Dear Miss Hale, I can't begin to express the joy and comfort your work has brough to me over the years. I have watched Jolson Sings Again almost every month for over 15 years and Perry Mason has been a firm favourite of mine for even longer. I recently spent 15 months in bed after an injury. I had spinal surgery and endured a slow and painful recovery - Ellen Jolson was at my bedside two or three times every single day! I have just finished watching it again and simply had to write and let you know how very much I have appreciated your charm, elegance and quiet assurance through it all. And, of course, to wish you the very happiest of birthdays. Thank you.
Julie Wardman <email@example.com>
Scarborough, united Kingdom - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 15:37:22 (EDT)
Dear Ms. Hale,I would like to wish you a Happy Birthday. May your troubles be less and your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door! Best wishes to you and have many more happy healthy years!
Olga Elezova <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Kotlass, Russia - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 15:14:00 (EDT)
I would like to wish you a very very Happy Birthday. You have always been, and will always be my favorite actress. Thank you for all the wonderful entertainment you have provided; especially as Della Street. May you have many more happy healthy years dear lady.
Pam Ryan <email@example.com>
Toledo, Ohio USA - Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 13:38:55 (EDT)
You have always been the MOST beautiful female in the history of television, in our opinions!!! Would love to see you now...we know the external and internal beauty and morals of a lady like you have not faded...only gotten better. God bless you always!!
Alice & Mitch
Washington,, nc USA - Sunday, April 07, 2013 at 15:56:52 (EDT)
I have watched you and Raymond Burr all my life i love you guys. I still watch all the re runs evey chance i get. Thank you carolyn.
Plant city, Fl USA - Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 11:58:59 (EDT)
Dear Ms. Hale, Thank you for all of the years of joy and hard work. I am 63 years of age and cannot remember a time when you weren't there. You grace and beauty is always appreciated and your dynamic talent always a joy. Best wishes to you and thank you for "always being there".
Nancy Plumblee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
greenville, SC USA - Wednesday, March 06, 2013 at 15:33:11 (EST)
Dear Ms. Hale, As Vivien Leigh was meant to play "Scarlet" in Gone With the Wind, you are and always will be the one and only Della Street. Thank you for all your superb performances. Nancy Wood
MA USA - Wednesday, March 06, 2013 at 13:56:49 (EST)
Dear Barbara, You set the standard for the virtuous gorgeous woman. I am 48 years old (1964). I have been your fan and admirer since childhood, along with friends who have gone on to their eternal reward, who grew up with me on Miami Beach. Whenever I read about the B'Hai Faith I think about you. With love and admiration, Derek Tyler
Derek Michael Tyler <email@example.com>
Lehigh Acres, FL USA - Friday, February 22, 2013 at 21:26:14 (EST)
Mrs. Hale...THANK YOU SO MUCH for your contribution to the Perry Mason series and TV movies. I'm 64 yrs old and have more than 50 years of viewing enjoyment under my belt. I WISH YOU MANY MORE YEARS reigning as queen of the Perry Mason genre. Plesse forgive my ignorance, but have you written any on your time as Perry Mason's Della Street ??
Rick Loebel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 03:56:14 (EST)
Hello Ms. Hale, sitting watching a Perry Mason marathon, and just wanted to say THANK YOU!! Years ago my mom and I would sit and watch the show. it was her favorite!! Seeing the show makes me think of the fun I had with my mom,so thank you again, and GOD BLESS
lois ragan <email@example.com>
North Las Vegas, NV USA - Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 00:44:34 (EST)
Hi Ms. Hale, As a little girl, I watched Perry Mason with my mom (who died in 1996). Last Christmas, my now grown son gave me some DVDs of the Perry Mason show. It has brought back fond memories. Just want to let you know how much I enjoy seeing you in those shows, you did a great job, and now I really want to see the movie you did decades later. Your acting is a wonderful gift. I hope you are enjoying your retirement years, knowing that the work you did in the 50s, 60s and beyond continues to delight people even today. Warm regards, Mary
Mary Pope-Handy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Los Gatos, CA USA - Saturday, February 02, 2013 at 01:02:56 (EST)
Hi beautiful...inside and out. what can I say, after I read all those wonderful fan letters? I can add the same...you have been a beautiful and kind role model for all women. I see the way you looked at Raymond, and I can see the admiration and love all the time..I am sure he appreciated it. When I was a little girl, I LOVED your husband, Bill. I thought he was the BEST cowboy in the world. I also love watching your son, nad he sure looks like his dad, and a lot like you also. Thanks for hanging in for so many many years as Della. God bless you and your family. Have many nany more good years....
Judith webb <Judithwebb@charter.net>
Marquette, mi USA - Monday, January 21, 2013 at 10:39:23 (EST)
Dear Ms. Hale, I cannot begin to express my admiration of you on your role as Della Street. As a young girl I was introduced to the Perry Mason series and even back then was totally enthralled by the program. You soon became my idol and I wanted to be the very best Secretary ever, which later in life I accomplished. You were the epitome of efficiency and dispatched your duties with such dignity - always loyal, lovely and a friend to your boss Perry. I was struck by the dynamics of your relationship with Perry - you would each do anything for each other with no second thoughts. One my favorite episodes is one where Della is helping a pal and needs a substantial amount of money, she presents Perry with a situation, not revealing details - Perry gives her the 50K without blinking an eye!! I still watch Perry Mason every day thanks to MeTV and I love every episode!! I also watch all the movies when come on TV - I cried at the end of one movie when you and Perry finally kissed!! The love between the two of you was so evident throughout all your appearances and I am sure you were wonderful friends. Bravo to you and thank you for being my idol.
Ontario, California USA - Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 12:54:40 (EST)
Dear Ms. Hale, Have wanted to find a way to write to you for many years, and I hope that this finds it way to you! Wanted to express my appreciation for all that you have done in so many worlds of expression and art. A true example and inspiration to so many through your role as Della, a consummate professional, with dignity, style, self confidence, courage, grace, and compassion... of course, all of these apply to you personally as well. As a member of the Baha'i Faith, and growing up in that religion, I was not surprised to learn that you are also a Baha'i. I have always been impressed with how you expressed the Teachings of our Faith in your acting and personal life. You have been a model to SO many, and I just wanted to pass this on to you. A personal thank you for what you have done throughout your life to improve society and the status of women. Much love to you, and my prayers and thoughts continue for your good health in this new year!!!
Donald G. Sims <email@example.com>
Evanston, IL USA - Sunday, January 06, 2013 at 09:15:41 (EST)
Dear Ms. Hale, After reading many of the comments I realize how many people love you, your acting, and your portrayal of "Della Street". Growing up my mom and I saw a lot of your movies and my favorite is "Lucky Lady." When I heard you were to be on "Perry Mason", I knew I would be watching. I got my first book from my grandfather when I was 11. I was hooked. You are still my favorite. Now I was doing a meditation this morning and there was Raymond Burr. He sent you a message but it is rather personal and I did not think I should post it here. If you would like to me to do so you can let me know. Again thanks for all the wonderful years of entertainment you have gifted to everyone. You are one of a kind. Pam Ryan
Pam Ryan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Toledo, Oh USA - Wednesday, January 02, 2013 at 11:21:40 (EST)
Ms. Barbara, You are now..and always have been, first and foremost, the Perfect Picture of a caring, beautiful, strong LADY!! You portrayed the role of 'second in command' .. If you will..to the most popular and powerful, though fictional,lawyer! I LOVE to watch you in each episode..my dad is 80.. and together we will watch episodes and try to guess what piece of 'incriminating evidence' you will bring to 'Perry'. Lol.. (We also love to guess the name of all the stars in each episode.. In the T.V. Show you are primarily known for.... You epitomize the word LADY!!..You were VERY entertaining to watch and I can only assume you must carry yourself in a similar fashion in your personal life.. I looked up current photos of you.. You have maintained your beauty and grace throughout all these years!! Your family .. I'm sure is VERY PROUD to have YOU as their Matriarch!! I DO HOPE YOU READ THIS, as I believe that YOU deserve recognition for all the years you spent entertaining the public!! I am 45 yrs old and I will continue to watch reruns as long as I can hold the remote! Lol.. THANK YOU BARBARA FOR ENTERTAING US ALL!! MY DAD AND I WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR!! Hugs to a special lady!!!
Lee-Ann Floyd <email@example.com>
Lowell, Ma USA - Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 20:22:36 (EST)
Dear Barbara, I hope this finds you in good health. I'm sitting here in Tampa today throughly enjoying the Perry Mason marathon on the Hallmark Movie Channel. You were truly awesome as I am a big fan having read all the books, watched all the TV shows and movies. Thanks for everything. Happy New Year! Neil
Tampa, Fl USA - Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 10:09:51 (EST)
Dear Barbara, We wish you and your family a joyful and peaceful Christmas and we send all our best wishes for the New Year. Perry Mason rules in our house with both books and DVD's and we just love to see you, Raymond and "The Boys" in action as only you could. All our good wishes from Jeff and Barbara Hardaker
Barbara and Jeff Hardaker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Carnforth, Lancashire UK - Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 14:45:54 (EST)
New Port Richey, fl USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 00:33:07 (EST)
My mother and I truly enjoy watching your delightful performances on reruns of Perry Mason. You have a charming way about you that make your performance easy to like, and admire. It seems that many of the popular TV police/investigation shows try to mimic what Perry Mason started in the 50s. Your role with Perry Mason cast created the role. (By the way, my mother is a picture of health at age 94 - born in 1918, and her "baby brother" Robert is 92. I am blessed to have her genes. We lived in a loving house with laughter, Bible reading and clean living.) May you and your family be blessed as well. God be with you too.
Lydia Montross & Eleanor Fink <email@example.com>
Fairfield, CA USA - Monday, November 19, 2012 at 14:43:34 (EST)
Just want to let Barbara know how much I loved her over the years, I grew up watching her on Perry Mason. Simply the most beautiful woman to this day. God Bless!
milwaukee, Wi USA - Friday, November 16, 2012 at 20:31:30 (EST)
Miss Hale, I just want you to know that you are one of my favorite actresses. I watch Perry Mason every day. I do have a question for you though that has bugged me for years. There is one guy I cannot identify from several shows. He is listed on one web-site as distinguished gentleman #1. He was the replacement bartender in the episode titled "The Slandered Submarine". I would love it if you could tell me his name so I could google him.
Ray Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cleveland, OH USA - Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 16:54:09 (EDT)
Hello Barb, Love the white text on red background. In need of a loan. Regards, email@example.com
Mugu Guyman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bonerville, PA USA - Monday, October 29, 2012 at 12:24:28 (EDT)
WE love you miss Barbara
ROBERT K BOSCARATO <email@example.com>
HOUSTON, TX USA - Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 01:07:41 (EDT)
We watch you everyday on Perry Mason. You are just as beautiful today as you were when I met you in the 1950's in Akron, OH. It would be nice if you would contact me via my email address and then I will email you with a phone number as I would like to speak with you. I hope that you are doing well and look forward to hearing back from you. Much respect,Paul Schreckengost
Paul Schreckengost <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Indian Wells, California USA - Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 20:06:42 (EDT)
Thank you barbara for all that you do. You have been a role model to me for many years. Thanks for everything!
Keri Mackinnon <Mackinnonkeri@yahoo.com>
Leominster, Ma USA - Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 22:12:06 (EDT)
Barbara, Thank you and I am so thankful that I can tell you how many hours I have spent with you. You have been with me for so many years. I can remember watching you with my mother when I was small and later you were there watching me after school waiting for my mother to get off work. Then again when I had my children and now my grandchildren. My grandfather is still alive and we talk about you. I wish you could have met us I think you would have liked us too. I hope you are smiling and God Bless.... Debbie
Debbie Kirk <email@example.com>
Ovweland Park, Ks USA - Friday, September 07, 2012 at 00:34:55 (EDT)
As I write, I am watching you and Raymond Burr. You were my role model in my younger days and today. All young ladies should model themselves after you. Thank you for all your contributions in the world of acting and society. You are a loyal and true friend to your friends and admirers. Please stay well and God Bless you and your family.
Vallory J. DeMoss <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wortham, Tx USA - Monday, September 03, 2012 at 20:56:37 (EDT)
Della and Perry are like peanut butter and jelly, crackers and cheese, cookies and milk. So good together. I watched Perry Mason on tv as a kid since the fifties. I never tire of the re-runs. You and Raymond Burr were such a classy, entertaining team. Loved the plots, Burger and Tragg and of course Paul Drake. I looked forward to the series then and still do to this date, After Mr. Burr passed away, I purchased some of his orchids at his estate sale. Thank you, Ms. Hale, thanks "Perry" for providing a little girl comfort and company during some difficult childhood years.
Patti Kennedy <Pmtkn@aol.com>
San Francisco, Ca USA - Monday, September 03, 2012 at 04:39:19 (EDT)
One of the most beautiful women to ever grace any screen. An outstanding actress and intelligence to go with the beauty.
Bellingham, WA USA - Monday, September 03, 2012 at 03:37:57 (EDT)
Watching the Perry Mason marathon on Hallmark this weekend. I always loved you and Raymond Burr. The episode I just watched is where he says to you at the end "It's just you and me." and you say "you can say that again" and he repeats, "just you and me. I never tire of Perry Mason!!
Rebecca Kendall <email@example.com>
Massillon, OH USA - Sunday, September 02, 2012 at 18:04:45 (EDT)
Dear Barbara I am a devoted fan of you and all that you have accomplished in your career and I'm addicted to Perry Mason all over again thanks to METV ... My dear husband and I think you are about the most beautiful woman on television and in seeing your picture now you remain absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for all the memories from those wonderful shows back then !! it is the best TV there ever was for sure. Continue in good health and always know that you have been loved for a very long time by your fans.
Patricia Hammond <firstname.lastname@example.org>
jamestown, ohio USA - Saturday, September 01, 2012 at 23:06:34 (EDT)
Ms.Hale: I am a big Perry Mason fan and watch it everyday. It's on here in Omaha twice a day so if I miss the morning show, I can catch it at night before I go to sleep. I have always admired your portrayal of Della Street. The prosecutors/police may come and go but the show wouldn't be the same without you. My very best wishes for you.
Omaha, NE USA - Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 11:34:36 (EDT)
Dear Mrs. Hale, My wife always watches Perry Mason each day. As a young reader in Burns, Or she had the library secure the Mason books. We did see you in a western last month. I enjoy watching the series and you were a beautiful actress.
Or USA - Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 15:57:13 (EDT)
Dear Mrs. Hale, My wife always watches Perry Mason each day. As a young reader in Burns, Or she had the library secure the Mason books. We did see you in a western last month. I enjoy watching the series and you were a beautiful actress.
Or USA - Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 15:56:49 (EDT)
What was written on the document Perry obtained from the judge in the first episodes? Many thanks.
Bob Shupe <WriteOnNow@gmail.com>
Seattle, WA USA - Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 22:12:27 (EDT)
Messed up email Rusudie2@gmail.com
USA - Monday, August 13, 2012 at 12:58:00 (EDT)
I am a fan. I am watching perry mason as I am writing this. I think I think I remember you singing "put the blame on Mame" in a movie. You where always wonderful in everything. Thank you for being a part of my movie memories. Sincerely, barbara f
Barbara f <Rusudie2@gmail.net>
USA - Monday, August 13, 2012 at 12:54:51 (EDT)
I LOVE YOU MAN!!!
