Barbara Hale: Career in pictures
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Barbara Hale | 1922-2017

Barbara Hale, best known for her Emmy Award-winning role as Perry Mason’s loyal secretary Della Street on the 1950s and ’60s TV series starring Raymond Burr as the crime-solving defense attorney, has died at 94.

Pictured: Hale arrives at the 19th Golden Boot Awards on Aug. 11, 2001 in Beverly Hills.

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Frank Sinatra speaks with Barbara Hale during a radio broadcast circa 1940 in New York.

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Actors Janis Carter, Robert Young and Barbara Hale star in Columbia Pictures’ comedy “And Baby Makes Three” in 1949.

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Raymond Burr and Barbara Hale star in the “Perry Mason” episode “The Case of the Runaway Corpse” in 1957. (CBS Photo Archive / Getty Images)

Barbara Hale plays secretary Della Street and Raymond Burr is the titular defense attorney in the “Perry Mason” episode “The Case of the Loquacious Liar” in 1960.

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Barbara Hale reprised her role as Della Street in the 1985 TV movie “Perry Mason Returns,” which was a major ratings success.

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From left: Tim Tallman, Jayne Meadows Allen and Barbara Hale attend the Early TV Memories First-Class stamp dedication ceremony held at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on Aug. 11, 2009 in North Hollywood.

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