Alan Hale, Jr. (shown as Skipper in "Gilligan's Island"). During World War II, Hale, Jr., enlisted in the United States Coast Guard.

Alan Hale, Jr. (shown as Skipper in "Gilligan's Island"). During World War II, Hale, Jr., enlisted in the United States Coast Guard.

Alan Hale Jr. Alan Hale Jr. was a veteran character actor best remembered as the blundering but likable skipper of a charter boat that for three television seasons during the 1960s was shipwrecked on "Gilligan's Island."

Alan Hale Jr. Alan Hale Jr. was a veteran character actor best remembered as the blundering but likable skipper of a charter boat that for three television seasons during the 1960s was shipwrecked on "Gilligan's Island."

Alan Hale [MacKahan], Jr. -- (3/8/1921-1/2/1990). American Film, Stage, Television Actor & Restaurant Owner. He portrayed The Skipper aka Jonas Grumby on TV Series "Gilligan's Island" & Movies, Biff Baker on Biff Baker, U.S.A. Movies -- "Thunder in Carolina" as Buddy Schaeffer, "The Giant Spider Invasion" as Sheriff Jones, "Hang 'Em High" as Matt Stone and "Johnny Dangerously" as the Desk Sergeant. He died from Thymus Cancer, age 68.

Alan Hale [MacKahan], Jr. -- (3/8/1921-1/2/1990). American Film, Stage, Television Actor & Restaurant Owner. He portrayed The Skipper aka Jonas Grumby on TV Series "Gilligan's Island" & Movies, Biff Baker on Biff Baker, U.S.A. Movies -- "Thunder in Carolina" as Buddy Schaeffer, "The Giant Spider Invasion" as Sheriff Jones, "Hang 'Em High" as Matt Stone and "Johnny Dangerously" as the Desk Sergeant. He died from Thymus Cancer, age 68.

Alan Hale Jr.  1921 - 1990.  Died at the age of 68 from cancer.  Best known for the role of 'skipper' on TV sitcom Gilligans Island

Alan Hale Jr. 1921 - 1990. Died at the age of 68 from cancer. Best known for the role of 'skipper' on TV sitcom Gilligans Island

Fellow actors - on the left, b'day celebrant Alan Hale Sr. with his son Alan Hale, Jr. on the Right

Fellow actors - on the left, b'day celebrant Alan Hale Sr. with his son Alan Hale, Jr. on the Right

Young at Heart is a 1954 film, directed by Gordon Douglas. It was a remake of the 1938 film Four Daughters, and it starred Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Gig Young, Ethel Barrymore, Alan Hale, Jr and Dorothy Malone and was the first of five films that Gordon Douglas directed with Frank Sinatra.

Young at Heart is a 1954 film, directed by Gordon Douglas. It was a remake of the 1938 film Four Daughters, and it starred Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Gig Young, Ethel Barrymore, Alan Hale, Jr and Dorothy Malone and was the first of five films that Gordon Douglas directed with Frank Sinatra.

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