MN USA - Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 13:18:39 (EDT)
I have admired Barbara Hale for more than 60 years, both as an excellent actress and a beautiful, talented, likeable woman. My wife and I watch Perry Mason on the Hallmark channel each day, and were astounded to learn that Ms. Hale was still living. She has given us hundreds of hours of pleasure and enjoyment. She is the epitome of class, honor and dignity.
Roger Wilgus <email@example.com>
Texarkana, TX USA - Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 21:54:27 (EDT)
Mrs Hale, It is an extreme pleasure to write to you on this site. I have been a huge fan of yours since I was a teenager watching reruns of "Perry Mason". I thought you were one of the most beautiful women I had ever seen. I had a serious crush on you. I loved your style, grace, and wonderful personality you protrayed on the screen. In real life i am sure you were even better than that. I still love watching the reruns and some of your movies. My favorites are from the 50's and early 60's. I loved how you dressed - always so classy. I hope you have fond memories of those times. Take care of yourself. Your Admirer, Dave
David Engstrom <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Frankfort, IL USA - Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 20:41:51 (EDT)
Hello Ms. Hale, God bless you and I hope you are doing well. I am watching Perry Mason the TV series. This is one with you and your son. I love these shows. I watch METV all the time and love seeing you and Perry. Excuse me, Raymond Burr. :) I am such a big fan of yours. I even love your son in The Greatest American Hero. Anyway, I just wanted to say to you that my husband and I think you are such a classy and and stunningly beautiful women. I hope you are enjoying life with your family. I read you enjoyed raising your family but you worked just enough to keep your husband interested in what you're doing. Thank you for being a wonderful actress. You are one of my favorites. Take care of yourself and enjoy life.
Kat C. <Katcame816@bellsouth.net>
Miramar, Fl USA - Monday, July 09, 2012 at 12:34:52 (EDT)
Dear Ms. Hale, I hope you read this and you are well. I just finished watching you on a Perry Mason episode on ME TV. I'm so glad those are still available. It's like being in a time capsule. You had the most beautiful smile! I had the great pleasure of meeting you while on the set of "The Red, White and Black". I doubt if you remember me. I had rode in on one of the equipment trucks with one of the grips non-stop from Hollywood to Texas and I went straight to bed. You walked in and were checking out your costume and adjusting your hat in the mirror and asked me how it looked. You looked great and I told you so. I was so exhausted I didn't realize it was you I was talking to 'til you left the room! Wow! Barbara Hale had actually asked me MY opinion! I'll never forget that day. You were so nice and down to earth. I was in my early 20's and just assistant to the wardrobe lady and an extra. At the time I didn't want be a bother but I always regretted not telling you how much I enjoyed your work and meeting you and having the opportunity to actually see you at work! You made quite an unforgettable impression on me. Sincerely, Barbara Chavez
Barbara Chavez <email@example.com>
Encinitas, CA USA - Friday, July 06, 2012 at 04:12:42 (EDT)
Where is Bill Williams buried? He is not buried in Forest Law - Hollywood Hills. My cousin looked it up in the computers there, where she works and he is not buried there.
Debora Tumlinson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Houston, TX USA - Thursday, July 05, 2012 at 14:55:09 (EDT)
Dear Miss Hale THANK YOU SO MUCH for the work you did on Perry Mason. I enjoy every episode you worked with Raymond Burr. Just had to say thank you. : )
Derek Jackson <email@example.com>
Chatham, Canada - Monday, June 25, 2012 at 15:05:55 (EDT)
I love the Perry Mason series so much; when Raymond Burr died, I just sat down and cried.
Linda Walley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ridgeland, MS USA - Friday, June 15, 2012 at 18:16:11 (EDT)
My husband and I are watching old Perry Mason shows which we have recorded from various channels. I have always loved Barbara Hale and Raymond Burr together. I loved Bill Williams in Kit Carson, and William Katt in the American Hero show, but especially Barbara. Every time I see another Perry Mason show either from the 50's or 90's I still see a wonderful actress with mega class! My hero.
South Park, PA USA - Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 22:33:02 (EDT)
Thanks for your wonderful body of work, Barbara! While on high school summer vacations, I would watch re-runs of "Perry Mason" - which came on at midnight. I was instantly hooked and I still watch the show today. You were absolutely amazing as Della Street - you just can't imagine anyone else playing that role!!! I wrote Raymond a fan letter, while in high school and I was fortunate enough to receive an autographed photo - which I still have. Thanks for all you have done. I think you're WONDERFUL! - Elizabeth
Elizabeth Cochran <email@example.com>
Albuquerque, NM USA - Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 11:20:33 (EDT)
Dearest Barbara, Thank you for Della. The Perry Mason series will never cease to entertain. You are a Hollywood classic, beautiful in all ways. With admiration, appreciation, and affection.
Anna Thow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Brampton, Ontario USA - Monday, June 11, 2012 at 23:46:25 (EDT)
I have really enjoyed your acting with Raymond Burr in both the old and newer Perry Mason's. In our area they are showing the original series and I am watching all of them. Raymond really liked what he saw in you to relate in an interview with RKO TV mirror. Love to you and yours.
Springfield, Or USA - Saturday, June 09, 2012 at 17:44:20 (EDT)
Thank you for all the enjoyment that you have given me since I was a child watching Perry Mason.
Kim "Kimbo" Robinson <email@example.com>
Fruita, CO USA - Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 20:19:23 (EDT)
Barbara: HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!! I hope you birthday was the best ever. Yes my husband and I watch you on METV, Monday thru Friday. I loved it when Mr. Drake called you "Hey Beautiful". That was totally awesome. God has a plan for all of us and I still hope that you are still doing what you enjoy. We are still waiting for the one show that Perry does not win. But as of 5/17/12, the show started from the beginning. I sure would like to know how I can get a picture of you! My hubby would totally be surprised and we would hang it PROUDLY in our home. God Bless You Barbara and THANK YOU so very much for your talents and being able to see the LADY that was on the Perry Mason Show. FOREVER AND ALWAYS! :-)
Mike & Deb Hoffman <BOOTS51@mchsi.com>
Waterloo, Iowa USA - Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 20:54:24 (EDT)
Hello Barbara, I just want to wish you a happy birthday. I just loved your work on the Perry Mason television series and in the Perry Mason made for tv movies. I hope you live many more years to come. Again Happy 90th Birthday.
Joan Moyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wichita Falls, TX USA - Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 17:58:18 (EDT)
Hello Barbara Hale, Happy Birthday wishing you and your family continued Health Wealth and Prosperity. My Mom and I love your site. I grew up watching your shows, now on TV every night or DVD, amazing. Like watching the show for the first new all over again. Thank you for bringing all the joy into our home and family. My family especialy my Mom Shirley worked as a court stenographer sends all our Love. Yours truly, Paul
Paul Berson <email@example.com>
Hollywood, Fl USA - Saturday, May 05, 2012 at 01:21:04 (EDT)
Happy belated birthday, Princess! Blessings of joy, good health, happy thoughts and wise choices to you and those you cherish:-) -Jeb
Mr. Jaymes E.S. Brandon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tenino, WA USA - Thursday, May 03, 2012 at 05:20:31 (EDT)
A belated Happy Birthday to you along with my wishes for many more! Just yesterday (5/1) I received the photos you were kind enough to sign for me and my good friend Henry Ottinger, and plan to display mine proudly. But I was wondering if you still have the questionnaire concerning THE WINDOW and self-addressed, stamped envelope that I enclosed with the materials you received from me. It would mean so much if you could complete it to the best of your recollection as it has to do with a very important project in which I am involved. In closing, let me thank you so very much for taking the time to sign my still. I'll always treasure having this memento of one of my all-time favorite actresses who co-starred in one of my all-time favorite movies!
Jim Foster <email@example.com>
Golden Valley, MN USA - Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at 14:11:36 (EDT)
Happy happy happy 90th year from our whole family! We love the way you played a competent, professional businesswoman on Perry Mason who wore suits and was bright and level-headed in an era when so few women had such positive roles, we love the way you stole scenes, and we love your movie roles before Perry Mason. Thank you for so many hours of wonderful entertainment!
Ann Snyder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Beaverton, OR USA - Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 16:13:09 (EDT)
I know it's belated but it comes from the heart: best of wishes on your birthday, dear Barbara Hale, and many more to come! I hope you had a lovely day with your family and were spoiled with lots of joyous memories, good health and cheerful laughter. God bless you!
USA - Monday, April 23, 2012 at 03:02:14 (EDT)
Congrats on reaching 90. I just finished watching another Perry Mason and thought I'd check on the principal actors involved. I saw you just had your 90th. Wow. You were a fine actress -- really. You played your part in such a genuine manner. I've enjoyed watching you, Raymond, and the rest of the group since Perry Mason began in the mid 50s. I hope that you realize that people 100, 200, + years from now will watch reruns. Not so many as now perhaps, but the shows were great enertainment, and among the best representation from the earlier years of TV. Thanks for the memories.
Dr Joseph Hilbe <email@example.com>
Tempe, AZ USA - Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 02:45:07 (EDT)
Dear Barbara, Just to wish you a very, very happy Birthday and to thank you as always for all the many hours of pleasure you and "The Boys" are still giving to so many people, including myself. With love on your special day from Barbara and Jeff
Barbara Hardaker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
near Lancaster, Lancashire England - Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 13:51:04 (EDT)
Happy Birthday to one of my favorite TV characters. I watch Perry Mason faithfully on ME TV and Hallmark Movie Channel here in Richmond. I wish you many more birthdays! Pam in Richmond
Pam Enroughty <email@example.com>
Richmond, Va USA - Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 11:04:06 (EDT)
Dear Ms. Hale, Happy birthday to a lovely lady and a talented actress. I hope you had a wonderful day with your family and friends.
Texas USA - Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 00:03:53 (EDT)
Happy birthday to a great person!!! Love Ya Ellis
Ellis Nachtigall <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Big Pine Key, Fl USA - Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 19:20:07 (EDT)
Happy 90th birthday, Ms. Hale, and thanks for all the wonderful moments you've shared with all of us!
USA - Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 19:02:21 (EDT)
Happy Birthday, Barbara! You're as lovely now as you were when you were young! I love your smile! Best wishes, Lee Ann Lewis
Lee Ann Lewis <email@example.com>
USA - Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 16:26:43 (EDT)
Happy 90th Birthday, Barbara, and may God continue to bless you. Thanks for your work through the years and I wish you all the best! Congratulations!
South Holland, IL USA - Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 16:24:20 (EDT)
Happy birthday! I'm a young fan who enjoys watching you on Perry Mason each day. You did such a wonderful job as Della! My whole family likes the reruns. My mom once tried to see every movie you ever made. I'm not sure if she succeeded!
Lucky Ladybug <firstname.lastname@example.org>
USA - Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 14:44:12 (EDT)
Dear Ms. Hale, Happy Birthday! I sincerely hope and pray that things are well with you. From the time I was a child and watched Perry Mason when the shows were new until now when my wife and I along with friends watch them on dvd, you have been one of the actresses I have admired the most. You and Raymond Burr made the characters of Perry and Della so real that, as a friend of ours says, you feel as if you could just walk into the office, have a cup of coffee, and strike up a conversation. Thank you so much for the years of enjoyment that you have brought us in Perry Mason and so many other things, and thank you for the integrity you have maintained through the years. I wish for you many more happy returns, and God bless you!
Ron Everts <email@example.com>
Mobile, AL USA - Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 14:03:32 (EDT)
Happy Birthday Barbara!!! I am writing on behalf of my Mom and Dad and myself, to wish you a very Happy Birthday! We have been fans since the beginning of the Perry Mason series. The whole family watched every Saturday evening starting back in 1957. We all hope you have a really great day! Tom Breitling
Tom Breitling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Reno, NV USA - Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 13:47:40 (EDT)
Happy Birthday and all the best to you and your loved ones.
Petra Kruithof <email@example.com>
Netherlands - Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 13:17:43 (EDT)
Happy Birthday Ms. Hale! The photo and copy of your junior high school typing certificate you sent me a number of years ago are framed and hanging on my law office wall. They are a prized possession, and especially treasured because of the kind sentiment and drawing you added to the picture. Your sincere fan, andy burg
Randy Burg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bemidji, Mn. USA - Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 12:12:34 (EDT)
Judy Goucher <email@example.com>
The Colony, Texas USA - Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 12:03:28 (EDT)
HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY!
Denton, MD USA - Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 11:23:42 (EDT)
I'm your #1 Fan!! (I hope you don't read Steven King!) (others may claim to be, however, I sent you a pair of earrings 40 years ago that stated it, so that makes it official!!) This is to tell you how much I've always loved your work and you and this is to wish you good Health, Happiness and Happy Birthday!!! Best Always, Marty
Marcella (Marty) Griffin <JimMartyGrif@cox.net>
Broken Arrow, OK USA - Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 11:51:36 (EDT)
This week is special for you: Happy Birthday! I'm a Baby Boomer (1949). My parents and I watched "Perry Mason" faithfully together. Now I am quite disabled, and the reruns are a wonderful treat. You are on my list of Most Admired. Your acting talent and family life are both superb. Congratulations on your fine accomplishments!
Dr J E Hildebrand <firstname.lastname@example.org>
West Monroe, LA USA - Monday, April 16, 2012 at 17:58:49 (EDT)
I have been watching the original Perry Mason re-runs and I so admired you throughout those years. You showed me as a child at home the kind of things my mother was doing at work. She died last summer so I hope that you are doing well and enjoying life! Your warm dignity with a suggestion of sexiness was the epitome of the modern woman in all your roles, but especially as Della! Warm wishes!
David Hagy <email@example.com>
Salisbury, NC USA - Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 16:50:16 (EDT)
Your lovely, competent, and professional protrayal of a working woman was a true inspiration to me. I really feel that is one reason I worked in offices my entire career. I am now 61. Happy Birthday
Joan Carlin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
philadelphia, pa USA - Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 20:22:44 (EDT)
Thank you very much for the 8x10 via Iowa boys Scotty and Randy. Real or not it was framed and on the wall within an hour. Thanks again Dear.
David Fodge <email@example.com>
Coralville, IA USA - Wednesday, April 04, 2012 at 00:48:32 (EDT)
HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY You are one beautiful woman..
Stacy Coates <Stacycoates@gmail.com>
Valparaiso, in USA - Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 13:20:14 (EDT)
I remember meeting you and your husband Bill Williams in Duluth,Mn when I was about eight years old. I have rediscovered "Jolson Sings Again" and loved you in the movie. HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY.
JoAnn Cronstrom <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Gold Canyon, Az USA - Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 12:15:42 (EDT)
I remember meeting you and your husband Bill Williams in Duluth,Mn when I was about eight years old. I have rediscovered "Jolson Sings Again" and loved you in the movie. HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY.
JoAnn Cronstrom <email@example.com>
Gold Canyon, Az USA - Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 12:15:41 (EDT)
Watching a Perry Mason marathon on the "Hallmark Movie Channel". Thanks for being a great Della. Nobody else could have played that part but you.
Glen Carbon, IL USA - Monday, February 20, 2012 at 18:13:52 (EST)
Dear Barbara, just want to say that I love the Perry Mason series. Every time it's on TV in the Netherlands I try to watch it. And ofcourse YouTube is perfect to watch the Perry Mason shows and clips. During a difficult time in my life you and Raymond Burr make me stronger and more positive. Your natural acting is really a gift and it always gives a smile on my face and that's what I need the most at this time. Thank you so much! Take care and much love to you and your loved ones from a Dutch fan.
