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Jim Dale Biography

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Birth Name: Jim Dale
Born: 08/15/1935
Birth Place: Rothwell, England, GB

Dale first appeared in films with "Raising the Wind" (1961). He was an aptly-named sailor called "Lusty" in the unsuccessful 1969 farce "Lock Up Your Daughters!", the peddler in "Joseph Andrews" (1977), and the villainous Dr. Terminus that same year in Disney's unsuccessful "Pete's Dragon". Dale did have the title role in "Carry on Columbus" (1992), a take on the explorer's history. TV roles have also been sporadic, with Dale frequently appearing on variety programs, such as hosting "Sunday Night at the London Palladium" (1973), and "The 116th Edition of the Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus" (1986). He played The Duke in the "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (PBS, 1985) and also had a supporting role in TNT's 1993 rendition of "Arthur Miller's 'The American Clock'".