By Obiajulu Chiagoziem
Jean Hale is dead at 82 years of age after a long career in tinseltown.
The deceased actress played the role of Polly of the classic ABC television series of Batman in the 1960s opposite Adam West’s Bruce Wayne/Batman and Burt Ward’s Robin.
Her demise was announced by her family while revealing that she had died of ‘natural causes’ last month, on August 3rd, in Santa Monica.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news of Jean’s passing late on Monday, writing: “Jean Hale, who tussled with James Coburn’s character in the spy spoof In Like Flint and portrayed the hatcheck-girl accomplice of David Wayne’s Mad Hatter on TV’s Batman, has died.”
While still reflecting on Jean’s life and career, the Hollywood Reporter explained that she: “studied at the University of Utah, where she majored in ballet, and then Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.”
The deceased actress was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She had also famously played a character named Lisa in spoof spy film In Like Flint.
She had been married to Emmy award winning actor Dabney Coleman in 1961 and together they had three children: Quincy Coleman, Randy Coleman, and Kelly Johns – before divorcing in 1984.
Jean had these movies to her credit, played Miriam Stark in Taggart (1964), Cheryl Barker in The Oscar (1966), Myrtle in The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (1967) and Lisa in In Like Flint (1967).
She also appeared in several television shows in the 1960s, made two 1965 appearances on Perry Mason; in both roles she played Perry’s client, Reggie Lansfield in “The Case of the Murderous Mermaid,” (Season 8, Episode 23) and Carla Chaney in “The Case of the Laughing Lady.”