Petra Kruithof <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Netherlands - Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 18:14:14 (EST)
TO MISS HALE AND STAFF. IF ANYONE HAS TRIED TO CONTACT ME ABOUT THE ARTICLE BY VEVA COOK FROM 1943 PLEASE TRY AGAIN. MY EMAIL HAS BEEN INOPERATIVE FOR SOME TIME. BUT IS NOW OPERATING. JUST CHECKING IN. ALOHAOE.
USA - Tuesday, February 07, 2012 at 22:13:16 (EST)
Miss Hale was my Mom's classmate in elementary school in DeKalb, and we have a picture of her with Mom and her class. Mom's name was Bernice Eklund, a minister's kid there. There was a girl in class that Barbara and Mom detested that had to be washed by the teachers, her name was Hanna, "hanna, hanna, had a banana" they teased her. I bet Barbara would remember that.
James Eklund Sucha <email@example.com>
Green Bay, WI USA - Sunday, February 05, 2012 at 19:11:14 (EST)
HELLO MS HALE. JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I HAVE A COPYOF AN ARTICLE WRITTEN AND PUBLISHED BY AN OLD ACQUAINTANCE, VEVA COOK. IN SEPT 1943. SEEMS THAT VEVA AND GROUP WERE IN PASADENA TO WELCOME FRANK SINATRA WHEN SHE NOTICED A YOUNG MARINE WATCHING THE ACTIVITY. SHE TALKED TO HIM AND BROUGHT HIM WITH HER BACK TO THE RKO STUDIOS. SHE INTRODUCED HIM TO YOU IN THE COMMISSARY AND YOU BEING THE PERSON YOU AR TOOK HIM UNDER YOUR WIND FOR SEVERAL DAYS. THERE IS A PICTURE OF BOTH YOU AND THE MARINNE IN THE ARTICLE. THE YOUNG MARINE'S NAME WAS WILLIAM"BILL"TATE. BILL AND I WERE CLASSMATES IN HIGHSCHOOL AND GRADUATED JUST IN TIME TO JOIN THE WAR EFFORT IN THE PACIFIC. BILL IN THE MARINES AND I IN THE NAVY. I HAVE BEEN TRYING FOR TO FIND BILL BUT WITH NO SUCCESS.I AM NOW 87 AND IN ASSISTED LIVING IN OGDEN, UTAH. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THE ARTICLE, IWOULD BE HAPPY TO SEND IT TO YOU. I SUGGEST THAT TOU HAVE SOMEONE IN YOUR ENTOURAGE CONTACT ME.I CAN SEND IT TO THEM AND THEY CAN GET IT TO YOU. I WOULD NOT TRY TO CONTACT YOU PERSONALLY. I IMAGINE YOU HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF THAT OVER THE YEARS. MY EMAIL IS POSTED.ALOHAOE.
HERB BARKER <BARKER1450@COMCAST.NET>
OGDEN, UT USA - Wednesday, February 01, 2012 at 15:41:58 (EST)
USA - Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 00:14:40 (EST)
Thank you so much Ms.Hale for all the wonder performances you have given us over the years. I have admired your true friendship that you and Mr. Burr have towards one another it makes me cry each time I see photos of the happiness and love that you two have towards one another. Thank you and god bless...
Ma USA - Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 21:41:46 (EST)
Barbara, Thank you for so many wonderful memories of the Perry Mason series. My grandma & I watched it faithfully when I was small, and I still enjoy them today. Whomever cast you, Raymond and William together got the chemistry just right! Good health and happiness to you and yours.
Glenoma, WA USA - Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 01:03:52 (EST)
Miss Hale, I have always heard that you are from Tatum Springs, Washington Co. KY but your biography says Illinois. Was anyone in your family from here in KY? Thank you.
carolyn hatchett <firstname.lastname@example.org>
springfield, ky USA - Thursday, January 05, 2012 at 09:20:43 (EST)
I have been a fan of the Perry Mason series all of my life. I used to watch reruns of the shows with my grandmother when I was a little girl. Watching the shows bring back good memories of my childhood and my family. Now I am watching the show with my own kids. My husband teases me about being able to fall asleep to the Perry Mason Theme song when I am suffering from Insomnia. Thanks for the memories.
Columbia, SC USA - Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 23:48:51 (EST)
I work for Amtrak Railroad and I was your Train Attendant years ago. You were traveling back from Denver where you had just finished filming a Perry Mason Made for TV movie, you called them "reunions".....During the trip to Los Angeles we had a great time talking and laughing and sharing personal stories. At one time during the trip we stepped outside onto the platform in Las Vegas and we commented on the beauty of the night sky. I would love it if you remembered me, but I can understand if you don't. Best wishes to you and thanks for your talent and warm heart.
Marysville, WA USA - Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 01:47:56 (EDT)
This site is really great! I just finished watching another Perry Mason movie.I can't get enough of them. The show was watched all the time as a child.After I got married I still watched them. I read as many of the books as I could get hold of. I loved the ones with the old Paul Drake in them.I like the new ones too with the new one but I love the older ones more. I look up alot of the stars names of the shows that I watch. I get alot of information that way.I hope that you are doing well. Have a nice retirement. You deserve it. Bet you still stay busy though.I know that I do.
Claudia Pedersen <email@example.com>
Pocatello, Id USA - Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 04:12:22 (EDT)
Hi Beautiful! A fan of the Perry Mason crew! Hope you are doing well!
Switzerland - Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 18:51:38 (EDT)
Dearest Barbara Hale, like many comments on this page, I've been watching DVDs of all the old Perry Mason shows... you were (and are) so marvelous! Can you tell me... so often Paul Drake (William Hopper) would walk into Perry's office and immediately look at you at say "Hi, beautiful..." Was that line scripted, or did Hopper ad lib it? Thanks if you can give me a response.
Kwin Bowers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Gold Hill, OR USA - Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 17:53:26 (EDT)
My grandmother went to High School with Barbara Hale in Rockford Illinois. Her maiden name was Shirley Friels. Grandma always had very fond memories of her and Barbara. Im 37 and in High School I sent for a autographed picture of Barbara Hale and Gramma kept it in her room to the day she died in 2009.
Bellevue, IA USA - Monday, August 22, 2011 at 22:16:07 (EDT)
Hello Ms. Hale - I just wanted to add my thanks and appreciation for sharing your acting gifts with us, your fans. Perry Mason was virtually a TV staple in our home during my middle school & high school years, and today (in my 60s) I am enjoying as many of the 26 Perry Mason made-for-TV movies as I can find. Perry and Della were a formidable team, and you and Mr. Burr have brought many, many hours of entertainment to millions of fans. We miss seeing you on TV and hope you are well. Thank you so much!
Silver Spring, MD USA - Sunday, August 14, 2011 at 14:04:46 (EDT)
I just wanted to say how much i admire your work and i still have a crush on william lol was very happy to see Barbara Hale back on the screen for the Perry Mason movies I still enjoy watching all the Perry Mason shows and movies and i sure do miss the 2 working together they were a remarkable team :) i am watching Worlds Greatest American Hero on syfy love williams work as well ^^ hope everyone is well and happy and thank you for this opportunity to let you know :) "May your home be filled with love and happiness"
Mrs Lori Anderson <email@example.com>
Lawton, OK USA - Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 13:43:20 (EDT)
My wife and I still watch the made-for-TV Perry Mason movies which air frequently on Directv ch. 539. Miss Barbara hope you are getting residuals. These movies are timeless snd so good we watch the reruns we've seen before. If you do one thing in life that gives another joy, that is a life well spent. Thanks Barb you did that and more. R
Dr Richard Strawder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
DeBary, FL USA - Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 17:18:12 (EDT)
Just happened to realize this. Barbara Hal's husband Bill Williams was just about exactly 2 yrs older than Raymond Burr and he died 1 year to the day before Raymond Burr. That must have been doubly hard on Barbara Hale having them both die on the same day in September. She must try to keep her mind busy on that day.
Hazel Crest, IL USA - Wednesday, July 06, 2011 at 00:34:02 (EDT)
Well I sent my previous comment before I intended to so I just want to add that I always watched " Perry Mason " while growing up . We had dinner with him. My mom did not cook on Saturdays so my Dad would go over and pick up Hamburgers and Hot Dogs etc from a local place near where we lived in Merrillville , IN-- and we'd settle in and watch "Perry Mason " and the shows that followed and eat dinner in the family room. My life is a bit of a mess right now and part of destressing in the evening has been being able to watch some "Perry Mason" made for TV movies on Encore. Doing so brings back some very nice , pleasant memories when life was just a little easier and of those growing up years I don't know when life will get better-- I hope it will or what is going to happen butI am grateful for those pleasant memories. I I don't know if you ever actually get to see these comments but if you do and can and do respond I would be delightend and honored to hear from you . I hope you are well. Oh-- We share the April 18th birthday--- and you remind me a lot of my late mom. Thank you and Raymond Burr for sharing your talent for all those hours and years.
Lynn <email@example.com >
Hazel Crest, IL USA - Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 14:49:51 (EDT)
First off I would like to thank you Ms. Hale and Raymond Burr for the hours you spent making the "Perry Mason" TV series and made for TV movies the quality shows they are.
Hazel Crest, IL USA - Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 14:38:51 (EDT)
I just wanted to thank Miss Hale for her portrayal of Della Street. I think she was and is the perfect choice to make for the role. She is the Della Street of the novels by Erle Stanley Garner. I want her to know that she has not been nor will ever be forgotten. As a side note, I remember the night the tribute to Rayond Burr was given in 1993. It felt like an era had come to an end. I can remember watching the original episodes as a small boy. I didn't understand the storylines but I like the characters of Perry, Della and Paul. I thought that Hamilton Burger and Lt. Tragg were the bad guys of the stories because they were out to get the trio of friends. (A child's point of view). Thank you for the dedication and love shown for the show.
Covington, PA USA - Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 23:04:22 (EDT)
I very much appreciate watching the Perry Mason shows as they are very well written with a lot of suspense. It is always clear that the regular actors had much respect for each other. Thanks for the memories. Did you have a favorite episode?
Chicag, IL USA - Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 00:41:18 (EDT)
The Guestbook script has been updated!
Big Dave <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Seattle, WA USA - Sunday, June 05, 2011 at 14:42:34 (EDT)
Just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for your lovely work on Perry Mason. I recall watching the original series as a youngster and marveling at the intellect, dignity and beauty of your Della Street. I thought often about having a career as exciting and rewarding as hers. Your character was a role model during an age when all the wives and mothers I knew stayed home and were homemakers, not career women. Well in part due to the seeds planted by your beautifully crafted character, I did become a mother with a career--teacher. Thanks for the inspiration and the fond memories of my growing up years.
D Daly <email@example.com>
Rosemont, il USA - Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 11:53:15 (EDT)
I do two volunteer big band radio programs in Chicago and Rockford. We are putting together the Bill Engberg Orchestra for one last dance...The band played for many dances in the Rockford area including Barbara Hale's high school reunion. If Barbara is in the area in August, I wonder if she would like to attend and meet the people and her fans? I'd gladly introduce her and give her the mike..and would love to say to her as Paul Drake did, "Hello Beautiful." Perry Mason reruns are shown twice a day on TV in Chicago. It was always a popular show and is now reaching a new generation of fans eager for quality entertainment.
John Russell Ghrist <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Rockford, IL USA - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 21:18:51 (EDT)
Happy Birthday Barbara and Jeff and I hope that you spend a lovely day surrounded by family and friends. We are still watching Series One and Two of Perry Mason and hoping that Series Three will be available for our region before we wear these two out ! Thanks again for all the happy hours and for the wonderful example you have set to so many young people over the years. God Bless from Barbara and Jeff
Barbara Hardaker <email@example.com>
Bolton-le-Sands, Lancashire England - Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 14:41:44 (EDT)
Remember the train out of LA that stopped along the way. We took buses around the train wreck ahead of us and boarded another train that carried us on to our destination. You and I, independently, hunted the luggage of those who were unable, mainly for their medicines. It was fun meeting you and Bill. Something we tell our acquaintances with relish. HAPPY BIRTHDAY (that we share; I am 80. God bless you).
Lloyd Gemienhardt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Reynoldsburg, OH USA - Monday, April 18, 2011 at 11:44:16 (EDT)
Sadly I must inform you, Nita and Billy of the passing of John Austin Butsch las Thursday April 7, 2011. You may contact me for details. regards, Ed
Ed Butsch <email@example.com>
N. Tustin, CA USA - Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 11:04:52 (EDT)
how great. i have been watching the re runs of PM on MeTV or something like that, anyway...i will be going to DeKalb Illinois 45 mins from Naperville, and it would be so cool to see where Barbara was born and to see if the home is still as is. Its DeKalb, so i suspect it would most likely be the same home that Barbara was reared in until the family move to God forsaken Rockford
robbie oros <firstname.lastname@example.org>
naperville, il USA - Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 21:11:29 (EDT)
I cannot believe that Mr. Bill Williams does not have a grave marker, he was one really good actor and the father of Ms. Barbara Hale's three children, including the good actor Mr. William Katt! ????????????
Cyndy Goldowski <email@example.com>
USA - Thursday, April 07, 2011 at 13:50:30 (EDT)
Barbara, I just wanted to let you know that I've always admired your work. It always appears to me that you're enjoying the roles you play. Were you friends with the other actors on Perry Mason? Thanks for entertaining me all these years.
Tracy Hanson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fullerton, CA USA - Tuesday, April 05, 2011 at 00:32:12 (EDT)
Have loved Barbara Hale in Perry Mason and continue to watch her in the reruns of that show today. Does anyone know where she is living as I would love to just send a card of thanks for the great work she has done over the years.
bonnie murren <email@example.com>
littlestown, pa USA - Monday, April 04, 2011 at 15:09:54 (EDT)
Hi, I am the program chair for the Rotary Club of Buena Park. www.rotary.org contains information on our international organization (founded 1905). www.bprotary.org contains information on the Buena Park Rotary (est. 1955). I would like to invite you and a guest to one of our Noon Rotary luncheons. We meet every Wednesday at Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant located at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA. We would love to hear about your life both on and off the film set. I hope you will be able to join us for lunch. Your friend, Baron Night
Baron Night <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Buena Park, CA USA - Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 03:16:21 (EDT)
Barbara, it's a joy to find this site and I hope the message gets to you. Like many posters, I have a 'family' connection to you, since my dad (Harry "Donald" Scheel) knew you from childhood days in Rockford--his grandmother Wedel supposedly lived across the street from your family. Dad (who passed in 2009) was a couple years behind you in school, eventually graduating from East HS in '42, but I know he had a crush on you and strongly suspect that my sister Barbara is named at least in part after you! I thank you for your contributions to my family memories and best wishes always,
Marti <marti2world [at] yahoo.com>
USA - Sunday, January 30, 2011 at 22:10:30 (EST)
Barbara, I am enjoying a copy of the Perry Mason 50th Anniversary DVD and it brings back so many memories! Your comments, warm and insightful, add so much and I am grateful. Thank you so much, Steve
USA - Sunday, January 09, 2011 at 20:59:42 (EST)
rose thomas <email@example.com>
lawrence, ms USA - Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 22:42:39 (EST)
Hello Barbara, It is just lovely to be able once again to wish you and all your family a very happy, peaceful and blessed Christmas and to send all good wishes for 2011 too. We are still watching our DVD's of Perry Mason series one and two and hoping that others will follow during next year or we will have worn these existing ones out. It must be great for you to know just how many secretaries and personal assistants based their ethics on Della. With our love at Christmas from Barbara and Jeff and our little Cairn Terrier Fraser
Barbara and Jeff Hardaker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Carnforth, Lancashire England - Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 10:18:47 (EST)
Hi Barbara, I am George and Suzanne Knepper's granddaughter and I currently live with them. We (George, Suzanne, and I) are sitting here talking about old times and your close friendship came up, so we looked you up! My grandma (Suzanne) had a stroke a year ago, and although she is still as bright as ever, she can't type so I'm doing it for her! Her email is email@example.com, and she is able to read easily. She would love to hear from you! Hope you get the message!
