The entertainment industry is a highly connected industry.Sometimes it’s really all about Who I know you as a young actor.For Alan Hale Jr., who played Skipper Gilligan’s Islandwhose connections are very familiar to him.
His father, Alan Hale Sr., had a successful career in entertainment before his death in 1950. He was known for roles such as; robin hood adventure, Adventures of Don Juan, sea hawk more.
In a 1964 interview StatusHale Jr. said many viewers who were fans of his dad thought he was his reincarnation.
“The older I get, the more confusion I have,” he said. “It’s as if I’m two, not one. Even old friends get confused. In the old Errol Flynn movies, robin hood, appeared on TV for the first time, one of them said, “I saw you on TV last night.” Great. ‘ I had to tell him, ‘That wasn’t me. he it was my father That movie was made in 1937. ”
The father-son duo shared many striking similarities with each other. With a voice and a good laugh, he and his father were carbon copies of each other, with the only difference, physically, appearing to be that his father’s hair was curly and Hale Jr.’s hair was straight. .
“It’s also not like my father is gone,” he said. chorus, “Dad, look, Grandpa’s on TV!”
Hale’s career never suffered due to the constant turmoil between him and his father, instead it was a way of connecting with his father even after his death.
In a 1964 interview Arizona RepublicHale Jr. said when he joined the cast of Gilligan’s Island In 1964, producers did not want him to lose weight for the role.
“My projected weight is usually 250, but the producers… don’t want me to lose a single pound,” he said. I can carry it around and eat as much as I want.I love to eat, just like my father.”
Gilligan’s Island It was just another chapter to which his and his father’s memories were linked.According to Hale Jr., he never complained about his success. He was well content with the legacy left by both him and his father.
“For me, it’s a way of life, but I didn’t really care if I was going to be an actor’s actor,” he said. So it settles in. As long as I have work to look forward to, I’m happy.But if the day comes when the producers don’t hire me, you’ll hear me complain, but loud !
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