Chanin Hale (3 September 1928 - 30 January 2020) was an American film and television actress active in the 1960s and 1970s. She is known for her roles in Synanon (1965), The Red Skelton Hour (1963-1971), and Gunsmoke (1971-1975).
Chanin Hale was born as Marilyn Victoria Haney on September 3, 1928, in Dayton, Ohio. After her high school education, she moved to New York in 1955 to pursue a career on the stage. While in New York, she toured in the revue High Time, performed in The Gazebo (play by Alec Coppel), Come Blow Your Horn (play by Neil Simon), Bus Stop (play by William Inge) and Little Mary Sunshine (musical by Rick Besoyan).
Hale made her television debut in 1961, appearing as "Miss Webb" in the "Bridge Party" episode of the TV series Naked City. In 1963, while appearing in a production at the University of California, Los Angeles, she was discovered by actor Jack Albertson who introduced her to comedian Red Skelton. Skelton liked her work and she became a regular on his show, The Red Skelton Hour, for the next seven years. She appeared in 37 episodes of the series. In 1966, she was seen portraying the character of "Sugar Henderson" in "Bad Reception in Albany" episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show.
Hale's first film credit was in director Richard Quine's drama Synanon, in which she played the character of "Arline". Later, she also appeared in Gunn (1967, directed by Blake Edwards), Will Penny (1967, directed by Tom Gries), The Wicked Dreams of Paula Schultz (1968, directed by George Marshall), and The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968, directed by William Friedkin). She also had a minor role in Blue Hawaii starring Elvis Presley and Joan Blackman.
Hale went on several United Service Organizations tours, becoming a favorite of the soldiers when a photo of her posing as Eve in a homemade costume appeared in the New York Daily News.
Hale was married to Richard Bradshaw since 1986. The two shared the common interest of traveling and traveled extensively to numerous exotic locales together.
Hale died on January 30, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. Her husband, Richard Bradshaw, passed away two weeks later.