Suzanne Knepper <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Buffalo, WY USA - Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 22:32:52 (EST)
Hello Barbara, I am currently watching “Jolson Sings Again”. You were delightful, in that role. Of course, your true legacy is as Della Street. You and Mr. Burr had an on screen chemistry that was perfect. Our best wishes to you. Merry Christmas, Greg & Ilona
Greg Gerhart <email@example.com>
Marietta, PA USA - Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 13:54:32 (EST)
Ms. Hale, I watched Perry Mason reruns as a teen and later as an adult, always looking forward to the episode and the interaction between your character and Raymond Burr's when time availed. However, through this website and others I discovered that you studied Commercial Art. Did you save some samples of your art to share at a future date and do you still make art?
Robert Benton <benton.robert.h@gmail,com>
Stephenville, tx USA - Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 22:20:34 (EST)
On this date, November 1, 2010, in the crossword puzzle appearing in the Los Angeles Times, Barbara Hale is the answer to 17Across. The clue was "TV's Della Street for nearly 40 years". It is interesting for two things. Her character, Della Street, is the usual crossword entry and two, her full name was used.
Scott Nichols <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Argyle, NY USA - Monday, November 01, 2010 at 20:55:01 (EDT)
I am not sure if Mrs. Hale reads these herself, or if this is a fan operated site? I am trying to get in touch with her directly, so if this is the site to try that, here I go! Mrs. Hale~ I am the granddaughter of Jack Dorneden of DeKalb, IL. Do you remember him? There are stories in the family of you and I have pictures of you and Jack together that are so glamorous! He passed in 1976 and his wife Nona in 1999. My mother, Julie, passed in 2007 and her brother Jack last year. Their 3rd child Michael still lives in Sycamore, but does not know much about you and the part of the family history. Part of the story is that you are my grandfather's cousin? That would make us cousins! I grew up a HUGE fan of "The Greatest American Hero" and told all of my friends that I was his cousin! I guess I am just curious if the stories are true. If you have a moment, might you shed some light on this part of my family's history? Thank you for your time, from a fan and possibly cousin(?), Rebecca Dorneden email@example.com
Rebecca Dorneden <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Denver, CO USA - Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 21:21:14 (EDT)
Hi Ms Hale. I grew up on Perry Mason in the Northeas, watched it in syndication and continue to collect the series on DVD. As a teen I could not wait to get to California and get a job like Della! Eventually I arrived in LA, saw many familiar sites, got a 65 Lincoln Convertible,and and enjoyed many years working there. Thanks for your hard work and for bringing Della to life. Hope this finds you in good health and enjoying each day.
USA - Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 21:12:54 (EDT)
Hi All, The Perry Mason two-hour movies are now being shown on the Encore Mystery channel for our viewing enjoyment once again. PLEASE e-mail the Encore channel to let them know you are watching and to keep them on.
Marilyn Moir <email@example.com>
Santa Ana, CA USA - Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 08:47:46 (EDT)
I have been watching reruns of Perry Mason the past few years and wanted to say I truly enjoy your performance on the show. I hope all is well with you and wanted to say thanks for the fine memories.
Algonquin, IL USA - Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 23:51:52 (EDT)
Hi Barbara, I just wanted to say thank you for being a part of the Perry Mason series and movies. I just finished the movie marathon of the movies and once again, I loved every single one of them. I hope to own all the series and movies one day as I never tire watching them. You are truly a beautiful person and an excellent actress. Thank you so very much for bringing such good entertainment and joy into my life and the lives of so many others. Blessings and pease to you and yourw always! Debra
USA - Thursday, September 09, 2010 at 16:01:38 (EDT)
Hello Barbara! We are distant cousins! And I have always wanted to tell you how proud you make us Hales! And did you know, from our first-born American patriarch, John Hale, Sr., there are over 15,000 of us Hales today! Alan Hale, the astronomer who discovered the Hale-Bopp Comet is also one of us. As he discoved the comet on my birthday, I wrote him years ago and we have been best friends/cousins since! My favorite movie of yours is "Higher and Higher!" How beautiful were you singing in the garden moonlight with Frank Sinatra! It took my breath away! And such a delightful movie! They truly do not make them like that any more! All the best to you Barbara! Your cousin Kelly
Kelly Hale <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tazewell County, VA USA - Thursday, September 09, 2010 at 14:49:58 (EDT)
I just want to let you know how much pleasure I have had watching you in your film and TV career. I also had liked the fact that your son had appeared with you on the Perry Mason shows. I had also remembered your husband from movie days as I was quite a movie buff.....Thank you and hope you are enjoying being retired and being a Grandma.
J Savisky <rsavisky@comcastlnet>
Kirkland, WA USA - Monday, September 06, 2010 at 20:02:27 (EDT)
Wow!!! I have been watching a marathon of the Perry Mason made-for-tv movies all day today on cable. What fond memories I have of watching Perry Mason with my family! I have also been watching dvds of the Perry Mason tv series. I wish they would get the rest of the series out on dvd. Ms. Hale, you and Raymond Burr have and will always have a little piece of my heart. My sincerest wishes for much happiness as you have certainly brought me much happiness and fond memories of days gone by over the years. Thank you.
Yyvvon Riggins <email@example.com>
Gradyville, PA USA - Monday, September 06, 2010 at 19:23:44 (EDT)
Just to let you know Barbara, you are an amazing woman. i could watch the Perry Mason series and movies over and over and never get tired of them. i was devastated when Raymond Burr died as i am sure you were. julie (Australia)
canberra, ACT Australia - Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 00:44:55 (EDT)
Barbara, You used to write to my grandmother,Elizabeth Allbritten Cathcart....which I believe my mother was your cousin...Dalice Francies Cathcart Eddleman...you sent her a family tree which we have misplaced....I would love to have a copy of it. Hope you are well, sorry to hear you lost your husband. Most of our family is gone and would like to keep records for my children and theirs.
Linda Herrington <firstname.lastname@example.org>
North Richland Hills, TX USA - Monday, August 30, 2010 at 04:57:53 (EDT)
Perry Mason is on here on KOFY teice a day and I watch on Tivo and although I have seen the episodes many times I still enjoy the performances and stories so much. You were kind enough to give a lecture at Rafael Theater which I am so sorry Imissed. If you still give lectures I would love to attend...Best of life to you and your family!! Fondly, Chuck Mitchell
Chuck Mitchell <email@example.com>
Fairfax, CA USA - Tuesday, August 03, 2010 at 19:35:34 (EDT)
Hi! My dad, Keith, passed away in 2002. He went to Rockford High, Class of '37 I believe. I remember he sometimes mentioned he either met you or knew you then? Whatever, just for sentimental reasons you might know he remembered you and liked you. Regards.
Keith R. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Lisle, IL USA - Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 13:18:05 (EDT)
Dear Barbara I was only 8 years old when my mother, sister and I would watch you and that wonderful Raymond Burr in Perry Mason. The year was 1958 and I tell you I couldn't wait to watch Perry Mason which came on after the news on Saturday night in Salt Lake City, Utah. I remember thinking how beautiful you were and how lucky Perry Mason was to have you as his private secretary. I remember thinking what a beautiful LADY Della Street was. I bought a Amana refrigerator because you was the one that did the commercials for Amana. I guess I was in love with you as a little boy. I now watch Perry Mason on a PPS station everything night but Sundays here in Utah. I don't care if they are reruns of the episodes that I have already watched. Barbara I hope you get the chance to read what I have written here for I would love to be able to talk with you about Raymond Burr and yourself. You and him have a great a wonderful history I would be so excited if you were to either email me of call me, my home phone number 801 648 7623. May God continue blessing you. Love Jay
Jay Slaughter <email@example.com>
Layton, Utah USA - Sunday, July 18, 2010 at 01:43:03 (EDT)
Dear Ms Hales, I'm not a good english writter so i continue in french if it's possible? Je vis en belgique (europe) et depuis des années déjà je suis une "fan" de la série Perry Mason. Cela fait des années que je suis régulièrement les épisodes, et il ne se passe pas un an sans que nos chaine de tv diffusent la série, que ce soit en france ou en belgique! Nous sommes d'ailleurs des milliers à suivre les aventures de perry et della..car lorsqu'on évoque perry, della n'est pas loin. C'est à chaque fois un réel bonheur de vous suivre 1 heure durant. Celà passe même trop vite. Comment rester insensible à votre sourire si sincère, votre allure si charmante et sexy, votre dévouement sans borne, vos regards si complices avec raymond burr (grand acteur aimé et reconnu chez nous aussi)? et, ho surprise, votre voix si sensuelle et chaude ( nous avons les épisodes avec doublure de voix, j'ai découvert votre voix sur des morceaux d'épisodes via internet). Et toujours cette même question à la fin de l'épisode "sont ils amoureux ou pas"?? oups...celà restera une énigme à tout jamais. j'ai aussi découvert quelle grande actrice vous êtes, avec cette grâce et cette beauté qui ne vous a jamais quitté. Comment avez-vous fait pour rester vous-même dans cette jungle qu'est le monde du cinéma? une actrice entière, une femme droite et sincère, une épouse fidèle et une maman dévouée...tant de choses cumulées que vous avez si bien maintenues..je suis admirative de votre talent et de la femme que vous êtes. Chapeau Madame Hales.. Il est un peu dommage que tous les sites ou liens qui nous sont proposés soient en anglais car j'aimerais beaucoup continuer à vous découvrir. Existe-t-il une biographie de vous en francais? est-il possible de se procurer des livres en europe sur votre carrière? car, sans le savoir, vous faites partie de ma vie depuis tellement d'années. Je ne sais pas si vous lisez vos messages, et je suis bien consciente que celà doit représenter un travail fou, mais je remercie ce site de m'avoir permis de m'adresser à vous..jamais je n'aurais cru pouvoir le faire! Sachez simplement, que de l'autre coté de l'atlantique, énormément de gens sont admiratifs de Barbara Hales, j'en fait partie. Dieu vous garde ce sourire merveilleux et vous donne tout le bonheur mérité
Véro Delbrouck <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Namur, belgique - Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 15:19:09 (EDT)
Dear Ms Hale, As a young boy of 9 I remember my grandpa loved your show, which if I recall correctly was on in NYC every Sat evening. I'd sit near him and we'd watch with the family around us. The memories of those days with him, mean very much to me, and the Perry Mason show is an integral part of those dear memories. As a young boy I admired you and thought you so lady like and beautiful. When I moved to IL in 2007 (at the age of 59), I stumbled across the Perry Mason episodes here on Chicago's MeTV network. What a great find .... I watch the show every week night at 10:30 PM CST, and enjoy them more now then ever. You were perfect as Della Street. I also enjoyed all the other main actors, Raymond Burr, William Hopper, William Talman (I think) and that nice gentlemean who played Sgt Tragg. You are a wonderful actress, and I wish you and your family the blessings of health plus as much happiness as you brought to all of us. I'm so grateful to have this opportunity to write you. God bless.
Joe Rinaldi <email@example.com>
Palatine, IL USA - Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 01:02:12 (EDT)
I have long enjoyed Ms Hale's work and have always thought of her as the outstanding example of real value. I mean by this that she gives real performances and embodies the real qualities of a real actress with a real talent to perform. As a woman, in an industry where much that is artificial finds its way to the screen, Barbara Hale has always exuded real beauty, real womanliness and a strong sense of the real feminine qualities that we all dream about. Her career was one of great worth and her gift to us has been quite unique.
Richard moss <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Melbourne, Vic Australia - Monday, May 31, 2010 at 06:54:22 (EDT)
Respected Madam Barbara Hale As a schoolboy and college student in India, I had read the Perry Mason Novels in the late sixties. Only now, - in Chicago with my son`'s family - I had the absolute pleasure of watching the TV serial Perry Mason Season 1 - 39 episodes. I got a feeling that my life was made. I enjoyed your playing Della Street to perfection. WISHING YOU AND FAMILY HEALTH AND HAPPINESS sincerely Kind Regards K V RAMANI
K V Ramani <email@example.com>
chicago, IL USA - Monday, May 24, 2010 at 08:31:39 (EDT)
Respected Madam Barbara Hale As a schoolboy and college student in India, I had read the Perry Mason Novels in the late sixties. Only now, - in Chicago with my son - I had the absolute pleasure of watcing the TV serial Perry Mason Season 1 - 39 episodes. I got a feeling that my life was made. I enjoyed your playing Della Street to perfection. WISHING YOU AND FAMILY HEALTH AND HAPPINESS sincerely Kind Regrds K V RAMANI
K V Ramani <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Chicago, IL USA - Monday, May 24, 2010 at 08:23:00 (EDT)
There have been so many actors and actresses that have given me pleasure over the years, but I have never thought to thank them. However, Barbara, thank you a thousand times for all years I have enjoyed watching you in movies and on TV. God bless you and your family. Love from an Ancient Briton, Gordon
Gordon W. Everitt <email@example.com>
Cottonwood Heights, UT USA - Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 20:05:53 (EDT)
My mother, maiden name Marjorie Tomkins, used to model with you at Marshall Fields back in the late 30's or early 40's. I don't know the dates. Anyway, she was born 02/05/1921 and was raised in the suburbs of Chicago (Riverside and Berwyn). She passed away this past week. If you are interested, I have a picture of her taken during this time period. I know you can't remember everyone you have encountered during your lifetime, but I send this just in case you would be interested. Best regards.
Mark Lander <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Chattanooga, TN USA - Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 11:52:44 (EDT)
Della, I met you last year at the postal stamp dedication for Early Television and the Perry Mason show. What a delightful person you are. You probably will remember me as I pestered you all morning. Thank you for your time. Every one I spoke to that day that knew you said you have always been a sweet and kind lady. I hope to see you again some place some time.
Marcy McNulty <MarcyMcNulty@prodigy.net>
Dana Point, CA USA - Friday, April 23, 2010 at 22:17:42 (EDT)
Dear Barbara, I don't think my email is working properly so I'm sending this "back-up" Happy Birthday message" in case you never happen to get the first one. Have the kind of birthday that you so richly deserve. With much love from Barbara, husband Jeff and our little cairn terrier Fraser.
Barbara Hardaker <email@example.com>
Carnforth, North Lancashire England - Monday, April 19, 2010 at 16:00:19 (EDT)
Happy Birthday....yesterday evening I watched a tape I had recorded of the tribute to Raymond Burr and then one of the Perry Mason episodes....what a wonderful program - I have always been a fan of both you and Bill Williams - I thought he was the handsomest man with the blond curly hair....and what a delightful couple - I remember that at your wedding it was stated that the kiss you gave each other was the longest ever!!! You have always been special to me.
Pittsburg, Ks USA - Monday, April 19, 2010 at 14:25:17 (EDT)
Barbara, I wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY today, I will watch an episode in your honor. Doug
USA - Sunday, April 18, 2010 at 11:33:41 (EDT)
Sorry the prior comment is so long-winded. I was putting in paragraphs, but none of them showed up.
