Obituary: Barbara Hale

Actress Barbara Hale (b.1922) died on January 26. Hale is best known for portraying Della Street on Perry Mason, but she also made some genre appearances. She appeared in two episodes of Science Fiction Theatre and the film The Giant Spider Invasion. Hale portrayed the title character’s mother in an episode of The Greatest American Hero, a role she recreated from life as she was series star William Katt’s mother.