Long Beach, CA USA - Friday, April 02, 2010 at 19:04:32 (EDT)
Dear Ms. Hale, let me join all the others here in congratulating you on your wonderful performances! I too watch the "Perry Mason" series pretty often and have started collecting the DVDs. Whenever I see them again, it's fun to notice pieces of business that I haven't caught before. Great show! And when I bought "Jolson Sings Again" after it came out, I was surprised and happy to see that you were the leading lady -- it had been quite a while since I had seen it. Nice characterization of Mrs. Jolson! One of your earlier movies that was a lot of fun for me was the comedy in which your character was a pregnant housewife. I only got to see it twice, both on TV long ago. I loved the peanut-butter-and-banana-sandwich scenes, so naturally I had to try that out. Occasionally I will still have one. I'd sure like to see that movie again. Really happy that this site exists. I've been meaning to send you a fan letter for years. Along with watching the "Perry Mason" series, I've read the books. One that I checked out of the library, "The Singing Skirt," had your picture on the jacket. I was so tempted to not return it. Later on, when I wanted to read it again, I discovered that it was a "lost book." Oh, well. Guess someone else couldn't resist. At our house, we like to watch "Wheel of Fortune" sometimes. I'll always remember - because it hasn't happened since - that I got the puzzle before any letters were even revealed and only the category "Fictional Characters" was given - You guessed it! The answer was "Perry Mason and Della Street." Still not sure how I did it. Something else I'd like to tell you: I feel blessed that we've been able to enjoy your husband's, your and your son's TV series, shows that were of great character. You have all contributed performances to be proud of! (Please tell your son that "The Greatest American Hero" was our family favorite, a show that we would plan to see together each week. Thank goodness it finally came out on DVD so we could enjoy it again and recall fond memories. Last year at ComicCon, my son was lucky enough to meet William and Robert Culp and bring an autographed photo home. I was also there; but since I just missed their session after a five-hour traffic jam, I assumed they had left. Later found out they were downstairs. Also, we sympathize with you and all of Mr. Culp's friends on his passing.) Wow, this is getting kind of long. These are some of the things that have come to mind over the years that I've been planning to write. Want you to know that, like many others, when I hear your name or see your picture, it always makes me smile! Regards, Pamela
Long Beach, CA USA - Friday, April 02, 2010 at 19:00:26 (EDT)
Barbara, thank you for your wonderful career, and all the warmth and grace you have given us over the years as Della Street. It was easy to see in the 50th Anniversary CD Set how much love was between all of you that worked on, or produced, the series. I was very inspired by your characterization of Della Street and as a young woman years ago, I became a paralegal in part because of that inspiration. I also know you to be a wonderfully spiritual woman, and saw the amazing character and integrity of Raymond Burr through your stories. Thank you!
Patrice Delanty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Denver, CO USA - Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 01:04:49 (EDT)
When I was growing up, I LOVED to watch Perry Mason. It was my favorite show. Della was a huge inspiration in my life and you continue to be. I have all the DVD's that have been released and I'm always excited when a new one is coming out. I watch the shows often because they still entertain me and they still make me feel good. Your smiles are always genuine and the friendship shared by the cast is honest - even on TV. Thank you for your inspiration then and now.
USA - Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 17:21:14 (EDT)
I was reminiscing to the times in Panama, Republic of Panama when the Perry Mason Series premier in the 1960s-approx. My best friend Vanessa and family will congregate at her house to watch and enjoy the characters acting. It was so amusing to us when Della Street and Paul Drake will look and Perry and both will ask: "What now Perry? And Paul sometimes will say: "We are going to jail...Last Christmas 2009, I asked my husband and children that I would like to receive the "Perry Mason Episodes" as a Christmas Gift. At this time, I am enjoying and reminiscing the joy my friends and I had now and then when watching "Perry Mason." Thank you so much Ms. Barbara Hale for being part of this wonderful series. God Bless You!
USA - Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 11:18:12 (EST)
Dear Ms. Hale: As I write, I am watching an early episode of Perry Mason in black and white. It's been a long time ago but it seems like just a few years ago. I have always wondered if in the show, you were not only Perry's secretary but his unstated girlfriend also. Just so you know, you were the catalyst for my wanting to become a secretary. I loved how efficient and professional you were. Thank you so much for all the pleasure you have given to so many. May your blessings be abundant and I hope your life is full and filled with love and laughter.
Malissia Simpson <email@example.com>
Chicago, IL USA - Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 00:21:31 (EST)
Dear Barbara, I hope you are well and enjoying a happy life! My late mother (then Barbara Smith) knew you in high school. I have a photo of the two of you (one of those photo booth photos)taken when you were teenagers. Both lovely women! I have her yearbook too and recall she loved acting. My mother was a wonderful person---beautiful, funny, so smart, compassionate, a lover of nature, animals, the spirtual and politics, and I lost her the year she turned 60. I miss her still and wish she was in my life. I have wondered, off and on, if after all these years, you remember her? And if you do, if you could share a little about her with me. I've always enjoyed your work and your iconic role of Della Street. I do hope you are well and happy. Take care, Kathy P.
Kathy Powers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Paradise, CA USA - Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 20:45:46 (EST)
Dear Barbara, I want to drop you a note to let you know you have countless fans here in Rockford, IL, where I live. I adored your performance in "Jolson Sings Again," when you co-starred with the talented Larry Parks in that fantasic movie about the great Al Jolson. I have seen it (and "The Jolson Story") countless times. You played the role of Al's wife to perfection! I was about 12 years old when that movie was released. It is a small world we live in - my sister, Margaret Benfield, went through high school with you in Rockford, and was in your graduating class in 1940! She often told me of the various class reunions you attended. Her husband often spoke of one particular reunion where he got a kiss from you. (I believe you offered a kiss to each gentleman at the reunion, who would make a charitable donation.) Margaret passed away in 2006 after a 25-year battle with cancer. My entire family has always been devoted fans of your successful career in the movies and on TV. God bless you and your family. Sincerely, Jo Anne Behrens, Rockford, IL (email@example.com)
Jo Anne Behrens <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Rockford, IL USA - Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 10:46:41 (EST)
Dear Barbara, I want to drop you a note to let you know you have countless fans here in Rockford, IL, where I live. I adored your performance in "Jolson Sings Again," when you co-starred with the talented Larry Parks in that fantasic movie about the great Al Jolson. I have seen it (and "The Jolson Story") countless times. You played the role of Al's wife to perfection! I was about 12 years old when that movie was released. It is a small world we live in - my sister, Margaret Benfield, went through high school with you in Rockford, and was in your graduating class in 1940! She often told me of the various class reunions you attended. Her husband often spoke of one particular reunion where he got a kiss from you. (I believe you offered a kiss to each gentleman at the reunion, who would make a charitable donation.) Margaret passed away in 2006 after a 25-year battle with cancer. My entire family has always been devoted fans of your successful career in the movies and on TV. God bless you and your family. Sincerely, Jo Anne Behrens, Rockford, IL (email@example.com)
Jo Anne Behrens <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Rockford, IL USA - Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 10:44:35 (EST)
I had the pleasure of being introduced to you during various visits to LA in 96/97 during my tenure with a middle east royal family and my friendship with your good friend Barbara Pertersen who at the time was personal dresser to Dick Van Dyke whilst recording his Diagnos Murder series. I recall our cordial chit chats around your pool whilst we enjoyed a cool drink during those hot summer months. You kindly gave me a delightful signed photograph which has a pride of place in my study,infact right above my PC where I am writing this message. Thank you for 'our seeet time together' which you wrote on the photograph will continuye you remind me of our meeting. Fondest best wishes
John Head <Jhea747@aol.com>
Burgess Hill, West Sussex England - Monday, January 11, 2010 at 05:32:04 (EST)
I recently retired and am now enjoying reruns of Perry Mason. I enjoyed them the 1st time around and even more so now. You played such an endearing character that I am sure was very much like the REAL you. I want you to know that your acting talents bought much pleasure and enjoyment to my life over the years. THANK YOU!
Rosalie Govek <email@example.com>
San Jose, CA USA - Wednesday, January 06, 2010 at 19:25:28 (EST)
Dear Ms. Hale, As a young child my mom and I watched Perry Mason every Friday night. Since my mother was a secretary I learned what she did by watching you. Both you and she had a grace and ease no matter what happened. Actresses today could learn a great deal from watching your poise with underlying sex appeal. When I now see episodes of the show (and I'm watching one now) I am reminded of those evenings with mom. My mother is now 91 in an assisted living facility and I see her challenges every other day. I hope you can enjoy the holiday season and will be able to spend it fondly with your family. Best wishes!
David Hagy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Salisbury, NC USA - Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 23:20:53 (EST)
Thank you for such a great site about Barbara. She and Raymond Burr will forever be remembered as friends on and off stage, with an integrity and loyalty seldom found anywhere.
Fort Lauderale, FL USA - Friday, November 27, 2009 at 14:40:13 (EST)
Dear Barbara, Thank You for the joy you have brought to all those who love the Perry Mason series. I watch the reruns everyday and will as long as they run. You are truly a Class Act, gracious, strong, beautiful and very talented. Today's Hollywood could stand to learn grace from you. May God Bless You and your family. Love to you, Cheryl
Cheryl Dodson <email@example.com>
Kemp, TX USA - Thursday, November 26, 2009 at 18:55:49 (EST)
I enjoyed watching Perry Mason when I was younger and I still watch it now on the CBS TV shows on the internet. I wish it would come out on TVLand. You really made the show along with Raymond Burr.
Robert Hamilton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sheridan, IN USA - Monday, November 23, 2009 at 15:38:27 (EST)
I Truly LOVED watching as Della Street. I will never forget you. I will always love you, Dear Heart.
Mari Boone <email@example.com>
Anniston, Al USA - Monday, November 09, 2009 at 13:39:33 (EST)
Barbara; I have watched the Perry mason series several times over. Thank you for your wonderful work!!
TX USA - Wednesday, November 04, 2009 at 01:35:20 (EST)
Dear Barbara, Last time I wrote I was enjoying the Series One Perry Mason DVD's and now have been lucky enough to get the Series Two, just as wonderfully well restored and remastered. How I look back to when I read the Perry Mason books with my Mum from a very young age and modelled my own attitude to my career in a lawyer's office on your portrayal of Della. I have now got a hankering to read the books again and have been fortunate enough to get about 60 of them so far. I was a Daddy's girl so it's lovely to look back at my reading time with my Mum as something important in our lives that we shared. When reading the books now I have these lovely images of yourself, Raymond and "the Boys" and they are giving me great pleasure. I hope you and your family are well. God Bless, Barbara
Barbara Hardaker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bolton-le-Sands,, Lncashire England - Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 16:37:45 (EDT)
dear barbara hale I am a big fan of yours and of Perry mason shows which i own several seasons on dvd and i also watch on fancast.com god bless you are a great talented actress all my best luanne
luanne depetrillo <email@example.com>
cranston, ri USA - Saturday, October 03, 2009 at 00:55:55 (EDT)
Ms. Hale, My very first, top of the list, favorite series is Perry Mason. All the actors on that series were very good. I loved the way you and Raymond Burr were together, even the looks you gave each other, what perfect casting. I would love to see a bio of the cast of Perry Mason. Would you ever consider writing one? I was going to buy a book bio of Raymond Burr but the reviews stated in both books that you got movie facts, tabloid repeats and some of Raymond Burr's quotes but nothing that told what he was like. What a wonderful book for so many Perry Mason fans as one that told about the wonderful cast of Perry Mason. God Bless Dee
Dee Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
wellington, ky USA - Monday, September 07, 2009 at 18:08:03 (EDT)
Miss Hale: I came across your website and wanted to say Hello. My mother (Dorothy Miller McCann) and your sister were best friends in Rockford all the way through school (in addition to the fact I was named after your sister!). We have enjoyed watching Perry Mason over the years and want to say thank you for your acting contributions. Take care and God Bless you.
Marilyn McCann <email@example.com>
Wausau, WI USA - Saturday, August 08, 2009 at 13:07:05 (EDT)
Mrs. Hale, Thank you for your contributions to entertainment. I remember my parents watching the original Perry Mason series, and in the last few years I have become an ardent fan, and thank the Hallmark channel for bringing it back. You are just wonderful, truly a class act. All of 'new Hollywood' should take a lesson from you on grace, manners, professionalism and dedication. Thank you for the many years of joy you have brought to so many people! I work in a law firm, as a legal assistant, and hope to someday be as efficient as Della and as fun as Paul Drake. (I already work for a real Perry Mason!) Sincerely, Jeff
Jeff O. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tulsa, OK USA - Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 21:39:03 (EDT)
Dear Barbara, I hope this finds you well and happy. I wanted to tell you how much I admire not only your talent as an actress, but more than that, your remarkable standard of life - something that cannot have been easy in a place like Hollywood. Your marriage to Bill was such an inspiration. What a lovely man he must have been! When I read about your committment to church attendance with your young family, it warms my heart. Years ago, my husband and I took our kids from our home in Dallas to California for a family vacation. Typical tourists, we bought a cheesy "Map of the Stars" and enjoyed driving by homes of famous actors. We each chose one that we especially wanted to see, and mine of course was yours. Do you know that my sweet husband drove us all the way out to Van Nuys to your address? I would have loved to tap on your door to tell you in person how much you've meant to me, but wouldn't have intruded upon your privacy. This guestbook is a much better venue for those sentiments. Oh, and one more thing - nobody holds a candle to your poise. On the set of Perry Mason it didn't matter whether you were sitting, or walking, or just standing in the middle of a room. You had the loveliest ankle position I've even seen. It must have been from your early years as a model! Thanks for the role of Della Street. A longtime humor columnist, I recently wrote about your character on my website, www.RattlingAroundinMyHead.com. I'd love for you to read it! Take care. You are a treasure!
Lee Ann Lewis <email@example.com>
Coral Gables, FL USA - Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 23:56:54 (EDT)
Dear Ms. Hale: 2009 is the year that my sisters and I are 70, 60 and 50 years of age, and we all spent part of our youth watching our mother lose herself in either reading E.S. Gardner novels or by watching "Perry Mason" on Saturday nights. She made marvelous meals every night, but on Saturdays we really looked forward to homemade hamburgers (maybe in honor of Ham. Berger, the worthy opponent) and to eating while watching Perry Mason on the TV in the livingroom. This wonderful family tradition came to a close, as the youngest of us was one of the original hyperactives and would not keep still during Mama's favorite prohram. As for me, I grew up expecting life's problems to be solved in an hour, and for murders to be a common occurrence in one's life and for Someone to always be able to get to the truth. I patterned my behavior after the professionalism I observed on the series. I never really thought of becoming an attorney, because in those days, female parts on TV usually role modeled at-wits-end/wait-until-your-father-gets-home, failed domestic referees rather than attorneys or highly competent professionals, such as you did in the character Della Street. Thank you for the part you played in providing a respectable and believable demonstration of what a professional woman might look like. As is so true in familial relationships these days, I saw you more frequently than any of my extended family, so it began to feel as if I knew you well. I felt badly back then that the characters of Perry and Della never became romantically involved.....my husband even found a piece of sheet music with your picture on it...Unchained Melody...and as that unspoken question was an ever present undulating undercurrent on the program, that title kind of says it all. I'm so glad there is this outlet to contact an important member of my (seems like you're) family. Continued happiness to you and yours,
Adee Weckert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Salem, OR USA - Tuesday, June 09, 2009 at 02:36:43 (EDT)
Mrs. Hale-- i ditto all the stuff everybody else says about you and your work. my mom was a childhood pal of yours. her name was Barbara George. do you remember her? she sure as heck remembered you. we'd watch Perry Mason reruns together when i was a kid, and she'd talk about what an extraordinarily nice person you were. i guess this would have been when she was in high school, at Hollywood High. i trust you're well. after forty years, i think i've still got a crush on you. --clem robins
Clem Robins <email@example.com>
cincinnati, oh USA - Monday, June 01, 2009 at 08:45:26 (EDT)
Miss Hale, I am re-discovering the Perry Mason series again and plan on doing so many more times throughout my life. I just want to thank you for the hours of enjoyment you have given me. I will always have something to look forward to. I know that sounds a little silly, but it is how I feel about a couple of things in life. Fond memories Miss Hale. You ARE a ladies Lady.
USA - Friday, May 22, 2009 at 19:51:34 (EDT)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Dearest Barbara Hale wanted to thank you for your delightful and memorable contributions to the entertainment industry.Hope this greeting finds you happy and doing well. Wishing you only the best on this very special occasion. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
Jay Payton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dallas, Texas USA - Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 16:42:24 (EDT)
Dear Barbara, A friend from Rockford sent me the link to your website. My Mom was Bettie Erickson-Israel, West HS '40. After seeing all of the entries from Rockford, I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the old West High pictures and articles from my Mom's high school scrapbook. Her life-long friends from West were Barbara Lund-Hammes, Arlene Fitzgerald-Schrom, Janet Fitzgerald-Furseth, Dorothy Hunter-Grannis, Suzanne(Sue)Gleichman-Johnson, Pat Taphorn, Betty Flagle-Reece, Janet Hudson (moved away but I met her at my Grandfather's funeral - she was a model and very beautiful). Some of the pictures were taken after graduation when you had, according to your bio, probably already moved to Chicago to pursue your career. I lost my Mom in '92 but remember her talking about you and how happy she was for you and all of your successes. I think you might have attended one of her last West reunions... maybe '90 ? I miss her every day. I live in Vinings,Georgia and my brother, Barry, lives in HoChiMinh City, Viet Nam and Santa Barbara, CA. We lost my brother Brad, in 2004 at age 40. I hope you and your family are well and happy. I also hope the link to the album works for you. Let me know by email if you have problems. It is possible to email the album directly from the Photoworks website to an email address. ScooterMom@aol.com Link to view photos: http://www.photoworks.com/photo-sharing/shareSignin.jsp?shareCode=A45E572C81B&cp=ems_shr_alb_pml&cb=PW My best regards to you and your family, Susan Burns
Susan Israel Burns <ScooterMom@aol.com>
Atlanta, GA USA - Wednesday, April 08, 2009 at 16:10:46 (EDT)
G'day Barbara from Australia. I have been a Perry Mason enthusiast ever since the television series aired on our local television Channel 7. Today I relive the delight as I purchase the Seasons as they become available. I especially enjoy the 50th Anniversary set, it's just wonderful to have your firsthand comments on each episode and I particularly love hearing your impressions of the wonderful Raymond Burr. What a special human being. Having said that I add that I love you too, Barbara. You were exquisite in "Jolson Sings Again" and then to see you as Della Street was just superb. You have a natural charm, a sincerity which is often missing from the performances of so many actors, no matter how accomplished they may be. You bring a real beauty, a sensitity, a natural joy to the screen. With our wonderful Raymond, you are a rare and beautiful person and I love you. Lyn
Lyn Chiltonb <email@example.com>
Woodend, Qld Australia - Friday, March 20, 2009 at 04:10:06 (EDT)
Dear Barbara, My husband Jeff and I have just treated ourselves to the complete Perry Mason Collection and are enjoying every minute. I read the Perry Mason's when my Mum got them from the library and eventually got them myself once I got into the "grown-ups library", then we watched them on TV many times and here Jeff and I are, in our sixties and relishing them again. Thank you so much for all the pleasure and the wonderful professional teamwork. I worked in a legal office with a very close team and it was great. Love and thanks Barbara
Barbara Hardaker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bolton-le-Sands, Lancashire England - Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 15:42:22 (EDT)
Hello Barbara Hale, I have just started watching your shows and perry mason is one of the best detective shows. It is just unbelievable how raymond can be so confident in his role as perry not to mention the efforts of William Hopper. It was wonderful to see such a professional relationship within your office on the show. Great job on the show. And I am sure you will be always remembered. Ram
Ram kumar <email@example.com>
Chennai, TN India - Monday, March 09, 2009 at 14:10:22 (EDT)
Hi Barbara I have been a fan of yours since I was 12 years old - I am now 60 - have you been to England and did you like our Princess Diana - I think you are fabulous love your family and your lovely curly haired son
Sue Harrington <firstname.lastname@example.org>
London, England UK - Sunday, March 08, 2009 at 16:52:47 (EDT)
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bob brown <email@example.com>
mason city, il USA - Sunday, February 15, 2009 at 12:20:11 (EST)
Thank you so much for your work on Perry Mason. It is one of my favorite TV shows from my childhood. I remember watching the series while lying on the floor in the family room with my mother, father brother and sisters. My dad has a season on DVD and sometimes I steal it to bring home and watch!
Vito Pirri <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Toronto, ON CANADA - Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 19:14:33 (EST)
Dear Barbara, I used to love Perry Mason myself and I loved Della, I miss her. Hope you're well and taking care. God Bless.
East Oakleigh, Victoria Australia - Saturday, February 07, 2009 at 05:58:50 (EST)
Dear Barbara, Thank you so much for you work on Perry Mason. As Della, you showed warmth, kindness, professionalism, competency and charm. In short, you were awesome! Perry Mason remains as one of my favorite shows of all time. I'm not sure if I have watched more reruns of I Love Lucy or Perry Mason, but I believe it is the latter! God Bless You, Dear Lady! Walt
Walt Christen <Walt_Christen@yahoo.com>
Beaverton, OR USA - Tuesday, February 03, 2009 at 04:03:38 (EST)
Thank you for all these years of quality entertainment and fine acting per Perry Mason.
USA - Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 19:37:53 (EST)
Dear Barbara, You gave beauty, grace, intelligence, and charm to the character of Della Street. Thanks so much for your work over the years. You and Raymond Burr created the cutest couple ever to appear on television, both in the Perry Mason series and the movies. I would love to hear from you. Again, many thanks and may God Bless you always.
So. Holland, IL USA - Monday, January 26, 2009 at 13:21:37 (EST)
As I sit and watch yet another episode of Perry Mason, I can't help but notice the 'glance' you give Perry during every show opening. You look at some papers, then give Perry a series of looks and body gestures that still amaze me. Shear genius. You are a great actress!
Jim Cobb <email@example.com>
Santa Clarita, CA USA - Monday, January 19, 2009 at 20:47:34 (EST)
Dearest Barbara Hale, My name is Amy and my mother, Nancy Smulders said that you and she were related. Your mother, and Helen Beastrum (My Grandmother) were half sisters? Is this true? My mother always watched Perry Mason, and always said what a beautiful child you were. She passed away 14yrs ago, and I just wanted to know how you two are related. Can you help me out? Thank you sincerely, Amy
Amy Broniec <Cupsgr4u@aol.com>
St. Petersburg, Fl USA - Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 21:11:52 (EST)
Barbara Hale, You are such a great actress and person, I would love to write you a fan letter, if you could give me a fan address. Thank you, Lonnie Borden you have meant the world to me.
Lonnie Borden <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Graham, Texas USA - Thursday, January 08, 2009 at 18:09:44 (EST)
Dear Mrs. Hale, My wife and I are enormous Perry Mason fans, both the original series (a classic), and the made-for-T.V. movies. The chemistry that Raymond Burr (we love him, too --- may God rest him) and you shared was wonderful. The grace and class that you brought to the role of Della Street were major ingredients in the success of Perry Mason. When we think of Perry, we think of Della --- the two will be forever linked in the minds and hearts of all true Perry Mason fans. So, thank you for the fantastic memories. May the Lord bless you with health and happiness in 2009! The Best, Jack and Gladys
Jack and Gladys
- Sunday, January 04, 2009 at 21:56:13 (EST)
Mrs. Hale I enjoyed your character on Perry Mason for years. I remember watching the show with my Mother she enjoyed mysteries and Mason knew how to solve them. If you have a chance please give me a email. Was your son played Paul Drake in the new Perry Mason shows? Have a Happy New Year. Diane
Chicago, ILL USA - Saturday, January 03, 2009 at 03:08:08 (EST)
Is there somewhere I can send a letter to you? I would like to write to you, to tell you what an impact your show had on my family. Thank you.
David Barrett <email@example.com>
Waterbury, CT USA - Friday, January 02, 2009 at 23:41:49 (EST)
Hi!Im Delaney.Im a BIG fan of you.Im 10.I dressed up as you on halloween.I named 1 of my webkinz Della!I've been watching Perry Mason since I was 8.I wanted to say hi.So hi!Please answer back!MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Delaney Hatfield <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fishers, IN USA - Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 14:53:12 (EST)
Perry Mason remains my favorite tv show. Thank you!!
Chris Booth <email@example.com>
Glendale, Az USA - Sunday, November 30, 2008 at 15:05:09 (EST)
Dear Barbara, Hello. I hope you'll get a chance to see this. I am the youngest daughter of Ruth Grogan (married name is now Morris) from Rockford Illinois and I was wondering if you remember my Mom. She has spoken fondly about you over the years. She's 87 now and doing well. I'm sure she would love to know that you're doing well. If you are able to reply, I will let her know or get her in touch with you. Thank you and take care, Nancy Christy
Nancy Christy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Friday, November 28, 2008 at 00:07:56 (EST)
What a great site! I've been here all day long, watching and admiring all the glorious photos of Ms. Hale!! Thank you so very much!
GA USA - Sunday, November 09, 2008 at 17:56:46 (EST)
I recently purchased seasons 1 and 2 of the P.M. series. Brings back some great memories. Love your work Ms. Hale. Best wishes.
USA - Friday, October 31, 2008 at 17:40:12 (EDT)
I love you Barbara
USA - Friday, October 17, 2008 at 20:31:32 (EDT)
Hi Della. Even after all these years since Ray's passing I was pleased to see an entry by you on the site 'Find A Grave', leaving a note and flowers for him. Hope all is well with you and your family. Best wishes....Russ
Russ B. <email@example.com>
Vancouver, BC Canada - Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 21:33:24 (EDT)
I have no idea whether or not you ever see or know of things written on this website, but I wanted to thank you for you performances over the years. To me you personified all that which was decent when I was younger, and as read about your life I see how that conforms to the roles which you played--an actor whose role scripted for herself, devoid of ego, and simply being she who she actually is. Thank you for your art and your example.
Alejandro Cantu <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Portland, OR USA - Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 03:14:00 (EDT)
I have been a fan of yours all my live.I think you were a very good Actress and I still love you.
rudolph Klima <email@example.com>
Mebourne, Vic Australia - Monday, September 01, 2008 at 07:55:52 (EDT)
Hi Barbara, I met you at the Hollywood Studio Club in 1943. I was 10 and you invited me and my girlfriend to go to a tour the next day with you at RKO. It was the best day of my life. I never forgot you and how nice you were to us. You said our last names brought us together, we were both all wet. Mine was Waterfall and yours was Hale. I lived a few doors away and saw you often from time to time and you were always friendly and fun. Thanks for the memories.
Fortuna, CA USA - Monday, August 04, 2008 at 14:20:19 (EDT)
Ms. Hale I just wanted to let you know that I have enjoyed your role as Della Street in the TV series in the 50's and that I enjoyed the TV movies as well it broke my heart when Mr. Burr died, to me he will be the only one who will ever be know as "Perry Mason". At least I can still enjoy watching the 50's series on video via my computer. Wishing you all the best for your life, I remain a constant fan. Sincerely, Linda Frease
Linda Frease <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Denham Springs, La. USA - Monday, July 28, 2008 at 22:19:41 (EDT)
Della/Barbara, For years I've wanted to tell you how pretty you are and always have been. Prettiness lasts forever and you are proof of it. I've loved your soft voice and eternal beauty. I've tried to emulate Della Street and Nora Charles(Myrna Loy) as sane, down to earth, fashionable, pretty women. So far I've done it. Today your movie, The First Time is on TCM with Robert Cummings. This must be the one about the bananas. Right? I also had the good luck to marry a wonderful man who has turned out to look like Perry Mason in his older years. Raymond Burr was a handsome man. I amm so thankful for this website so that I am able to tell you all this - at last!
linda holder <email@example.com>
easley, sc USA - Monday, July 21, 2008 at 12:40:44 (EDT)
Dear Miss Hale: First of all I was born in january 1953 in Havana, Cuba, and I remember watching Perry Mason with my mother and sister the show. I was 5 or 6 years old (Pre-Castro and during Castro) at that time when I became hook to the show and the music.(Very important that opening jingle) We later came to USA in 1961 only to continue watching Perry Mason and Della Street. As a kid I fell in love with you, and Perry was my ultimate hero, honest, integrity and all that Americana Way of life had to offer and meant. Today I am a succesfull Landscape Architect in Miami and I am currently watching as I write this to you the "Case of the Sun Bather's Diary". BTW can you re-call the show where Burger either hires Perry to defend him or someone close to him? Thank you for being so beautiful inside and out and being there every week when I was a kid. PS I also enjoy watching you in "Airport 77". Sincerly Mariano Corral
Mariano Corral <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Miami, Fla USA - Monday, July 14, 2008 at 13:21:10 (EDT)
MISS HALE I HAVE READ MOST OF YOUR E-MAILS I NOW I KNOW THAT MANY PEOPLE WERE I LOVE WITH YOU I WAS NOT ALONE,BUT NOW I FOUND AWAY TO TELL YOU TOO BY FINDING THIS PAGE AND ONE OTHER THING YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL I KNOW THINGS CHANGE I AM NOW 60'S BUT YOU WILL NEVER(DELLA OR BARBARA)BEAUTY IS BEAUTY AT ANY TIME. LAST IF YOU COULD FIND TIME TO LET ME KNOW YOU GOT THIS E-MAIL I WOULD BE SO HONORED TO HAVE SO BEAUTIFUL OF A WOMAN TO EVER WRITE ME,IF YOU CAN'T AT LEAST I KNOW I SAID HELLO. THANK YOU FRANK
FRANK CASELLA <GONEHUNTING1@MSN.COM>
ST CHARLES, MO USA - Tuesday, July 08, 2008 at 00:01:51 (EDT)
Loved you Barbara as "Della" in Perry Mason, what a great legacy you have left us to watch! Great clothes and acting boy you were hot! Sizzle sizzle ohh. Thanks and God Bless!!! Randy Carstens.
Randy Carstens <email@example.com>
Kettle Falls, WA USA - Thursday, July 03, 2008 at 00:35:09 (EDT)
I grew up watching Perry Mason and Della Street in the 50's and 60's. You both came across as two very nice people. Just a few days after Raymond Burr died a radio minister relayed a message from Mr Burr. Did you hear it?
Fort Wayne, In USA - Monday, June 16, 2008 at 01:01:58 (EDT)
hi Barbara, i lived down stairs from you and Bill , the condos horace heidts the band leader had, and used to come up for tea , this was in 1981 82 83, i remember telling you that i loved your film Lorna doone, and you mentioned to me that you were pregnant with bill , when shooting that film , The last time i saw you , your daughter had just been rear ended in Hawaii, and was preganant i do believe and i ran you out to LAX to catch a flight, i really liked your hubby bill , Kit Carson, , i burned my hand once and you took me up to the hospital in sherman oaks, I am actually living in New West minster Raymond burrs home town I am 61 tomorrow mdear ENJOYED BEING YOUR NEIGHBOUR Barbara all the best tonihi Barbara, i lived down stairs from you and Bill , the condos horace heidts the band leader had, and used to come up for tea , this was in 1981 82 83, i remember telling you that i loved your film Lorna doone, and you mentioned to me that you were pregnant with bill , when shooting that film , The last time i saw you , your daughter had just been rear ended in Hawaii, and was preganant i do believe and i ran you out to LAX to catch a flight, i really liked your hubby bill , Kit Carson, , i burned my hand once and you took me up to the hospital in sherman oaks, I am actually living in New West minster Raymond burrs home town I am 61 tomorrow mdear ENJOYED BEING YOUR NEIGHBOUR Barbara all the best toni
vancouver, bc canada - Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 00:17:17 (EDT)
I see that somehow I missed mother Lois passed away march 29 1991
Lynn Method Jackson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Kinston, N.C. USA - Sunday, June 08, 2008 at 16:55:00 (EDT)
Barbara: I also grew uo in Rockford ( 714 N Central ) till I was 12 yrs. My parents Bob and Lois Method had 2 children, a boy Dean Method born Nov 2, 1940, mother use to tell us how you thought Dean was too pretty to be a boy and he did grow up into a handsome man, spent his life as a deputy sherriff nin Eugene Oregon. I was born Aug 9,1943 spent my career as a nurse caring for developemental ill children, in Phoenix Az. My dad dec 22,2000. Unfortunately I only have 3 songs of his beautifal voice. I will always enjoy the stories my mother told us. She was a faithful watcher of Perry Mason and Della Street. My brother has memories of doing security for a Telthon in Phoenix with Raymond Burr and Jay North.I pray you are doing well and may God be with you. Lynn Method Jackson
Lynn Method Jackson <email@example.com>
Kinston, N.C. USA - Sunday, June 08, 2008 at 16:49:30 (EDT)
Barbara . . . Like you, I grew up in Rockford, as did my mother, who was born in 1933. You may remember that you did some babysitting in the '30's. According to my grandmother, one of your young charges was my mother, Janice Patrick.
San Dimas, CA USA - Monday, May 26, 2008 at 16:12:10 (EDT)
Hi Barbara, I just wanted to say thank you for all of the wonderful years of Perry...you wore the greatest outfits. I remember watching Perry with my grandma and my parents, now, my kids watch it with me. They are 7 and 10 years old and they love it! I hope you are doing well and are enjoying life! Thanks again, Tiffany
Tiffany leonard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
West Linn, or USA - Thursday, May 01, 2008 at 15:38:35 (EDT)
Hi Barbara! HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Knowing you, you don't look a day over 69! Shirley and I met you on a cruise to Hawaii in 1976. What a gracious person you are..remaining totally accessible to all and having a ball doing it. We cherish the picture we have with you while aboard the ship. Many happy returns of this past birthday. Paul and Shirley
paul and shirley pigeon
mi USA - Monday, April 21, 2008 at 16:46:09 (EDT)
Dear Mrs. Hale, You have been on my heart and in my thoughts over the past year. I pray for you and your precious family. Please met me in Heaven? It would bring me the greatest joy to see you standing next to the Lamb who was slain for us from before the foundation of the world. From your little prayer supporter, Debbie Brittain
Debbie Brittain <email@example.com>
Asheville, NC USA - Sunday, April 20, 2008 at 23:52:02 (EDT)
Dear Mrs. Hale, You have been on my heart and in my thoughts over the past year. I pray for you and your precious family. Please me met in Heaven? It would bring me the greatest joy to see you standing next to the Lamb who was slain for us from before the foundation of the world.From your little prayer supporter, Debbie Brittain
Debbie Brittain <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Asheville, NC USA - Sunday, April 20, 2008 at 23:49:56 (EDT)
Happy Birthday Ms. Hale!! We so enjoy you on Perry Mason, and especially on the new 50th Anniversary DVD! You look great! Many Happy Returns and Long Live Della Street!!
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Saturday, April 19, 2008 at 16:20:42 (EDT)
Happy Birthday Ms. Hale!! We so enjoy you on Perry Mason, and especially on the new 50th Anniversary DVD! You look great! Manny Happy Returns and Long Live Della Street!!
Colorado Springs, CO USA - Saturday, April 19, 2008 at 16:18:49 (EDT)
I was curious why there is no mention in the biography of you being in "Jolson Sings Again". I saw it as a kid and and have it in my collection of DVD's. I love the movie. Of course, I never missed the "Perry Mason" show.
Gerald Rich <email@example.com>
Orlando, FL USA - Sunday, April 06, 2008 at 14:51:15 (EDT)
Thank you for the class act series that has withstood so much time. All aspects were superior to the programs of today. It is a program I enjoyed growing up and one that I have introduced to my children. You and Raymond and the rest should be commended. Thank you for the lifelong entertainment.
Tom O <firstname.lastname@example.org>
USA - Sunday, March 30, 2008 at 01:16:32 (EDT)
Dear Barbara, I was born in 1956 when the Perry Mason series started! I think I have seen every one, but I still watch everyday! Others have previously pointed it out, but I think it needs to be emphasized, that YOU really were a cutting edge character for your time. You were an independent woman who (not always - but most of the time) got Perry to see your point of view! But you were always respected by all the men in the series, AND, certainly by your admiring fans like me. :) Ms. Hale, I have so much love and admiration for you. I've sat and watched the Perry Mason show with my teenage daughter and she caught on that you weren't JUST a secretary. You were an integral part of that mystery solving legal team that we all continue to watch over and over. Day after day. Ms. Hale... Barbara, if I may... you have enriched all of our lives so very much. Thank you, and may God bless you and yours. Kindest Regards, Keith --- your fan in the OC
Tustin, CA USA - Friday, March 21, 2008 at 03:24:10 (EDT)
Watch the reruns everyday. Thank you for your presence in the series. My Mom (83)introduced us to the Perry Mason series. Still takes us a while to figure out "who done it?" Use you as an example to personify professionalism. Wish you and your family well.
Connie Fontanoza <email@example.com>
Richmond, CA USA - Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 15:22:50 (EST)
Living near The Bahai Temple, in Willmette, Ill., I am a Christian who wishes only that Earl Stanley Gardner had placed some prayer and religious practice in the Perry Mason series ... but the love you all earned in us is so precious, and the available DVDs are so complete and well done today! At 58, I think of you always when viewing, having read all 84 Perry Mason novels, always seeing you all as the epitome of the characterisations -- even the 2nd season Gerty being much like the Radio series version, and Paul Drake being portrayed so much better. Della of the radio series, some of which is available to hear through the Archive (http://www.archive.org/details/Perry_Mason_Radio_Show), clearly is reflected in your own depiction. Earl Gardner's biography mentioned his love for the 23rd Psalm during his last several days -- and his respect for his Mississippian wife so manifest in his discrete behaviour (amicable legal separation, out of respect for her Christianity), I do wish that "Perry" and "Della" had overtly appealed to God om prayer, even visited churches, in some of the episodes, since much of the evils which "Mason" fought against, in the real world, are those of brutal selfishness of man "independent" of God, 'The thought of the LORD are not in all his [the wicked man's] ways.' [Psalm 10.1-7] The warm, sincere empathy you show to the troubled, even when "Perry" is absent, warms my heart & soul, a life-long bachelor who hopes to meet you some day ... at the latest in Heaven! Be there for us, Barbara, won't you? GOD Bless you!
Brooks Arlington Batson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Veneta (Eugene), OR USA - Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 14:12:57 (EST)
Ms Hale I am a retired secretary and you were my role model. Your beauty, efficiency, and knowledge fascinated me. I watched Perry Mason as a child and still watch everyday at noon. May you always be blessed.
kim webster <email@example.com>
compton, ca USA - Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 16:21:11 (EST)
Dear Barbara, my wife and I just bought the Perry Mason series in DVD. We are fascinated watching your marvelous acting with Raymond Burr. My wife loved to see the Barbara Hale Orchid dedicated to you by Raymond Burr. Our best wishes and our love.
Gonzalo and Lucimar <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Goiânia, Goiás Brazil - Monday, January 21, 2008 at 10:12:39 (EST)
Barbi - - I just stumbled across your cool home page and I wanted to sign in and say Hi and say thank you for all the wonderful things you meant to mom. She loved you dearly and so did we Kehe kids. Everybody's doing well. I wish we could all meet up sometime. I'd love for you to meet my family. Hope you are doing well. It's neat to see that you have so many other admirers.
Andy Kehe <email@example.com>
bakersfield, ca USA - Thursday, January 10, 2008 at 23:35:02 (EST)
With regards to my query concerning the street location for THE WINDOW(1949) starring Barbara Hale and Bobby Driscoll.(below). Please note my e-mail address has changed to firstname.lastname@example.org Hope someone can help me with this enquiry. Many thanks. John Mather
St. Helens, England - Tuesday, January 08, 2008 at 14:55:38 (EST)
Hi Barb...I'm Martha Porter's daughter, my cousin Anne just sent me the link. It's been a few years since we last communicated. It was wonderful seeing you and Cam at Mom's in Atlanta when you stopped in, she was so happy to see you. Hope all is going well with you and your family. If you have time, keep in touch. May 2008 bring you good health, peace and much love. I send my love. Big hugs, Lyn Johnston
Lyn (Porter) Johnston <email@example.com>
Jasper, GA USA - Wednesday, January 02, 2008 at 09:06:09 (EST)
Hello, Barbara - I've been meaning to write you these past few years. You know my dear cousin Martha Brown Porter passed away after having moved to Atlanta to be near her daughter, Lyn. Lyn and I keep in close contact via email, and I hope to get to see her (she's so beautiful, like her mother) one of these days. Loved reading all aobut your career, marriage, and kids but mostly enjoy knowing in my heart how close you and Martha were. Much good luck to you - Anne
Anne Thomas Simone <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Reno, Nv USA - Monday, December 31, 2007 at 15:27:18 (EST)
Wow. Just got a newsletter from Rockford Schools Alumni group reminding me that you were from Rockford too. Enjoy watching you on Perry Mason reruns every evening. You really made the character believable. Best Wishes
Steve Autor <email@example.com>
Danville, IL USA - Thursday, December 27, 2007 at 17:20:31 (EST)
Dear Barb, I have known of you since growing up in Rockford and my Aunt Eleanor Williams Cox knew you and your sister Juanita. I have met your sister and her son while I was at West High in Rockford. My husband and I have enjoyed your movies and especially on TV with Raymond Burr. My aunt was such a good friend to me thru the years and I miss her very much. We always had such fun especially when her brothers were in town. I hope you are better by the time you read this and hope you had a lovely Christmas. Sincerely, Margie Priest
Marjorie Priest <Patches69313@yahoo.com>
Brecksville, OH USA - Wednesday, December 26, 2007 at 19:37:18 (EST)
just to let della know that you are watched 5 nights a week by me. i have been a fan of yours and perry mason since it started, and am just glad that it is still shown on tv and that it has stayed in b/w. happy holidays to you...
silver creek, ny USA - Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at 06:15:44 (EST)
Thank you, Miss Hale, for the sparkle and spark you invested in every "Perry Mason" episode. We watch an episode every night -- it's become a favorite bedtime story. Did you ever write any of "Della"'s lines?
M. H. P.
Upstate, NY USA - Sunday, December 09, 2007 at 23:50:08 (EST)
I wonder if anyone can help me with th following.I have many times watched "The Window" 1949 RKO which starred Bobby Driscoll and barbara Hale. My question is this:- what is the name of the actual street location for the tenement seen as the residence of the Woodrey's. In the film several references to 225,Hull/Old Street were made.The name may have been fictional for the film or may well have been an actual street in existence at the time the film was made.I'm sure Mrs Hale may well remember this, even though the street may no longer exist. I'd be ever so grateful for any information with regards to this enquiry. Thank you. John Mather.
John Mather <firstname.lastname@example.org>
St. Helens, England - Sunday, December 09, 2007 at 18:14:31 (EST)
A real lady.
USA - Monday, December 03, 2007 at 19:00:35 (EST)
I have watched Perry Mason for much of the 47 years I have been alive, and I am still curious and amazed at the working relationship Della Street and Perry Mason enjoyed. There was a tremondous chemistry between the two. Paul Drake would come in the office and call Della Beautiful all day long, but the way Della looked when Perry Mason walked into the room was awesome. Television says make it look real, so much that you think Perry was really a lawyer, but the connection between Della and Perry? I don't think a person can just (ACT) this way. Throughout the different episodes, Della (it appears) is letting Perry know that she really is in love with him, without her actually telling him, for example: the episode where this man was married to a woman who was an illegally in the country, and her stepdaughter who loved her tried to help her get rid of her so called cousin, who wanted money to keep his mouth shut. In the end Della ask Perry about exposing her. Perry basically said, if it isn't broke don't fix it. Then Perry asked Della if she had any secrets, and Della said I will never tell, but you knew the secret involved (her feelings for) Perry. Della took care of Perry more than just a secretary Lawyer relationship on the show. When each episode comes on and it show Perrt walking up to the judge and handing him some papers, and then Perry hands the papers to Della, then to Drake, then to Burgger, etc... when you look at Della looking at Perry, you see more than just a working relationship. She looks at Perry like he hung the sun and the moon, and he can do no wrong, and when any woman comes in his circle, Della is there to make sure that it is all business, and if Perry looks too long, she lets him know about it, write or wrong? Maybe they were just good actors, and if they were, I take my hat off to them and the writers. However, I personally feel that there was a strong love interest on camera, that may have continued off camera, even if it was only in the heart.
Chester Randolph Sr <Southernman46@hotmail.com>
Huntsville, Al USA - Sunday, November 25, 2007 at 01:58:21 (EST)
i have watched perry mason for years. i still watch the perry mason movies every weekend. i loved della street in the beginning. as i get older i really appreciate all that barbara hale brought to the series. you are a wonderful actress. thank you.
lind geagel <email@example.com>
pearl city, HI USA - Monday, November 12, 2007 at 00:49:01 (EST)
I watched "Perry Mason" while I was growing up, and also watched the "Perry Mason Movies" when I was older. I have been watching the "Perry Mason Movies" this past week on the Hallmark channel, and have enjoyed them so much. I always loved Ms. Hale's performances. She made Della the second most important character on the original series and in the movies, and became more beautiful as the years went on. One can see, in the later movies, the real friendship between Mr. Burr and Ms. Hale. She is a joy to watch.
Virginia Arthur <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bedford, VA USA - Sunday, October 14, 2007 at 13:10:14 (EDT)
Just got back from the Wine Country. My favorite winery, of course, Raymond Burr! I have been a fan since I was 6 (I am 56 now), I think you are such a great actress. Fred, at the winery gave me a picture of you, Raymond & Robert, I will treasure it always. Here's to your great health, happiness and longevity! Sincerely, Melody
Melody Butler <email@example.com>
The Woodlands, Tx USA - Saturday, October 13, 2007 at 16:05:09 (EDT)
I worked at an insurance agency in Bakersfield, CA where Barbara had insurance. What a classy lady! She was always gracious and pleasant when I spoke to her on the phone, which I did often. She always addressed me as "Darlin'"! I wish her much happiness and good health! She is a sweet lady!
Bakersfield, CA USA - Tuesday, October 09, 2007 at 19:31:41 (EDT)
Loved you as Ellen in "Jolson Sings Again" One of my favorite musicals! Best wishes from an old fan. Hope all is well with you.
Steve N. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Massapequa, NY USA - Thursday, September 06, 2007 at 15:47:33 (EDT)
I have always loved you on the screen and the TV. Especially, Perry Mason et al. You have the ability to show other women and men that someone as beautiful, gracious, strong and very much a lady can age with grace and strength. Your friendship with Raymond Burr made me feel so warm about him. As I feel in movie love with him as Perry Mason. He scared me in the old black and whites he was so big and awesome, but I can laugh about now. Thank you for your life on this earth. You will be a beautiful angel! A great great fan, Diane
Tempe, AZ USA - Saturday, September 01, 2007 at 21:55:31 (EDT)
I was so happy to find this site dedicated to Barbara Hale. I am not surprised that so many feel this way about this beautiful and gracious lady we all admire so. I have been following her career for years, since she has made such an impact on me personally. I remember growing up in very difficult times watching her movies and Perry Mason and telling myself that one day I wanted to be just like her. "That inner glow" someone mentioned is so appropriate, a beauty that comes from within and shows the wonderful, sweet person she is and always with her kind, gentle smile. She presents a strong character, but remains extremely feminine and always a "lady ". I wish her health, happiness and all life's blessings. There is no real way to properly thank her so I am glad I had this chance. Becky Farthing/Georgia
Becky Farthing <email@example.com>
Alpharetta, ga USA - Thursday, August 23, 2007 at 08:05:56 (EDT)
Sorry everybody. The Guestbook was hacked a while back and was broken. It's fixed now.
Dave the Sys Admin
Seattle, WA USA - Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at 16:02:21 (EDT)
As Della Street, Barbara Hale was an ideal of intelligent beauty. What a babe! I don't know of her equal on television.
USA - Friday, August 25, 2006 at 02:28:46 (EDT)
Tell Barbara that she has been my favorite since Perry Mason tv show was on with the orgininal cast now since all but her are dead now. I am a big fan of hers for a long time. I hope she does more tv appearences.
Troy, NY USA - Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at 01:04:38 (EDT)
I just wondered if Ms Hale remembers roller skating in Rockford with my mother Juanita Brown. They were friends in high school. My mother is a fan and speaks of her often. I hope Barbara is doing well - I enjoy seeing her on Perry Mason. Thanks, Mark Cleveland
Mark Cleveland <Mcleve2000@comcast.net>
Battle Ground, Wa USA - Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 16:08:34 (EDT)
Just a note to tell Barbara what a remarkable and wonderful career she had. I have had so much pleasure over the years seeing her in every Perry Mason I could, even setting the alarm for 4 AM when it was on cable at that hour. I sent Barbara a sympathy card c/o Raymond Burr when her husband died. I got back a note from Raymond Burr saying he had given my regards to Barbara and she asked him to thank me for her. His note to me arrived the day he died!
Marilyn Adams-George <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bakersfield, CA USA - Sunday, June 11, 2006 at 13:46:58 (EDT)
You should have a space as a tribute to THE Barbara Hale from other Barbara Hale's. My mom was a Barbara Hale. Barbara M. Hale of Spokane, Wa! :)
becca hale <email@example.com>
spokane, wa USA - Saturday, June 10, 2006 at 05:02:39 (EDT)
I just watched "Lucky Lady" and I believe it has been the first time I have seen Barbara...my heart was taken. I was captivated. It wasnt just her beauty but something special glowing from her.
Robert Keddie <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ocala, FL USA - Thursday, June 01, 2006 at 19:09:12 (EDT)
*ammendment to email address.
hilary adair <email@example.com>
belfast, N. Ireland - Thursday, June 01, 2006 at 16:19:55 (EDT)
QUOTE: Just heard an interview from a few months ago with Barbara Hale in which she said she had become a great-grandmother - was lovely to hear her interviewed, especially for a younger fan such as myself who wasn't even born when she was at the height of her fame! It would be great if she could be interviewed again or write a piece on her life. What a lovely and talented lady she is. Elizabeth UK - Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 15:42:12 (EDT) I would like to contact elizabeth from the UK, as I have a lot of information on Barbara being in touch with her over the years. If you could please Email me I would enjoy talking to another fan from the UK. Thanks, Hilary
hilary adair <hilary_adair@hotmail.>
belfast, n. ireland - Thursday, June 01, 2006 at 16:15:57 (EDT)
We still enjoy watching the old Perry Mason series and always enjoy Barbara Hale's role as Della Street. Would be good if TV today were still that good.
Lansing, KS USA - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 17:51:28 (EDT)
Just heard an interview from a few months ago with Barbara Hale in which she said she had become a great-grandmother - was lovely to hear her interviewed, especially for a younger fan such as myself who wasn't even born when she was at the height of her fame! It would be great if she could be interviewed again or write a piece on her life. What a lovely and talented lady she is.
UK - Sunday, May 14, 2006 at 15:42:12 (EDT)
What a great site! I've been a Barbara Hale fan since becoming a huge fan of the original Perry Mason series. In fact, I grew up to be a legal secretary and have told many people that "Della Street" is my role model. I would love to send Ms. Hale a letter to let her know how much I enjoyed her as Della Street. Is there an address for a Barbara Hale fan club? Thanks for the great work on this site and, thanks Barbara for being a great actress!!
Tracy Sperl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Milwaukee, WI USA - Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at 11:35:31 (EDT)
Happy birthday Barbara!!
UK - Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at 12:34:18 (EDT)
To my dearest Della, or as Paul would say "Hello, Beautiful" You are one of the people who shaped my life. (Others would be: Perry, Dale Evans, my parents, my husband, ancestors, etc.) Thanks to you for giving me so much! I say this to doctors and lawyers, when they ask: "What line of work are you in ?" or "No one has ever asked for this much detail before..." I answer, "Well, you know I was Perry Mason's Assistant." Almost all the time, they say "REALLY !!!" Almost everyone "bites" on this one, even if they're old enough to have seen Perry Mason. They don't even realize that Perry Mason is a fictional character. Sometimes I tell them the truth, some times I don't. I loved all your eye glances, "but Perry, what about this?" What I can't fiqure out is why Perry never said "good-bye" before he hung up the phone on you. I, too, fell in love with my husband at first sight. Your birthday is very soon. I'll wish you Happy Birthday a little early. I would love to send some flowers, too! (Whatever you are comfortable with) You have a beautiful son, also!!! (Question: why did he always get beat up and/or tricked on the new Perry Mason's) Mrs. Celeste DiGenova
Celeste DiGenova <email@example.com>
Corte Madera, CA USA - Saturday, April 15, 2006 at 14:23:45 (EDT)
To my dearest Della, or as Paul would say "Hello, Beautiful" You are one of the people who shaped my life. (Others would be: Perry, Dale Evans, my parents, my husband, ancestors, etc.) Thanks to you for giving me so much! I say this to doctors and lawyers, when they ask: "What line of work are you in ?" or "No one has ever asked for this much detail before..." I answer, "Well, you know I was Perry Mason's Assistant." Almost all the time, they say "REALLY !!!" Almost everyone "bites" on this one, even if they're old enough to have seen Perry Mason. They don't even realize that Perry Mason is a fictional character. Sometimes I tell them the truth, some times I don't. I loved all your eye glances, "but Perry, what about this?" What I can't fiqure out is why Perry never said "good-bye" before he hung up the phone on you. I, too, fell in love with my husband at first sight. Your birthday is very soon. I would like to send some flowers or take you to lunch or dinner soon. Whatever you are comfortable with. I am in the SF Bay Area, but will be going to LA soon. You have a beautiful son, also!!! Mrs. Celeste DiGenova
Celeste DiGenova <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Corte Madera, CA USA - Saturday, April 15, 2006 at 14:20:12 (EDT)
To my dearest Della, You were one of the people who shaped my life. (Others would be: Perry, Dale Evans, my parents, my husband, ancestors, etc.) Thanks to you for giving me so much! I say this to doctors and lawyers, when they ask: "What line of work are you in ?" or "No one has ever asked for this much detail before..." I answer, "Well, you know I was Perry Mason's Assistant." Almost all the time, they say "REALLY !!!" Almost everyone "bites" on this one, even if they're old enough to have seen Perry Mason. They don't even realize that Perry Mason is a fictional character. Sometimes I tell them the truth, some times I don't. I loved all your eye glances, "but Perry, what about this?" What I can't fiqure out is why Perry never said "good-bye" before he hung up the phone on you. I, too, fell in love with my husband at first sight. Your birthday is very soon. I would like to send some flowers or take you to lunch or dinner soon. Whatever you are comfortable with. I am in the SF Bay Area, but will be going to LA soon. You have a beautiful son, also!!! You may contact me, Mrs. Celeste DiGenova, 415-305-4003, or at email@example.com. 46 Granada Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925 (Marin county 8 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge)
Celeste DiGenova <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Corte Madera, CA USA - Saturday, April 15, 2006 at 14:18:28 (EDT)
Barbara, What a great actress and beautiful woman. Just watched tokyo again, you are great. You were the star of Perry Mason, you made the show happen. Thanks for all the great acting. steve
Steve Ladd <email@example.com>
indianapolis, in USA - Monday, March 27, 2006 at 08:53:32 (EST)
Hello to you Barbara.. I like your shows and you did a Great Job too. May God Bless You Alway and your Family too. From Texas....B. Sandmann
Bob Sandmann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fort. Worth, Tx USA - Sunday, March 12, 2006 at 11:08:14 (EST)
We haven't been to the famed Cafe Des Artistes restaurant in New York since the late 80's. There was a painting by Howard Chandler Christy and one of the faces of the ladies reminded me of Barbara Hale. The waiter told me it was indeed Barbara in the painting. We always wondered if it was true. A friend of ours pointed out Barbara's home in California but I didn't want to intrude. I always wondered if it was true. The 2001 picture looked great. Glad you are well. All the best Gary and Wanda Whittaker
Gary Wanda Whittaker <email@example.com>
Mountain View, CA USA - Monday, January 23, 2006 at 21:26:47 (EST)
Merry Christmas to Barbara Hale! Loved reading this site. Hey, it would be great if Barbara or her kids/grandkids could be interviewed for the site - I'm sure they'd be so proud to know it exists and is such a lovely celebration of her!
USA - Friday, December 23, 2005 at 10:40:43 (EST)
Thanks for that. Lovely to see her looking well and happy!
UK - Wednesday, November 09, 2005 at 12:26:42 (EST)
A friend of mine is a friend of Barbara's and says she is doing well. A photo taken in 2001 is at http://www.surfnetinc.com/chuck/gold2001.htm
Robin Duraine <firstname.lastname@example.org>
pasadena, CA USA - Tuesday, November 08, 2005 at 14:09:44 (EST)
Does anyone know how Barbara Hale is now? I'd read she'd been very poorly with cancer and wondered if anyone knew if she'd made a recovery. She's such a talented actress and her son William Katt has done some great work too. Her family has given ours a lot of pleasure over the years!
- Monday, October 31, 2005 at 02:38:18 (EST)
Gee! I missed this one! Congrats for the page, everytime gets bettah! I'm still here if you need "español" help, lol. I'm glad we have Barbie to share with lotta fans all over the world...me being the farest away :-). Greetings!!!
Santiago, Chile - Thursday, August 11, 2005 at 20:12:50 (EDT)
I have been a fan since I saw my first Perry Mason episode in 1957. The chemistry between Barbara and Raymond Burr was extraordinary. I still watch reruns on Hallmark Channel and always find the stories entertaining and the relationship between cast members is wonderful. I know it's hard work to do a weekly series, but it must have been a great joy to work with that cast. You are always remembered and enjoyed as often as I can find an episode.
Tom Jones <email@example.com>
Harrisburg, PA USA - Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 11:13:11 (EDT)
As I was growing up I watched the Perry Mason's on Friday night with my mother while my father went shopping for groceries. I always identified "Della" with my mom because both were secretaries and basically ran offices. This is how I learned some of what my mom was doing at work. Of course I'm glad my mom wasn't as taken with the boss as Della seemed to be! What an attractive, capable and devoted secretary--the perfect role model for the liberated but traditional woman! Great work, Barbara!
David Hagy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Salisbury, NC USA - Friday, August 05, 2005 at 18:15:51 (EDT)
Congratulations on your birthday. Our family are great fans of the Perry Mason show and watch it at least once a day. We enjoy watching you interact with "Perry" and always feel that the both of you should have been married in the show. We wish you continued good health and thank you for the happy memories. Regards Tom and Veronica
Veronica Mummery <email@example.com>
La Mirada, CA USA - Thursday, June 09, 2005 at 22:59:34 (EDT)
Thank you for sharing this lovely 'site.
CO USA - Monday, May 30, 2005 at 13:53:44 (EDT)
Hi I've enjoyed browsing this site! I read a long time ago in an interview with Barbara Hale that Nita acted as a stand in for Barbara on some of the Perry Mason movies. Perhaps that was it? Does anyone have any recent photos of Barbara Hale and her children and grandchildren? Apart from William Katt I've never seen shots of them as adults.
UK - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 10:14:10 (EDT)
Furthermore: Barbara Hale's daughter Jody was in the audience when the Perry Mason cast appeared on the "Vicki" show in 1993. A screen cap can be found
What a great website! Can anyone help with a Barbara Hale query? I read an article about her when Perry Mason came back saying that her daughter Nita was due to appear in an episode, and that Nita had also been in Star Trek. I've never spotted her! Does anyone know if this ever happened and if so who did Nita play?
USA - Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at 09:46:29 (EDT)
Happy Birthday to you Barbara Hale. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday dear Barbara Hale. Happy Birthday to you. And Many More.
Robert Bradley <RobertBradley1973@yahoo.com>
Jackson, Mi USA - Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 12:52:01 (EDT)
Lets try to add a comment to the improved Guestbook! :-)
USA - Monday, April 11, 2005 at 03:39:24 (EDT)
This is just a test post to see if the password works.
Big Dave <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Seattle, WA USA - Monday, April 11, 2005 at 02:43:43 (EDT)
I'm a hugh fan of Ms Hale's and was so pleased to find this web site. Great job!
Marty Griffin <Jimmartygrif@wmconnect.com>
Broken Arrow, OK USA - Friday, October 29, 2004 at 01:10:51 (EDT)
I would like to meet someone to talk!
Vaarti Nemme <email@example.com>
- Saturday, October 23, 2004 at 10:59:14 (EDT)
Love your site, you guys! It's really beautiful! And I love the 'Della Looks On' page - Fantastic! These sites are so packed with information - it makes my head spin! I think Ms. Hale & Mr. Burr (may he rest in peace) would be tickled, not only that they are loved by their fans, but because their #1 fans are you two sweet people! ;-)
Minneapolis, MN USA - Monday, October 18, 2004 at 09:37:34 (EDT)
Good move and the site is awesome, as usual. MANY thanks to Leah and Big Dave and to everyone else who helped in making this a wonderful site for us "Barbara" fans! Carol
Carol Baroton <cabbi.dejazzd.com>
Watertown, CT USA - Thursday, August 05, 2004 at 16:57:36 (EDT)
Welcome to the Guestbook!
Big Dave <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Seattle, WA USA - Monday, August 02, 2004 at 04:35:02 (EDT)
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